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Tall and sturdy frame; long mane peeking out from under bandana and helmet; a band of gold around the neck – Chris Gayle is a superstar even before he takes his stance. But when he swings his power-packed bat, he proves why he’s feared and admired in equal measure.
The Jamaican is arguably the most intimidating batsman in the world at the moment. And true to his batting style, he doesn’t bother with false modesty.
In an exclusive chat with iplt20.com, Gayle easily wore the tag of the biggest striker of the ball. But with great power comes a fair measure of grace. The Royal Bangalore Challengers superhero had some glowing words to share about his fellow opening batsmen in the tournament. He picked the best in the business and elaborated on their strengths and weaknesses.
The Big Five
He has got good eye-hand coordination. I like the way he balances to hit the cricket ball and he has got good speed. He has been successful in all the formats of the game. My favourite Sehwag shot is the square cut. I like the way he plays it.
As a bowler, it will be pretty easy to get him out. I’ll get him stumped and he won’t get a sniff to hit the ball I bowl.
He is phenomenal. We saw a bit of him in CLT20 2011. He scored two back to back hundreds and it was breathtaking to be a part of it even though I was on the losing side. He is an explosive batsman and will join the IPL later on.
There is no particular area where you can bowl to Warner and get him out. Sometimes you have to hope that he gets himself out. Adam Gilchrist
He has got a lot of experience and is a key member for Kings XI Punjab at the top of the order. He scored a century last year in the IPL as well.
My favourite Gilchrist shot over the last years has been the square cut.
I would want to pull the ball for six the way he does.
Mahela has been a revelation in T20 cricket for the last couple of years. He has done well for himself and for his team. He is a class act and we all know his capability and his finesse of touch.
I would try to get him out by hitting the stump.
He is an all-round player who can play both spin and pace and hit the ball hard. He can hook and pull and can play any shot. All these players are capable of doing anything on any day. The young stroke-makers
You have a few opening batsman coming up like Richard Levi, Ajinkya Rahane, etc. Opening in T20 is [a] key [skill] and they have to give the team an actual start. Kieron Pollard doesn’t open the batting but gives the ball a good whack.
100 James Franklin was playing his 100th Twenty20 match and he marked it by taking his 50th wicket!
27 Runs conceded by Piyush Chawla in the penultimate over of the innings – third most expensive over by any bowler in IPL 2012. Pune Warriors India’s Rahul Sharma had conceded 31 runs against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 17 and Virat Kohli conceded 28 runs against the Chennai Super Kings on April 12. 13 Number of fifty-plus scores made by Rohit Sharma in the IPL. Only Shaun Marsh (14) and Jacques Kallis (14) have scored more, while Suresh Raina also has 13 fifty-plus knocks.
11 Number of games won by chasing sides in the 20th over in IPL 2012.
9 All nine batsmen, who were dismissed in the match, were out caught – the most for a match where all dismissals were catches. In the Kolkata Knight Riders- Kings XI Punjab match at Port Elizabeth in IPL 2009, all seven wickets to fall were by way of catches. 0 Runs scored by Nitin Saini off the free-hit ball bowled by Munaf Patel. This marked the first time when no runs were scored off a free-hit in IPL 2012.
0 No side has won both their home and away games against same opponents in IPL 2012 so far. The score line in seven such contests reads 1-1!