Brendon McCullum Highest Run Getter in IPL 10
Question in detail
Gujarat's explosive opener Brendon McCullum's lone battle (72 off 44 balls) in the last match against RCB crested him top of the batsmen's chart. Lion's only consistent batsmen this IPL season, the Kiwi star has played such standout knocks several times earlier. Remember the match against Mumbai Indians where McCullum slammed 44-ball 64, and you'll find how brutal can be once the ball starts coming on to his bat. Placed second at present as the highest run getter in IPL 10, McCullum has the hunger to score more. As of now, the real T20 smasher has amassed 225 runs in 5 matches so far.
A quick half-century in the last match against RCB was not what came to him by chance. It was more or less similar to the knock (64 off 44 balls) he played against Mumbai Indians. Also, in the RPS match, he struck a banging 32-ball 49. Given the form he undergoing at the moment, McCullum's chances to become the orange cap holder in IPL 2017 cannot be underrated.
Since power hitting is his forte, Gujarat in the opening slot can find no better option than McCullum. When in mood, he deals in sixes and boundaries. He's been unstoppable in the tournament so far. An average of 45, which he is carrying at present after five matches, advocates his ability to become the highest run getter in IPL 10.
Irrespective of whether Gujarat Lions qualify for the playoff round or not, McCullum must comfortably be in top three or four by the end of the tournament. And if he becomes the orange cap holder in IPL 2017, this won't come as a surprise.
Will Brendon McCullum repeat the heroics time and time again to claim Orange Cap this IPL season?