Highest Strike Rate Against DC
The shortest format of the game can be really cruel to the bowlers. Whatever ball they ball, whatever the field they set, batsmen still finds a way to smash the bowlers for boundaries on every single delivery.
So, let us take a look at the list of top 5 batsmen who have the Best Batting Strike Rate Against DC in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here are the list of batsmen with Highest Strike-Rate against DC:
Top 5 Batsmen with Highest Strike Rate Against DC
#5 Aaron Finch
Highest Strike Rate Against DC: Starting off this list of batsmen who have the best strike rate against DC in IPL encounters is none other than explosive Australian opening batsman and current skipper Aaron Finch. The batsman has not been a regular player in the Indian Premier League and has played only a handful of games in the tournament. But no one can doubt his hitting ability. He has shown in the international circuit too and he has shown the same thing in the IPL too.
From 2013 to 2018, Finch played 8 games against Delhi and 284 runs at a staggering strike of 146.39, including three half-centuries. The Aussie captain has scored 27 fours and 12 massive sixes. Finch will be joining Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the upcoming edition and he will be hoping to continue his golden run in the white-ball cricket in the 2020 edition of the tournament.
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#4 Yusuf Pathan
Best Batting Strike Rate Against DC: Although he will not be a part of this year’s tournament, Yusuf Pathan has always been a force to be reckoned with in the IPL. A power-hitter and one of the batsmen to score fastest hundreds in the tournament’s history has an amazing record against the Delhi side. In the 24 games played against the Delhi opposition, the batsman hailing from Vadodara has accumulated more than 400 runs at a strike-rate of 146.97 at an average of 34.
He has two half-centuries to his name with more than 60 boundaries in his briefcase. Pathan has the most number of not-outs against Delhi Capitals (7 not-outs). Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will surely miss an explosive batsman like Yusuf.
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#3 Chris Gayle
I mean, how can a list like this not include the “universe boss.” Known as one of the lethal batsmen in the world, Chris Gayle has dominated almost every opposition in the Indian Premier League. Playing against Delhi has not been an exception. Gayle has played a total 14 innings against the Delhi team and scored a scintillating hundred too. In those games, he has accumulated more than 450 runs at a smashing strike-rate of 154.10.
The West Indian batter has played for three teams during his IPL career – Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He played a swashbuckling knock of 128 in the 2012 edition. Gayle would be hoping to play one more amazing knock for his team against the Delhi side.
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#2 Adam Gilchrist
Best Batting Strike Rate Against DC: Even after being retired for more than 12 years from the international circuit and 7 years from the Indian Premier League, former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist is still known to be one of the few opening batsmen who made scoring runs so easy. He continued that form in the IPL too and played some really amazing knocks.
Playing against Delhi Capitals, then Delhi Daredevils, Gilchrist has been a part of 12 games and scored 321 runs, including two half-centuries. Those 321 runs were scored at a whopping strike-rate of 162.94 with 44 boundaries and 15 maximums. Although he retired in 2013, he led the Deccan Chargers team in the first edition of the world’s best T20 league.
He was recently seen picking up the bat in the Bushfire Charity game.
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#1 AB de Villiers
Highest Strike Rate Against DC: Taking the numero uno position on this list of batsmen who have the best strike rate against DC in IPL matches is Mr 360 himself, AB de Villiers. The legendary South African wicketkeeper-batsman is undoubtedly one of the best batsmen to play the league and is still going strong.
In 15 innings against the DC, De Villiers has racked up over 430 runs at a strike-rate of 164.12 with four half-centuries to his name and peppered with 41 fours and 21 sixes against the Delhi side. RCB would be hoping for a similar kind of performance this time around too.
The love he gets from the Indian spectators is something that he cherishes every time he comes here to play the league. He will be crucial for RCB once again.
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