Exclusive: Rating and Ranking the Best All rounders for IPL 2023
Chennai Super Kings, the standout as we look at the rating and ranking of the All-rounders of all 10 teams for IPL 2023.
All-rounders are those set of players that are in demand in any competition. Be it a bowling all-rounder or a batting all-rounder, they are needed in every team. They provide a dual role on the field, and other than a wicket-keeper, no other type of player provides.
If we talk about IPL 2023, and observe the teams closely, almost every team has 4-5 good all-rounders in their side; so much so that, 2-3 will definitely be a part of their best playing 11. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as unlike International cricket, T20 tournaments have more options to choose from.
So, wouldn’t it be interesting to analyze the all-rounders of every team, and rank the teams based on their all-rounders? Well, this is exactly what we would do as we rank and rate the best all-rounders of all 10 teams for IPL 2023. Before that, let’s look at the methodology that would help us arrive at the rankings.
- All-rounders are classified as two Solid All-rounders, Primary backup All-rounders, and Secondary backup All-rounders
- To remove the biases or perceptions, all All-rounders are relatively rated on a scale of 10 with respect to the benchmark all-rounder. The last three IPL performance and current International / Domestic form are considered for evaluation with more weightage being given to IPL.
Benchmark All-rounder for IPL 2023: Hardik Pandya
Alright then, let’s look at the best all-rounders ranking and rating of each team for IPL 2023.
All-rounders Ranking and Rating for IPL 2023:
#10: Mumbai Indians – 6.86
Two Solid All-rounders for MI: Cameron Green & Duan Jansen
Primary Backup All-rounders for MI: Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen & Arshad Khan
Secondary Backup All-rounders for MI: Ramandeep Singh & Dewald Brevis
As unfortunate as it may sound, but we have the Mumbai Indians at the number 10 position in the all-rounders category. It’s a surprise how the bidding went for MI as Cameron Green (With 0 IPL Experience) is their best all-rounder with a rating of 8.5. Other than him, there’s inexperience written all over the squad.
Be it Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Duan Jansen, Arshad Khan, or Ramandeep Singh, neither of them have a decent Domestic experience, forget IPL experience. It’s even difficult to reveal their rating as it is very less. Hopefully, MI are able to extract the best out of them in the coming season.
#9: Rajasthan Royals – 7.62
Two Solid All-rounders for RR: Jason Holder & Ravichandran Ashwin
Primary Backup All-rounders for RR: Riyan Parag
Secondary Backup All-rounders for RR: Abdul Basith & Akash Vashisth
Similar to Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals are devoid of all-rounders in their squad; except they have two good all-rounders in their side to solve the primary playing 11 problems. Ravichandran Ashwin and Jason Holder and RR’s best all-rounders with a rating of 8.92 and 8.5 respectively. Barring these two, there’s inexperience in the form of Riyan Parag, Abdul Basith, or Ashish Vashisth.
#8: Delhi Capitals – 7.77
Two Solid All-rounders for DC: Axar Patel & Mitchell Marsh
Primary Backup All-rounders for DC: Lalit Yadav
Secondary Backup All-rounders for DC: Ripal Patel & Rovman Powell
At number 8, we have Delhi Capitals, who are in a slightly better position than Rajasthan Royals when it comes to all-rounders. They have a similar set of strong all-rounders as RR in the form of Axar Patel at 8.83 and Mitchell Marsh at 8.17. The third all-rounder is where they edge RR with Lalit Yadav at 7 being a better option than Riyan Parag as an all-rounder. Barring these, Delhi have Rovman Powell and Ripal Patel.
#7: Sunrisers Hyderabad – 7.78
Two Solid All-rounders for SRH: Washington Sundar & Marco Jansen
Primary Backup All-rounders for SRH: Abdul Samad & Abhishek Sharma
Secondary Backup All-rounders for SRH: Mayank Dagar, Vivrant Sharma, Sanvir Singh & Samarth Vyas
Number 7 sees Sunrisers Hyderabad, who also have two good all-rounders and two decent backups to keep their rating at 7.78. SRH have Washington Sundar as their best all-rounder with a rating of 8.67. Following him is Marco Jansen at 7.75, Abhishek Sharma at 7.33, and Abdul Samad at 6.75. With 4 decent options, SRH are able to hold on to the number 5 position. However, when it comes to the top 2 all-rounders, they find themselves in the number 9 position.
