IPL is the best franchise league in the world among all leagues and the presence of all the best players in the globe asserts all about it. Batting in the Indian Premier League has been a bit easier than other cricket leagues on earth because of the flat wickets in this well-paid tournament. Over the years many cricketers have played in the IPL, but not everyone has been able to make an impact. In today’s article, we will read about the top 5 players with the most runs in IPL.
Here is the name of the players with the most IPL runs –
The flamboyant and fearless, top-order Indian batsman Virat Kohli gets 1st place in terms of scoring the most runs in IPL, with 7263 runs in 237 Matches (229 innings). Making his IPL debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008, Kohli has played all IPL games for RCB so far and averaged 37.24 in the event. The modern-day great also holds the record of amassing the most runs in a single IPL season, with 973 runs in 16 matches in 2016. Unfortunately, despite being one of the best, Virat Kohli is yet to win an IPL trophy.
Explosive opener Shikhar Dhawan comes 2nd place on the list of most runs in IPL history. “Gabbar” has accumulated 6617 runs in 217 games at a decent average of 35.38. Having a strike rate of 127.17, Shikhar has smashed 50 fifties and 2 centuries so far in the Indian Premier League. Currently, Dhawan has made 356 runs in 9 games in the 2023 IPL. In the 2020 IPL, he became the 1st player to hit back-to-back centuries in an IPL edition against CSK and Punjab Kings.
Ace Australian opener David Warner is the only foreigner, who has made it to the list of the top 5 players with the most runs in IPL. Averaging 41.53, Warner has amassed 6397 runs in 176 innings. He started his career with Delhi Daredevils in 2009 and is now one of the best overseas players in the tournament. Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden IPL title in 2016. He has also made a unique feat in his name, winning the Orange Cap thrice (2015, 2017 & 2019), the most by any batsman.
The current Indian aggressive opening batsman, Rohit Sharma, scored the 4th most runs in IPL. In his 16 years of Indian Premier League career, Sharma has notched 6211 runs in 243 games. Rohit is such a batsman if you don’t get him out early, he can whack the bowlers around the park for the entire 20 overs. He has been the best buy for Mumbai Indians in IPL, under his guidance Mumbai has worn the IPL crown five times, which is the highest by any team.
Former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina finds himself in 5th among the players with the most runs in IPL with 5528 runs in 205 matches (200 innings). The middle-order batsman has maintained an average of 32.51 in the competition, while his strike rate has been 136.76. Chennai Super Kings has succeeded in the IPL thrice (2010, 2011 & 2018) and Raina was a part of the team on all three occasions. In terms of scoring 2000 and 5000 runs, Suresh Raina is the first in the history of IPL.
AB DE Villiers
One of the best batters to ever play the IPL, AB DE Villiers holds the 6th position on this list. Having played 184 IPL games, the ace batsman has accumulated 5162 runs at an excellent average of 39.71, while his strike rate has been 151.68. AB has surpassed the 50-run mark 40 times in his career, however, he never had the privilege to win an IPL trophy despite being so incredible throughout the seasons.
Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in IPL history, with 7263 runs in 229 innings.
Virat Kohli has made the highest number of runs in a single IPL season, 973 runs in 16 matches in 2016.
Chris Gayle has smacked the highest score in IPL, 175* off 66 balls against Pune Warriors India in 2013.
KL Rahul scored the most runs in IPL 2020 (670 runs).
Jos Buttler amassed the most runs in IPL 2022, 863 runs in 7 matches.
Chris Gayle has smashed the most IPL sixes, 357.
List of The Top 10 Players With Most Runs In IPL
|Player||Matches||Innings||Runs||Average||Strike Rate||Highest Score||50s||100s|
|AB DE Villiers||184||170||5162||39.70||151.68||133*||40||3|
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