Indians had another solid reason to postpone their meeting and cancel important gatherings because of the IPL 2022. Indians might disagree on everything apart from cricket games; there can never be a better unifying factor that makes all Indian people crazy about this sport. Their mad love for cricket is eternal, and big losses cannot waiver their passion for the teams they are supporting.
Despite cricket being a lazy game, Indians will still support it as their second religion; they don't mind missing the world cup tournaments, but their eyes will be glued to the television from the beginning of the games to the last match. Football might be the most loved sport in European countries, but no country matches the love of football the way Indians do cricket.
The 2022 IPL, also known as IPL 2022, started on March 26th, 2022, to May 29th, 2022; just like in former times, the IPL attracted the most extensive viewership in India, and from the tournaments, there was the cricketer who made it more than others. Check out the best talents 2022 IPL had for Indians during the season.
The Best Performing Players During IPL 2022
Harshal Patel from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
RCB made it again for the seventh time in IPL, thanks to their pacer Harshal Patel, which made the team one of the most wagered teams in the best betting sites for the IPL. After getting 32 wickets during the season, no one was in a better position to be awarded the purple cap than him. He's among the top tally by a bowler in one season, together with Dwayne Bravo.
Harshal’s 32 wickets in IPL 2022 19 happened in death overs (17-20), exceeding other bowlers with over eight overs with the vast variation making it became hard for batters to score boundaries. He could only give boundaries in 6.1 balls at the death overs, making it the second-best boundary rate in that IPL after Jasprit Bumrahs, who made an 8.3 rate with minimum balls bowled at 70.
Ishan Kishan, Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians had to pay ₹15.25 crores to get Ishan Kishan, the most costly player, at the IPL Auction in 2022. A heavy price tag motivated the wicketkeeper-batter to give out what he did best. The 23-year-old failed miserably to live up to his heaviest price tag player in 2022, and he quoted that the best of cricketers struggle sometimes. Ishan scored 370 runs in 13 matches with an average of 30.38, which was below the expectation of his fans.
Rahul Tewatia, Gujarat Titans
Rahul is an excellent hitting all-rounder in IPL 2020 who played a significant role in Rajasthan Royals' win over Punjab Kings with 223. He ran 53 innings, and by the time the season ended, he had 225 runs in 11 innings. Gujarat Titans were very lucky to have got Rahul in the IPL auction in 2022, and from the selection, most fans expected a winning equivalent to IPL 2020, where they lost one game out of 9.
Rahul Tewatia gave his team a big win against Punjab Kings after two consecutive sixes where GT got 12 runs. His batting prowess has given him a new Iceman from Sunil Gavaskar.
Ravi Bishnoi, Lucknow SuperGiants
An important bowler like Bishnoi couldn't miss the IPL 2022 for anything; many fans looked forward to his bowling capabilities. When he was playing for the Punjab kings, his stats were excellent. He has numerous wickets in this IPL, and bowling performance, he could be the best candidate to lead the Indian cricket team in the coming T20 world cup.
Bishnoi shone into fame after becoming the best wicket-taker in the 2020 ICC in the under 19 world cup. Since his fame, he has transitioned into the IPL and ranked 3-32 after two games before finishing with 12 wickets at 31.3 in the 2020 IPL.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj finished as the highest run-scorer for Chennai super kings with 53 runs within 49 balls; although he was slow in his innings, he still played a significant role in placing Chennai on a decent platform. His debut in IPL 2020 was more impressive after scoring 204 runs with an average of 51.00.
In the 2021 IPL, Ruturaj led Chennai and became the best run-scorer in the season. In IPL 2022, he scored 366 runs at 28.15, and he also scored 35 runs in 5 innings. His ability to score runs in cricketing shots is what every team wishes to have him on board.
Washington Sundar, Sunrisers Hyderabad
During the IPL auction, five teams wanted Washington for his talent in bowling all-rounders, and sunrisers Hyderabad were the highest bidder with ₹8.75 crores. Its automatic Washington was also helpful for bats. After the injury, his team coach got sad thinking about a match without him.
Although he missed three games, he made a significant comeback against Gujarat Titans; unfortunately, he suffered a re-injure when playing with Chennai Super Kings. After the injury, the sunrises lost to Chennai with 13 run loss because their off-spinner didn't bowl even a single ball.
Yash Dhul, Delhi Capitals
Delhi capitals were ready to spend ₹50 lakhs on Yash Dhul in the 2022 IPL auction. He's an excellent catch for Delhi Capitals since he was a captain for India under 19 world cup. He set the pace for the tournament with an 82 knock against the South African team and later hit 110 in the semi-finals against Australia. Dhull made a grand debut in the Ranji Trophy and became the third Indian batter to score a century in an innings, although the match ended in a draw.
Raj Bawa, Punjab kings
Raj Bawa is a very prominent cricketer; that's why Punjab kings signed him for 20 lakhs, and Punjab kings had to pay 2 crores to get him to play on the team. The talented left-handed batter had a 5-31 wicket haul against England in the under 19 2022 world cup final, where he was nicknamed the player of the match.
Raj was happy to be chosen by Punjab Kings, and every fan looked forward to a performance like the one he pulled against South Africa or Uganda, where he hit 162 in 108 balls this innings, higher than Shikhar Dhawan's who had a record of 155 in 2004.
Venkatesh Iyer, Kolkota Knight Riders
An intelligent all-rounder, Venkatesh can bat long innings to take the team to greater heights. Although some fans said Venkatesh didn't do his best in IPL 2022, especially after losing four matches out of the seven.
The cricket fanbase started noticing Venkatesh during phase 2 of IPL 14, and thanks to him, he revived the Knight Riders, where they played up to the last season of IPL. Iyer is climbing the strength ladder and might soon be among the most important Indian cricketers.
Devdutt Padikkal, Rajasthan Royals
Devdutt Padikkal is one of the gems in IPL with his impressive stroke play. Rajasthan Royals had to pay 7.75 crores during the IPL auction since they could not do without him in the team. He began his career in the IPL playing for Royal Challengers Galore, and in 2020 he made his debut.
Padikkal is the 80th player in IPL history to have completed 1000 runs in his career during the innings. Among the fastest, he took position 15 and was the third fastest Indian to have reached a landmark. There are very few Indians who have reached 1000 runs; the other ones who have reached the mark include Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina
Indian cricket flows through their veins, and they have many talented players who participate in IPL. The Indian IPL is one of the most-watched cricket leagues watched globally because of impressive talent and stiff competition where you will find most bettors wagering for their best teams. India has a lot of young cricketers who do well at international levels, so next time you are looking for the real thrill, watch IPL.