IPL 2022: Top 5 overseas performers of IPL 2022

IPL though a domestic tournament, has always been a platform where top international players have given us some memorable performance.

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IPL maybe a domestic league, but it has always had presence of top international players. These overseas players have given us some memorable mements to remember over the years. AB de Villiers, a South African player, was among RCB fans. Similarly, New Zealand's Brendon Mcculum has been an all-time favourtie for KKR fans.

In 2022, some overseas players have impressed us with their performances.

Here is a list of 5 such players:

JOS BUTTLER, RAJASTHAN ROYALS

3-12_041922020416.jpgJos Butler. Photo: PTI

The England wicket-keeper batter, who was snapped by Rajasthan Royals at Rs 10 crore, has been phenomenal this season. Playing against Kolkata Knight Riders last night, Buttler smashed 103 off 61 balls. Buttler also performed well in the match against Mumbai Indians where he scored 100 of 68 balls.

Buttler had a decent show with the bat in 2021 also. In 6 matches, he scored 254 runs at an average of 36.28 and the strike rate at 153.01.

Here is the stats of his performance so far in 2022:

  • Matches- 6
  • Runs- 375
  • Highest score- 103
  • Strike Rate- 156.90
  • Average- 75

DEWALD BREVIS, MUMBAI INDIANS

1-14_041922020442.jpgDewald Brevis. Photo: PTI

The 18-year-old from South Africa has been in top form this seaon. He was acquired at Rs 3 crore by the Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai might be at the bottom of the table this time, but Brevis’s performance has still stood out. Nicknamed as 'Baby AB de Villiers', Brevis is known for playing big hits. In a game against Punjab, Brevis hit Rahul Chahar for four consecutive sixes in an over.

Brevis is a big fan of AB De Villiers and is inspired by him. Here is his performance so far in IPL.

  • Matches- 4
  • Runs: 117
  • Strike Rate: 172.06
  • Average: 29.25
  • Highest score: 49

LIAM LIVINGSTONE, PUNJAB KINGS

5-6_041922020502.jpgLiam Livingstone. Photo: PTI

Punjab Kings had purchased Livingstone for a whooping price of Rs 11.50 crore. But it turns out he was worth every penny spent on him. In his last match against Hyderabad, Livingstone scored 60 off 33 balls. In the game against Gujarat, Livingstone smashed 64 off just 27 balls. The England batter has been known far his fiery knocks even before he joined IPL. In 2021, Livingstone was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad. With the bat he had a poor show as he scored 42 runs in five matches. But, in 2022, there has been a complete turnaround.

His performance so far this season.

  • Matches: 6
  • Runs: 224
  • Highest score: 64
  • Average: 37.33

DAVID MILLER, GUJARAT TITANS (GT)

4-5_041922020526.jpgDavid Miller. Photo: PTI

David Miller has been in incredible touch this season. In four matches he has played for Gujarat, he has scored 193 runs with a strike rate of 160.83. Miller is known for his hitting ability but this season, he has surpassed all expectations. He was bagged by Gujarat at Rs 3 crore.

His performance so far.

  • Matches: 6
  • Runs: 193
  • Highest score: 94
  • Average: 96.50
  • Strike Rate: 160.83

WANINDU HASARANGA, ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

647-5_041922033625.jpgWanindu Hasaranga. Photo: PTI

RCB in the auctions released Yuzvendra Chahal, one of their biggest assets in the team and went for for Sri-Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga for Rs 10.75 crore. And, the leg spinner has lived up to the expectations of the team.

In the first four matches, he took eight wickets. In the match against KKR, Hasaranga completely decimated the middle order of KKR when he took them from 43/3 to 67/6. KKR lost the match to RCB. In 2021, he played just two games for Bangalore, where he conceded 60 runs without a wicket. But in 2022, the spinner is in a different form.

His performance this season:

  • Matches: 6
  • Overs: 23
  • Runs: 195
  • Wickets: 11
  • Economy: 8.48

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