IPL (Indian Premier League) is the world’s richest and eminent franchise league of the world. The money-making tournament attracts every individual across the world to play here and make them dream for it. On the other hand, this league has helped the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to find some great talents like Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, T Natarajan, Shreyas Iyer, etc over the years. So IPL has turned out to be the stage to get an entry in the national side for local players. IPL is considered a league where batsmen dominate bowlers. Let’s take a gaze at the batsmen with the most number of runs in IPL history.
Most Runs In IPL By A Player
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has scored the most number of runs (5878) in the history of IPL. Virat has been part of 13 IPL seasons (2008-2020) so far for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore). He has just gotten better with every passing year. His game consisted of class and pure cricketing shots. The all-format player has given everything for his team every time he has been on the ground. And IPL has definitely enhanced Kohi’s T20 game.
Most Runs In IPL 2008
Australian opener Shaun Marsh amassed the most number of runs (616) in the IPL 2008. Marsh played for Kings XI Punjab in the inaugural edition of IPL. Marsh’s great run with the bat helped KXIP to reach the semi-finals. He also hit the most number of fifties in the 2008 IPL season. Marsh also had the highest average (68.44) among the cricketers playing more than 10 matches. Shaun Marsh is the first Orange cap winner of IPL.
Most Runs In IPL 2009
Former Australian southpaw Matthew Hayden scored the most number of runs (572) in the IPL 2009. Hayden was a part of the CSK (Chennai Super Kings) squad throughout his IPL career. Hayden was already a very explosive batsman in international cricket. So, he did no different in IPL. He had the highest average (52) in the 2nd edition of IPL. Hayden also smashed the most number (5) of half-centuries in that season.
Most Runs In IPL 2010
The highest run-scorer in the history of international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar notched up the most number of runs (618) in the IPL 2010.
Only one lucky franchise held Tendulkar in his IPL career that was Mumbai Indians. Sachin had a unique record of smacking the most number of boundaries (86) in that season. Tendulkar proved that you don’t have to play big shots in order to be the highest run-getter in an IPL season and of course, his class spoke louder in the 3rd season.
Most Runs In IPL 2011
West Indian giant Chris Gayle made the most number of runs (608) in the IPL 2011. Finally, in the 4th IPL season, the T20 specialist did own the Orange Cup. Gayle was incredible throughout the season for RCB. Gayle hammered the bowlers with a strike rate of 183.13, which was the highest by any batsman in 2011 IPL. He also scored 2 centuries in that season.
Most Runs In IPL 2012
For the second consecutive time, Chris Gayle amassed the most number of runs (733) in the IPL 2012. Gayle hit 59 sixes in the 2012 season, which is the highest by any batsman in the history of IPL in a single edition. Gayle became the first player to win Orange Cap twice in IPL.
Most Runs In IPL 2013
Aussie middle-order batsman Michael Hussy notched up the most number of runs (733) in the IPL 2013. In the 2013 season Hussy played for CSK. Almost in every match, the southpaw contributed to his team. Hussy also hit the highest fours (81) in the tournament. And in the race of the most number of half-centuries, he was also top.
Most Runs In IPL 2014
Karnataka wicket-keeper batsman Robin Uthappa made the most number of runs (660) in the IPL 2014. Uthappa represented KKR in 2014. Uthappa was sensational throughout the season, giving his everything to the franchise. In terms of smacking fours, he was at the top in that season. His golden form played a huge role in winning KKR the trophy in 2014.
Most Runs In IPL 2015
Current Aussie and Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David warner scored the most number of runs (562) in the IPL 2015. Warner has been one of the best openers in IPL history. He also hit the most number of fifties (7) in that season.
Most Runs In IPL 2016
India and RCB captain Virat Kohli amassed the most number of runs (973) in the IPL 2016. After being on the list of top 10 run-scorers in every season finally Virat topped the chart in 2016. Kohli’s 973 runs is the highest run by an individual in a single season of IPL. Virat’s 4 tons in the 2016 IPL is also the most by any player in a single edition of IPL. He averaged 81.08 in the 9th IPL season.
Most Runs In IPL History 2017
For the second time, David Warner scored the most number of runs (641) in the IPL 2017. Warner is the second player after Chris Gayle to win the Orange Cap twice in IPL history. He also scored the highest individual score (126) in 2017 IPL. Warner has been in tremendous form since the time he has started playing for Hyderabad.
Most Runs In IPL 2018
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson made the most number of runs (735) in the IPL 2018. Williamson became the first Kiwi player to win the Orange cap. Williamson almost scored in every match for Sunrisers and rescued his team many times from devastation. But unfortunately, he ended up being a part of runner Sunrisers side.
Most Runs In IPL 2019
The swashbuckling opener from Australia, David Warner amassed the most number of runs (692) in the IPL 2019. Warner became the first player to win the Orange Cap thrice. Warner impressed with 8 half-centuries, which was the highest by any player in that season. He smacked the bowlers all over the park with a strike-rate of 143.86.
Most Runs In IPL 2020
Current Indian wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul notched up the most number of runs (670) in the IPL 2020. Rahul opened the innings for KXIP and captained them as well. But the team’s season was not as good as him. He scored runs with a fascinating average of 55.83. He also hit the most number of fifties (5) in the season.