8) Chennai Super Kings
It’s unusual for a team with MS Dhoni to be ranked last in the power hitter rankings, but that’s the case this time. Last season, the Super Kings were not at their best and were the first team to be eliminated. They added a few new players at the auction, but they really don’t seem to be a particularly good team.
MS Dhoni has been CSK’s primary power hitter for several years, but his hitting ability seems to be waning as time passes. His statistics show that last season was the worst of his IPL career. Shane Watson has resigned, leaving the yellow team with yet another hole. To complete the mission, CSK will have to focus more on young players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and N Jagdesan.
They bought Moeen Ali in the auction, a good striker to pair with Sam Curran, who is expected to be the team’s finisher. This lineup does not seem to be as good in this criterion, and they have a difficult challenge ahead of them.
7) Delhi Capitals
The Delhi Capitals were one of the most consistent teams in the IPL 2020 season, and they deserved to be in the finals. They have a fantastic group of talented players under Ricky Ponting’s tutelage. They are ranked seventh in these power hitter lists.
They have a solid batting lineup that was very consistent last year, but they don’t have many power hitters. Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis are the only two major names that come to mind when it comes to power punching. Both of them are great finishers, but they don’t have much help in this region.
Many of the other batsmen, on the other hand, are quality players who can play quickly if the situation calls for it. This time, Delhi seems to be a full team, and they will be hoping for a positive result.
6) Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been one of the league’s most consistent teams in recent years, but they aren’t the best when it comes to power hitting. Last season, they got off to a poor start but quickly improved.
David Warner, their team’s best power hitter, will start hitting from the first pitch. If necessary, Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson can both accelerate quickly. However, their middle order, which includes players like Priyam Garg and Abdul Samad, is inexperienced despite their talent.
They still have Jason Holder and Mitchell Marsh, all of whom will put on the finisher’s cap with their striking. As a result, they seem to have decent batters on the roster, but they aren’t as consistent as the top three.
5) Rajasthan Royals
The Rajasthan Royals are the next team on the roster, and they, too, have a strong lineup. Rajasthan has never won the IPL since its inception, and they have made a few tactical adjustments to their approach in an attempt to reverse their fortunes.
Sanju Samson, their recently named captain, is among their power hitters. Samson began the previous season with a bang, but he couldn’t keep it up for long. Next, they have Ben Stokes, a premier all-rounder, and Jos Buttler, a powerful batsman. Both Englishmen will strike the ball hard and form a lethal combination. In the league level, we also saw Rahul Tewatia’s striking power, as he struck five sixes in a single over against Punjab.
They also have Chris Morris and Jofra Archer, who are both capable lower-order batsmen who can close out an innings. As a result, the Royals have a squad of future power hitters, and if they perform well on a regular basis, they have a chance.
4) Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB has never won the IPL, but they are one of the most entertaining teams in the league. They have a group of thunderous heavy hitters that includes some of the biggest names in world cricket.
AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, and Virat Kohli In every T20 franchise around the world, there isn’t a stronger middle order trio. They’re all fantastic batsmen who can turn the game on its head in a matter of overs. They’ve also acquired M Azharudeen, who drew praise in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for his courageous range striking.
Kyle Jamieson and Washington Sundar can both reach it far if necessary. This is a fantastic group of power hitters, and if they all strike in unison, RCB will have a good chance this season.
3) Punjab Kings
The Punjab Kings are the team in second place. The Kings are putting together a formidable power hitting lineup. After a close call last year, they’ll be looking for a better season this year.
To begin, they have the world’s number one and number two T20 batsmen, KL Rahul and Dawid Malan. Their numbers and rankings speak for themselves, and they are capable of hitting the ball with proper cricketing shots. They’ll be followed by Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle, a wild Caribbean couple. They are exceptional power hitters with incredible hitting abilities.
Despite the fact that Glenn Maxwell has been released, Shahrukh Khan, a promising young Indian actor, will take his role. Khan was chosen because of his outstanding finishing abilities in domestic cricket, and he will look to repeat his success in the IPL.
The Kolkata Knight Riders are ranked second in these lists. KKR might not have had a fantastic season last year, but they are a good team that will want to improve this season.
To begin with, they have Andre Russell, one of the most powerful batsmen in T20 cricket. Dre Russ had a rough season last year due to a knee injury, so he’ll be back this year, ready to go. Then there’s English captain Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, and Dinesh Karthik, all of whom are excellent shooters and power hitters. Nitish Rana is also capable of hitting them.
They still have Shakib Al Hassan, a T20 veteran and a fantastic batsman. Pat Cummins, who can also be included in this list of range batters, bats in the lower order. Last season, he struck Jasprit Bumrah for four sixes in an over! Overall, KKR seem to be a very powerful power-hitting team, and they will look to take advantage of that.
1) Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians are the strongest team in this category. Before the season, the reigning champions are still the most settled team. To get the job done, they stick to their fundamentals and key players.
When it comes to power hitting, MI has a slew of big names on the roster. Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Kieron Pollard together form a daunting bowling attack for the opposition. They are clean strikers of the ball who can turn the game on its head with their power hitting in just a few overs.
They’ve also added James Neesham, another fantastic striker and gamechanger, to the mix. Not to be forgotten are Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan. As a result, they are well-equipped not only in this but also in other areas, and they seem to be on track for another good season.