Ones Who'll Pack A Punch For Their Teams In IPL 2021, List of big-hitting Batsman
With the Indian Premier League beginning on Friday, IANS looks at a big-hitting batsman from each franchise who could make a difference for his team:
Glenn Maxwell (RCB): The right-handed Australian hasn't had much success in the past with the Punjab franchise, but a new team this season may help his confidence. The right-hander will be key in helping RCB reach big totals.
Rishabh Pant (DC): Fresh from international success, the new Delhi Capitals skipper will again hold the key for his team in the middle-order. He didn't have a great tournament last time and because of that he was ignored for India's white-ball series in Australia. But he will be important this time around.
Ben Stokes (RR): The English all-rounder showed glimpses of what he could do with the bat in the second ODI against India recently when he made the fastest 99 in an ODI (off 52 balls). He started badly during the last IPL season but gained confidence later with good scores. This time though he already looks warmed up.
Hardik Pandya (MI): The India all-rounder has been one of the Mumbai franchise's power-hitters lower down the order. Along with brother Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard, he has destroyed oppositions. Following success for India in Australia and against England at home, his confidence will be sky-high.