The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world's most popular cricket league, has started. This time this league is being played in UAE due to Kovid-19. Since the first edition of this league started in 2008, Jharkhand's cricketers have also been showing fire on behalf of different teams. This time also eight players from Jharkhand are playing on behalf of different teams in the league.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been retained by Chennai Super Kings. Fast bowler Monu Kumar is also included in this team. Saurabh Tiwari, Ishan Kishan and Suchit Roy are associated with Mumbai Indians. Varun Aaron will play for Rajasthan Royals. On the other hand, Shahbaz Nadeem and young batsman Virat Singh will be seen playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (CSK)
Dhoni, who is getting better in his game with increasing age, has played in all the editions of IPL till now. Along with being the captain of his team, Dhoni is also a 'batting powerhouse'. He has the ability to destroy any bowling attack. He has made CSK champion three times (2010, 2011 and 2018) under his captaincy. He has played 192 matches so far and has scored 4461 runs at an average of 42.48. He has hit 297 fours and 212 sixes.
Saurabh Tiwari (Mumbai Indians)
Left-handed batsman Saurabh Tiwari, who was the captain of Jharkhand Ranji team, is known for his 'hard hitting'. Saurabh, who was part of the 2008 Under-19 World Cup squad, scored 419 runs in 16 matches of the third season of IPL for Mumbai Indians. Saurabh Tiwari has played a total of 83 matches so far and has scored 1339 runs at an average of 28.48. Saurabh Tiwari has hit 97 fours and 47 sixes in these 83 matches.
Monu Kumar (CSK)
Jharkhand Ranji team fast bowler Monu Kumar is associated with IPL's Chennai Super Kings. For the past two years, he has been the only beauty of the bench, he is still waiting for his debut. At present, these medium pacers remain bowlers of net practice and it is expected that this time captain Dhoni will definitely give them a chance to play.
Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)
Jharkhand's wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has impressed everyone with his dazzling performance in IPL. Last year, Mumbai Indians bought him for 62 million. Ishan, playing IPL for the last four seasons, has so far scored 695 runs in 37 matches. In the 2018 season, Ishan scored 275 runs in 14 matches.
Suchit Roy (Mumbai Indians)
The joint highest wicket-taker in the Under-19 World Cup, the spinner-friendly Roy of Jharkhand, is a member of IPL's Mumbai Indians team. The 21-year-old suited up to play just one match in IPL, in which he has taken one wicket.
Varun Aaron (Rajasthan Royals)
Jharkhand fast bowler Varun Aaron has been upset due to his injury. Rajasthan Royals added Varun to him in the last season for 20 million and retained it for this season. Varun Aaron has played 47 matches in IPL so far and has taken 42 wickets at an economy rate of 8.74.
Shahbaz Nadeem (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Left-handed Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad this time. In the last session of IPL, Hyderabad was given a transfer amount of 3.20 crores by Shahbaz to Delhi Capitals. Nadeem has played 64 IPL matches so far and has taken 42 wickets.
Virat Singh (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Virat Singh, 22, a Jharkhand Ranji team batsman, was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 13th edition of IPL for Rs 1.90 crore. The left-handed batsman has the ability to bat in the top order and is ready to play the role of finisher in this short format.
Player match run
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 192 4461
Saurabh Tiwari 83 1339
Ishan Kishan 37 695
Player match wicket
Shahbaz Nadeem 64 42
Varun Aaron 47 42
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