Stats: Top 7 players with lowest false shot percentage in the IPL
The fourth in the list is Mumbai Indians skipper and India's limited-overs vice-captain, Rohit Sharma.
Updated - Oct 1, 2020 4:48 pm
The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still in its early stage but the tournament has already dished out multiple high-scoring thrillers. Relying on an explosive batting mindset, the modern-day batsmen have no problem whatsoever in clearing the rope at a consistent rate.
With the evolution of the T20 format, the batting technique has also changed by leaps and bounds. The gentleman’s game, in the modern era, is often labelled favourable for the batsmen. Since the last decade, the T20 format has been the main reason behind the revolution of the batting.
But while aiming to score runs at a brisk rate in the shortest format, batsmen also tend to play a false shot, resulting in their knock ending in an abrupt way. Talking about the journey IPL, there have been many players who have smoked runs with a minimal false shot percentage.
In the list of players with lowest false shot percentage, KKR youngster Shubman Gill stands head and shoulders above other players, having scored 623 runs with a nominal false shot percentage of 7.7. (Source: Cricviz)
Tagged as the best young batsman across the country, Gill has been in stellar form this season. In three matches so far in IPL 2020, the KKR opener has scored 124 runs including an unbeaten 70-run knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli stands third in the list
The second player in the list in Australia’s Cameron White with a false shot percentage of 14.1, followed by current Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli in the list. Kohli, the leading run-scorer in the tournament, has scored 5430 runs with a false shot percentage of 14.3.
The fourth in the list is Mumbai Indians captain and India’s limited-overs vice-captain– Rohit Sharma. The Nagpur-born batsman, known for his impeccable timing, is also amongst the leading run-scorers in the tournament. He has scored 4998 runs so far in 191 IPL games with a false shot percentage of 15.0. Keeping his batting expedition aside, Rohit is also the most successful skipper of the IPL, having led the Mumbai Paltan to four titles so far.
The next two names in the list are Kane Williamson and Saurabh Tiwary, who are sitting in the list at fifth and sixth place respectively. While the Kiwi skipper boasts a false shot percentage of 15.4, the Jharkhand stalwart has scored runs with a false shot percentage of 15.6.
The seventh name in the list is one of the most equipped batsmen of the shortest format– AB de Villiers. Widely known as Mr 360, the South African has been a vital part of the IPL since its inception. While being part of several franchises, De Villiers has scored runs with a false shot percentage of 16.