There are many amazing batsmen in the entire world. All of them have got a unique set of skills, tactics, and abilities. All the batsmen are great with their respective batting positions. The opening batsmen or the openers have got a vital role to play in an innings. The openers are responsible for taking the team-high with their performance and fetching a high run rate in the beginning. Just like other international tournaments, the Indian twenty20 league, IPL (Indian Premier League) has also witnessed some amazing openers till the date. They have always helped their team in scoring a high run rate at the very beginning of the match.
There are many talented and powerful openers in the IPL. We have got some of the names here as well. Have a look at these top 5 IPL openers!
1: Chris Gayle
The all-rounder cricketer has been a part of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and has made everyone stunned with his destructive batting power.
2: David Warner
The Australian cricketer from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team has got a batting average of 43.17 in IPL. He is one of the topmost openers in the league.
3: KL Rahul
The wicketkeeping opening batsman and the captain of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) team, is a fantastic player for no doubt.
4: MS Dhoni
The once captain of the Indian cricket team has also served the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as its captain too. He has done wonders in his opening performances.
5: Rohit Sharma
The captain of four-times champions – Mumbai Indians (MI) is best known for his opening skills. He has been spotted playing the matches strategically.