Every team has batters who are really impressive in terms of scoring runs at a rate of knots. We have seen how batters go about their business, especially in the powerplay overs. It is absolutely imperative for the batsmen to maximize the powerplay overs.
When the fielding restrictions are imposed on the bowling side, it becomes much easier for the batting team to inflict a lot of damage. Since only two fielders are permitted the 30-yard circle, the batters tend to capitalize on the chances to better effect.
In the process, batsmen try to be expressive by playing their shots. In this listicle, we will discuss the names of five players who maintained the highest batting average in the powerplay in IPL 2023 (minimum 250 runs).
1. Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis has been the most impressive batter for RCB this season. The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain is the leading run-scorer of the franchise and the second-leading run-scorer in IPL 2023 with 730 runs. He maintained a batting average of 119.7 in powerplay this season.
2. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill has by far been the best batsman in the sixteenth edition of the IPL. He is currently the leading run-scorer with 851 runs in 16 games. The talented Gujarat Titans’ opener has a batting average of 80 in powerplay in IPL 2023.
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3. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been the second-best player of the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023. Meanwhile, he comes third on the list in terms of maintaining a batting average of 80 inside the powerplay overs.
4. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the leading run-getter of the IPL with over 7000 runs. The former RCB captain comes fourth on the list with a batting average of 80 in the powerplay overs.
5. Devon Conway
Devon Conway has been the best-performing batsman for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023. He comes fifth on the list with a batting average of 65.8 and a strike rate of 126.
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Updated as of May 29, 2023*