Indian Premier League (IPL), the professional Indian T20 League is all set to be played with the participation of 8 teams, from 7th April 2018 to 27th May 2018. The fierce contest between the bat and the ball has always been gaining full support from the spectators since it’s inauguration in 2008. The mind-blowing strokes and destructive power-hitters in the various franchises will make the IPL even more fascinating. All the franchises have bought quality batsmen for their team for the upcoming IPL Season.
Here are the three teams, this IPL, who have the best batting line-up for IPL 2018:
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore :
Royal Challengers Bangalore has always been recognized as a team with great batting line-up, and the case is no different this time as well. RCB has managed to get the support of renowned T20 batsmen from all over the globe.
Here are the batsmen in the RCB Squad for IPL 2018 including the all-rounders who have the ability to bat well in the T20 format of the game:
Virat Kohli (IND) | AB de Villiers (SA) | Brendon McCullum (NZ) | Quinton de Kock (SA) | Manan Vohra (IND) | Mandeep Singh (IND) | Parthiv Patel (IND) | Sarfaraz Khan (IND) | Colin de Grandhomme (NZ) | Pawan Negi (IND) |
Chris Woakes (ENG) | Moeen Ali (ENG) | Washington Sundar (IND)
Virat Kohli, the best T20I Batsman at the moment, and AB de Villiers aka. Mr. 360 form the core of the RCB Batting Line-Up. Similarly, RCB would also experience the services of T20 specialist Brendon McCullum as well as the emerging South African star Quinton de Kock. Besides, RCB also has a bunch of talented young Indian batsmen in Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Parthiv Patel, Sarfaraz Khan as well as all-rounders such as Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Chris Woakes and Washington Sundar who possess the ability to change the context of the game with their batting masterclass. With adequate options for each batting position, RCB has done a great job in the mega-auctions as far as their batting line-up is concerned.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) :
Here are the batsmen in the KKR Squad for IPL 2018 including the all-rounders who have the ability to bat well in the T20 format of the game:
Chris Lynn | Robin Uthappa | Dinesh Karthik | Shubman Gill | Ishank Jaggi | Nitish Rana | Apoorv Wankhade | Rinku Singh | Cameron Delport | Sunil Narine | Andre Russel
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have a very strong batting line-up as well. With proven T20 Specialists like Chris Lynn and Andre Russel, experienced T20 batsmen such as Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik as well as capable young stars like Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Apoorv Wankhade, Delport & Rinku Singh, KKR has done exceedingly well to combine power-hitting with energy and experience. With game changers and impactful batsmen in their squad, KKR is a serious contender for the team with the best batting line-up in IPL 2018. KKR have explosive openers, a strong middle order and destructive finishers which gives birth to a more or less flawless batting order.
3. Mumbai Indians (MI):
And finally, the best batting line-up in IPL 2018, from my point of view, belongs to the Mumbai Indians. Here are the batsmen in the MI Squad for IPL 2018 including the all-rounders who have the ability to bat well in the T20 format of the game:
Rohit Sharma | Evin Lewis | Ishan Kishan | Krunal Pandya | Hardik Pandya | Suryakumar Yadav | Keiron Pollard | Ben Cutting | Sharad Lumba | Saurabh Tiwary | Mohsin Khan | Siddhesh Lad | Mayank Markande | Anukul Roy | JP
Duminy | Aditya Tare
As usual, the Mumbai Indians have established a pretty fantastic and well-balanced squad, with effective batsmen who can single-handedly win games for their team. With Lewis, Rohit and Ishan Kishan as options for openers, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya and Pollard are the top contenders for the middle order. Mumbai has got brilliant finishers in the form of Keiron Pollard & Hardik Pandya as well. All of their batsmen who are likely to get a chance in the playing XI have got serious hitting abilities and this makes Mumbai Indians the IPL Team with the best batting line-up in 2018.