Most runs in IPL 2016: 5 players with most runs in IPL 2016
Updated on: Mar 3, 2023 11:35 am IST
Most runs in IPL 2016: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is known for producing some of the best cricketers in the world. With every passing year, the excitement and thrill of IPL only seems to be increasing. In 2016, the tournament saw some of the most thrilling performances by players, but which ones stood out? Let’s take a look at the top five players with the most runs in IPL 2016.
Most runs in IPL 2016
|1||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore||16||16||973||152.03||84||38|
|2||David Warner||Sunrisers Hyderabad||17||17||848||151.43||88||31|
|3||AB de Villiers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||16||16||687||168.80||57||37|
|4||Shikhar Dhawan||Sunrisers Hyderabad||17||17||501||116.78||51||8|
|5||Gautam Gambhir||Kolkata Knight Riders||15||15||501||121.90||54||6|
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1. Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore (973 runs in 16 matches)
The former Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli, had a phenomenal season in IPL 2016. He smashed a staggering 973 runs in just 16 matches, with an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03. Kohli’s run-scoring spree included four centuries and seven half-centuries, making him the leading run-scorer of the tournament. He led his team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, to the finals, where they unfortunately lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kohli’s performance in IPL 2016 is widely regarded as one of the greatest individual performances in the history of IPL.
2. David Warner – Sunrisers Hyderabad (848 runs in 17 matches)
David Warner, the Australian cricketer, led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their first-ever IPL title in 2016. He was the team’s top scorer with 848 runs in 17 matches, at an average of 60.57 and a strike rate of 151.43. Warner’s knock of 93 runs in the final against Royal Challengers Bangalore helped his team lift the trophy. He hit 88 fours and 31 sixes in the tournament, showcasing his exceptional batting skills.
3. AB de Villiers – Royal Challengers Bangalore (687 runs in 16 matches)
AB de Villiers is one of the most versatile cricketers in the world. He proved his worth in IPL 2016 by scoring 687 runs in 16 matches at an astonishing strike rate of 168.80. He scored 57 fours and 37 sixes in the tournament, entertaining the crowd with his unique batting style. His innings of 129* against Gujarat Lions remains one of the most memorable moments of the tournament.
4. Shikhar Dhawan – Sunrisers Hyderabad (501 runs in 17 matches)
Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian opener, had a decent season in IPL 2016. He scored 501 runs in 17 matches at an average of 38.53 and a strike rate of 116.78. Dhawan’s innings of 82* against Mumbai Indians in the semifinals helped Sunrisers Hyderabad reach the finals. Although he didn’t score as many runs as the top three players, his contribution to his team’s success cannot be undermined.
5. Gautam Gambhir – Kolkata Knight Riders (501 runs in 15 matches)
Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian opener, was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2016. He scored 501 runs in 15 matches at an average of 38.53 and a strike rate of 121.90. Gambhir’s consistency with the bat helped his team reach the playoffs, where they were unfortunately knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad. He hit 54 fours and 6 sixes in the tournament, showcasing his ability to rotate the strike and find gaps in the field.
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In conclusion, these were the five players who scored the most runs in the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League. Virat Kohli was the standout performer that year, scoring a whopping 973 runs in just 16 innings. David Warner and AB de Villiers were also in great form, scoring 848 and 687 runs respectively. Shikhar Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir also had a good season with the bat, scoring 501 runs each. These players showed their class and skill with the bat, and played some memorable innings that season.