Best All-rounder Performances of IPL 2021 Before the Covid Break
The IPL 2021 has been suspended after an outbreak of Covid-19 cases among staff and players of many franchises. In this article, we look at the best all-rounder performances of the IPL 2021 before the Covid break – players who have shone with both bat and ball. Thus, we have considered the contributions of Kyle Jamieson and Pat Cummins but not Glenn Maxwell’s.
Top 8 All-rounder Performances of IPL 2021
Kyle Jamieson (RCB)
In 7 matches, Jamieson scored 59 runs at an average of 19.66 and a strike rate of 143.90, including a top score of 16 not out. He also took 9 wickets at 24.55, with the best bowling figures of 3/41. As he batted at number 8, Jamieson did not always get to face many balls as a batsman. But he made the best use of whatever opportunity he got, scoring his runs at a strike rate of 143-plus to add to his nine wickets.
Chris Morris (RR)
In 7 matches, Chris Morris made 48 runs at 24.00 with a strike rate of 154.83 and a top score of 36 not out. He also took 14 wickets at 16.00, with the best bowling figures of 4/23, while registering an economy rate of 8.61 and a bowling strike rate of 11.14. Morris’s success with both bat and ball contrasted sharply with the relative non-performance of the other all-rounders in the Rajasthan Royals’ squad. In the process, Morris became the third-highest wicket-taker of the interrupted season. Importantly, the South African played a key role in two of his side’s three wins in the IPL 2021.
Harpreet Brar (PBKS)
In 2 matches played this season so far, Brar has scored 29 runs without losing his wicket at a strike rate of 152.63 and a top score of 25 not out. He has also taken 4 wickets at 9.50, with the best bowling figures of 3/19, while registering an economy rate of 8.61 and a bowling strike rate of 10.50. His best bowling performance was part of a stunning display against RCB in which he took the prize wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell in his debut match.
Lalit Yadav (DC)
In 5 matches, Yadav made 54 runs at 54.00, with a top score of 22 not out. He made his runs at a strike rate of 98.18. He also took 3 wickets at 22.00, with the best bowling figures of 2/13, while registering an economy rate of 6.00 and a bowling strike rate of 22.00. Most importantly, his top score of 22 not out was a match-saving effort against MI.
Andre Russell (KKR)
Russell played 7 matches in which he scored 163 runs at 27.16, with a top score of 54, his only fifty, while registering a strike rate of 155.23. He also took 7 wickets at 16.28, with the best bowling figures of 5/15, while registering an economy rate of 11.40 and a bowling strike rate of 8.57. His returns of 5/15 represent the best bowling figures of the tournament so far.
Pollard played 7 matches in which he made 168 runs at 56.00 at a strike rate of 171.42, with a top score of 87 not out. He also took 3 wickets at 18.00, with the best bowling figures of 2/12, while establishing an economy rate of 7.53 and a bowling strike rate of 14.33. His innings of 87 was an unbelievable knock that helped chase down an improbable target of 221, underscoring Pollard’s reputation as one of the greatest all-rounders to have played in the competition.
Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)
In 7 matches, Jadeja scored 131 runs at 131.00, with a top score of 62 not out, his only fifty. He made his runs at a strike rate of 161.72. Jadeja also took 6 wickets at 26.83, with the best bowling figures of 3/13. He registered an economy rate of 6.70 and a bowling strike rate of 24.00. In the process of his match-winning innings of 62 not out against RCB, Jadeja became the latest batsman to score 36 runs in a six-ball over, when he achieved the feat in the 20th over of the innings by Harshal Patel. In fact, the over went for 37 including an extra.
Sam Curran (CSK)
Curran played 7 matches in which he scored 52 runs at 26.00, with the highest score of 34, at a strike rate of 208.00. He also took nine wickets at 24.11, with the best bowling figures of 3/34, while establishing an economy rate of 8.68 and a bowling strike rate of 16.66. In the process, he became the sixth-highest wicket-taker of the suspended IPL.
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