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| On Nov 24, 2021 2:50 PM IST

Who is the king of IPL?


Who is the king of IPL – The Indian Premier League has set a benchmark for the different T20 leagues all around the world since its inception in 2008. Due to its success, many countries started their respective leagues to give their young players an opportunity to showcase their talent to a wider audience, which impacts the selectors as well.

Who is the King of IPL?

There have been many players who took the experience and form from the IPL to help their teams to ICC titles. The prime example has been the West Indies team who secured title victory in T20 World Cup 2012 and 2016. Below are the 5 players who have been the most impressive performers in the IPL till date.

The 5 players who have had the biggest impact in the Indian Premier League are Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Lasith Malinga, and Rohit Sharma. All these players have contributed to take the league to newer heights.

1. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is a boss. IPL has just been like his own backyard, and he has enjoyed playing here, over the years. He has been a absolute striker of the ball, who has played some special knocks in the league, which has made him a top player of the IPL. Gayle has a lot of fans around the country, and especially Bangalore, where he has played some superb innings. He scored the highest ever individual score of 175 in IPL 2013, and has amassed a total of 4965 runs in 142 matches.

Matches Runs Average
142 4965 39.72

2. Virat Kohli

The former captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore has scored 6283 runs in the tournament, which is the most by any player. His ability to rotate the strike and boundary hitting capabilities, he has been the pillar of strength for RCB. In 2016, he also scored the highest runs (973) in a single IPL season.

Matches Runs Average
207 6283 37.39


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3. Lasith Malinga

The leading wicket taker in the tournament was one of the legendary players to grace the field. His toe crushing yorkers, variations with slower balls, and maintaining cool under pressure was his biggest asset. He has 170 wickets to his name till date. His most impressive performance for MI was against CSK in IPL 2019 Final, where he defended 9 runs in the final over.

Matches Wickets Economy
122 170 7.14

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4. AB De Villiers

ABD has been a blockbuster player for the RCB and the IPL. He has ruled the IPL, since past many years and has been rock solid for his team. One of the top overseas player, the IPL has ever seen. 360 shots and a variety of techniques, which made him a super striker of the ball. AB has had a terrific IPL career with 5162 runs at an average of 39.70.

Matches Runs Average
184 5162 39.70

5. Rohit Sharma

The most successful captain in terms of  5 title victories is definitely the player who has made a great impact on the viewership and helped his game to improve in the T20 format. In his IPL career of 213 matches, Rohit has garnered 5611 runs at an average of 31.17.

Matches Runs Average
213 5611 31.17

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Harshit Rathi

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