NEW DELHI: Batsmen are all the time within the highlight, no matter the batting place they arrive in at in T20 cricket. From top-order batsmen to the pinch-hitters coming down the order, they’re all anticipated to attain from the phrase […]
However one of the best going round on this planet take that stress of their stride. Although the coveted three-figure mark is a rarity in IPL, quick-fire fifties by the batsmen have proved to be recreation changers within the competitors.
After all it is the top-order batsmen who’ve a greater likelihood of attending to the fifty run mark, since they’ve the possibility to face extra deliveries.
TimesofIndia.com right here takes a take a look at the batsmen with most 50 plus totals within the event’s 12 editions up to now:
David Warner (DD, SRH) – 48
Probably the most constant batsmen within the competitors, Australia’s David Warner has been at his prolific finest in terms of scoring runs within the IPL. A damaging opener, who has simply by no means cared concerning the opposition bowlers, Warner has version after version stamped his authority on the event. And the present Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman has been an core a part of the SRH group and has on quite a few events set the tone for his staff, be it whereas batting first or chasing a goal. With a complete of 48 fifty-plus scores, Warner sits proper on the high of the record of batsmen with most fifty and over scores within the IPL. His record additionally has 4 devastating centuries, with a highest rating of 126. Within the 126 matches he has performed between 2009 and 2019, Warner has batted in each recreation and has been among the many high scorers within the competitors with 4,706 runs which have come at a really profitable common of 43.17 and an unimaginable strike fee of over 142. With these essential 50 plus scores, Warner on a number of situations has laid the muse for his staff that has helped them rating massive. To go together with the 44 fifties, the 4 tons that Warner has scored in his IPL profession places him in third place on the IPL centuries record, behind solely Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (RCB) – 41
Fashionable batting nice Virat Kohli has been one of many choose few gamers who has excelled in all codecs. From batting with super accountability in Exams to only utterly altering his recreation within the shortest format, Kohli’s distinctive capabilities of adjusting to the format has been a speaking level all through his profession. And the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has been the front-runner with the bat for his staff for over a decade now. Kohli, largely batting within the top-3, up to now has scored a mammoth 5,412 runs — probably the most ever in IPL — in 177 matches. And in these runs there have been a complete of 41 fifty-plus scores that embody 36 half-centuries and 5 mesmerizing tons. Over the previous 12 editions, Kohli has been probably the most constant performer for RCB the place on events he single-handedly has taken his staff throughout the end line with some distinctive knocks. And probably the most essential facet of that has been the strike fee of over 131 with which Kohli has received these runs. With the second most 50-plus scores within the event, Kohli has been a deal with to observe for the followers all world wide.
Suresh Raina (CSK, GL) – 39
Second behind Virat Kohli by way of most runs within the event, Chennai Tremendous Kings’ Suresh Raina over time has been churning out runs and tearing aside opposition bowling assaults within the IPL . The swashbuckling left-hander has been the go to man for CSK on quite a few events and has delivered each single time the staff has been in disaster. And within the 193 matches that Raina has performed within the IPL for CSK and Gujarat Lions mixed, the 33-year-old has scored 50 runs or extra on 39 events total, which additionally features a devastating 53-ball ton towards Kings XI Punjab in 2013. With a complete of 5,368 runs, Raina has been a marquee participant within the competitors and has gathered these runs at a formidable strike fee of over 137. Previously 12 editions, Raina on quite a few events has taken his staff out of troubled waters and the consistency with which the left-hander has received these runs has been exceptional
Shikhar Dhawan (Deccan, DC, MI, SRH, DD) and Rohit Sharma (Deccan, MI) – 37
Harmful openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have on quite a few events laid robust platforms for India in worldwide matches as openers. And each have constantly executed the identical whereas taking part in for his or her respective franchises within the IPL. Dhawan over the previous 12 editions has been part of Four completely different franchises and has carried out fairly nicely, scoring 37 fifty-plus scores in a complete of 159 matches. Though Dhawan nonetheless has not been capable of rating a ton within the competitors, the trendy southpaw has been a key run-scorer for his franchises on the high. Rohit in the meantime has been prolific with the bat on the high of the order. Together with having the extra accountability of being the Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit over time has executed tremendously nicely for the Mumbai franchise — taking them to 4 IPL titles. And a significant factor in that has been his particular person batting performances which have helped him lead his staff from the entrance. In a complete of 188 matches that Rohit has performed for Deccan Chargers and his present staff MI, Rohit too has a complete of 37 fifty-plus scores that additionally consists of one ton, with a highest rating of 109*. Rohit and Dhawan collectively sit fourth on the record of batsmen with most 50-plus scores in IPL historical past.
AB de Villiers (DD, RCB) and Gautam Gambhir (DD, KKR) – 36
Arguably probably the most beloved international participant within the IPL, AB de Villiers has been a deal with to observe when in full swing. Probably the most dynamic and free flowing gamers that the sport has ever seen, Mr. 360 on quite a few events has introduced pleasure to the followers together with his mesmerizing batting performances. And there have been many situations when de Villiers has single-handedly taken the sport away from the opposition together with his blistering performances. In a complete of 154 matches that the South African legend has performed within the IPL up to now, he has on 36 events gone previous the 50-run mark and on three events has transformed them into breathtaking centuries. With a complete of 4,395 runs which have come at a strike fee of 151.23, de Villiers has been a stand-out performer within the competitors. In the meantime Gautam Gambhir, is the one retired cricketer on this top-five record, who has 36 fifty-plus scores within the IPL. Together with successful two titles for Kolkata Knight Riders (2012 v& 2014), Gambhir throughout his 10-year stint within the IPL emerged as an exceptional high order batsman, who simply took on the opposition from the phrase go. Although Gambhir couldn’t handle to attain a ton in his IPL profession, he performed fairly just a few match successful knocks for the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders.