Players with Most 50+ Scores in a Single IPL Season

Most 50+ Scores in a Single IPL Season: With the rise of T20 leagues like IPL, batsmen always aim to play aggressive shots and score runs quickly. Consistently scoring half-centuries (50+) in an IPL season demands great skill. Now, let’s examine the top 5 run-makers who scored the most 50+ scores in a single IPL edition.

Players with Most 50 Scores in a Single IPL Season
SR NoPlayerNumber of Fifty-PlusIPL Season
1Virat Kohli112016
2David Warner92019
3David Warner92016
4Chris Gayle82012
5Kane Williamson82018

 #5. Kane Williamson – 8 Fifties in IPL 2018  

In the 2018 IPL season, the calm and composed New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, had an outstanding performance. He hit 8 half-century or more scores for SRH and scored a total of 735 runs in 17 games at a strike rate of over 150, earning him the Orange Cap for that edition.

Kane played a crucial role at the beginning of the innings, acting as a stable presence. His highest score was an unbeaten 83. Even though SRH lost the final, his batting performances were crucial for the team that season.

#4. Chris Gayle – Monster Runs in 2012 Season  

In the 2012 IPL edition, the powerful batsman Chris Gayle, also known as the Universe Boss, brought immense excitement with his aggressive batting. Playing for RCB, Gayle scored an incredible 733 runs with a striking 161 rate, hitting 8 half-century or more scores.

Gayle also achieved the highest individual score of 128 during that season. His explosive batting performances overwhelmed almost every bowling attack.

#3. David Warner in 2016 & 2019 Seasons  

Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 edition of the IPL, dynamic Australian opener David Warner had a stellar record, clinching the Orange Cap three times. He achieved an impressive feat by registering 9 half-century or more scores in both the 2016 and 2019 IPL seasons.

In 2016, Warner spearheaded SRH’s attack with a remarkable 848 runs in a single season. Making a strong comeback in 2019 after the ban, he accumulated 692 runs in 12 games for SRH at a strike rate exceeding 144.

#2. David Warner – Orange Cap in 2019 Too 

As mentioned earlier, the dynamic left-handed batsman David Warner had another outstanding IPL season in 2019 after missing one year. Opening for SRH, Warner hit 9 half-centuries in that edition, accumulating a remarkable 692 runs in 12 innings.

He secured his 3rd Orange Cap, scoring at an impressive strike rate of over 144. Warner’s consistency and powerful hitting proved to be a challenge for bowlers to handle.

#1. Virat Kohli – Record-Breaking 2016 Campaign   

Virat Kohli is considered the top player when it comes to the most 50+ scores in a single IPL season. His performance in the 2016 IPL season is truly remarkable and will be remembered for a long time. 

During that season, Kohli was the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team. He had an extraordinary run, achieving a feat similar to the legendary cricketer Don Bradman. Kohli scored an incredible 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries, totaling to 11 innings where he scored 50 or more runs. 

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Kohli’s outstanding performance helped him to score 973 runs with a strike rate of over 150, which is the highest ever recorded in an IPL season. His batting brilliance played a significant role in carrying RCB almost single-handedly to the finals.

Conclusion

Consistently scoring big in the shortest format of cricket requires top-notch batting skills. The fact that players like Williamson, Warner, Gayle, and Kohli have recorded 8 or more fifty-plus scores in at least one IPL edition each showcases their exceptional talent.

Who hit 4 centuries in one IPL season?

Virat Kohli scored 4 hundreds in IPL 2016.

Which player has won the Orange Cap thrice? 

David Warner has won the Orange Cap thrice (2016, 2017 and 2019).

When did Gayle score his highest individual T20 score?

 
Chris Gayle scored an unbeaten 175 off 66 balls for RCB versus Pune Warriors in 2013.

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