Highest Strike Rate in IPL

Last Modified May 26, 2023 16:54 IST
PositionPlayerTeam MatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate
1Andre RussellKKR106214388*30.04174.00
2Liam LivingstonePBKS255617026.24165.81
3Sunil Narine KKR15610387514.42165.60
4Glenn MaxwellRCB14825779525.75159.69
5Nicholas PooranLSG54108313327.05159.24
6Virendra SehwagPBKS104272812227.55157.62
7Chris MorrisRR816188222.07156.79
8Shimron HetmyerRR5410287533.14153.66
9AB de VilliersRCB251516213339.70151.68
10Jos ButtlerRR141307512440.31149.13

The IPL is a carnival filled with fun rides where every spectator can expect blitz of runs, fireworks of fours and sixes, and the list goes on and on. The shortest format of the game demands a batter to score runs at will.

Throughout its journey, we’ve seen players from all spheres performing in this cricket mecca and showcase their talent with the bat. Many have even become the superstars of today because of their heroics in the IPL. Today, we witness the top 10 highest career strike rates in the IPL.

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The West Indies all-rounder Andre Russel is first in this tally with the best career strike-rate. He has a strike rate of 177.88 through 98 matches in 10 seasons of the IPL. Can you imagine this figure? He has maintained this demolishing strike rate for such a long time and that’s why he is rightly called “Muscle Russel”!

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The powerful striker from Australia, Ben Cutting is at the number 2 spot with a whopping strike-rate of 168.79 in 21 matches. He has played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. His ability to clear the fence has proved to be a match turning point on several occasions.

This English batsman has set some tremendous records in different competitions which are enough to scare the best of bowlers on any given day. He has a T20I century which came at a strike-rate of 140 against Pakistan. Not to forget, he smashed 437 runs in the previous season for Punjab Kings at a strike rate of 182.08, incredible right? He sits at the third position with an overall career strike-rate of 166.86.

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