Most runs in IPL – List of the highest run scorers in Indian Premier League

Updated on: Mar 24, 2022 4:38 pm IST

  • Most runs in IPL

    Most runs in IPL – The IPL has been entertaining fans all over the world for the past 14 seasons. The main reason for it is the attacking stroke play of the talented batters who have mesmerized viewers with their ability to hit boundaries at will.

    Most runs in IPL among active cricketers

    When the IPL was first introduced in 2008, the IPL announced the introduction of the Orange Cap which is to be presented to the batter with most runs every season. A lot of batters have won the award over the seasons, but only a select few have managed to perform and score runs consistently over the years. Now let’s take a look at the players with the most runs in the IPL among active cricketers.

    Here’s a list of the highest run-scorers in IPL (currently active)

    Player Matches Runs Average SR
    Virat Kohli 207 6283 37.39 129.94
    Shikar Dhawan 192 5784 34.84 126.64
    Rohit Sharma 213 5611 31.17 130.39
    Suresh Raina 205 5528 32.51 136.73
    David Warner 150 5449 41.59 139.96

    1. Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli was first picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008 due to his U-19 exploits and he has never stopped making runs for them ever since. He has the rare ability to score runs at a good rate with traditional shot making thereby eliminating too many risks which is the secret to his consistency over the years. His best season came in 2016 when he cracked a record 5 hundreds in a single season of the IPL.

    2. Shikhar Dhawan

    Shikhar Dhawan has reinvented himself with the bat in the last couple of years adding quick scoring to his consistency. He has been a steady run-scorer over the years and is a bankable player with the bat for any franchise he plays.

    3. Rohit Sharma

    Rohit Sharma has won 5 IPL trophies as a captain in the IPL and is also the third-highest run-getter. He first impressed one and all in a finisher role with the Deccan Chargers but has been batting mostly in the top-order for the Mumbai Indians. He hasn’t had an Orange cap winning season so far but has been quite consistent with the bat.

    4. Suresh Raina

    Suresh Raina has been fondly called the Mr. IPL for his run-making prowess in the marquee league. From 2008 to 2018, he crossed the 400 run mark every season and was one of the pivotal reasons for CSK’s success over the years.

    Related: CSK Highest Score in IPL

    5. David Warner

    David Warner is the highest-scoring foreign player in the IPL and has the best average and strike rate among the top five. He is also the only batter who has won three Orange Caps in the IPL. Known for his attacking stroke play, running between the wickets, and the ability to hit spin, Warner will be representing Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022.

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