Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most famous league in the world. At the time of the IPL in April-May, cricket lovers become crazy. IPL is famous all over the world, and all cricket enthusiasts people love watching IPL.
Also, every uncapped player first plays in IPL as it gives them the opportunity to show their skills.
The amount of money that is given by any IPL franchise to their players is also very much compared to different leagues that are happening all around the world.
In this post, we will discuss the Top 10 best finishers in the history of IPL. Starting any match is much easier than ending it, the ending overs of every inning matter the most.
Every IPL team has one best finisher in their team who scores good runs in the end overs and increases the runs in speed.
In the history of IPL, there were many finishers who continued to make efforts at the end of the inning, now let us discuss some of them.
1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
MS Dhoni doesn’t need any introduction he has earned huge respect and love from cricket fans all over the world and if we talk about the best finisher in not only IPL but all over the world we cannot forget the name Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
MS Dhoni is at the top of the list of best finishers. He has finished many matches in his style for India as well as for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
MS Dhoni IPL Journey
In IPL Dhoni is playing for Chennai Super Kings and is best known for his leadership quality. He has been the captain of CSK since the inauguration year of IPL in 2008 and led his team to get the IPL trophy 5 times in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021 and 2023.
Achievements and Records of MS Dhoni
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, CSK has won the IPL title 5 times. His leadership style is considered the best, every player who played under his captaincy Dhoni has performed well and they give credit to Dhoni.
MS Dhoni is known as Captain Cool because he is very calm in every situation whether it is favourable or not.
Dhoni has given numerous performances in the IPL. One of his best performances came in the IPL season 2018 against Kings XI Punjab, when CSK needed 17 runs in the last over and Dhoni was on strike, by hitting six in the last ball Dhoni finished the match and gave a memorable win for CSK.
2) Ab de Villiers
Ab de Villiers is a South African cricketer who has an incredible career in IPL as well as International.
The popularity of Ab de Villiers in India is at an extreme level many cricket fans make him their idol and follow him.
De Villiers has had a fantastic career in IPL since he made his debut in the tournament.
Ab de Villiers IPL Journey
Ab de Villiers in starting of his IPL career had played for Delhi Daredevils currently named Delhi Capitals. He played for Delhi Daredevils from 2008 to 2010.
In 2011 Ab de Villiers was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) where he remained the important player for RCB till his retirement.
Achievements and Records of Ab de Villiers
Ab de Villiers is a consistent run scorer for his IPL team, he remained the top scorer for his team in many IPL seasons. De Villiers starts the match with his stroke-playing ability and starts scoring runs from the very first ball.
Ab de Villiers had scored the fastest century in the IPL season 2016. He reached his 100 in just 43 balls, the match was against Gujrat Lions and his contribution led RCB to win the match.
If we talk about hitting sixes then Ab de Villiers is at the top in the RCB, he is consistent in hitting sixes in almost every match.
The best finishing performance of Ab de Villiers in IPL came in 2014 when RCB was playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB needed 29 runs in the final two overs, Ab de Villiers finished the match in the favour of RCB.
3) Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is the West Indies all-rounder and has a massive success in his IPL career. Pollard has a huge following in India also as he was loved by every Indian.
Kieron Pollard has given many sensational innings for West Indies in different formats. Pollard is known for his hard-hitting batting style.
Kieron Pollard IPL Journey
Kieron Pollard made his debut in 2010 in the IPL and was acquired by the Mumbai Indians since he was an integral part of the Mumbai Indians team.
Since his debut in the IPL pollard has been the most important player for Mumbai Indians and has contributed in many matches.
Achievements and Records of Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is the renowned power hitter of Mumbai Indians, he is consistent in hitting boundaries with ease in the IPL.
Pollard has given many match-winning performances for Mumbai Indians where he alone led the team to win. Because of the bulky shape of Kieron Pollard, he has the ability to hit big without putting in much effort.
Kieron Pollard has been a crucial part of the Mumbai Indians team and has won many titles also he played a major role in winning of IPL title Mumbai Indians for 5 times and 2 times in a row.
Kieron Pollard played many finishing innings of IPL and led his team to win, one of his best finishing performances came in the IPL season of 2019.
Where Mumbai Indians needed to chase 198 runs, In the last over MI needed 15 runs and Kieron Pollard was on strike he led his team to win by hitting a massive six in the last ball.
4) Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is a multifaceted Indian all-rounder, in the previous years he played a major role in the both batting and bowling lineup of India.
Jadeja has had a remarkable impact in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since his debut. Ravindra Jadeja is also famous for his Sword Celebration which gathered the attention of people all over the world.
Ravindra Jadeja IPL Journey
Ravindra Jadeja started his career in the very first season of IPL in 2008. In his first season, he was acquired by Rajasthan Royals.
Ravindra Jadeja also appeared in the Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the IPL before he started playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Since his selection in the Chennai Super Kings, he played a major role and led his team to win many times.
Achievements and Records of Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja has an all-round ability to play he is a major key player for his team in both batting and bowling. He is one the most valuable all-rounder for his team.
Not only in batting or bowling Ravindra Jadeja also contribute to his team in fielding, he is considered as one of the best fielder in the history of IPL. Jadeja is known for his Rocket Throw.
Jadeja is also one of the important key players for CSK who has contributed to getting IPL titles.
Ravindra Jadeja has given many finishing performances for Chennai Super Kings, and one of the best finishing performances came in the recent IPL Final of 2023.
Where Chennai needed 171 runs in 15 overs, in the last over of the match CSK needed 13 runs to win. Ravindra Jadeja led his team to win by hitting two boundaries in the last two balls.
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5) David Warner
David Warner is the Australian left-handed batsman who opens the inning for Australia.
David Warner has had a massive success in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since his debut. David Warner was considered one of the most dangerous batsmen for his IPL franchise.
David Warner IPL Journey
David Warner made his debut in IPL 2009, he was selected by the Delhi Daredevils (currently known as Delhi Capitals).
Warner played from the side of Delhi Daredevils till the IPL season of 2013 then he moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad where he earned a huge respect and success in his IPL career.
David Warner is also remain as Captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad for several years.
Achievements of David Warner
David Warner was the consistent run scorer for SRH in every season of IPL.
Warner has also won the Orange Cap three times, he was the leading run-scorer in the whole IPL season in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Warner’s Captaincy also led his team to get the IPL title in 2016. David Warner also holds the record for the fastest fifty in the IPL season of 2014 where he scored the fastest fifty in just 21 balls.
6) Andre Russell
Andre Russell is a Jamaican all-rounder and has had an impressive career in the Indian Premier League since his debut.
Andre Russell IPL Journey
Andre Russell made his debut in 2012 when he was picked by Delhi Daredevils (currently known as Delhi Capitals)
Later in his career, Andre Russell was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and he was an integral part of the KKR franchise.
Achievements and Record of Andre Russell
Andre Russell is known was his hard-hitting batting. He was considered as the consistent six-hitter in the IPL.
Andre Russell has given many match-winning performances for his team. Russell was an integral part of KKR in the year 2012 when the IPL title was won by Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the IPL season of 2019, Andre Russell scored the fastest fifty in just 19 balls. Russell has superior all-rounding skills which provides him the ability to both Bat and Bowl with ease.
Russell had consistently contributed to his franchise KKR and led to memorable wins.
Andre Russell has given many impactful performances over the years one of his best finishing innings came in the 2019 IPL season, where KKR needed 53 runs in the last three overs and Russell led his team to win this match with numerous boundaries.
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7) Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Brave is a West Indies player with all-round batting and bowling skills. Bravo has significant impact on IPL over the years, he has contributed with both bat and bowl for his IPL franchise.
Dwayne Bravo IPL Journey
Dwayne Bravo had started his IPL career in the very first season of IPL.
At the start of his IPL career, he was picked up by Mumbai Indians, he played for MI till 2010 and then he was acquired by Chennai Super Kings.
From then on, Dwayne Brave was an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings and has given consistent performance.
Achievements and Records of Dwyane Bravo
Dwayne Brave is known for his all-round batting and bowling skills he consistently gives performance from both bat and ball.
Dwyane Bravo had also won the Purple Cap two times in 2013 and 2015, both when he played for Chennai Super Kings.
He was an integral part of Chennai Super Kings and contributed to CSK in winning the title of IPL season 2011, 2018 and 2021.
Dwyane Bravo had given many match-winning performances for CSK, one of his best performances came in the IPL season 2018, where CSK needed 47 runs off the final three overs.
In this crucial match, Bravo led his team to win by scoring 68* runs out of 30 balls.
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