Best Batting Strike Rate In IPL-Batting in T20 cricket has been all about keeping your strike rate high throughout every match. Because if a batsman bats at a higher strike rate, it makes a huge difference in the total score or makes the task easy for other batsmen during chasing a target. There are very few players who can bat at a higher strike rate than 140. In the IPL (Indian Premier League) there are some players who have been able to do so. The IPL management has also inducted an award for the players with the best strike rate in every match. Let’s have a look at the players with the best strike rate in the IPL history.
Andre Russell-Best Batting Strike Rate In IPL
Current KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) all-rounder Andre Russell has the best strike rate in the history of IPL. The all-rounder from Jamaica has scored 1700 runs in 70 innings with a strike rate of 178.57. His batting average is 28.92. Russell is considered one of the best strikers of the most popular T20 league. He has won many matches single-handedly with his power hitting.
Caribbean all-rounder Sunil Narine has the 2nd best strike rate in the IPL history. The mystery spinner cum power hitter has amassed 954 runs in 76 innings at a strike rate of 161.69. Narine earlier used to play as a bowler but later in 2016, he started to open the innings for KKR and demonstrated the world his hard-hitting.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has the 3rd highest strike rate in the Indian Premier League. Sehwag has played for Delhi from 2008-2013. Afterward, he moved to Punjab Kings and played till 2015. Sehwag has made 2728 runs in 104 innings at a strike rate of 155.44. Sehwag was a player whose motto was to hit each and every ball for a boundary regardless of format. This made him unique from others in world cricket.
The all-rounder from South Africa, Chris Morris has the 4th best strike rate in the Indian Premier League. Morris has played for various franchises like Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore but currently, he plays for Rajasthan Royals. In 51 innings he has amassed 618 runs at a strike rate of 155.27. Morris can hit like a monster, recently against Delhi Capitals he won the match for his team by whacking 36 off 18 balls. From a losing position, Rajasthan had a victory over Delhi.
West Indian middle-order batsman Nicholas Pooran has the 5th best strike rate in the IPL history. The Punjab kings batsman has made 606 runs in 31 innings at a strike rate of 155.44. He has scored with an average of 27.89. The youngster has impressed with his big six-hitting abilities and acrobatic fielding.
Indian and Mumbai Indian’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya has the 6th highest strike rate in IPL. Pandya is known for slogging in the cricket fraternity. In 85 innings for Mumbai Indians, he has scored 1476 runs at a strike rate of 153.91. He is a very good player of spin if any team bowls spin in the death overs, then he has got the ability to make the fielders, the spectators.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has the 7th highest strike rate in IPL. The swashbuckling batsman has notched up 2018 runs in 93 innings at a strike rate of 151.84. Maxwell is the kinda player every team wants to have in their team. He is good at every aspect of the game. He strikes like a giant in the T20 format.
AB De Villers
South African batsman AB De Villers has the 8th best strike rate in the IPL history. DE Villers is a once-in-a-generation player. He is probably the best power hitter in cricket history. AB is not easy to deceive for bowlers. He is the player who brought innovation in batting and proved that a batsman can play shots in all the corners of the ground. AB has amassed 5162 runs in 184 matches at an incredible strike rate of 151.68.
Caribbean batsman Shimron Hetmeyer has the 10th best strike rate in IPL. Hetmeyer is someone who has made his name in international cricket in a very short span of time. Shimron has emerged as a power hitter, who deals with sixes with every category of bowlers. He has notched 517 runs in 29 innings at a strike rate of 151.16 for the Delhi Capitals. The southpaw constantly plays for the senior West Indies side.
English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler who plays for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL comes in 10th place in terms of having the best batting strike rate in the Indian Premier League. In 65 matches he has played so far, has accumulated 1968 runs at an impressive strike rate of 150.00. The right-hand batsman can attack every bowler on the planet from the very first ball.