Top 10 Most Runs in IPL History: Cricket is one of the most entertaining and thrilling sports in the world. It has significant importance in the Indian Sub-Continent, Australia, Europe, Africa and now gaining stagnant importance in the Americas and the Middle East. England is the home of test cricket. Cricket was professionally played in England and Australia in the initial stage. The English and Aussies were the first nations to compete in an international cricketing fixture that was a test match.
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|(Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore)|
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Earlier, Cricket was played in the test format where the players would play for four to five days for a result. The test format is comprised of two innings where the team which scores more runs wins the match. As Cricket went into the developing stages, the 50-over One Day format and 20-over T-20 format started to gain pace and developed rapidly.
The limited-overs Format was quickly adapted by the players and the first T-20 World Cup was played in 2007. The 20-20 cricket brought in the franchise-based cricket system with the Indian Premier League being introduced in 2008.
Cricket is one of the fastest evolving sport in the world and the players don’t leave behind any effort to entertain the fans. Batting professionally with a cool temperament and scoring quick runs for the team is the highlight of the T-20 Format.
IPL has been a festival for the Indians where the cricketing action takes an uninterrupted pace in the summer. The batsman is the key to the success of the league and they don’t leave any chance to score runs for the franchise.
Here is the list of the Top 10 Most Runs in IPL.
Top 10 Most Runs in IPL | IPL Records
#10 Gautam Gambhir, Delhi Capitals
Gautam Gambhir is an Indian Left-Handed Opening Batsman who last played for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Gambhir had the best times in IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders where he led the franchise to a two-time IPL triumph. Gambhir is an aggressive and elegant batsman.
Gautam Gambhir has scored 4217 runs in 154 IPL matches played which is the 10th most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 93 and he has smashed a massive 36 half-centuries in his IPL career. Gambhir averaged 31.23 and had a strike rate of 123.88 in IPL.
#9 Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa is an Indian Right-Handed Top-order batsman who is currently a part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise. Uthappa had the best times of his IPL career with Kolkata Knight Riders where he was part of the winning side a couple of times. Uthappa is an explosive batsman.
Robin Uthappa has scored 4,607 runs in 182 matches played in his career which is the 9th most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 87 and he has smashed 24 half-centuries and no century in his IPL career. Uthappa averages 27.9 2 and has a decent strike rate of 129.99 in IPL.
#8 MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the Captain of the Chennai Super Kings. He has led the franchise to a three-time IPL triumph and is the most successful captain in IPL history. Dhoni is the most popular sports personality in India and has a tremendous fan base. He is well known for his fabulous hitting skills and the innovative Helicopter Shot.
MS Dhoni has scored 4669 runs in 211 IPL matches which is the 8th most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 84*and he has smashed 23 half-centuries and no centuries in his IPL career. Dhoni averages 40.25 in IPL and has a strike rate of 140.64.
#7 Chris Gayle, Punjab Kings
Chris Gayle is the only member of the Punjab Kings franchise to feature in the top 10 most runs in IPL. Gayle is one of the most successful batsmen in IPL history and is popularly known for his extravagant hitting abilities. He has extensive power to clear the fence easily. Gayle was earlier a successful part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise.
Gayle has scored 4,950 runs in IPL which is the 7th most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 175 and he has smashed 31 half-centuries and 6 centuries in his IPL career. Gayle averages 40.24 and has a massive strike rate of 149.45 in IPL.
#6 AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore
AB de Villiers, popularly known as Mr. 360 is the second most successful batsman for the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IPL. De Villiers is hailed for his calm and composed nature. He is a good smasher of the white balls and plays delightful shots in limited-overs fixtures.
De Villiers has scored 5,056 runs in 176 matches played in his IPL career which is the 6th most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 133* and he has smashed 40 half-centuries and 3 centuries in his IPL career. De Villiers averages 40.77and has a strike rate of 152.38 in IPL.
#5 David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad
David Warner is notably the best player for the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise at the IPL. Warner led the franchise to a victory in the 2016 season. Warner is a Left-Handed Batsman who is known for his brilliant batting skills and consistent form.
Warner has scored 5,447 runs in his IPL career which is the 5th most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in T-20 is 126 and he has smashed 50 half-centuries and 4 centuries in his T-20 career. Warner averages 42.22 and has a strike rate of 140.13 in IPL.
#4 Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma is an India Right-Handed batsman who is the Opening Batsman for the Mumbai Indians and the current Skipper. Rohit Sharma is the most successful Captain in IPL history and has led the Mumbai Indians franchise to a record five IPL trophies. Sharma is an elegant batsman who is a brilliant puller of the white ball.
Rohit Sharma has scored 5480 runs in his IPL career which is the 4th most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 109* and he has smashed 40 half-centuries and 1 century in his IPL career. Sharma averages 31.49 and has a decent strike rate of 130.50 in IPL.
#3 Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings
Suresh Raina is an Indian Left-Handed Top-order Batsman who is the most successful batsman for the Chennai Super Kings franchise in IPL. Raina is an elegant batsman who is popularly known for his inside-out drive. Raina has also played for the Gujarat Lions franchise when CSK was suspended.
Suresh Raina has scored 5,491 runs in 200 IPL matches which is the 3rd most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 100* and he has smashed 39 half-centuries and 1 century in his career. Raina averages 31.49 in IPL and has a strike rate of 130.50. Raina was a part of the World Cup Winning Indian Team in 2011.
#2 Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian Left-Handed Opening Batsman who is a part of the Delhi Capitals franchise. He is the Captain of the franchise and took his team to the final of 2020. Dhawan is the most successful batsman for India in the limited-overs fixtures. Dhawan is an iconic player and is popularly referred to as Gabbar.
Shikhar Dhawan has scored 5,577 runs in his 12 tears long IPL career which is the 2nd most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 106* and he has smashed 44 half-centuries and 2 centuries in his T-20 career. Dhawan averages 35.29 and has a strike rate of 127.35 in IPL.
#1 Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Widely recognized as the Run Machine, Virat Kohli is the present Captain of the Indian Cricket and the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. Virat Kohli is a Right-Handed top-order batsman and the only player to cross 3,000 runs in T-20 cricket and 6,000 runs in IPL till now. Kohli is known for his extraordinary technique of batting and the passionating aggression he shows on the field.
Virat Kohli has scored 6,076 runs in 199 IPL matches which is the most runs in IPL by any batsman. His highest score in IPL is 113 and he has smashed 40 half-centuries and 5 centuries in his IPL career. Kohli averages 37.57 and has a strike rate of 130.41 in IPL. Kohli still has a long way to go in his career and is certainly expected to break many more records.
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