Over the years we have seen last ball finishes in the IPL. Some finishes have been so dramatic where batsmen have done the impossible by chasing huge targets in the final stages of the game. Which is why having a finisher in every T20 side has become mandatory for teams these days.
If we see every team has a finisher in their side who has the ability to hit the ball out of the park from ball one. Whether its Hardik Pandya or Andre Russell, every finisher has one job in their hands and that is to finish the game off for their side.
The importance of finishers in T20s, as well as demand for them, have gone up drastically over the years. A team usually picks 1-2 finishers in their playing XI since T20 is an unpredictable format. As teams with a finisher in their side are more likely to be accustomed to winning matches since they have someone to rely upon who can hit quickfire runs at the backend of the match.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 Finishers To Watch Out for in IPL 2020:
“Dhoni finishes it off in style,” we have heard this phrase more than once in last 10 years. That’s the kind of player Dhoni is, since he has built a consistent reputation of winning matches for his team from impossible situations. Similarly, he’s been doing the same since years for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
People talk about Dhoni not being the same finisher he was a few years back but his 2018 and 2019 IPL record shows another story to it. Mostly batting in the end overs, Dhoni averaged 75 and 83 in 2018 ad 2019 respectively.
Moreover, he finished matches during this period striking at a strike rate of over 150. Even this year we expect Dhoni to finish matches for CSK as fans eagerly wait for their ‘Thala’ return to the cricket field after a year.