As the IPL turns for the business end of the group stages, we take a look at the 4 centuries that have been scored in the current edition of the IPL, VIVO IPL 10.
Sanju Samson- Delhi Daredevils
The first hundred of the IPL was scored by Sanju Samson. Samson’s career has mirrored somewhat this edition of the IPL. He burst on to the scene and has since fizzled out. When we first saw Sanju Samson he was using an MRF cricket bat, he is currently using an SS Ton. Despite scoring a century, Samson has been slightly overshadowed by Rishabh Pant. Pant is of course a former India u19 superstar. Pant is one of the rising stars in who is an endorsed professional using SG cricket bats and SG cricket equipment.
Hashim Amla- Kings XI Punjab
Hashim Amla has very much of a Jacques Kallis feel to him. He has proven that he is an outstanding T20 cricketer in the IPL, much like Kallis did for the KKR. Amla’s century further underlined his ability to be an awesome T20 player especially when the field is up, in taking advantage of gaps. Best of all is that he does it without playing a shot in anger. When we first saw Hashim Amla on the international cricket scene he was using Kookaburra cricket equipment and Kookaburra cricket bats. But now for the longest time he has been using BAS cricket bats which used to be under the brand Vampire.
David Warner- Sunriser Hydrebad
Is there any cricketer that is more suited to IPL than David Warner. In the Test series versus India, Warner had a very lean run but he has shown glimpses of the best in the IPL. His switch hits have been as good as anyone in the game. With his magnificent hundred, he once again proved why he is one of the most sought after T20 professionals. Warner of course uses the cricket bat that he developed along with Gray Nicolls, the Gray Nicolls Kaboom.
Ben Stokes- Rising Pune Supergiants
It is the first time we are seeing a lot of Englishmen in the IPL. For the most part, many of the Englishmen have been medium to disappointing. Tymal Mills was not the revelation he was hoped to be and Joss Buttler has blown hot and cold. Ben Stokes has been box office hit though. Ben Stokes scored his hundred to get his team out of a difficult situation,
his shot selection and bowler selection was excellent. Stokes of course uses New Balance cricket equipment and he has fared fairly well with the ball too.
How many hundreds do you think the IPL still has in store?