Chennai Super Kings, the standout team as we look at the ranking of the all-rounders of all 10 teams for IPL 2022.
The IPL 2022 is off to a rollicking start as we just concluded week 1. Unsurprisingly, some of the most promising individual knocks have come from the most valuable category of all categories, the all-rounders. Usually, they contribute in all three departments, but from week 1 we have had some brilliant performances in the batting department.
As the tournament progresses, the role of all-rounders will become more and more crucial. But how are teams placed when it comes to their all-rounders for IPL 2022? Ideally, every team invests heavily in this category, and this time the investment seems more as most of the teams seem to be playing 3-4 all-rounders in their playing 11.
On that note, let’s look at the ranking of all 10 Teams when it comes to their all-rounders in IPL 2022. Before that, let’s look at the methodology that would help us arrive at these rankings and ratings.
- All-rounders are classified as two first-choice all-rounders, primary backup all-rounder, and secondary backup all-rounder.
- All All-rounders are relatively rated on a scale of 10, basis their last three IPL’s performance, and their current International /Domestic form with weightage being given to their IPL performance.
- The two first-choice All-rounders are given a maximum rating of 10. Whereas the Primary backup all-rounder and secondary backup all-rounder are given a maximum rating of 7.5 and 5 respectively.
Benchmark All-rounder for IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja
Alright then, let’s look at the ranking of the all-rounders of each Team for IPL 2022.
#10: Punjab Kings – 8.04
Two Solid All-rounders: Liam Livingstone & Odean Smith
Primary Backup All-rounder: Rishi Dhawan
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Harpreet Brar & Raj Bawa
Not the name you would want to see at number 10, but lack of IPL experience, and lack of good all-rounders are the reasons for Punjab Kings to see at this position. Punjab have Liam Livingstone and Odean Smith as their best all-rounders, and frankly, both don’t have IPL experience. Also, both are good in only one area. While Livingstone is good as a batter, Smith is good as a bowler.
From the Backups standpoint, Punjab Kings have Rishi Dhawan as their primary backup all-rounder and Harpreer Brar, Raj Bawa, and Benny Howell as secondary backups. All these form for a decent all-rounder attack. Overall, PBKS have a rating of 8.04 in the all-rounders’ category; which isn’t a bad rating.
#9: Rajasthan Royals – 8.16
Two Solid All-rounders: Daryl Mitchell & James Neesham
Primary Backup All-rounder: Ravichandran Ashwin
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Nathan Coulter-Nile & Riyan Parag
Just like Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals don’t have fancy names in the all-rounders’ category, but don’t have bad names either. All the four names mentioned above are decent all-rounder options. James Neesham and Daryl Mitchell are RR’s best all-rounders, and it is their bowling that has reduced their overall rating.
Rajasthan Royals have Ravichandran Ashwin as their primary backup all-rounder, and it is his batting that has reduced his overall rating. Coming to secondary backups, RR have Nathan Coulter-Nile and Riyan Parag. Both aren’t proper all-rounders, but mere part-time all-rounders.
#8 Delhi Capitals – 8.23
Two Solid All-rounders: Axar Patel & Mitchell Marsh
Primary Backup All-rounder: Rovman Powell
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Lalit Yadav
The number 8 position belongs to Delhi Capitals, which have Axar Patel and Mitchell Marsh as their leading all-rounders. Although it’s not the most belligerent attack, it isn’t that bad either. Axar is a brilliant bowling all-rounder, and Mitchell Marsh is a good bowling all-rounder. Talking about backups, Delhi have Rovman Powell and Lalit Yadav; both of whom can be utilized for part-time bowling. The only drawback in this list is a lack of a star all-rounder.
#7: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 8.32
Two Solid All-rounders: Washington Sundar & Romario Shephard
Primary Backup All-rounder: Marco Jansen
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Glenn Philips & Abhishek Sharma
Similar to Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad don’t have a star all-rounder in their squad with Washington Sundar being the best all-rounder. In fact, the top 3 all-rounders for SRH have less rating than that of Delhi Capitals, but it is the secondary backup that increases the rating for SRH as Glenn Philips gets a better rating than Lalit Yadav. Overall, SRH badly miss a potent all-rounder as most of the present all-rounders are only good in one area while being decent in the other department.
