Over the years, the IPL has witnessed some sparkling performances by Tamil Nadu cricketers. Players like Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay have been integral members of their respective teams with their exploits at the mega event. As we inch closer to the upcoming IPL 2020 Auction on December 19, we take a look at five of the best performances by Tamil Nadu stars in the last two years.
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Playing a crucial home game against Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin put up an all-round match-winning effort in Mohali. During KXIP’s innings, Ashwin scored a 4-ball 17* to extend his team’s total to 182-6. He then backed up his batting exploits with the ball by derailing the Rajasthan Royals' run-chase. Ashwin was later adjudged as Player-of-the-Match for his cameo and 2-24 in 4 overs.
Dinesh Karthik led from the front and scored a whirlwind 97* from just 50 balls against Rajasthan Royals. His innings comprised of 7 hits to the fence and 9 over it as KKR went on to defeat the Royals by 20 runs.
Washington Sundar accounted for the wickets of Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar in a home game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He ended with figures of 3-24 to restrict SRH to 175-7 in their 20 overs. In turn, RCB chased down the target with just 4 balls to spare.
Dinesh Karthik scored 52 from just 38 balls to take his side from 51-4 to 169-7 in 20 overs. He then marshalled his troops on the field to help KKR secure an easy victory over Rajasthan Royals.
In a game where every Kings XI pacer went for over 11 runs per over, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin conceded just 15 runs from his allotted four. RCB posted 202-4 in a high-scoring game while Ashwin finished with impressive figures of 4-0-15-1.