Highest Run Scorers in An IPL Season
IPL is the biggest T20 league, players from all around the globe participate in the cricket carnival hosted by India. It’s a run-fest and bowlers have a hard time while handling the destruction. The world’s greatest batsmen set the stage on fire and even youngsters have been groomed very well over the years.
Every passing year the batsmen seem to break records and pile up totals that were never thought of. Such destructive performances have helped the batsmen make it into the list highest run getter in an IPL season.
List of Highest Run Scorers in IPL Season:
#5 Mike Hussey (2013)
Mr. Cricket from Australia has been one of the most fluent batsmen the game has ever seen. He has been a part of CSK during his playing days in IPL. He is fifth in the list for most runs scored in an IPL season. Mike Hussey’s best season in IPL came in the year 2013 when he won the orange cap(highest run-scorer award). The Australian left-handed batsmen scored 733 runs in 17 matches at an average of 52.35. His highest score that year was 95 and his strike rate was 129.50. He outscored Chris Gayle(708 runs) in that season and it clearly shows his dominance in 2013.
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#4 Chris Gayle (2012)
Chris Gayle is amongst the biggest names in the history of T20 cricket and he has been a revolution in the IPL. Gayle is renowned as Universe Boss and his destruction on the ground is termed as Gayle Storm. Gayle won the orange cap in the 2012 edition when he scored 733 runs in 15 matches at an average of 61.08. His highest score that year was 128* and his season strike rate was 160.75.
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#3 Kane Williamson (2018)
Kane Williamson is amongst the fab 4 in modern-day cricket but surprisingly his real breakthrough in the IPL came in the 2018 season when David Warner was banned and Kane had to step up as a leader both with bat and on the field. Kane is third in the list for most runs scored in an IPL season. Williamson in that season itself scored 735 runs and lead his team to the top of the table but unfortunately, they couldn’t make it through the playoffs. Kane played 17 matches and scored at an average of 52.50.
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#2 David Warner (2016)
Warner the pocket size dynamo from Australia is known for his aggressive approach while batting. He has been successful in all forms of the game and interestingly his batting approach has been similar in all of them. He has led Hyderabad from the front in IPL. He helped SRH win the title in 2016, he scored 848 runs in that season at an average of 60.75. David Warner played in 17 games in that season and was absolutely sensational for his team. His highest score was 93*. Unfortunately, he couldn’t win the orange cap even after accomplishing the best ever tally as another inhuman performance outscored him that season.
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#1 Virat Kohli (2016)
The Indian Captain showed his absolute best in the 2016 edition of the IPL as he scored 973 runs in 16 matches to win the orange cap. Even the best ever performance in IPL history, Kohli couldn’t help his team RCB win the IPL trophy as David Warner’s SRH won the ultimate decider to lift the title. Virat Kohli scored 4 hundreds in that season and averaged 81.08. Virat has been a part of the RCB setup since 2008 and has been integral to its success. Virat’s sensational performance in 2016 has helped him gain the number one spot in the list for most runs scored in an IPL season.
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