Shikhar Dhawan is by far the most explosive left-handed opener to play for India. Dhawan packs a punch with his attacking stroke play, getting the team off to some fliers. Once settled, the southpaw has the ability to score some big hundreds. A natural stroke-player, Dhawan has the gift of picking the line of the ball early and the length of the ball, allowing him ample time to get into position for any shot that he wishes to play. Shikhar Dhawan has played for various teams in IPL, but his contribution towards Sunrisers Hyderabad’s IPL win was remarkable.
Gautam Gambhir has been one of India’s most dependable left-handers in the ODI arena. Gambhir is an attacking stroke maker who went about run-scoring at a quick pace. The left-hander formed a deadly opening pair with Virender Sehwag and often played the stabilizer’s role to perfection for Delhi Daredevils in the 2008 IPL. He became the second-highest run-scorer of the inaugural season with 534 runs from 14 matches. At the end of the tournament, he became the only player from Delhi Daredevils to score more than 1000 runs in the IPL. Gautam Gambhir captained KKR to their IPL and won numerous awards for his contribution to IPL.
Both these cricketers helped in scoring big and love playing massive shots. Who do you think is the best IPL opener amongst them?