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IPL 2022 – 5 BEST Oversea Players from the fifth week of the tournament

The race for the playoffs appears to be heating up, with all teams except the Mumbai Indians effectively in contention.
KL Rahul and his bowlers successfully defended a par score against the Punjab Kings, propelling his team to third place on the points table, with the Gujarat Titans solidly in the first place. Now that we’re in the second half of the TATA IPL, the fight for the playoffs appears to be heating up, with all clubs except the Mumbai Indians effectively in contention.

Now that the fifth week of the IPL 2022 has concluded, let us have a look at the five BEST overseas players from the tournament’s fifth week.

 

Number 1. Aiden Markram (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

 

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Aiden Markram, a South African opener to the middle-order batter, is a quality player regardless of position. Markram, who made his IPL debut last year, has amassed respectable figures in the tournament thus far, with 392 runs at an average of 56 and a strike rate of 137.54.

This week, despite playing two games, he only got to bat in one of them because his team was chasing only 69 runs in the other game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In the game where he did bat, he made a superb 56(40), including two fours and three sixes, and helped his team achieve a gigantic score of 195-6, albeit it was insufficient.

Aside from being a reliable middle-order batsman capable of both attacking and anchoring, he is also a useful part-time off-spinner. He has bowled in powerplay overs for his national team on numerous occasions, picking up a few wickets along the way.

 

Number 2. David Warner (Delhi Capitals)

 

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David Warner, one of the most consistent players in IPL history, is a dependable bank when it comes to steadiness at the top of the order. In the competition, he holds the record for the most half-centuries.

Warner has always been among the runners, with the exception of last year. This year, he’s getting back to his old habits. Despite appearing in only six games thus far, he has scored 261 runs, including three fifties.

Despite playing only one game this week, he was the driving force behind his team’s victory. Warner got the Delhi Capitals (DC) off to a flying start, chasing a modest score of 147. He scored 42 runs, eight of which were boundaries, laying the groundwork for his team’s critical victory.

 

Number 3. Liam Livingstone (Punjab Kings)

 

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Liam Livingstone, one of the most frightening batsmen in international cricket right now, is finally getting the season he deserves. Nonetheless, his overall IPL strike rate is close to 160. Despite the absence of a significant score this week, he appeared in a handful of fleeting cameos.

He only faced seven balls against CSK, but he made the most of them, smashing two sixes and a four on his way to a score of 19. He struck two sixes against LSG as well, but just when it looked like he was about to carry his side over the line alongside Bairstow, he went out trying to play the scoop shot.

Livingstone is a livewire on the field who can also roll his arm over. He is a complete T20 package, as evidenced by the bidding frenzy he caused earlier this year at the auction. Nonetheless, Punjab will continue to hope that Livingstone can deliver a few more ferocious knocks this season.

 

Number 4. Marco Jansen (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

 

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South Africa’s lanky left-arm seamer has made rapid progress in professional cricket despite being only 21 years old. He is one of the few foreign players to have made their IPL debut before representing their country.

Marco, like Russell, had an unfavorable week. He wreaked havoc with the new ball against RCB, picking up crucial wickets of du Plessis, Kohli, and Anuj Rawat all in one over. That is quite likely one of the finest spells in the IPL this year. His exploits aided his team’s dismissal of RCB for 68 runs, a mark that SRH easily met.

He had a difficult game against the Gujarat Titans, in which Rashid and Tewatia took him to school. Although he is more recognized for his bowling, Marco is also a dangerous hitter lower down the order. He bats at number seven or eight most of the time and can come in handy in the death overs.

 

Number 5. Mustafizur Rahman (Delhi Capitals)

 

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The Bangladeshi seamer, dubbed “The Fizz,” has been a standout for DC this season. He begins with the new ball and returns at the end of the inning to complete the inning.

Despite playing only one game this week, he has astonished everyone with his performance. In the 20th over, he took the wickets of Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, and Tim Southee while allowing only two runs. The momentum had been with KKR until then, but his loss shifted the pendulum back in DC’s favor.

Rana’s dismissal was extremely significant because he was looking good and could have contributed a few more runs that could have changed the outcome of the match.