Rinku Singh has emerged as a new finisher in the Indian Premier League. He was sensational in the 16th season for Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the latest match against Lucknow Super Giants, he almost won the game for his franchise. However, the team fell short as he could hit a six and four while needing 12 on the last two balls.
Chasing 177 to win, Rinku registered a score of 67 off 33 balls, laced with 6 fours and 4 sixes. While LSG made it to the playoffs after winning the game, the Nitish Rana-led side missed out after winning 6 games in the 16th season.
In IPL 2023, Singh accumulated 474 runs, the highest while batting at No.5 or below in an IPL season. He surpassed Dinesh Karthik, who is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Most runs in an IPL season (While batting at 5 or below)
474 – Rinku Singh (2023)*
472 – Dinesh Karthik (2018)
437 – David Miller (2022)
419 – Kieron Pollard (2013)
Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings have also qualified. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians are in contention for the fourth spot.