IPL 20017: Batsmen with most 50s in a single season
Like hundreds in Tests and ODI’s, half-centuries are a celebrated milestone for batsmen in T20s. A well-crafted fifty allows a batsman to have a significant impact on the game and also provides the opportunity for his side to dominate the proceedings.
However getting a half-century is not an easy task as it requires consistent quick scoring and temperament. Hence, scoring a half-century is a good achievement for a batsman in the shortest format of the game.
Interesting reading from this list is that on most occasions, the team whose batsman has topped the list of most fifties ended up in the playoffs. This aspect reveals how crucial it is for a team to have a batsman who can get consistent 50-plus scores.
Here, we take a look at the batsmen who scored the most number of fifties in a single IPL season.
#7 2008 - Shaun Marsh and Gautam Gambhir (5 Fifties)
Gautam Gambhir was one of India's most consistent batsmen in 2008 and continued his great form in the inaugural IPL season as well. The heavily loaded Delhi Daredevils team found in Gambhir the perfect anchor who could bat steadily as well as aggressively depending on the situation.
Among the overseas players who made headlines in the first IPL was Australia’s Shaun Marsh. A late arrival in the season didn’t stop him from becoming the highest scorer as he notched consistent half centuries. Thanks to his solid batting form, Kings XI stormed into the semi-finals.