IPL 2019 is about to kick-start tomorrow between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Each team wants to make a place for Indian and overseas all-rounders in sufficient numbers to maintain the right balance. Mumbai Indians stands top with the highest number of all-rounders including Pandya Brothers, Kieron Pollard, and a few new all-rounders. Here is the list of crucial all-rounders from all franchises who can change the game for their side.
- Kedar Jadhav
He was picked by Chennai Super Kings for the previous season for Rs. 7.8 crores but was out of the tournament due to injury woes. He played some crucial innings in international cricket earlier this year and wants to regain his past glory. He picked some important wickets during the hour of the need. He is one of the crucial players for Chennai Super Kings since many seasons.
- Ben Stokes
He was awarded the player of the series award. He played just three seasons but picked 20 wickets at an average of 30.95. He slammed one century and one half-century in the previous season. He was retained by the franchise for Rs.12.5 crores for the upcoming season.
- Sunil Narine
He was the part of Kolkata Knight Riders Squad since many seasons and played 98 innings with a strike rate over 168. As a versatile spinner, he picked 112 wickets from IPL. In IPL 2018, he picked 17 wickets and slammed 357 runs from 16 games with a whopping strike rate of 189.88.
- Hardik Pandya
He was an integral part of Mumbai Indians since many seasons and slammed 666 runs from 50 matches at an average of 23.78 and picked 28 wickets. He played a crucial role in handing the victory for Mumbai Indians by slamming 21 runs from a single over in 2017 when the team needed 30 runs from 2 overs. He slammed some crucial knocks and picked memorable wickets to prove himself as a solid all-rounder the team needs.
- Shane Watson
He is one of the senior players for Chennai Super Kings since the inaugural season. He slammed 555 runs from 15 games and bagged 6 wickets. His experience worked whenever the team needed it badly. He was a part of Big Bash League and Pakistan Super League that took place earlier this year.