Highest Scorer in IPL
IPL is one of the most lucrative cricket league in the world. The league had its inaugural season in 2008 and ever since it has been a successful spectacle. Over the years IPL has seen various world-class batsmen from all around the globe grace it’s stage. The top 5 run machines of the league are:
Top 5 Leading Run Scorer in IPL History
#1. Virat Kohli
The current India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain has been a part of IPL from its inaugural season and has been one of the most consistent batsmen. Virat Kohli is IPL’s all-time highest run-scorer, with 5412 runs at an average of 37.84. In 2016, Virat broke various records when he scored 973 runs in 16 matches at an average of 81.80. He scored 4 centuries in that season itself. Very few batsmen are capable enough to match the standards of the Indian run machine.
#2. Suresh Raina
Mr.Consistent of IPL has lit up the tournament with his fielding and elegant batting ever since the inaugural season. He has hardly missed matches in the IPL, an integral part of CSK-one of the most consistent teams of the tournament. Suresh Raina has scored 5368 runs in 193 matches at an average of 33.34 runs. He might have been in and out of the Indian setup but when it comes to IPL he has never disappointed the Chennai fans. His consistency is what makes him one of the best and highest run-scoring batsmen in the tournament.
#3. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has always been considered a talent to reckon with but ever since he was sent to open for India, he seems to have found his lost self. He is amongst the best batsmen in all forms of the game. Rohit Sharma has 4898 runs in 188 matches at an average of 31.60. He is not only amongst the top run-scorers of the tournament but at the same time he has been one of the most successful IPL captains. With his captaincy record and run-scoring ability, he has been one of the ultimate stars of the league. Rohit in the inaugural seasons was a part of the Deccan Chargers franchise and letting him go is one of the biggest blunders in the IPL history.
#4. David Warner
Only overseas Batsmen to make the cut for the top 5 highest run-scorers in the league. The pocket-sized dynamo from Australia has the highest average amongst the top 5 run-getters, he has the most amount of half-centuries, highest strike rate and has played the least amount of matches. He has pilled up 4706 runs in 126 matches at an average of 43.17 with a strike rate of 142.39. David Warner has 44 half-centuries to his name. He was a part of Delhi Daredevils before he joined Sunrises Hyderbad and later captained them to lift the trophy in 2016.
#5. Shikhar Dhawan
A former partner in crime of David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan has been known for his consistency when playing for Sunrises Hyderabad. He was traded in by Delhi Capitals in the previous season. Shikar has managed to score 4579 runs in 159 matches at an average of 33.42. Hyderabad’s decision of letting him go might prove to be another blunder in IPL as his partnership with David-Dhawan had contributed the maximum amount of Hydrebad’s run in the past few seasons.
With all the top 5 leading run-scorers of IPL still active, there is a lot of runs to be made in the upcoming seasons. The race for the orange cap will once again begin in IPL 2020 and with it will begin the battle of the best batsmen to outscore the other.