Test Match Specialist, But They Have Created Havoc In IPL 2023, The Story Of These 6 Players May 3, 2023 – Posted in: Articles, Featured Articles – Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Test Match Specialist, But They Have Created Havoc In IPL 2023, The Story Of These 6 Players:

In the Indian Premier League 2023, many Test players have broken the myth that they can play only one format.

Whether it is about performance with the bat or doing wonders with the ball, many Test specialists are spreading their wings in this IPL.

Ajinkya Rahane of Chennai Super Kings is on fire in this IPL with his bat. On the other hand, Rahane’s teammate Devon Conway has emerged as the strongest player of the Chennai Super Kings this season.

Similarly, R Ashwin of Rajasthan Royals is also doing wonders with the ball, while he has also scored runs with the bat.

One thing that is common among all these players is that all of them have got the title of Test specialist. But, all of them have proved with their performance that a ‘Test specialist’ can change the season of T20 cricket if given a chance.

We are going to tell you about 6 such players of this IPL season, who are considered masters of Test cricket but have proved their mettle in T20 format as well.

1: Ajinkya Rahane: This time he is seen in a different color

Ajinkya Rahane is seen in ‘Midas Touch’ in this IPL. Rahane, who is considered a Test specialist and captained Team India in Tests, is seen changing in this IPL.

Rahane has played many explosive innings in IPL so far. He also got a reward for this and he has been selected in the team for the WTC Final.

Rahane has scored 224 runs in 7 matches of this IPL. His strike rate is 189.83, which is much higher than his overall IPL strike rate of 123.01.

Talking about Rahane’s Test career, he has scored 4931 runs in 82 Tests at an average of 38.52.

2: Ishant Sharma: Will the prize of IPL be found in WTC?

Ishant Sharma considered a Test specialist, came out to play against KKR on behalf of Delhi Capitals on 20 April 2023. In this way, he returned to IPL after 717 days.

Ishant was last seen in IPL before this match on 2 April 2021, when he played against Punjab Kings. Ishant’s return was amazing and Delhi registered its first win in IPL 2023.

In the match, Ishant took 2 wickets for 19 runs in 4 overs. At the same time, in the match played on 2 May 2023, Ishant’s amazing performance was shown, he was given the last over by captain David Warner against Gujarat.

Gujarat needed 12 runs to win and Hardik Pandya-Rahul Tewatia was on the batting. Ishant gave only 6 runs and in this way, Delhi won by 5 runs. He also sent Rahul Tewatia to the pavilion.

Ishant has played 4 matches in this IPL, in which he has got 6 wickets. During this, Ishant’s economy rate has been 6.50. The special thing is that in the presence of Ishant, Delhi has won three out of 4 matches.

In such a situation, the big question is that Jaydev Unadkat has been injured before the WTC final, so can Ishant Sharma return to the Test team?

Because Ishant is seen in color in IPL. Talking about Ishant’s Test career, he has taken 311 wickets in 105 Test matches.

3: Shami became the biggest weapon of the Gujarat team

Playing for Gujarat Titans, Mohammed Shami is making a splash with his bowling in the IPL. Shami is also considered a Test specialist.

But, he has proved himself in the shorter format of cricket. Shami has taken 17 wickets in 9 matches of this IPL, Shami’s economy rate is 7.06.

He is currently the Purple Cap holder. Shami has 225 wickets in 63 test matches.

4: Ashwin doing a double blast for Rajasthan

Although R Ashwin was a part of Team India in the T20 World Cup held in 2022, he was never considered by experts as a T20 cricketer. R Ashwin is also doing a double blast with both bat and ball for Rajasthan Royals in this IPL.

Ashwin’s strike rate in IPL is 144.44. He played a match-winning inning of 30 runs against CSK on 12 April. At the same time, he has taken 13 wickets in 9 matches.

If we talk about the figures in Ashwin’s Test, he has scored 3129 runs in 92 Tests and has taken 474 wickets.

5: Cameron Green has a stormy strike rate

Australian cricketer Cameron Green is also more popular as a Test cricketer. This time he is playing for Mumbai Indians and is presenting a different example.

Green has played 8 matches for Mumbai and scored 243 runs at an average of 48.60. During this, his strike rate is 152.83. Green has also taken 5 wickets in 8 IPL matches.

Talking about Green’s Test career, he has scored 941 runs in 20 matches at an average of 37.64.

6: Under the direction of Mahi, Conway became a wonderful opener.

Devon Conway has emerged as the biggest positive factor for CSK in this IPL. Mahendra Singh Dhoni got him to open and Conway also showed his stamina at this position.

Conway has scored 414 runs in 9 IPL matches at a strike rate of 144.25 and an average of 59.14. Conway plays for the New Zealand team.

He has played 16 Tests so far. In this, he has scored 1403 runs at an average of 50.10.

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