IPL 2023: The Indian Premier League has had an incredible run in these 15 years. With unrealistic records, the tournament has seen massive success and has become one of the major leagues in cricket. The IPL has had an interesting run with cricket players hailing from different parts of India and overseas.

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The IPL has had some remarkable performances with both the bat and the ball. While there are batsmen who smash the ball out of the stadium, there are lethal bowlers who send the striking batsmen back to the pavilion. Some players are well equipped with the skills of a destructive batsman and a lethal bowler. These All-Rounders can make a huge impact on their respective teams with both bat and the ball.

The IPL has had a wide number of All-Rounder players from India as well as Overseas. Amongst hundreds of All-Rounders, there have been who have made a significant impact with their skills, and their presence is considered vital in any team’s squad. Let’s have a look at the top 5 Best All-Rounders in the History of IPL who have made their presence crucial for a team franchise.

1. Ravindra Jadeja (2594 runs 145 wickets)

IPL 2023: Top 5 Best All-Rounders in the History of IPL
IPL 2023: Top 5 Best All-Rounders in the History of IPL

Widely regarded as one of the best All-Rounders in the world, Ravindra Jadeja has had a phenomenal run in the Indian Premier League. Having played for four team franchises in the IPL (Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Gujarat Lions, and Rajasthan Royals), Ravindra Jadeja has played the perfectly balanced role of an All-Rounder.

Ravindra Jadeja has scored 2594 runs in the IPL since its commencement in 2008. With a significant impact with the bat, Jadeja has scored more than half his total runs through boundaries. Over the years, Jadeja has smashed 186 fours and 95 sixes with a strike rate of 128.16.

Jadeja is famous for his slow left-arm orthodox spin bowling. With his ability to deceive the batsmen with the spin, he has been a part of 145 dismissals. Ravindra Jadeja is also regarded as the best fielder in the IPL and has done the most runouts (24) in the history of the IPL.

2. Shane Watson (3874 runs 92 wickets)

Shane Watson has been a stellar performer in the IPL. With his ability to make a crucial impact with both the bat and ball, he has been a part of three major IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings.

Watson has been one of the most anticipated All-Rounders of all time in International cricket and IPL. His dominant batting style has given a tough time to the bowlers. Watson has scored 3874 runs in the IPL, most by an All-Rounder. With a strike rate of 137.91, he smashed the ball for 376 fours and 190 sixes.

The Former Australian Right-Arm-Medium-Fast bowler has taken 92 wickets in his IPL Career with an economy below 8. Not many players could reach even near Shane Watson’s brilliance.

3. Dwayne Bravo (1560 runs 183 wickets)

Dwayne Bravo has been one of the most entertaining players in the history of IPL. Be it with the bat or ball, on or off the field he never fails to entertain his fans. Bravo has played for three IPL Teams in the past, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, and Chennai Super Kings.

As a middle-order All-Rounder, Bravo has had a good record as a batsman for the team. He has the highest score of 70 in the IPL, with five half-centuries. Bravo has had a good run in the IPL with a strike rate of 129.57 and has smashed the ball for 121 fours and 66 sixes. He has taken 183 wickets in the tournament and is famous for his dancing moves after a dismissal.

4. Kieron Pollard (3412 runs 69 wickets)

IPL 2023: Top 5 Best All-Rounders in the History of IPL
IPL 2023: Top 5 Best All-Rounders in the History of IPL

Kieron Pollard is One of the most destructive players in a team. Keiron is the only player in the IPL after Virat Kohli to have played for only one team. He has been the match-winner for Mumbai Indians for years, until recently, in the 16th edition of the IPL when he declared retirement.

Pollard has scored 3412 runs in the IPL for Mumbai Indians while batting in the middle-order. With a strike rate of 142.32, Pollard has scored 16 half-centuries. Having more than half of the runs with boundaries, he has smashed the ball for 218 fours and 223 sixes.

Pollard is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and has bowled on and off for the team when needed. He has been an active part of 69 dismissals for the team.

5. Hardik Pandya (2117 runs 52 wickets)

IPL 2023: Top 5 Best All-Rounders in the History of IPL
IPL 2023: Top 5 Best All-Rounders in the History of IPL

The current Vice Captain of the Indian Team, Hardik Pandya is one of the best All-Rounders in the IPL. Hardik has been the driving force for the new team Gujarat Titans and is the defending captain in IPL 2023. Under his guidance, the team ranks at the top of the Points Table of the IPL since its debut.

Hardik has previously been a part of Mumbai Indians and has scored hundreds of runs for the team. Hardik Pandya has scored 2117 runs in the IPL, with the highest score of 91. He has hit 9 half-centuries and has smashed 156 fours and 116 sixes. Hardik has also been an active participant in 52 dismissals and continues to shine his brilliance in the IPL.

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