IPL most runs: The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is upon us, and with that comes clusters of excitement from across the nation. Regarded as one of the most watched league in the world, the IPL has featured some terrific batting displays from quality individuals over the years.
Here are the batsmen who sit at the top of pile in terms of runs scored for their respective franchise.
Most Runs MI – Rohit Sharma
The Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has a record number of five IPL titles, but has also been effective with the bat. The Hitman has scored 5230 runs from 200 IPL appearances, which includes 39 fifties and a hundred to his name. He has a strike rate of 130.61 and tops the charts in terms of runs scored for the Mumbai Indians so far.
Most Runs CSK – Suresh Raina
The Chennai Super Kings are the second most successful team with three IPL titles, One of the major reasons for all that glory has been the consistency of Suresh Raina. ‘Chinna Thala’ as referred to by the CSK Faithful didn’t feature for the entirety of previous season due to personal reasons. Coincidently, the Yellow Army failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time in their history. However, the inclusion of the southpaw this season is of utmost importance as he tops the pile with 5369 runs from 188 IPL appearances. Raina has struck 37 fifties and two hundreds, while maintaining a strike rate of 139.38.
Most Runs KKR – Andre Russell
The Kolkata Knight Riders have also impressed over the years with two IPL trophies in their cabinet. If they are to get a hand on the trophy for the third time, the onus will be on ‘Dre Rus’. Andre Russell is one of the finest match winners in T20 cricket and has made his team cross the line on plenty of occasions in the recent past. Russell has scored 1524 runs from 73 appearances in the IPL, which includes nine fifties, and a scintillating strike rate of 184.05. The 32-year-old has scored the most number of runs from the current lot of KKR players and will be the ‘X Factor’ heading into the new season.
Most Runs SRH – David Warner
The Sunrisers Hyderabad were the crowned champions in 2016, and it was their skipper David Warner who led by example as he scored 848 runs in that one season. The Australian international has been one of the most effective overseas batsman through the years. Warner has scored 3819 runs from 87 IPL appearances, which includes 38 fifties, two hundreds, a strike rate of 144.98. The specialist opener averages 52.31 in the IPL, which signifies his importance.
Most Runs RR – Sanju Samson
Though Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson are first and second in terms of runs scored for the Royals, it’s Sanju Samson who tops the list among the current lot of players. Samson has scored 2099 runs from 85 IPL appearances, which includes 13 fifties, a hundred and a strike rate of 135.33. The newly appointed captain will be looking to add plenty of more runs to the bank, as he looks to reclaim the Rajasthan Royals’ long lost glory.
RCB have been one of the most exciting teams to watch over the years, but do not have a trophy to show for. However, with a new outlook and a few additional players in the camp, RCB could very well go the distance. Nevertheless, it will be their captain Virat Kohli who will be expected to be among the runs given his stature. Kohli leads the pack with 6302 runs from 207 appearances, which includes 41 fifties and five hundreds under his belt.
Most Runs Punjab Kings – KL Rahul
KL Rahul has been one of the most exciting prospects in white ball cricket from India lately. He has displayed his quality skillset for Punjab as well, by scoring 1922 runs from 42 IPL appearances. KL Rahul has struck 17 fifties, two hundreds, a strike rate of 140.08 and a sublime average of 54,91. The expectations will be on the skipper to score big runs in order to go the distance this season.
Most Runs DC – Rishabh Pant
Since Shreyas Iyer misses out the IPL 2021 due to an shoulder injury, it’s wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant who can play a pivotal role with his dynamism. The 23-year-old has struck 2079 runs from 68 appearances in the IPL, which includes 12 fifties, a hundred and a strike rate of 151.97. To top it all, Rishabh Pant has been one of the most in-form players in the national team and will take plenty of confidence from that.