IPL 2017: 5 players with most fifties in IPL history
#4 Suresh Raina
If there is one player who is almost synonymous with the success of the IPL, it is Suresh Raina. The southpaw, along with Virat Kohli, is one of only two players to have scored more than 4,000 runs in the tournament and is the leading run-scorer in the tournament but is joint-third on the list of most IPL fifties courtesy of his unbeaten effort against Kolkata Knight Riders in his side’s opening game of IPL 2017.
In his 148 matches, Raina has scored 29 fifties and although he is currently captain of the Gujarat Lions franchise, he is instantly recognizable from his time at the Chennai Super Kings, where he established himself as one of the best T20 batsmen in the world with his ability to take the game away from the opponents in a flash.
His ability to accelerate at the drop of a dime and remain true to his instincts even in sticky situations have helped his side win countless games. The fact that he hits a fifty almost every three games in the IPL is a remarkable record over nine seasons of the tournament.