Top 3 batting Teams Ahead of IPL 2019
In T20 cricket batting is one of the most important aspects to win a game. A strong batting unit is very important for a team to be successful.
Like every year, all eyes will be set on the teams like CSK that have an destructive batting unit. There have been some massive changes in the squad of some teams. Also, with the World Cup in just few months to kick off, players from teams like South Africa, England and Australia won’t be available in the last stages of tournament.
These are the top 3 batting teams to look for ahead of Indian Premier League 2019.
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad
From over the years the Hyderabad franchise is known for its exceptional bowling performances,but from last two years the batting had been in the top notch for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
They managed to reach the finals of IPL 2018 without the services of David Warner. Kane Williamson showed his class both as a leader as well as the leading batsman of the team.
The Kiwi batsmen ended the tournament as the highest run-getter of the season. At this year’s auction, the Sunrisers bought two game changers in modern day t20 cricket Jonny Bairstow and Martin Guptill.
David Warner is all set to play in IPL 2019 which will give a heavy boosting to their lineup.SRH has a strong Indian bowling options so that it can play 3 or 4 overseas batsmen. Previously Sunrisers problem has been it’s out of form middle order but with the in-form Vijay Shankar added to the squad it means a huge positive, Manish Pandey and Deepak Hooda did not have the best of seasons last year, they are established batsmen in this form of game.
Also, they have the experienced Yusuf Pathan and young Abhishek Sharma in the lower-middle order.
2. Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians last year IPL has been a flawless because of their batting.although the team contains a huge number of power hitters, all were underplayed. Their batting sensation Rohit Sharma failed to put up a consistent show while Kieron Pollard looked completely out of form except one match.
This season Mumbai Indians got Quinton de Kock in the side in the IPL trade window. The south African wicket-keeper has been in a rich vein of form and will look to provide explosive dashing starts to the team.
Mumbai Indians will also have another hitter in the form of Evin Lewis, who had a reasonably good debut season last year. However, Rohit Sharma and the Pandya brothers will be the biggest threat to the opposition teams because on their day they cur turn the matches single handedly.
Mumbai Indians also has strong Indian uncapped batsmen in Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Siddhesh Lad.
1. Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings had more players who are aged above 30 as T2O is a young blood game many were written off them at the beginning of the season, but CSK made a stunning comeback in IPL by winning their third title. Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni were sensational throughout the tournament, while the likes of Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, and Dwayne Bravo also came in with useful contributions.
CSK are going with the same batting unit this year as well. Shane Watson is in fine form in the ongoing PSL and is currently leading the run charts.
Dhoni is also scoring bulk of runs for the national side, Faf du Plessis has been scoring runs for South Africa against Sri Lanka and Sam Billings played a splendid knock against windies which helped England to win the match.
Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu’s had loads of experiences in their shoulders Also, Kedar Jadhav is looking fit and is in fine form at the moment. Banking on their batting, CSK will start as favorites to win the tournament once again.