The Indian Premier League (IPL), our annual sporting spectacle, has featured many outstanding batting performances. Batters have left their signature with innings of the greatest caliber in the shortest form of cricket, which favors the hitters over the bowlers. The standard of cricket has only improved since Brendon McCullum was the one who gave the first match of the IPL a thrilling start. And since then, the superstar batters in IPL are creating a new history in every new match.
In a T20 match, winning the game is relatively simple for the team if a batter achieves a century. The same holds for international T20 competitions like the IPL. Even though it is less frequent, some batsmen have caused massive daily runs. The five highest individual scores recorded by batters in IPL are listed below.
Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Since the beginning, King Kohli has been a rock for RCB. No other batter has scored more runs than the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He scored 6283 runs in 207 games, averaging 37.39 and using a 129.94 strike rate. Five centuries and 40 half centuries are included in this. RCB is now a top team thanks to Kohli, who also serves as its public face. He continuously produces quality work and was given the genuine orange cap award in 2016. That is the reason why every pro player of fantasy cricket keeps choosing King Kohli in every game.
Teams: Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, and Deccan Chargers
Shikhar Dhawan has played for four teams. He has the second-highest number of runs in the league. His most productive time was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he scored 85 games and scored 2518 runs on an average of 34.49. The left-hander played for Mumbai Indians in only 15 games, averaging 16.5 points per game. Dhawan has amassed a respectable total of 5577 runs with an average of 34.84 in 191 IPL innings. In the IPL, he has recorded two centuries and 44 half-centuries.
Teams: Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers
Rohit Sharma significantly improved his career after switching to Mumbai Indians. He has been an unstoppable force with the bat. Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians to win five championships. The MI leader ranks fourth on the list of IPL players with the greatest run rate, scoring 5611 runs at an average of 31.17 in 213 games. Rohit Sharma had a respectable record with the Deccan Chargers (1172 runs in 45 games), but with the Mumbai Indians, he has excelled, tallying 5611 runs in 208 games.
A few players, like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, and MS Dhoni, are close behind. With the IPL 2023 competition coming up soon, they will be vying to crack the top 3 run scorers. Interestingly, neither the Rajasthan Royals nor the Punjab Kings has a player in the top 10 list of batters with the most runs scored. Will a cricketer of this club break into the top 3 in the next few years? The world is waiting for the answer.