Strike rate means two different things for a bowler and batter. For a bowler, strike rate is the average number of deliveries that a bowler bowls till he gets a batter out. For a batter, strike rate is a number that is an average of how many runs the batter scores for every 100 balls that they play.
Islamabad United (IU) is a franchise team in PSL and was founded in 2015. The team has won two PSL titles to date, the first and the third season. The team’s performance is a result of the great plays by batters in the team.
The article below talks about the top 10 players from Islamabad United who have the Best Strike Rate.
1. Luke Ronchi
Luke Ronchi is a right-hand wicketkeeper batsman. This New Zealand player started his career with Islamabad United in 2018 and has played till 2020. He has scored 1020 runs in 31 games playing, 31 innings with an average of 36.42 with a strike rate of 166.12. He has scored ten fifties with 50 sixes.
2. Asif Ali
Asif Ali is a right-handed middle-order batsman who made his PSL debut in 2016 with Islamabad United and is currently associated with the same team. He has played 67 games and has scored 1016 runs in 57 innings with an average of 23.09 and a strike rate of 158.75. He has scored three fifties but has scored the most sixes, 79 sixes, for the team.
3. Colin Munro
Colin Munro is a New Zealand-based left-hand opening batsman. He has played for Islamabad United for two years, 2020 to 2022. Munro has played 18 games and has scored 698 runs with a strike rate of 154.08 and an average of 49.85 with seven fifties and 35 sixes.
4. Faheem Ashraf
Faheem Ashraf is a left-hand bowling allrounder from Pakistan. His PSL career began in 2018 with Islamabad United, and he is currently associated with the same team. He has an average of 22.21 in 49 games playing 37 innings and scoring 488 runs with a strike rate of 146.10. He has two fifty-plus scores and 26 sixes.
5. Alexander Daniel Hales
Alexander Daniel Hales is a right-handed English opening batsman. Playing since 2018, he has hit 623 runs in 19 games. Hales has maintained a batting average of 34.61 and a strike rate of 143.54 in the matches. AD Hales has proved his excellent batting skills by smashing three fifties and eighteen sixes.
6. Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan is a right-handed Pakistani allrounder who, is playing in PSL since 2017 for Islamabad United and has scored 800 runs in 61 games playing 49 innings with an average of 18.60 and a strike rate of 137.69. He has scored 43 sixes and five fifty-plus scores.
7. Cameron Scott Delport
Cameron Scott Delport is a South African left-handed top order batsman. He played for only one season for Islamabad United in 2019. He played 12 games in that season and scored 355 runs in 12 innings with an average of 32.27 and a strike rate of 133.96. He has scored one fifty and 13 sixes.
8. Shane Robert Watson
Shane Robert Watson is an Australian right-handed batsman. He played for Islamabad United from 2016 to 2017 and played 15 games and scored 365 runs with an average of 26.07 and a strike rate of 125.86 with one fifty and 21 sixes.
9. Mohammad Hussain Talat
Mohammad Hussain Talat is a left-hand Pakistani All-rounder. He has played for Islamabad United from 2017 to 2021. He went on to play 40 games and has scored 619 runs in 32 innings with a strike rate of 117.90 and a batting average of 22.92. He has scored one fifty-plus score, including 17 sixes.
10. Dwayne Romel Smith
Dwayne Romel Smith is a West Indian allrounder. He has played with Islamabad United for only one year, from 2016 to 2017. Smith played 13 games in that season and scored 427 runs with an average of 38.81 and a strike rate of 110.90. He scored four fifties in that season and 15 sixes.