IPL 2018: Top 5 best batsmen
The Indian Premier League 2018 has seen some fresh faces besides several regulars upping the ante in getting runs freely. Once again, it has been the front-line batsmen atop scoring the bulk of runs and making the difference. But who are the best batsmen of 2018 IPL so far? Here we take a look at the same.
What David Warner achieved for SRH in the last couple of seasons, interim skipper Kane Williamson is doing it in 2018. Besides winning games as the captain, he has has been the leader in getting runs. For a side that haven't batted well this season, Williamson with a calm mind has amassed 322 runs in eight games.
T20 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle was ignored in the auction before being bought at his base price by Kings XI Punjab. Not bothered by the initial snub, the former RCB man responded with consistent acts. In four innings, he has 252 runs that includes a 104* against SRH. He has given the impetus to KXIP to achieve 3rd spot.
The former Mumbai Indian batsman is enjoying his new role as an opener and has been in supreme touch. The Orange Cap holder with 329 runs from seven matches, Rayudu has given CSK the platform to carve victories. His aggressive knocks, of 79 and 82 runs against SRH and RCB respectively, were the standout moments of this season.
The two most dynamic batsmen in IPL, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have been doing what they do best. They are scoring plenty of runs. Kohli's consistency needs to be lauded as he is often the lone man standing. Kohli has scored 317 runs. Match-winner AB showed his prowess against DD with 90*. AB has 280 runs from six innings.