Most Fifties in IPL – With the evolution of the game, and the emergence of T20 cricket, one can argue that cricket has become more of a batsman’s game. In the last 14 editions of IPL, we have seen several world-class batters grace the biggest stage with their consistent displays. The likes of David Warner, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan have been associated with the cash-rich league since its beginning stages.
Due to their sheer consistency, the above mentioned trio also happen to the top three run-getters in IPL. Moreover, they also lead the pack when it comes to scoring fifties in IPL cricket.
David Warner leads the charts for most fifties in IPL Cricket, having scored 50 half-centuries in just 150 innings. The Australian opener has represented Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, having won the title with Sunrisers in 2016, being the skipper of his side.
David Warner has 54 scores above 50 to his name in IPL, with four of them being centuries. Warner has amassed 5,449 runs at an average of 41.59, and a strike rate of 139.96. His fastest fifty came against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017, where he brought up the milestone in just 20 deliveries.
David Warner had 9 fifties to his name in 2016 season, where he also amassed 848 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 2019, after a one-year absence, the Australian returned to score 692 runs which included 8 half-centuries.
Shikhar Dhawan has 44 fifties to his name in IPL cricket. The stylish left-handed batsman has represented five franchises over the years, scoring 5784 runs at an average of 34.84. Dhawan has registered 46 scores above 50, with 2 centuries to his name.
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Virat Kohli, who has been associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore since the very start has scored the third most number of fifties, 42. The Indian Test captain has 47 fifty plus scores to his name, which includes five centuries. Four of those tons came in 2016 alone.