Indian Premier League is the 5th most Popular Sports League in the world. Each year many Star batsman from foreign countries take part in IPL to play for its franchise teams. Along with Indian batsmen, they go on to score many runs in the season. With the T20 format of the League, the matches become interesting and thrilling when batsmen try to find a way to get runs for their teams. Today, we will be looking at the Top 10 Best Batsmen in IPL with most runs in a single season.
Top 10 Best Batsmen In IPL With Most Runs In A Single Season
From Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Captain Virat Kohli to Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul, many IPL batsmen have recorded the most runs in a single season of IPL. They with their great batting performances dominated opponent bowlers in different seasons. Not only, they lead their team to victory in each IPL season, but also scored the highest runs in a single IPL season. Here is the list o Top 10 Best Batsmen in IPL with Most Runs in a Single Season.
1. Virat Kohli
RCB Captain Virat Kohli takes the top spot on our list of most runs in a single IPL season. He is a right-handed batsmen who captains Indian National cricket team in International matches. With his classic batting technique and aggressive attitude, he is considered one of the greatest batsman of all times in cricket. Kohli scored 973 runs in 16 innings of 16 matches while facing 640 balls during IPL 2016. He achieved that milestone while representing Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Virat Kohli averaged 81.08 with a top score of 113 in that season. He also went on to score 4 hundreds and seven half centuries in IPL 2016. The RCB captain collected 38 sixes and 83 boundaries in that season to achieve the mile stone. His strike rate remained 152.03 with four not outs during the season.
Kohli broke Chris Gayle’s record for most runs in single IPL season of 733 in IPL 2016. He now holds the record for most runs in single IPL season.
2. Kane Williamson
New Zealand Skipper Kane Williamson takes the 2nd spot on our list. He is regarded as one of the finest batsman of New Zealand in modern era. Williamson scored 735 runs on 512 balls for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 17 innings of 17 matches during IPL 2018. He remained the highest run scorer during the season. Moreover, his strike remained 142.44 with an average of 52.50.
Kane Williamson recorded 8 half centuries with the highest score of 84 in that season. He collected 28 sixes and 63 fours during the tournament. Therefore, he was awarded with the orange cap in IPL 2018.
Above all, Kane Williamson earns his spot on our list of most runs in single IPL season.
3. Chris Gayle
Next we have West Indian star all-rounder Chris Gayle making the 3rd spot on our list. He is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders and greatest hard hitters in cricket history. During IPL 2012, he smashed 733 runs in 14 innings of 15 matches while facing 456 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was the highest run scorer in IPL 2012 season and was awarded with orange cap for this achievement.
Chris Gayle averaged 61.08 with a strike rate of 160.74 during the tournament. He achieved most runs in IPL 2012 by hitting record 59 sixes and 46 boundaries. Moreover, his highest score remained 128* during the season. Now, he takes his spot on our list for his performance in IPL 2012.
4. Mike Hussey
Former Australian cricketer Mike Hussey joins our list at the 4th spot. He is regarded as one of the best Australian test cricketers of all times. During IPL 2013 he scored 733 runs in 17 innings of 17 matches for Chennai Super Kings while facing 566 balls. Mickey had an average of 52.33 and a strike rate of 129.50 during the tournament. He remained the batsman with most runs in IPL 2013 and he received orange cap for this achievement.
Mike Hussey made 6 half centuries during the tournament and his highest score remained 95. He collected 17 glorious sixes and 81 boundaries in IPL 2013. Now, he earns his place on our list for this feat.
5. David Warner
Next we have, modern Day Australian opener David Warner making up the 5th spot on our list. He is regarded as one of the best openers of this era. During IPL 2019, he made 692 runs in 12 innings of 12 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad facing 481 balls. Warner averaged 69.20 with a strike rate of 143.86 during the season. He was the highest run scorer in IPL 2019 and received Orange cap for this record.
David Warner recorded one hundred and eight half centuries during the tournament. He collected 21 sixes and 57 boundaries during that season. Whereas, his highest score remained 100*. Now, he earns a spot on our list of cricketers with most runs in single IPL season.
6. KL Rahul
At number 6 we have Indian cricketer KL Rahul on our list. He is considered as the rising batsman in Indian cricket team now a days. In IPL 2020, he made 670 runs in 14 innings of 14 matches while facing 518 balls for Kings XI Punjab. He averaged 55.83 with a strike rate of 129.34 during that season. At the end of the tournament he was the highest run scorer and received Orange cap for his achievement.
KL Rahul scored one hundred and five half centuries during IPL 2012. He collected 23 sixes and 58 boundaries in the tournament. Whereas, his highest scorer was 132* during that season. Now, he makes his spot on our list of most runs in single IPL season.
7. Robin Uthappa
Next we have Former National Indian Cricketer Robin Uthappa making up the 7th spot on our list. He played International cricket for India between 2006 to 2015. During IPL 2014, he collected 660 runs in 16 innings of 16 matches while facing 479 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders. He averaged 44 with a strike rate of 137.78. He was the highest run scorer in IPL 2014 and was awarded with Orange Cap.
Robin Uthappa scored five half centuries during that season. He smashed 18 sixes and 74 boundaries in IPL 2014 tournament. Whereas, his highest score remained 83*. Now, he stands tall among the batsmen with most runs in single IPL season.
8. David Warner
David Warner again enters his name at 8th spot on our list of cricketers with highest runs in single IPL season. He is a treat to watch when his on the crease and he has entertained IPL fans with many memorable innings. In IPL 2017, he again scored 641 runs in 14 innings of 14 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad while facing 452 balls. He had an average of 58.27 with a strike rate of 141.81. He remained the highest run scorer in IPL 2017 for the second time and he received Orange cap for his performance in the tournament.
David Warner one hundred and 4 half centuries in that season. He collected 26 sixes and 63 boundaries in IPL 2017 season. Whereas, his highest score was 126 in the tournament. Now, the makes his spot on our list of batsmen with highest runs in single IPL season.
9. Sachin Tendulkar
The God of Cricket in India and the True Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar makes the 9th spot on our list. He is regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket for all times. During IPL 2010, he scored 618 runs in 15 innings of 15 matches facing 466 balls for Mumbai Indians. His strike rate was 132.61 with an average of 47.53 during the tournament. He was the highest run scorer in IPL 2010 season and received Orange cap for this achievement.
Sachin smashed five fifties during that season including 3 sixes and 86 boundaries. Whereas, his highest score remained 89* during the tournament. Two times he ended his innings on not outs. Now, Sachin Tendulkar deserves a spot on our list of most runs in single IPL season.
10. Shaun Marsh
Finally, we have modern day Australian batsman Shaun Marsh making up the last spot on our list. He plays the role of a left handed batsman for Australia. In IPL 2007, he struck 616 runs in 11 innings of 11 matches for Kings XI Punjab facing 441 balls. His strike rate remained 139.68 with an average of 68.44. He was the highest run scorer in IPL 2007 tournament and received Orange Cap for this feat.
Shaun Marsh scored one hundred and five half centuries during the tournament. Moreover, he also smashed 26 sixes and 59 classis boundaries as well in that season. However, his highest score was 115 in IPL 2007. For this feat, he enters his names on our countdown.
So, here is our list. Who do you think should be on our list. Let us know in the comment box.