Top 10 IPL Highest Run Scorers:
Indian Premier League (IPL) is an entertainment league which gravitates batsman to play power strokes and score more since it is a T20 format. Till the date, Sri Lankan bowler, Lasith Malinga has the most wickets (170) in the IPL history, followed by Amit Mishra, who have157 wickets in his account.
How about the list of list of IPL Highest Run Scorers? With no doubt, the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli leads the list with 5412 runs. Who is the second, third and fourth?
Let’s have a look at the leading run scorers of IPL:
Virat Kohli is IPL’s all-time highest run-scorer with 5412 runs in his 177 matches at an average of 37.84. In 2016, Virat Kohli broke various records when he scored 973 runs in 16 matches at an average of 81.80. He has appeared for RCB in169 innings. He has made century 5 times and half century 36 times.
Highest Score: 113
2. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina is the Mr.harmonious of IPL and has lit up the competition with his handling and exquisite batting since the time of his debut season. He has barely missed matches in the IPL. He is a basic piece of CSK, which is one of the most steady groups of the competition.
Suresh Raina has scored 5368 runs in 193 matches at an average of 33.34 runs. He has played 189 innings. He has scored 1 century and 38 half centuries.
Highest Score: 100
3. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is among the best batsmen in all formats of the game. He has scored 4898 runs in 188 matches at an average of 31.60. He is not only among the top run-scorers of the competition, but also one of the best IPL captain.
Highest Score: 109
4. David Warner
The pocket-sized dynamo from Australia has the most elevated normal among the best 5 run getters. He has the most number of half centuries in the league in a year. He has the third highest strike rate and has played minimal number of matches among the 10 IPL Highest Run Scorers. He has scored 4706 runs in 126 matches at an average of 43.17 and with a strike rate of 142.39.
Highest Score: 126
5. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan, who has listed 5th in the IPL Highest Run Scorers, has scored 4579 runs in 159 matches at an average of 33.42. He was taken by Delhi Capitals in the previous season and scored over 520 runs.
Highest Score: 97
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6. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is one of the T20 whiz across the world. He is danger to bowlers even at this point. He can clear any ground on the planet effortlessly. It is his strike rate of 151 that makes him the genuine danger. In 125 matches, he has scored 4484 runs. He had played 124 innings till the date.
Highest Score: 175
Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is 7th in the list with 4432 runs. During the suspension of Chennai Super Kings, he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping amount of US$ 1.9 million. He was also named as the skipper of the side.
Chennai Super Kings has won 3 IPL Titles under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Highest Score: 84
8. Robin Uthappa
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) veteran, Robin Uthappa has scored 4411 runs with an average of 28.83. He has moved franchise on different occasions in IPL history, yet has overwhelmingly found affirmation with KKR. He has 24 half centuries in his name.
Highest Score: 87
9. Ab de Villiers
The Mr.360 degree batsman, Ab de Villiers is 9th in the list with 4394 runs at an average of 39.95 and strike rate of 151.23. He has the best strike rate among the top 10 IPL Highest Run Scorers.
Highest Score: 133
Century : 3
10. Gautam Gambhir
The left handed opening batsman, Gautam Gambhir has scored 4217 runs from 154 matches with an average of 31.23. He was the skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014. Even though he hasn’t scored an IPL century, he has 36 half centuries in his name with a high score of 93.
Highest Score: 93
And that’s all on Top 10 IPL Highest Run Scorers.