Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

Indian Premier League (IPL) has had a rich history as part of Indian cricket in its first twelve editions. In terms of runs scored, Virat Kohli holds the record for most runs in IPL history. The RCB skipper has scored 5412 runs in the first twelve editions of the IPL including five centuries and 36 fifties. Following Kohli, Suresh Raina, often known as Mr. IPL, holds the second spot on the list of highest run-scorers in the IPL.

List of Highest run-scorers in IPL history | Most Runs in IPL

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1
Virat Kohli
185 177 29 5716 113 38.62 4,352 131.34 5 38 497 197
2
Suresh Raina
193 189 28 5368 100* 33.34 3,914 137.14 1 38 493 194
3
Rohit Sharma
195 190 28 5114 109* 31.56 3,901 131.09 1 38 446 208
4
David Warner
134 134 17 4990 126 42.64 3,538 141.04 4 46 480 189
5
Shikhar Dhawan
167 166 22 4837 97* 33.59 3,862 125.24 0 39 549 102
6
AB de Villiers
162 150 35 4625 133* 40.21 3,034 152.43 3 36 377 225
7
MS Dhoni
198 177 68 4565 84* 41.88 3,313 137.79 0 23 306 215
8
Chris Gayle
126 125 15 4537 175* 41.24 3,014 150.53 6 29 370 331
9
Robin Uthappa
183 176 17 4494 87 28.26 3,464 129.73 0 24 442 158
10
Gautam Gambhir
154 152 17 4217 93 31.23 3,404 123.88 0 36 491 59

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Five players with most IPL runs without scoring a century

Shikhar Dhawan IPL Delhi
Shikhar Dhawan scored his highest IPL score of 98* in 2019 (Photo Credits: Saikat Das /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

Delhi Capitals’ opener Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for scoring most runs without an IPL century. In his IPL career, Dhawan has scored 4579 runs but hasn’t breached the 100-run mark ever in his individual batting innings. In IPL 2019, Shikhar scored his highest IPL score of 98* against KKR in Eden Gardens.

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Most runs in an IPL season

Kohli IPL centuries tally
Kohli scored an unbelievable four IPL centuries in 2016

Virat Kohli tops the IPL list for highest run-scorers in an IPL season. In 2016, Kohli scored an unbelievable 973 runs in 16 games at an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03. In IPL 2016, Kohli was the peak of his powers which included four centuries for the RCB captain. It was a record-breaking season for Kohli who narrowly missed to breach the 1000-run mark in a single edition of the IPL.

S.NO PLAYER Mat Inns Runs HS Avg SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 Virat Kohli (RCB, 2016) 16 16 973 113 81.08 152.03 4 7 83 38
2 David Warner (SRH, 2016) 17 17 848 93* 60.57 151.42 0 9 88 31
3 Kane Williamson (SRH, 2018) 17 17 735 84 52.50 142.40 0 8 64 28
4 Chris Gayle (RCB, 2012) 15 14 733 128* 61.08 160.74 1 7 46 59
5 Michael Hussey (CSK, 2013) 17 17 733 95 52.35 129.50 0 6 81 17

 

List of Overseas Players with most runs in IPL

Warner has scored IPL runs for an overseas player
Warner has scored IPL runs for an overseas player

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captain in IPL 2020, David Warner has scored the most runs for an overseas player in IPL history. With 4990 runs in 134 matches, Warner has scored the most runs by any overseas player in the IPL. However, he holds the fourth spot in the list of all-time leading run-scorers in the IPL.

S.NO PLAYER Mat Inns Runs HS Avg SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 David Warner 134 134 4990 126 42.64 141 4 46 480 189
2 AB De Villiers 162 150 4625 133* 40.21 152 3 36 377 225
3 Chris Gayle 126 125 4537 175* 41.24 151 6 29 370 331
4 Shane Watson 142 138 3816 117* 31.27 138 4 21 367 189
5 Brendon McCullum 109 109 2880 158* 27.69 131.74 2 13 293 130

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Most runs as Captain in IPL

Virat Kohli scores against CSK
Virat Kohli dominated the CSK bowlers indicating signs of a return to form

Currently, Virat Kohli leads the batting charts with most runs in IPL history as captain. In 118 matches as captain, Kohli has scored 4344 runs in his IPL career. Most recently in the ongoing IPL 2020 edition, Kohli surpassed MS Dhoni to claim the record for most runs as captain in IPL. With 4275 runs in 182 matches, Dhoni takes the second spot. In the list of IPL captains, apart from Dhoni, only Rohit Sharma and David Warner might look to threaten Kohli’s tally for most runs in IPL as captain in the upcoming few years.

Name Teams Matches Runs
Virat Kohli RCB 118 4344
MS Dhoni CSK, RPS 182 4275
Gautam Gambhir KKR, DD 129 3518
Rohit Sharma MI, DCH 111 2909
David Warner DC, SRH 55 2383

(Stats updated till Match 31 in IPL 2020)

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