IPL is the most competitive T20 league in the world. All big names around the globe participate in this marquee tournament. Scoring fifty or a hundred is decent but making the most runs in an inning in the Indian Premier League takes courage and grit, one has to blast from the beginning to the end to set such a record. The 16th edition of the IPL cricket is around the corner. So let’s have a look at the batsmen with the highest individual score in IPL.
Caribbean giant batter Chris Gayle owns the feat of the highest individual score in IPL. Playing for RCB in 2013, the “Universal Boss” played a mammoth innings of 175 runs in 66 deliveries against Pune Warriors India in a group stage match. In the same match, Gayle made the record for the fastest IPL hundred which came in just 30 balls. The violent opener smashed 17 sixes and 13 fours in his prolonged innings, which aided RCB to post the highest IPL score of 263.
Swashbuckling Kiwi opener Brendon McCullum mustered 158 runs in 73 balls in the first-ever IPL match against RCB in 2008, which is the 2nd highest individual score in the (IPL) event. McCullam took the whole world by his storm as he whacked 13 sixes and 10 sixes in his fiery knock. This gigantic knock was the highest individual score till 2013 until Chris Gayle shattered it.
Quinton De Kock
South Africa star wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton De Kock finds himself in 3rd place on the elite list of the highest individual score in IPL. Representing the Lucknow Supergiants, DE Kock played a sensation unbeaten 140 runs innings off 70 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2022. Because of De Kock’s ton and a fine no-loss partnership of 210 runs with skipper, KL Rahul assisted LSG to beat KKR by 1 run in a thriller.
AB DE Villiers
One of the greatest batters to play T20 cricket, AB DE Villiers has also made a cut to the list of the highest Individual score in IPL with a remarkable 133* runs off 59 deliveries against Mumbai Indians in 2015. The trailblazer stitched a 215 runs partnership with batting maestro Virat Kohli who also notched up 82* off 50 balls to take RCB to 235 runs at the end of 20 overs. Thankfully Royal Challengers Bangalore choked RCB at 196 runs and registered a thumping victory by 39 runs.
The batter with one of the best averages in IPL history, KL Rahul is featured in the 5th position on the list. It was the year 2020 when skipper KL Rahul led Punjab Kings led from the front and scored a blistering unbeaten 132 off 69 balls against RCB at an impressive strike rate of 191.3. His fine knock included 14 fours and 7 sixes. Thanks to Rahul’s ton to take his team to 206 runs and register a triumph by a high margin of 97 runs.
|C Gayle (RCB)||175*||66||PWI||2013||Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|B McCullum||158*||73||RCB||2008||Eden Gardens|
|Q De Kock (LSG)||140*||70||KKR||2022||DY Patil Stadium|
|AB DE Villiers (RCB)||133*||59||MI||2015||Wankhede Stadium|
|KL Rahul (PKBS)||132*||69||RCB||2020||DSC (Dubai)|
|AB DE Villiers (RCB)||129*||52||GL||2016||Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|S Gill (GT)||129||60||MI||2023||Narendra Modi Stadium|
|C Gayle (RCB)||128*||62||DC||2012||Arun Jaitley Stadium|
|R Pant (DC)||128*||63||SRH||2018||Arun Jaitley Stadium|
|M Vijay (CSK)||127||56||RR||2010||P Chidambaram Stadium|
|D Warner (SRH)||126||59||KKR||2017||Rajib Gandhi Stadium|
|J Buttler (RR)||124||64||SRH||2021||Arun Jaitley Stadium|
|Y Jaiswal (RR)||124||62||MI||2023||Wankhede Stadium|
|V Sehwag (PKBS)||122||58||CSK||2014||Wankhede Stadium|
|PC Valthaty (PKBS)||120*||63||CSK||2011||IS Bindra Stadium|
|V Sehwag (DC)||119||56||DC||2011||Rajib Gandhi Stadium|
|S Samson (RR)||119||63||PKBS||2021||Wankhede Stadium|
|A Symonds (DC)||117*||53||RR||2008||Rajib Gandhi Stadium|
Chris Gayle has the highest individual score in IPL, 175* off 66 balls.
KL Rahul has the highest individual score in IPL among Indians, 132* off 69 balls.
Virat Kohli’s highest score in IPL is 113 off 50 balls against PKBS in 2016.
Shubman Gill scored the highest individual score in IPL 2023, 129 vs MI.
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