The Best 5 All Rounders ever in IPL History



All-rounders are a premium commodity in cricket, irrespective of the format. Join us, as we walk you through the top five all-rounders in the history of the IPL. 

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Cricket is a team game, featuring 11 players on either side. Some players constituting a team are adept at batting and some at bowling. And, there’s at least one wicketkeeper. How about players who can contribute with both bat and ball? Enter all-rounders. 


All-rounders have been the backbone of a successful unit, be it the 1983 World Cup-winning squad or the mighty Australians of the 90s. Modern-day cricket also has a fair share of all-rounders who can walk into any team both for their batting as well as bowling abilities. 

Here’re the top all-rounders in the history of the IPL, ranked from 1 to 5. Let’s give you a spoiler, most of these all-rounders hail from the Caribbean. If you have accessed the IPL live score yesterday, you might have spotted them winning matches for their respective teams.

  1. Keiron Pollard: 

This burly West-Indian has been the standout performer for Mumbai Indians since his IPL debut in 2010. In eleven seasons and counting, Pollard has accumulated 3667 runs and accounted for 72 dismissals in 183 outings. His batting average is a fraction below 30 while the strike rate is 149 plus, making him more than handy with the bat. His bowling figures are equally impressive with an average of 32.20 and an economy rate of 8.82. 

Despite his bulky frame, Pollard is a brilliant fielder. Plucked out of thin air, many of his 92 catches turned the games on their head. Pollard has a never-say-die attitude and the ability to adapt to the conditions and play accordingly. He can patiently build an inning when the chips are down and go after the bowlers in the death overs. Also, as a bowler, he has a knack for breaking partnerships just when they look threatening.

  1. Shane Watson: 

A vital cog in the wheel of the Australian juggernaut, Watson was arguably the world’s best all-rounder in his heydays. No Aussie has achieved the feat of 5000 runs and 150 wickets faster than Watson. Even the IPL couldn’t stay immune to his impact with both bat and ball.

In a career spanning 11 years (from 2008 to 2020), Watson featured in 145 games. He amassed 3874 runs, averaging 30.99 and striking at 137.91 with 117being his personal best. When it comes to bowling, he took 92 wickets, averaging 29.15 with a 4-wicket haul (29/4).

Watson was an integral part of two title-winning squads, Rajasthan Royals in 2008 and Chennai Super Kings in 2018.  He’s the only all-rounder on our list to have a hundred and a hat-trick in the IPL. No wonder, his presence often tilted the cricket betting odds in his team’s favor.

  1. Dwayne Bravo

Well past his prime though, Bravo is still a game-changer on his day with both bat and ball. Dwayne Bravo kick-started his IPL career with MI in the inaugural IPL edition in 2008 and has stuck with Chennai Super Kings since 2011, other than the 2016 and 2017 editions when CSK served a ban. In a prolific career, DJ, as he is fondly called, has been a part of 151 games, mostly for CSK.

Think of DJ as a bowling all-rounder. With 167 scalps and a Purple Cap, he’s among the leading bowlers ever in the IPL. Although he can be effective at the start, his real skill is to bowl a tight line and length during the death overs. As a batsman, he has the Caribbean flair and the ability to play cameos and accelerate the scoring with some brilliant stroke-play. DJ has 1537 runs to his credit at a decent average of 23 and a strike rate of 130.24.

  1. Ravindra Jadeja 

Make way for “Sir” Ravindra Jadeja, one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket today. From a promising talent in the 2008 edition to the captain of CSK in the ongoing season, he has come of age. It’s not for nothing that CSK paid a staggering 16 Crores to retain him. 

Jadeja is a pure all-rounder, excelling in all domains – batting, bowling, and fielding. He has featured in 205 games thus far, scoring 2452 runs at an average of 26.65 with a strike rate of 127.77. Most of these runs came when his team was in dire straits. As far as bowling is concerned, he has helped himself to 131 wickets and counting. He averages 30.20.

  1. Andre Russell

Russell “the Muscle” is perhaps the biggest nightmare for bowlers once he gets going. The technique might be questionable but not his power-hitting. Regardless of the situation, opposition, or ground, he can muscle the ball across all parts of the park. Kick-starting his career with Delhi Daredevils in 2012, he is currently rendering his services to KKR.

The Jamaican has made 1830 runs in 89 IPL games at an average of 30. His strike rate of 178.19 reflects his dominance on the 22 yards. Also, Russell has a strike rate of 26.67. So, if you are looking for online betting and IPL live score website, so visit play sqr and get all the information in details. 

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