West Indies players performed splendidly in Vivo IPL 2018.
The player who was unsold for two round of auction and barely able to get the franchise when Kings XI think tank and mentor Virendra Sehwag showed his belief in highest run-getter of T20 cricket Christopher Henry Gayle.
Gayle made the statement from the first match he got to play by dismantling CSK bowling attack with his lethal six hitting ability. Gayle takes his game to the next level against the best bowling attack in IPL Sunriser Hyderabad.
Everyone is expecting that SRH attack would get Gayle early in the match. But the universal boss came with a different plan. He started his innings cautiously against the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Chis Jordan. However, as soon as he found his rhythm there is only one-way ball landed out of the ground. The storm of Gayle arrived at Mohali. His strokeplay done and dusted SRH bowlers for the first time in this season.
Chris Gayle scored 104 runs in just 63 ball which includes only 1 four and 11 gigantic sixes. He forced the most economical bowler in T20 Rashid Khan to went for 55 runs in his 4 four spell. Gayle stroked 4 sixes in Rashid one over. Gayle is proving to be in magnificent touch in this season. If he able to continue his assault in IPL then it will become difficult for other franchises to defeat Kings XI Punjab. It will be interesting to see when Chris Gayle play against his former Franchise RCB.
Players of West Indies brighten the limelight in Vivo IPL 2018
Apart from Gayle genius, many other West Indies players are winning matches for their franchise. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have been playing a dual role for KKR. Sunil Narine put the opposition on the backfoot with his batting in the powerplay and when it comes to bowling than he is very economical and also picking wickets. Russell is doing the fabulous job as a finisher. His ruthless power hitting has helped KKR to put the huge total on the board.
Bravo has won the match alone for CSK in the IPL opener against MI. Evin Lewin back to back half century not only provide Mumbai good start but also helped to post Mammoth target for the opposition. Caribbean flavor is on the head of every cricket lover. West Indies cricketer is stealing the show in Vivo IPl 11.
West Indies players own this year of IPL with their performances. Every match we witness the new magical unthinkable performance from them. It is just the start of IPL many more to come from all of these West Indies laid. One interesting fact about West Indies players that I have observed over the years. When they play for their county they struggle against some particular bowlers. for example, Chris Gayle found difficult to handle Rashid Khan in World cup qualifier this year. But when they play in Ipl their intensity level reaches to next level as we have witnessed in tomorrow match where Gayle took Rashid Khan to the ride of sixes. It is the magic of Ipl which enables them to do something astonishing for their IPL franchises.
Let’s take a look at the Caribbean Cricketers match-turning performance in 13 days of IPL.
- Sunil Narine is leading the bowler list with 7 wickets in 4 matches.
- Andre Russell is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the IPL with 153 runs from four matches
- Dawane bravo looked in fine touch with the bat as he scored 68 not out in just 30 balls in IPL opener.
- Evin Lewis has played two matches altering knock for MI in IPL 11.
- The Jamaican Chris Gayle has been turning the heat now with his back to back sensational knocks.