To find out the top 10 most dangerous batsmen in IPL 2023 is a tough task. The Indian Premier League is the stage where talent meets opportunity. Every year the grandest cricketing festival on Earth showcases the most dangerous batsmen in the world who light up the tournament with their class batting and power-hitting.
The games generally get really close in the last 5-10 overs, which promises to be the thriller time with the most dangerous batters going about their business and turning matches on their heads.
Now that Mr. 360-degree AB De Villiers and Universe boss Chris Gayle have hung up their boots, we would look to find out who is the most dangerous batsman in IPL currently.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Batsman in IPL
10. David Warner
We would put pocket dynamite David Warner at no.10 on this list. Warner is one of the most successful IPL batters in history and has scored close to 6,000 IPL runs. He is dangerous considering the fact he can destroy the bowlers in the powerplays as well as finish games batting right from the start till the end. He scored 432 runs at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 150 in the IPL 2022 and would look to better his performance in the upcoming IPL 2023 season.
|Batting style||Right-hander (opener)|
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9. Liam Livingstone
The Englishman, Liam Livingstone is now becoming a more and more dangerous batsman with his power-hitting prowess. In every tournament he plays, he features in the list of hitting the longest sixes overall. He scored 437 runs at an average of 36.42 and a mammoth strike rate of 182 in IPL 2022. He has many shots in his kitty and is also a gun fielder and a value-adding bowler who can bowl both off-spin and leg-spin.
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8. Andre Russell
Andre Russell, who is the dangerous batsman in IPL for years, is also known by the name Muscle Russell. Russell can tonk the ball a long way and even his mistimed shots clear the fence on almost all occasions. In IPL 2022, he scored 335 runs at an average of 37.22 and a strike rate of 174.
He hit the 3rd highest number of sixes – 32 in this season. No team defending any total feels safe until Mr. Russell is at the crease. Russell is also a terrific bowler and a good catcher.
|Team||Kolkata Knight Riders|
7. KL Rahul
Kamal Lajawab Rahul as fans calls him is India’s premier batter and is the captain of Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League. Rahul is a quality batsman and uses his near-perfect technique to play risk-free cricket. He has been scoring above 500 runs every season for the past 3-4 years and is the most consistent performer in the tournament. In IPL 2022, KL Rahul scored 616 runs (2nd highest runs) at an average of 51 and a strike rate of 135, which also included 2 hundred and 4 fifties. He is one of the best fielders in the Indian team also.
|Team||Lucknow Super Giants|
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6. Suryakumar Yadav
SKY or Suryakumar Yadav is an aggressive batsman and one of the best batters going around in 2022. He has a 360-degree range of shots and his shot over fine-leg is his trademark. He could only play 8 matches due to injury but managed to score 303 runs at an average of 43.29 and a strike rate of 145 in IPL 2022. The sky is now a regular India player and is arguably the most dangerous batsman in the IPL. He helped the Mumbai Indians clinch the IPL titles in 2019 and 2020.
|Batting style||Right-hander (middle-order)|
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5. David Miller
The Killer Miller has always been a really dangerous T20I batter but also was very consistent with the bat in IPL 2022 season. He scored 481 runs in the tournament at an extraordinary average of 68.71 and a strike rate of 142.72. Miller was the 6th highest run scorer in the IPL 2022 and played 2 really fantastic knocks one against CSK where he smashed 94 not out and helped GT chase a target that looked really impossible at one stage. The other came in Qualifier 1 vs Rajasthan Royals where Miller smashed Prasidh Krishna for 3 consecutive sixes and snatched the game from the Royals.
4. Rahul Tewatia
The miracle finisher of the IPL and the man for crisis has been Rahul Tewatia in the last 2-3 years. Rahul scored 217 runs at an average of 31 and at a strike rate of 147 in this IPL season. His numbers are not that great but the impact of those runs is really great. He single-handedly won 3-4 games for Gujarat Titans that were almost impossible to win.
|Batting style||Left-hander (lower-order)|
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3. Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda came of age this IPL season and showcased his class to the world, earning an India call-up days after the IPL. Hooda is a tall and powerful lad who can clear the boundary with ease, he also plays spin really well. He scored 451 runs at an average of 32.21 and a strike rate of 136.66 this season.
|Team||Lucknow Super Giants|
|Batting style||Right-hander (top-order)|
2. Dinesh Karthik
The comeback man Dinesh Karthik was on fire in the IPL 2022. Batting lower down the order Karthik finished games for RCB on a number of occasions this season. In 16 matches, Karthik scored 330 runs at an average of 55.00 and a strike rate of 183.33. Special features of Karthik’s dangerous batting were his placement and innovative shots he played against both pacers and spinners including the sweeps, reverse sweeps, paddle, etc.
|Team||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Batting style||Right-hander (lower-order)|
1. Jos Buttler
– The Rajasthan Royals’ top-order batter was recently the most dangerous batsman in IPL 2023 and would look to carry his form in IPL 2023. The right-handed opener Jos “the boss’’ has the ability to hit a six over the front as well as back side-screen and his paddle shot to pacers has become his trademark. In IPL 2022, Buttler scored 863 runs at an average of 57.53 which included 4 elusive centuries. He is one of the best finishers in world cricket history.
These were the top 10 most dangerous batsmen in IPL as of IPL 2023 . Most of these batsmen are already considered stalwarts of the game and were handed contracts worth crores in the IPL auction before the season started for their power-hitting and overall batting abilities. The common feature among all the 10 athletes on the list is their healthy strike rates which are huge in T20 cricket. Your top 10, may definitely differ and we would love to know your opinions in the comments box below. Take care, Adios.
Who is the most dangerous batsman in IPL history?
The most dangerous batsman in IPL history has to be Chris Gayle.
Who is the most dangerous batsman in IPL 2023?
AB de Villiers