5 batsmen who have scored most runs in a single edition of the IPL
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the biggest T20 leagues in the world. The annual cricketing extravaganza played over 7 weeks provides high quality and competitive cricketing action.
It is the place where energetic, talented and exuberant young cricketers get a chance to rub shoulders with the biggest names in international cricket.
The IPL has provided some unforgettable moments for cricket fans around the world. From Brendon McCullum’s blistering 158 that set the tournament alight, to Chris Gayle’s murderous 175 in the 2013 edition to Virat Kohli’s 4 hundreds in the 2016 edition, batsmen have enthralled and bewitched cricket lovers with their ethereal stroke play.
In this article, let us look at five batsmen who have scored the most runs in a single edition of the IPL.
5. Mike Hussey - 733 Runs (2013 Edition)
At No.5, comes this versatile batsman from the Chennai Super Kings -- Mike Hussey. Also known as Mr. Cricket, Hussey scored 733 runs in the 2013 edition of the IPL, including 6 fifties at an average of 52.35 and a strike rate of 129.50
Hussey opened the batting for CSK in the tournament and built a solid platform for the other batsmen to follow. The one important factor that made Hussey such a crucial part of the CSK setup in the 2013 edition was his ability to continuously keep the scoreboard ticking.
RECORD: Matches:17 Innings: 17 Runs: 733 Avg: 52.35 S/R:129.50
4. Chris Gayle - 733 Runs (2012 Edition)
Chris Gayle absolutely wreaked havoc in the 2012 edition of the IPL. The big-hitting Jamaican powerhouse smashed 733 runs in the 5th edition of the IPL and gave Royal Challengers Bangalore blistering starts right through the tournament.
T20 cricket has not seen a more powerful hitter of the cricket ball than Gayle, and he plundered 46 fours and a staggering 59 sixes in the 2012 edition. What was stunning to note was that out of the 733 runs that Gayle scored in the tournament, 538 runs were scored through fours and sixes alone.
Indeed, the ‘Gayle Storm’ absolutely blew away the other teams in the 2012 edition of the IPL.
RECORD: Matches: 15 Innings: 14 Runs: 733 Avg: 61.08 S/R: 160.74