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#AskCDC- Is Rohit the best player of the pull in IPL?

Last updated on 14 Apr 2023 | 10:22 AM
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#AskCDC- Is Rohit the best player of the pull in IPL?

Highest strike rates in the powerplay, Chahal's record speed-wise & more

Welcome to's second weekly edition of #AskCDC. 

Who has scored more than 40% of the team runs the most times in the IPL? Also, mention their career strike rate. - @Stock____

In the IPL, Chris Gayle has scored more than 40% of the team’s runs in 29 innings, the most. In those 29 innings, he has scored at a strike rate of 173.4. Overall, he has a strike of 149 in the IPL. 

The next on the list is Virat Kohli. He has contributed more than 40% of the team's runs in 27 innings. In those 27 innings, Kohli has struck at 161.4. In the IPL, Kohli has an overall strike rate of 129.5. 

In IPL, by playing which shot/stroke have the batters hit the most sixes, and against which deliveries other than full toss? - @HitmanCricket

In the IPL, Rohit Sharma has hit 82 sixes while playing the pull-shot. In history, these are the most sixes hit by a batter while playing a particular stroke. While playing pull-shot, Rohit has a strike rate of 262.3. Among batters who have played this specific stroke for 100+ balls, KL Rahul has the highest strike rate of 269.4, the highest. Rohit's strike rate is the second-best. 

In the IPL, Chris Gayle has a strike rate of 333.6 while slogging (on-side) the ball. His strike rate is the best for any shot among batters who have played a particular stroke for 100+ balls. 

Regarding delivery style, the straight balls have been carted for 2546 sixes, the most. The balls that have moved into the batsman (pacers) are the other delivery style that has witnessed 1000+ sixers (1253). 

Which are the best five IPL knocks in winning chases when a batter has scored more than 40% of runs at No.5 or below? - @FarziCricketer

In the IPL, there are 18 knocks in a successful chase in which batters have contributed more than 40% of the team’s runs at No. 5 or lower. 

Further, five batters have contributed over 50% of the team runs in a successful chase. Regarding the highest percentage contributed, Ben Stokes's 103* off 63 balls (61.6%) against the now-defunct Gujarat Lions in 2017 is the only knock where a number five or lower batter contributed more than 60%. 

Regarding runs, two batters have hit a century batting five or lower in a successful chase. David Miller (101* off 38) in 2013 against RCB, and Ben Stokes (103* off 63) in 2017 against GL. 

Miller's knock against RCB can be rated as the top knock overall. In that innings, Miller scored at a strike rate of 265.8, the highest in this category, while contributing 52% of the runs. 

Who has the best strike in middle overs (7-15) in the IPL since 2019? - @CricketFantasyS

In the IPL since 2019, 62 batters have faced 150+ balls in the middle overs, and Nicholas Pooran's strike rate of 159.2 is the best. He has 18 dismissals in this period and averages 36.6. In this category, he is among four batters with an average of 35+ and strike rate of 150+. Pooran has hit 50 sixes in this stage at a balls/six ratio of 8.3. Only Andre Russell has hit sixes in this period more frequently (7.2).

In this phase, Pooran has struck at 158.1 against the spinners, the best among 44 batters who have faced 150+ balls in the nine-over stage between 7-15. 

The southpaw has hit 33 sixes, the joint most alongside Sanju Samson. Against pacers, he has struck at 160.6. 

Among batters who have faced 150+ balls against both pace and spin, only Russell and Pooran have a strike rate of 150+ against both. 

What is Yuzi Chahal's economy on the ball below 90kmph and above 90kmph? - @Swastik_45

In the IPL, Yuzvendra Chahal has bowled 82.4 overs (where ball data is available) above 90kmph. He has bagged 18 wickets at an average of 32.6 and a strike rate of 27.7 while conceding at 7.1 runs per over. 

However, when he bowls below 90kmph (60-89), he has 121 wickets at an average of 18.7 and a strike rate of 14.4. He has an economy of 7.8 when he bowls below 90kmph. All the numbers are with respect to the data available to us. 

What is the highest strike rate in powerplay by year? - @whatevemoon254

We assume you are asking for a player and answering this from a player's perspective. 

In an IPL season in which a batter has scored 200+ runs in the powerplay, two batters have scored at a 190+ strike rate in a single season, and both were in 2018. 

Sunil Narine in 2018 (KKR) scored 282 runs in the first six overs at a strike rate of 198.6, the highest for a batter. In the same year, Jos Buttler, for RR, hit 235 runs at a strike rate of 194.2. Interestingly, Buttler had zero dismissals in 121 balls that season in this phase. 

Among Indians, Prithvi Shaw, in the 2021 season, batted with a strike rate of 171.4, the best. 

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