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Top 5 Overseas Players of IPL History, Do You Know?

IPL is so successful across the world. The number of overseas players participates in it. Every cricket fan loves to watch their favorite overseas players from different countries.

Many overseas cricketers make IPL their home. Indian fans have given them a great reception because of their breath-taking performances in the Indian Premier League.

So let’s know the top 5 finest overseas players in IPL history.

1. Chris Gayle

5 best Overseas Players in IPL

Chris Gayle

Christopher Henry Gayle is number one in this list. The Universe Boss is a destructive opener who hammering the bowlers anywhere in the field.

Chris Gayle is the first batsman who hit a century in T20I format. He has also scored more than 7 hundred in this format. Gayle keeps plying T20 leagues all over the world.

The Caribbean batsman made his IPL debut with Kolkata Knight Riders but barely managed to score runs. Then he joined RCB in 2011 and then he started demonstrating his strength.

From 2011-2013, he scored 600 runs with a strike rate of 150+ for every season. During this, he won a purple cap twice. Gayle scored his highest individual score of 175 not out against Pune Warriors in 2013. He has so far scored six centuries in the IPL and he is the first player to do so.

2. David Warner

Top 5 Players in IPL

David Warner

David Warner is second in the list. He made his debut for Delhi Daredevils in 2009 but struggled to score many runs for his franchise. Although he scored 2 centuries for Delhi Daredevils, he did not perform well enough.

Warner released by Daredevils in 2013. In 2014 auction, he was picked up by Hyderabad Sunrisers. This choice was right for him. Here he played his aggressive batting and played a big role in the team’s victory.

David Warner scored more than 500 runs in each season of IPL after 2014. With the SRH, the 2016 season was the best for him, in which he scored 848 runs from 16 matches. In the next season of 2017, he scored 641 runs with his best performance and won the Orange Cap.

So far, Warner has scored 4014 runs from 114 matches in the IPL. He is ranked eighth in the list of highest run-getters.

3. AB de Villiers

Top 5 Overseas Players in IPL

AB de Villiers

There is no need to say anything about Mr. 360 degrees because his explosive batting and innovative shots make AB de Villiers very heavy with any bowlers.

In the beginning of the 2008 to 2010 season, he played for Delhi Daredevils. In 2011, AB de Villiers was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore, and then he never looked back. In RCB, he got along with Virat Kohli and then the pair conceded a few crucial knocks.

The 2016 season has been the most memorable for him. In this season of IPL, he scored 687 runs from 16 matches and helped the team to enter the finals.

AB de Villiers has so far scored 3953 runs in 141 matches in IPL, including 3 centuries and 28 half-centuries.

4. Shane Watson

Shane Watson

Shane Watson

The former Australian all-rounder is fourth in the list. Shane Watson joined the Rajasthan Royals in 2008. During that season, he scored 472 runs and took 17 wickets and played an important role in winning the IPL trophy for his franchise.

Rajasthan Royals was banned for two years. After that, he bought from the Royal Challengers Bangalore but he did not perform well with RCB.

After an average season with RCB, Watson has bought by Chennai Super Kings. The selection for CSK became a turning point for him. He did his best for CSK and scored 555 runs for his franchise in the last season. He scored a fine century in the final and helped his team win the third IPL title.

5. Dwayne Bravo

Top 5 Overseas Players in IPL

Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo is the most entertaining players in the IPL. Bravo always entertain the fans with his batting, bowling, fielding and dancing.

West Indian all-rounder started his IPL journey with the Mumbai Indians in 2008. Bravo performed so well with both bat and ball for MI. He spent three years with them.

After plying Mumbai Indians for three years, Chennai Super Kings bought him in the 2011 IPL auction. At this place, he got a new identity of himself. Although he did not get the opportunity to show his batting, he has delivered with the ball.

The Caribbean has done the best in IPL 2012, 2013 and 2015. In the 2012 season, Bravo scored 372 and took 15 wickets. He took 32 and 26 wickets in 2013 and 2015 season respectively and won the purple cap on both occasions.

Bravo has become the most trusted bowler for CSK for the past few years due to his performance. Currently, there are 136 wickets in his name. He is the fourth highest wicket-taker in the IPL.

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