There is no denying that the Indian Premier League is the biggest T20 franchise tournament across the world. It’s the big daddy of T20 cricket. Every year, world-class players from around the world come together to participate in a competition that attracts attention from around the world. In this article, we will cover the 5 Batsmen with the Most Runs in IPL(Indian Premier League).
So far, as many as 14 editions have been held. Over the years, we have seen some sensational knocks from world-class cricketers in the competition. The fans love to watch the batsmen hit huge sixes and play big heart-warming knocks. These very batsmen have managed to become household names in the tournament with their prolific run-scoring.
Let’s take a look at 5 batsmen with the most runs in the Indian Premier League:
1. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain, Virat Kohli is currently the highest run-scorer in IPL. In 207 matches, he has managed to score 6283 runs at an average of 37.39. Virat Kohli enjoyed his best season in 2016. He wreaked havoc with the bat that year.
In 16 matches, he managed to score a record 973 runs at an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03. Heading into the next season, the RCB cricketer would look to have another solid outing with the bat.
Virat Kohli’s recent form is a bit of a concern for his fans, though. He hasn’t hit an international century for more than two years now. It will be interesting to see how he fares with the bat in the upcoming edition of the tournament.
2. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan, who led the run-scoring for Delhi Capitals in the last few years, will now be playing for Punjab Kings ahead of a new season of the Indian Premier League. He is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the history of the Indian Premier League. In 192 matches, Shikhar Dhawan has scored 5784 runs at 34.84. He has two centuries to his name in IPL.
Shikhar Dhawan will open the innings for Punjab Kings in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.
3. Rohit Sharma
India’s new captain, Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the history of the Indian Premier League. He has led Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles. Besides, Rohit Sharma has been a prolific run-scorer in IPL. He is, in fact, the third-highest run-getter, having managed to score 5611 runs in 213 matches at an average of 31.17.
Rohit Sharma has dished out underwhelming performances with the bat in the last couple of years. Ahead of a new season, he would be looking to have a stellar outing with the bat.
4. Suresh Raina
Popular known as MR. IPL, Suresh Raina finds himself at number four in the list. He was once the highest run-scorer in the tournament. However, his performances have seen a dip in the last couple of years, due to which Raina has moved down in the rankings. He has still managed to take the number five spot.
The CSK batsman has 5528 runs to his name in 205 matches at an average of 32.51. Besides, he also has a hundred to his name in the cash-rich league. Surprisingly, Suresh Raina didn’t find any taker in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Not a single team big for the Indian cricketer at the auction.
5. David Warner
The Australian cricketer, David Warner is the only overseas batter, who finds himself in the list. Warner is currently the highest run-scorer by an overseas batsman in IPL. In 150 matches, David Warner has managed to score 5449 runs at an average of 41.59 and a strike rate of close to 160.
The Australian batter had a poor outing with the bat last year, due to which SRH opted not to retain him for 2022 season. For the unversed, David Warner will be playing for a new franchise in Delhi Capitals this year.