Strikers play a very dominant role in a team performing well. They are the lynchpins of the team and their performance is extremely crucial when it comes to a team’s dominance in terms of goals. In the history of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23, we have witnessed several sensational strikers who have carved a niche for themselves.
The likes of Bartholomew Ogbeche and Sunil Chhetri have been legendary forwards in ISL and they have been extremely potent with their performances. Even in ISL 2022-23, it is the strikers who have hogged the limelight and have powered their side to victories.
In this article, we take a look at 3 strikers who have impressed everyone with their performances in ISL 2022-23:
1. Cleiton Silva (East Bengal FC)
The Messiah, the savior of East Bengal FC, Cleiton Silva has been the knight in shining armor for East Bengal FC. Even though the Red and Gold Brigade is languishing at the bottom half of the table.
It is their skipper Cleiton Silva who has been stupendous with his performance in ISL 2022-23. The Brazilian maverick is the joint-highest goal-scorer in ISL 2022-23 so far, with 8 goals under his belt.
2. Bartholomew Ogbeche (Hyderabad FC)
The Golden Boot winner of ISL 2021-22, Bartholomew Ogbeche is also the leading goal-scorer in the history of this lucrative league of India. Even though there were several questions about his dwindling pace and his form, he put everything to silence with his impressive hat trick against FC Goa.
He is back in contention for the Golden Boot award in ISL 2022-23. The Nigerian forward has netted 6 goals in this tournament so far.
3. Petar Sliskovic (Chennaiyin FC)
The duo of Abdenasser El Khayati and Petar Sliskovic have been weaving magic for the Chennai Machans in ISL 2022-23. Croatian striker Petar Sliskovic is the leading goal-scorer of Chennaiyin FC in this ISL season with 7 goals in his kitty. He has been a force to reckon with in the Chennai side and his form has been hot and blistering.