Which Batsman Has Scored Most Runs in IPL History? Here Is The IPL Top Scorers List

Most Runs in IPL Tournament

There are 13 years of existence between the Indian Premier League (IPL), the largest and most popular T20 league in the world. Last year, it has been held for the 17th time. The IPL has consistently been a place where players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and Chris Gayle have found success.

 A high batting standard is synonymous with a high run-scoring standard as well. But who is the batsman with the most runs in the history of the Indian Premier League?

Who has scored most runs in IPL tournament?

1. Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Since the Indian T20 competition’s inception, the RCB captain has played in the league. I found the statistics of Virat Kohli in IPL to be quite staggering to read. It is no wonder that the star batsman of the tournament has emerged as one of the most prolific run scorers. In total, the right-handed batsman has made 195 appearances in the Indian Premier League so far, accumulating 5949 runs. The Indian cricketer is just 51 runs away from becoming the first cricketer to cross the 6000 run mark in the franchise-based tournament. In the IPL, the star batsman has scored five centuries and 39 half-centuries to his name. 

2.Shikhar Dhawan – 5784 runs

Team(s): Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians

Shikhar Dhawan has played for four IPL teams and has the second most runs in IPL. As far as his most successful stint in international cricket goes, it was with Sunrisers Hyderabad where he played 85 games and scored 2518 runs at an average of 34.49. Furthermore, he has also scored well for his current team, Delhi Capitals (1859 runs in 55 innings) and Deccan Chargers (969 runs in 29 innings). Despite only appearing in 15 games for the Mumbai Indians, the left-hander averaged 16.5 runs per match.

3.Rohit Sharma – 5611 Runs

Team(s): Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians

After being named the most successful captain of the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League, Rohit Sharma’s career changed for the better when he moved from Deccan Chargers to Mumbai Indians in 2007. The Mumbai Indians captain has led the team to a record five titles, and he has also been a formidable force in the batting department. The Mumbai Indians captain is the fourth highest run scorer in the history of IPL, having amassed 5611 runs in 213 matches at an average of 31.17. 

Rohit Sharma’s record for Deccan Chargers (1172 runs in 45 matches) was good, but with Mumbai Indians he has been outstanding with 5611 runs in 208 games.

4.Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings) 

It has been reported that he has been one of the top performers in the Indian Premier League. While representing the Chennai Super Kings as well as Gujarat Lions over the years, the dynamic batter displayed his strengths in the shortest format of the game while playing a number of scintillating knocks. Raina has scored 5448 runs in 197 matches to his name. As a player, Suresh Raina has also amassed a century, along with 39 fifty-wickets in the league. 

5.David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) 

The explosive opening batsman of the Australian team has also had a notable showing in India’s T20 tournament. The SRH captain has played 146 matches in this competition so far, and he has made 5384 runs in the process. During the tournament, the star batsman is also the one who has scored the most half-centuries. Warner has scored 49 fifties and four centuries in the IPL.

PlayersMatchesRunsAverage
Virat Kohli207628337.39
Shikhar Dhawan192578434.84
Rohit Sharma213561131.17
Suresh Raina205552832.51
David Warner150544941.49

Most Runs in IPL 2020

The orange cap is awarded to the player who scores the most runs in the Indian Premier League. For the most runs scored in IPL 2020, KL Rahul won the orange cap for scoring the most runs. 

Rahul scored 670 runs in 14 matches at an average of 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.34. He hit one century and five half-centuries in the tournament. In 69 deliveries, he scored 132 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

 Most Runs in IPL 2021

Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 635 runs in 2021 at an average of 45.35 and a strike rate of 136.26. Over the course of the tournament, Gaikwad hit one century as well as four half-centuries. As part of the squad for the T20I series against New Zealand, India has included Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has scored most runs in the IPL tournament 2021. Gaikwad is only the second player in the history of the IPL to have won both the orange cap and the IPL trophy during the same season. Robin Uthappa achieved this feat the first time he played in the IPL. In 2014, he won the orange cap and that year, KKR won the trophy as well.

Most Runs in an Over in IPL

In the history of IPL, two players have scored more runs in an over than any other player. They are Gayle and Jadeja. The 50th match of the 2011 Indian Premier League (IPL) season took place on the 8th of May 2011 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kochi Tuskers Kerala. KTK scored only 125 runs in 20 overs, losing nine wickets for the loss of nine runs. For the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan opened the batting. Prasanth Parameswaran, bowling his third over for the team, conceded 37 runs in the over.

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