The New Zealand cricket team has been one of the favorite teams of cricket lovers since the 2019 ODI World Cup. They could not win the cup but won many hearts. They returned with a bang by winning the ICC test championship. Today we are going to talk about the top ten New Zealand cricketers who have been a USB to their team since the India Premier League was founded.
1. Brendon MCcullum
A nightmare for bowlers, Brendon made his IPL debut in 2008 and played his last IPL in 2018. During his tenure, he played 109 matches and made 2881 runs with the highest score of 158*. He is the second-highest individual scorer in IPL after Chris Gayle. He was a part of a big franchise like Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, etc.
2. Ross Taylor
One of the best batsmen on the New Zealand cricket team and the team's most trusted cricketer made his IPL debut in 2008 and played his last IPL in 2014. He is known for his destructive batting style. He was a part of big franchises like RCB, RR, and Delhi Capitals. Likewise, he played 55 matches during his IPL journey and made 1017 runs with three half-centuries to his name.
3. Corey Anderson
Also known for his powerful strikes and fast-medium pace bowling, Corey made his IPL debut in 2014 and his last appearance in 2018. He was handy with both ball and bat during his tenure in IPL. He played 30 matches, made 538 runs, and took 11 wickets. He was part of Delhi Daredevils, RCB, and Mumbai Indians during these years.
4. Kane Williamson
One of the most loved cricketers, a player who makes everyone believe that cricket is a gentleman’s game, Kane Williamson, has been playing in IPL since 2015 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has always come in handy for his team. 63 matches he has played till now, he has scored 1885 runs, including 17 half-centuries. 2018 and 2021, he led the team as well.
5. Trent Boult
One of the best new-ball bowlers in the world, Trent Boult, has been part of IPL since 2015. He, was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad, since then, he has played for Delhi capitals, Kolkata Night Riders, and was finally traded to Mumbai Indians in the Thirteenth season of IPL. He played a critical role for Mumbai Indians. He was declared the man of the game in the final match of 2020 IPL, which Mumbai Indians won.
6. Lockie Ferguson
A player for whom bowling 150Kph ball is a piece of cake, Lockie made his IPL debut in 2017. So far he has played a total of 19 IPL matches and won 21 wickets with an economy rate of 7.9.He has come in handy for his team, Kolkata Knight Riders. He is known for bowling at a speed of 150 plus.
7. Tim Southee
Tim has played for large IPL teams like CSK and MI.He made his IPL debut in 2011. In his debut IPL match, he was the star of CSK’s two-run victory over KKR. Till now, he has played 43 games and taken 31 wickets with an economy rate of 8.67. Currently, he plays for KKR. In this season, he has maintained an economy of 7.91.
8. Kyle Jamieson
One of the tallest players with a height of 6 feet 8 inches, Kyle is known for his bouncers. Kyle was one of the highest auctioned players in IPL 2021. He has purchased for a whopping amount of INR 15 crore by RCB. Till now, he has played nine matches and taken nine wickets for his franchise.
9. Mitchell McClenaghan
The left-arm medium fast bowler dominated IPL 2018 playing for Mumbai Indians and took 14 wickets in 11 matches with best figures of 2/22. He played his last IPL match back in 2019.
He played total of 56 matches in IPL and took 71 wickets with the best figure of 4/21.
10. Colin De Grandhomme
Explosive batters and an economical bowler, Colin De Grandhomme made his IPL debut in 2017 for KKR. He made his last IPL appearance in 2019 for RCB. During his IPL journey, he played 25 matches, scored 303 runs, and took six wickets. He had the best bowling figures of 3 wickets, giving four runs in 2017.