Any landmark in cricket is a big achievement for the players. Getting to an half century in the shortest format of the game is no mean feat as the innings only lasts for just 120 balls and there is not much time left for the batsmen to pace their innings as compared to ODIs or tests. Lets take a look at the batsmen with most fifties in this edition of IPL.
|Players||Team||Matches||Runs||Number of Fifties|
|Shubman Gill||Gujarat Titans||12||384||4|
|David Warner||Delhi Capitals||9||375||4|
|Jos Buttler||Rajasthan Royals||11||618||3|
|Faf du Plessis||Royal Challengers Bangalore||12||389||3|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Punjab Kings||11||381||3|
|Quinton de Kock||Lucknow Supergiants||12||355||3|
|Deepak Hooda||Lucknow Supergiants||12||347||3|
|Hardik Pandya||Gujarat Titans||11||344||3|
|Aiden Markram||Sunrisers Hyderabad||11||326||3|
It is a known fact that the openers get to face the most number of balls in this format of the game. The job of an opener is to exploit the powerplay, get his team to a good start, and convert his start to make it a big one. That’s exactly what all top quality batsmen do and the list reflects the same.
One anomaly in the list is the presence of Aiden Markram who is with 3 half centuries in this season so far. He is not batting at his usual position as an opener and been asked to do the difficult job which is to play at #4. The talented Protea has established himself as one of the gun middle order batsman with some solid performances right through the season at #4. He has paced the innings beautifully and even remained unbeaten on various occasions to see his team cross the winning line.
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