T20 format is considered to be a batsman’s game and year after year fans are never disappointed with million dollor babies always trying to prove their worth to owners. The last four seasons have seen veteran like Gayle, Sachin, Hayden win the orange cup but Shaun marsh have inspired many youngsters to believe that they can also make it happen.
The current orange cup holder A Rahane is having a dream run with Rajasthan Royals, making him to be a great buy at a cheaper price who cost 129.58 dollors/run for the team. So far, the youngster has made a whopping 463 runs in 11 games including 2 half centuries and one century at a outstanding average of 51. The shift from Mumbai Indians has turned his fortunes and since then he has been in the reckoning for a place in the Indian squad.
The Nawab, V Sehwag has made his presence felt in this season of IPL after coming under severe criticism over his poor form with the bat for the national squad. Finally, the Delhi batsman’s bat is doing all the talking chasing A Rahane match by match to get hold of that elusive orange cap amassing 445 runs which includes 4 half centuries at an excellent average of 49 and an amazing strike rate of 163.6. Only a victory would justify the price for the Delhi dasher who cost 4044.94 dollors /run for the team.
If there is one hurricane which has failed to die down then that is C Gayle, the veteran West Indian has been in serious form consistently in all the IPL seasons and this time to, the Royal Challengers have been heavily dependent on Gayle for success. The hurricane Gayle have routed the opposition scoring 433 runs with some breath taking shots which includes 5 half centuries. Gyale is continuing on retainers price with RCB and past seasons price do justify his cost to the team (1293.3 dollors/run)
Another Delhi batsman and definitely IPL’s genuine million dollor baby wearing the jersey of Kolkata, G Gambhir has been under sparkling form in this IPL. The stylish left hander has scored 421 runs so far which includes 4 half century and has been instrumental in guiding KKR to some much needed victories. Ghambir has been a valuable buy for KKR who cost 5700.71 dollors/run as the team did fare well to reach play offs in IPL4 and in the reckoning for play offs in IPL 5 under his able captaincy.
The budding south African batsmen F du Plessis have finally got to play for CSK ahead of the seasoned stars in this season and has already made his mark by being the most consistent batsman for CSK scoring 385 runs with three half centuries so far. By far he seems to be a cheap foreign player with greater value attached to the team who incurs, 311.69 dollors/run for the team.
The season is in its most interesting phase with all the teams fighting hard for play offs spot and so does the batsmen to get hold of the orange cup. All set and done as a cricket fan, no one cares who wins the orange cup until the run feast makes a match a greater treat.