In cricket, there usually 2 factions in a team, namely bowlers and batsmen. But, there are players who can dabble in both departments, they are called all-rounders. These players are usually a jack of all trades, master of none. However, there may be some all-rounders who are deadly with the wood and the rubber. Here, we look at the best all-round performances in the Indian Premier League.
Shane Watson- 52 and 3 for 10 vs Delhi Daredevils
Watson’s stats from the game speaks volumes about his performance and what makes it even more special is the stage at which he performed, the semi finals of the inaugural IPL held in 2008. Delhi Daredevils were excellent in the league stages and were favorites to win this match as well as the IPL, but what panned out was beyond expectations.
RR came out to bat and though they had a reasonable start, openers gave away their wickets in quick succession. The move to send Tanvir at no. 3 backfired and RR was facing a possible batting collapse. But Watson had other ideas as he top scored with 52 to propel RR to 192. He then came back and opened the bowling, and broke the backbone of DD’s chase, removing Sehwag, Gambhir and Dhawan and ended up with figures of 3 for 10 and RR comfortably reached the semis.