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5 All Rounders to look out for in IPL 2023

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A team with good all-rounders, who can chip in with both ball and the bat, will have a certain advantage over the other teams in any tournament and the IPL is no exception, because of the length of the fixture schedule for all the teams.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 saw several match winning performances by all-rounders. For example, Sikandar Raza got his team over the line on many occasions with both bat and ball. Also, Sam Curran was adjudged player of the series, for his breath-taking returns as an all-rounder.

Since all-rounders play such a decisive role, we have compiled a list of 5 top all-rounders to look out below and you can find the latest IPL betting odds of all the players on betway.


1. Sam Curran (Punjab Kings):

The most expensive player of IPL 2023, Sam Curran is certainly one of the best players in world cricket currently. He showcased his skills and talent in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and won the Player of the Series award.

Sam Curran has amassed 1827 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 19.43 and a strike rate of 132.19. He has picked up 158 wickets at an average of 25.86 and an economy of 8.42. These stats are enough to define the sheer greatness that resides in Sam Curran.

He is a very intelligent bowler who mixes his line and length and keeps the batters wondering what is coming next.

On the batting front, Curran likes to bat in the middle order, however, he is comfortable batting at whatever position the management demands. He has been successful batting in the top order for Surrey in T20 cricket. He can also hit the ball hard and can change gears without warning.

With the ball, he provides breakthroughs when the team needs the most. Sam Curran is definitely one of the all-rounders to look out for in IPL 2023.



2. Cameron Green (Mumbai Indians):

Mumbai Indians have purchased Cameron Green at a very hefty price tag and all that has happened for a reason. Green is one of the most gifted batters and an incredible bowling option for a captain. In his short cricketing career, Green has produced some match winning performances for Australia, in Sri Lanka, as well as against New Zealand, at home. His presence at the crease is very mature. He reads the game very well and plays accordingly.

Cameron Green has scored 245 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 16.33 and a strike rate of 137.64. His stats with the bat are rather lighter than his talent. Cameron Green couldn’t perform very well in the Australia’s Tour of India but in the previous visit to India, he had taken the Indian bowlers to the cleaners in powerplay overs. He is a powerful striker of the cricket ball and can bat at any position.

Cameron Green has picked up 5 wickets in T20 cricket at an economy of 9. Again the bowling stats don’t do any justice to his current form in the white ball cricket. Green can win matches both with the bat and the ball. He is one of the all-rounders to look out for in IPL 2023.


3. Jason Holder (Rajasthan Royals):

Holder is an experienced campaigner who can provide breakthroughs at important points during a match and can hit the bowlers cleanly at any given time.

He was an expensive buy for Rajasthan Royals and hopefully they will use him to good effect. Holder has been bowling and batting well in the ongoing series against South Africa and he is expected to carry on the form to the IPL as well.

The West Indian all-rounder has amassed 1833 runs in T20 cricket, at an average of 16.22, and a strike rate of 126.15. His stats with the ball are also phenomenal. He has picked up 199 wickets in 207 T20 matches at an average of 27.65 and an economy of 7.93.

Jason Holder can turn matches on their head with his all-round capabilities and is certainly one to look out for this year.


4. Sikandar Raza- Punjab Kings:

Punjab Kings have bought Sikandar Raza in for a bargain price. He has taken world cricket by storm on the basis of his all-round performance at the highest level. His current form is directly proportional to the increasing success Zimbabwe cricket has achieved over the last 2 years. He also played an important role in his team’s successes in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

Wit the bat, he averages 23.90 in T20 cricket and he strikes at a rate of 131.94. With the ball, he has picked up 87 wickets, in T20 cricket, at an average of 28.60 and an economy of 7.40. Raza’s economy rate suggests that he keeps the batters quiet for longer spells and doesn’t let the opposition run away with the game.


5. Wanindu Hasaranga – Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Hasaranga is capable of turning around games with both ball and the bat. He has been an indispensable part of the Sri Lankan cricket white-ball setup.

Cited as one of the best all-rounders in world cricket, Hasaranga has picked up 186 wickets in 136 matches, at an average of 16.74, and an economy rate of 6.74. He has also scored 1418 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 17.08 and an impressive strike rate of 136.60.

Hasaranga played a pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s victory in the Asia Cup Final 2022. If he gets going in IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore will have a great chance to win their maiden IPL title.

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