#6: Gujarat Titans – 8.40
Two Solid All-rounders: Hardik Pandya & Rahul Tewatia
Primary Backup All-rounder: Vijay Shankar
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Jayant Yadav
Number 6 on the list are Gujarat Titans, and they should thank the star all-rounder Hardik Pandya for it. With Hardik being so highly rated, Gujarat Titans get a good rating overall. But other than him, the other three all-rounders, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, and Jayant Yadav are decent options. All three are equal in both aspects; be it batting or bowling. Also, Gujarat are the only team to have their top 4 all-rounders as Indians.
#5: Mumbai Indians – 8.45
Two Solid All-rounders: Kieron Pollard & Tim David
Primary Backup All-rounder: Daniel Sams
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Fabien Allen
Number 5 on the list are Mumbai Indians, who have match-winner Kieron Pollard and new T20 sensation Tim David as their two key all-rounders. Both form for a good batting all-rounder pair. In addition, Mumbai have Daniel Sams and Fabien Allen, who are good bowling all-rounders. Overall, MI have a good all-rounder set, but they badly miss the likes of Hardik and Krunal, who would have increased their rating.
#4: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8.49
Two Solid All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell & Wanindu Hasaranga
Primary Backup All-rounder: Sherfane Rutherford
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): David Willey, Shahbaz Ahmad & Mahipal Lomror
Number 4 on the list are RCB, who have five good all-rounders, and four of these five can be confirmed starters. RCB have Glenn Maxwell and Wanindu Hasaranga as their key all-rounders. While Maxwell is a good batting all-rounder, Hasaranga is a good bowling all-rounder. In addition, RCB have Rutherford, David Willey, and Shahbaz Ahmad as good backups; thus making for a potent all-rounder attack.
#3: Lucknow Super Giants – 8.65
Two Solid All-rounders: Jason Holder & Marcus Stoinis
Primary Backup All-rounder: Krunal Pandya
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers & Krishnappa Gowtham
Number 3 on the list are Lucknow Super Giants, and they rightly deserve this ranking. The team has four solid all-rounders, and all four are confirmed starters. While Jason Holder and Krunal Pandya are brilliant bowling all-rounders, Marcus Stoinis and Deepak Hooda are brilliant batting all-rounders. They are one of the only two team to have the luxury of playing all four all-rounders together.
#2: Kolkata Knight Riders – 8.89
Two Solid All-rounders: Andre Russell & Sunil Narine
Primary Backup All-rounder: Mohammad Nabi
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Pat Cummins & Venkatesh Iyer
When you have the likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mohammad Nabi, Pat Cummins, and Venkatesh Iyer in your arsenal, your all-rounder ranking has got to be among the best. KKR have five top quality all-rounders in their squad, and four of these five are confirmed starters in their playing 11. With Andre Russell and Venkatesh Iyer, KKR have solid batting all-rounders and with Narine, Nabi, and Cummins, their bowling all-rounder department is sorted.
#1: Chennai Super Kings – 9.15
Two Solid All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja & Moeen Ali
Primary Backup All-rounder: Dwayne Bravo
Secondary Backup All-rounder(s): Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner & Shivam Dube
CSK might have lost three matches in a row, but that takes nothing away from the fact that they have the best all-round contingent among all the teams. Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali have been star all-rounders not just in IPL, but also at the international level over the years. These two are equally supported by two solid bowling all-rounders, Dwayne Bravo and Dwaine Pretorius. Apart from LSG, they have also started playing all four in the playing 11, which is a luxury to have.
So, that completes the ranking of the all-rounders of all 10 teams for IPL 2022. Chennai Super Kings have the best set of all-rounders among all 10 teams. Whereas In terms of individual ranking, Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell, and Moeen Ali are the top 3 all-rounders in IPL 2021.
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