The rise of Indian wicket-keepers in IPL 2018

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The Indian Premier League is the biggest tournament in the nation. Due to the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after 2 year, there was more excitement for the IPL 2018 season.

True to its reputation, the tournament so far has been full on entertaining with some excellent batting, bowling, and fielding performances.

Another positive for the Indian cricket that came through this IPL season is the rise of Indian wicket-keepers. The Indian wicket-keepers performance has been outstanding during this IPL, be it M.S. Dhoni, Rishabh Pant or Ambati Rayudu.

The best so far has been KL Rahul’s performance during this IPL so far. It is due to KL Rahul’s fabulous form that KXIP is in the top 4 in the points table and fans are looking to place a bet on them for the championship.

Let’s have a look at their performance of Indian wicket-keepers during this IPL. Just to be specific, this is basically a highlight of their batting performance so far, but not to forget their contribution behind the wicket or in leading the team in case of M.S. Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik.

1. M.S. Dhoni

  • Matches: 12
  • Runs: 413
  • Highest Score: 79*
  • Average: 103.25
  • Strike Rate: 162.59

2. Rishabh Pant

  • Matches: 12
  • Runs: 582
  • Highest Score:128*
  • Average: 52.90
  • Strike Rate: 179.62

3. Ambati Rayudu

  • Matches: 12
  • Runs: 535
  • Highest Score: 100*
  • Average: 48.63
  • Strike Rate: 152.85

4. KL Rahul

  • Matches: 12
  • Runs: 558
  • Highest Score: 95*
  • Average: 55.80
  • Strike Rate: 161.73

5. Dinesh Karthik

  • Matches: 12
  • Runs: 371
  • Highest Score: 50
  • Average: 46.37
  • Strike Rate: 154.58

6. Ishan Kishan

  • Matches: 12
  • Runs: 250
  • Highest Score: 62
  • Average: 25.00
  • Strike Rate: 157.23

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