Every season in the IPL throws up some interesting themes, as players from across the world look to make their mark in what is among the most watched tournaments in white-ball cricket. Captaincy and impactful performances have been among the biggest talking points over the years, and similarly this season as well.
It’s after a long while that Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni aren’t captaining a franchise in the tournament with Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja taking over at Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.
While that’s been much discussed, the opening week has seen some of the players, who weren’t at their best, roll back the clock and produce some scintillating performances.
Here’s a look at some of the most enjoyable performances from the first set of games in IPL 2022.
Once one of India’s most potent spinners, the left-armer has not had the best couple of years, with his confidence at an all time low. However, IPL 2022 started off very differently for Kuldeep, when he faced up to Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians.
Kuldeep, who hardly ever got a look in with KKR, is now with Delhi Capitals and on his first day at work, struck telling blows. Kuldeep dismissed Rohit, Anmolpreet Singh and Kieron Pollard to break the back of the Mumbai batting at the Brabourne stadium. While the wickets were key for the cause, it was also a glimpse of Kuldeep returning to his dangerous-self, which has troubled batters a lot before. The trickery and smile is back after a long time, and Kuldeep’s making his point clear this season.
Largely earmarked as a red-ball bowler, the Nagpur man had said that this season of the IPL is when he really hopes to make a splash in white-ball cricket. Umesh has seen it all in Indian cricket, and is using his experience to great effect.
Leading the attack for KKR, Umesh has been among the pick of the bowlers in the first rounds for his franchise and is also making an impact with big scalps. Against CSK, he sent Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway packing early on and then gave his side some hope in a low-scoring thriller against RCB, when he dismissed Anuj Rawat and then accounted for the big wicket of Virat Kohli. 4 wickets in 2 games has seen his season kick off in the right direction!
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