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 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 2262 runs in 96 innings with a strike rate of 174.00. His batting average is 29.00. Russell is considered one of the best strikers in the most popular T20 league. He has won many matches single-handedly with his power hitting.
In just three seasons in the IPL, English slogger Liam Livingstone has established himself as one of the standout players on the elite list of best batting strike rates in the IPL. In just 32 appearances, Livingstone has aggregated 828 runs at an outrageous strike rate of 165.60. Once he begins bashing the ball, he never stops until a miraculous delivery gets him out. The English flamboyant batter has unfurled terror in the marquee event through his barbaric hitting.
Caribbean all-rounder Sunil Narine has the 4th best strike rate in IPL history. The mystery spinner cum power hitter has amassed 1046 runs in 96 innings at a strike rate of 159.69. Narine earlier used to play as a bowler but later in 2016, he started to open the innings for KKR and demonstrated his hard-hitting to the world.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has the 6th highest strike rate in IPL. The swashbuckling batsman has notched up 2719 runs in 120 innings at a strike rate of 157.62 Maxwell is the kinda player every team wants to have on their team. He is good at every aspect of the game. He strikes like a giant in the T20 format.
West Indian middle-order batsman Nicholas Pooran has the 7th-best strike rate in the Indian Premier League. The current LSG batsman has made 1270 runs in 59 innings at a strike rate of 156.79. He averages a decent 27.02 with the bat. The youngster has impressed millions with his big six-hitting abilities and acrobatic fielding.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has the 7th highest strike rate in the Indian Premier League. Sehwag 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 8th-best strike rate in the Indian Premier League. Morris has played for various franchises like Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, and Royal Challengers Bangalore but in his last season, he played for Rajasthan Royals. In 51 innings he has amassed 618 runs at a strike rate of 155.28. 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.
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 bowler. He has notched 1130 runs in 57 innings at a strike rate of 152.08 in IPL to date. The Southpaw constantly plays for the senior West Indies side.
AB De Villers
South African batsman AB De Villers has the 11th-best strike rate in 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 by bowlers. He is the player who brought innovation in batting and proved that a batsman can play shots in all corners of the ground. AB has amassed 5162 runs in 170 matches at an incredible strike rate of 151.68.
English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler who plays for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL comes in 14th place in terms of having the best batting strike rate in the Indian Premier League. In 95 innings, the Trailblazer has accumulated 3223 runs at an impressive strike rate of 148.32. The right-hand batsman can attack every bowler on the planet from the very first ball.
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Andre Russell has the highest strike rate in IPL (174.00).
Jitesh Sharma has the best strike rate in IPL among Indians with 159.24.
Rashid Khan has the best batting strike rate in IPL 2023, 216.67.
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