#6: Gujarat Titans – 8.35
Two Solid All-rounders for GT: Hardik Pandya & Rahul Tewatia
Primary Backup All-rounders for GT: Jayant Yadav & Odean Smith
Secondary Backup All-rounders for GT: Vijay Shankar
Talking about number 6, we have the Gujarat Titans, whose rating is all jacked up, thanks to benchmark all-rounder, Hardik Pandya. Except for Hardik’s benchmark rating of 10, the set of all-rounders that they have seems similar to number 9 to number 7. Rahul Tewatia at 8.33, Jayant Yadav at 7.42, and Odean Smith at 6.75 form the other three decent all-rounders that Gujarat Titans have.
#5: Lucknow Super Giants – 8.36
Two Solid All-rounders for LSG: Marcus Stoinis & Krunal Pandya
Primary Backup All-rounders for LSG: Deepak Hooda, Romario Shephard & Daniel Sams
Secondary Backup All-rounders for LSG: Krishnappa Gowtham, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Prerak Mankad & Swapnil Singh
Talking about number 5, we have the Lucknow Super Giants, who have a good all-rounder pool to choose from. Such is their squad composition that, they are expected to play at least three all-rounders on their best playing 11. Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, and Deepak Hooda are the team’s best all-rounders with a rating of 8.83, 8.5, and 8 respectively. They also have two more decent all-rounders in the form of Romario Shephard at 7.67 and Daniel Sams at 7.17.
#4: Kolkata Knight Riders – 8.58
Two Solid All-rounders for KKR: Andre Russell & Shakib Al Hasan
Primary Backup All-rounders for KKR: Sunil Narine & David Wiese
Secondary Backup All-rounders for KKR: Venkatesh Iyer & Anukul Roy
At number 4, we have the Kolkata Knight Riders, who seem to have some really good all-rounders in their side. Andre Russell remains their best all-rounder with a rating of 9.58; second best in the tournament. Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, and David Wiese, who have a rating of 8.42, 8.17, and 7.5 are good options to have. Whereas Venkatesh Iyer and Anukul Roy make up for good backup options.
#3: Punjab Kings – 8.60
Two Solid All-rounders for PBKS: Liam Livingstone & Sam Curran
Primary Backup All-rounders for PBKS: Sikandar Raza & Harpreet Brar
Secondary Backup All-rounders for PBKS: Rishi Dhawan & Raj Bawa
Coming to the top 3, we have Punjab Kings at the number 3 position with a rating of 8.6. Similar to KKR, Punjab have four strong all-rounders in the form of Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, and Harpreet Brar. These four have a rating of 9.5, 8.83, 8.08, and 7.08 respectively. Apart from these four, Punjab can also fall back on Rishi Dhawan and Raj Bawa.
#2: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8.66
Two Solid All-rounders for RCB: Wanindu Hasaranga & Glenn Maxwell
Primary Backup All-rounders for RCB: Shahbaz Ahmed & Michael Bracewell
Secondary Backup All-rounders for RCB: David Willey & Mahipal Lomror
At number 2, we have the Royal Challengers Bangalore with a rating of 8.66 for the all-rounders category. RCB have Wanindu Hasaranga and Glenn Maxwell as the two best all-rounders with a rating of 9.25 and 8.83 respectively. They also have three more good options in the form of Shahbaz Ahmed at 8.25, Michael Bracewell at 7.75, and David Willey at 7.67.
#1: Chennai Super Kings – 9.0
Two Solid All-rounders for CSK: Ravindra Jadeja & Ben Stokes
Primary Backup All-rounders for CSK: Moeen Ali & Mitchell Santner
Secondary Backup All-rounders for CSK: Dwaine Pretorius, Shivam Dube, Ajay Mandal, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, & Nishant Sindhu
Finally, talking about the undisputed champ in the all-rounders category, we have the Chennai Super Kings. Undoubtedly, they have the best set of all-rounders available to them. While four is a decent number to have, CSK have six top-line all-rounders with them, and they still have two more good backups.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Stokes remain the team’s best all-rounders with a rating of 9.33 and 9.08 respectively. Coming to the other good all-rounders, CSK have Moeen Ali at 8.83, Mitchell Santner at 8.42, Dwaine Pretorius at 8.25, and Shivam Dube at 8.25. Such is CSK’s strength that they can play as many as five all-rounders in their squad other than 3 more frontline bowlers.
So. that’s about the All-rounders ranking and rating for IPL 2023. Overall, Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, and Liam Livingstone form the top 3 all-rounders in IPL 2023.
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