IPL 2022 – 5 best overseas players from the sixth week of the IPL
The sixth week of the IPL concluded with the Mumbai Indians defeating the Gujarat Titans in an exciting final-over finale. Nonetheless, both teams have maintained their previous positions in the points standings.
The race to finish in the top four appears to be heating up with each passing game. Only Chennai and Mumbai are out of the running for the playoffs, with the remaining eight clubs still very much in contention. Meanwhile, these are the finest performances from overseas players following the sixth week of the IPL 2022.
Number 1. Devon Conway – Chennai Super Kings
Due to his accomplishments for his national team, the South African-born Kiwi batsman entered the IPL as one of the most in-form players. He has, however, been in and out of the side so far. Despite this, he has managed to score 144 runs in the three innings he has batted.
The first game he played this week was against SRH, where he and Ruturaj Gaikwad set the highest opening partnership in IPL history. He received an 85*(55) with eight fours and four sixes. His inning was crucial in the team’s victory as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) managed to halt the wave of losses, albeit for only one match.
Later in the week, the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ultimately ended CSK’s playoff chances. Conway’s performance with the bat, on the other hand, was the match’s silver lining. Conway kept his team in the hunt with a breezy 56(37) in pursuit of 174. However, his wicket opened the door for RCB, who went on to defeat the four-time champions in the IPL 2022.
Number 2. David Warner – Delhi Capitals
Australia’s pocket-sized dynamite is having another fantastic IPL season. So far, he has 356 runs at an average of nearly 60 and a strike rate of more than 155. He suffered a rare setback this week against the Lucknow Super Giants, scoring only three runs.
He made up for it the next game, though, with a remarkable 92*(58) that included three maximums and 12 fours. He created a 100-plus combination with Rovman Powell to earn a competitive score of 207. As he carried his bat through the innings, he made calculated risks and was completely in control of his game.
It came against his old franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), whom he had assisted win the title in 2016. While SRH may no longer consider Warner a captaincy candidate, he has been chosen to lead this side not just because of his seniority, but also because of his newly discovered feeling of reassurance and calmness.
Number 3. Liam Livingstone – Punjab Kings
The ferocious Lancashire striker has yet to post a high score in the IPL, but his quick-fire cameos here and there have always had an impression. Add to it his useful spin bowling options, and he becomes a full T20 package.
He just played one game this week, but he had an impact with both the bat and the ball. With the ball in hand, he took out the dangerous David Miller. Chasing only 144, he finished the match in the 16th over, enhancing his team’s net run rate, which could come in handy later as the playoff race heats up.
He scored 30 runs in 10 balls, 28 of which came in the 16th over against Shami. This over also had the legendary 117m six. This year, Livingstone is finally living up to the hype that has surrounded his powerful strokeplay over the years, and Punjab will need a lot more of these innings from him if they are to make it to the final four this year.
Number 4. Rovman Powell – Delhi Capitals
Despite his poor performance in the first half of the campaign, Rovman Powell recently said that he was promised by DC management that he will play all of the matches this season. That support appears to have paid off, as we are now seeing Powell’s destructive side, which we saw in an international encounter against India earlier this year.
Powell scored 35(21) against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), including three fours and two sixes. That game was eventually lost by DC, and one would have hoped for a higher score from Powell. Powell, on the other hand, lived up to the potential exhibited in the previous games, striking a stunning 67* from just 35 balls, hammering six sixes and three fours in the process.
What was fascinating about his innings was how he countered Umran Malik in the final over. Malik was bowling at roughly 155 kmph, but Powell was returning it even faster. In the final over against Malik, he hit three fours and a six to ensure DC cleared 200 and returned to winning ways.
Number 5. Trent Boult – Rajasthan Royals
Trent Boult is by far RR’s finest seamer on paper, and much of their hope is riding on him. Despite having a bowling average of 35.33, this season hasn’t been the year that even Boult expected. While he generally works with the new ball, his talents at the death may use some work.
Boult managed to send the opposing skipper Shreyas Iyer back into the hut during the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but it wasn’t enough as the KKR went on to win. His economy, on the other hand, was remarkable, as he let up only 6.2 runs per over.
He was a little pricey against MI, as he handed out 26 runs in three overs. Even though he took Ishan Kishan’s wicket, it wasn’t enough to keep RR from losing in the end. Although his team lost both games this week, his performances were outstanding, as they have been in the past.