The cricket festive arrives soon with the band of Vivo IPL 2018 live commencing from 7th April 2018 and the final match of Indian Premier League will be held on 27th May. Including 8 state teams across India, the first match will be frolicked between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
Here is the list of top 5 players
Virat Kohli: Indian cricket team and Royal Challengers captain is in full form by scoring as many runs as possible and has placed India in the number one position in the ICC ranking. Virat Kohli became the most expensive player for his services. Royal Challengers bid the Indian skipper for Rs 17 crore. Kohli played for RCB since the first IPL and have scored 4418 runs from 149 matches at an average of 37.44. Kohli became the fastest cricketer to reach 4000 runs in IPL and his best year in IPL was 2016.
Ben Strokes: Eight players from England will be playing IPL this year. Ben Strokes bought by Rajasthan Royals with the highest deal on the IPL auction with Rs 12.5 crore. Last year Strokes played for Rising Pune Supergiant’s at a whopping Rs 14.5 crore which made him the costliest player overseas in the IPL history. With 312 runs and 12 wickets Strokes became Pune’s most impressive player.
Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been a consistent player since the start. He is excellent in all format of games and is a gifted batsman to the team. Rohit Sharma played for Deccan Chargers for the first three seasons of IPL and was a prominent player in the franchise and led the team win IPL in 2009. Since 2011 Rohit Sharma joined Mumbai Indian and became the squad’s captain in 2015. Mumbai Indian is one of the top scorers of IPL and the last season was also won by them.
AB de Villiers: South African player playing for IPL, AB de Villiers is one of the biggest assets for Royal Challengers team in the short format matches. He is retained in the team with Rs 11 crore. He scored almost 3500 at an average of 38.
Chris Lynn: Chris proved his bowling skills in 2017 which fears the opening batsman in the match. Kolkata Knight Riders spent Rs 9 crore using the Right to Match card and took back the bowler in the team. He is the franchise costliest buy in 2018 IPL.