The IPL 2022 season came to an end with the Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans winning the title in their very first season. Hardik ended up being the Man of the Match in the final owing to his three wickets with the ball and his unbeaten knock with the bat.
Several Indian players impressed one and all with their performances in the IPL. They have made a case for themselves to be selected in the upcoming fixtures and also the T20 World Cup.
Similar is the case with the overseas players. They used the stage as well to perform and leave a mark on the tournament. The likes of Jos Buttler, Tim, David, Andre Russell among many others played a key role for their particular franchise. In this article, we pick the best overseas XI of the tournament.
IPL 2022: Best Overseas XI Of The Tournament
Jos Buttler (C)
Buttler top-scored for the season as he ended with 863 runs from 17 matches with four centuries to his name. He ranks second in the all-time run-getters in a single season in the IPL after Virat Kohli’s 973 in 2016. Buttler hit 83 fours and 45 sixes in IPL 2022, the most by any this year.
Gujarat Titans won the IPL trophy in their first-ever season by defeating Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2022 final by 7 wickets. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals posted 130-9 on the board. Later, Gujarat Titans chased down the target by 7 wickets and became the champions of IPL 2022.
An economical over in a format like T20 has a very prominent value. It not only restricts the run rate of opposition but also reduces their expected total on the board. There were some bowlers who bowled multiple economical overs in IPL 2022. Some bowlers also bowled economical spells in many games. Here we talk about the top 5 bowlers with the best bowling economy in IPL 2022.
IPL 2022: Top 5 Players With The Best Bowling Economy
5. Rashid Khan- 6.59
Rashid Khan takes the 5th spot on this list. Rashid Khan was a member of the winning team Gujarat Titans. He owned an economy rate of just 6.59. In 63.5 overs across 16 games, the right-arm spinner conceded just 421 runs. In 16 games, the Afghan spinner scalped 19 wickets at an average of 22.15.
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) assistant coach Vijay Dahiya praised Mohsin Khan after the left-arm pacer produced a game-dominating spell against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. On Wednesday, May 18, Khan got three critical wickets of Venkatesh Iyer, Abhijeet Tomar, and Andre Russell, thereby laying adversity on the KKR batting unit.
On the back of his bowling exertion, the Super Giants won against the Knight Riders by 2 runs and got a seat in the playoff games. In eight matches, the 23-year-old Khan has bowled at express speed and has gotten 13 wickets at an economy rate of 5.93.
Vijay Dahiya Impressed By Mohsin Khan
Vijay Dahiya said that Khan has bowled incredibly, remembering that he is playing his first Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
“Mohsin Khan has been phenomenal. Sometimes, you look at the numbers if you have not watched the game, or look at the numbers in the last couple of games as well. But if you are watching and seeing what he has done, the situation that he has bowled in, according to me, he has bowled the best two overs,” Dahiya was quoted as saying in the post-match press conference.
“Barring one game, he has bowled really well. For a youngster playing his first IPL, coming back and delivering, it’s phenomenal. It speaks not only about his skills, but also his mental side,” he stated.
Vijay Dahiya Lauds KKR Batters
Vijay Dahiya likewise lauded the Knight Riders’ players for making LSG really buckle down for the triumph. In the last four overs, Rinku Singh’s 15-ball 40 and Sunil Narine’s seven-ball 21 kept alive KKR’s expectations of success. Dahiya said that the Super Giants would be more ready for comparable situations in the forthcoming matches.
“Let’s give credit where it’s due. KKR batters put our bowlers under pressure. We’ll go back and see what can be done because there is a possibility that we’ll be in the same situation. But the way they batted, a lot of credit needs to be given to them,” Dahiya added.