5 highest run-getters in the IPL
Some of the greatest batsmen in the world have played in the IPL.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most famous Twenty20 leagues across the globe. The tournament has completed 10 years, producing some memorable cricket during that duration.
We have seen some of the greatest batsmen in the world plying their trade in the IPL, including Chris Gayle, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis and Kumar Sangakkara.
Modern-day batting superstars like Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill, Andre Russell, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson have also played a part in the IPL journey. Here in this article, we are going to look at the most successful batsmen in the history of the league.
#5 David Warner
The left-hander from New South Wales is the most successful overseas batsman in the history of the IPL. David Warner captained Sunrisers Hyderabad to IPL glory in 2016, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final to lift the coveted trophy.
Warner has scored 4014 runs in the IPL, the most by any overseas batsman. He has hit 3 hundreds and 36 fifties, the most fifties by any batsman in IPL history. His average of 40.54 is the second best in IPL history (min. 2000 runs), with only Chris Gayle possessing a better average.
At a phenomenal strike rate of 142, Warner scored at least 500 runs in the last four editions of the tournament, showing his consistency. In 2016, the Aussie scored a mammoth 848 runs with nine fifties to take SRH to the title. He is expected to be back in IPL 2018.