10 Batsmen with Most Runs in a Single Season of IPL

10 Batsmen with Most Runs in a Single Season of IPL

The Indian Premier League, or IPL, started in 2008, is one of the most popular cricket tournaments of today. In this league, top players from all over the world are brought to Indian teams to represent the various teams of the different cities of the country. The format of cricket in this league is Twenty-20, and hence the matches are all short, crisp and exciting. Players smash the best possible shot across the boundary with all the strength they can muster, and score large runs in the smallest number of balls possible. Naturally, people who previously refrained from watching cricket because of its length, time and slow pace, are now inclined to the sport. Let us take a look at the 10 Batsmen with Most Runs in a Single Season of IPL.

10 Batsmen with Most Runs in a Single Season of IPL

10. Shikhar Dhawan

10 Batsmen with Most Runs in a Single Season of IPL

10 Batsmen with Most Runs in a Single IPL Season

Indian left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan scored the fastest century by any batsman on Test debut in March 2013 at Mohali. Shikhar Dhawan scored a total of 569 runs in 15 innings out of 15 IPL matches he played for Deccan Chargers in the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 439 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 84, and has also played a not-out innings for his IPL team in 2012. Shikhar Dhawan had a batting average of 40.64 and achieved 129.61 batting strike rates in the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored 5 half centuries on that same season. Shikhar Dhawan scored a total of 58 boundaries and 18 over-boundaries in the 2012 IPL Season.

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9. Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

10 Players with Highest Runs in a Single IPL Season

Legendary former South African All-Rounder Jacques Henry Kallis is the only cricketer in history to score more than 11,000 runs and take 250 wickets in both one-day and Test match cricket format. Jacques Kallis scored a total of 572 runs in 16 innings out of 16 IPL matches he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2010 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 494 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 89*, and has also played 4 not-out innings for his IPL team in 2010. Jacques Kallis had a batting average of 47.66 and achieved 115.78 batting strike rates in the 2010 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored 6 half centuries on that same season. Jacques Kallis scored a total of 67 boundaries and 9 over-boundaries in the 2010 IPL Season.

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8. Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden

10 Cricketers with Most Runs in a Single IPL Season

Retired Australian cricketer Matthew Lawrence Hayden is widely known as an aggressive left-handed opening batsman in his heydays. Matthew Hayden scored a total of 572 runs in 12 innings out of 12 IPL matches he played for Chennai Super Kings in the 2009 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 395 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 89, and has also played a not-out innings for his IPL team in 2009. Matthew Hayden had a batting average of 52.00 and achieved 144.81 batting strike rates in the 2009 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored 5 half centuries on that same season. Matthew Hayden scored a total of 60 boundaries and 22 over-boundaries in the 2009 IPL Season.

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7. Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir

10 Players with Highest Runs in a Single Season of IPL

Indian left-handed opening batsman Gautam Gambhir was cited as “the best Indian opener since Sunil Gavaskar” by his fellow Indian team-mate Virender Sehwag. Gautam Gambhir scored a total of 590 runs in 17 innings out of 17 IPL matches he played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 411 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 93, and has also played a not-out innings for his IPL team in 2012. Gautam Gambhir had a batting average of 36.87 and achieved 143.55 batting strike rates in the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored 6 half centuries on that same season. Gautam Gambhir scored a total of 64 boundaries and 17 over-boundaries in the 2012 IPL Season.

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6. Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh

Batsmen with Most Runs in IPL – Single Season

Australian left-handed opening batsman Shaun Edward Marsh, nicknamed “Son of Swampy”, represented Western Warriors in Australian domestic cricket besides his international appearances. Shaun Marsh scored a total of 616 runs in 11 innings out of 11 IPL matches he played for Kings XI Punjab in the 2007 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 441 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 115, and has also played 2 not-out innings for his IPL team in 2007. Shaun Marsh had a batting average of 68.44 and achieved 139.68 batting strike rates in the 2007 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored a century and 5 half centuries on that same season. Shaun Marsh scored a total of 59 boundaries and 26 over-boundaries in the 2007 IPL Season.

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5. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulakr

10 Players with Most Runs in a Single Season of IPL

Legendary former Indian cricketer and Captain Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Sachin Tendulkar scored a total of 618 runs in 15 innings out of 15 IPL matches he played for Mumbai Indians in the 2009 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 466 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 89*, and has also played 2 not-out innings for his IPL team in 2009. Sachin Tendulkar had a batting average of 47.53 and achieved 132.61 batting strike rates in the 2009 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored 5 half centuries on that same season. Sachin Tendulkar scored a total of 86 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries in the 2009 IPL Season.

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4. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Top Scorers in a Single IPL Season

Indian right-handed middle-order batsman Virat Kohli is the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League. Virat Kohli scored a total of 634 runs in 16 innings out of 16 IPL matches he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 457 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 99, and has also played 2 not-out innings for his IPL team in 2013. Virat Kohli had a batting average of 45.28 and achieved 138.73 batting strike rates in the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored 6 half centuries on that same season. Virat Kohli scored a total of 64 boundaries and 22 over-boundaries in the 2013 IPL Season.

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3. Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa

10 Players with Most Runs in a Single IPL Season

Indian cricketer Robin Venu Uthappa plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket besides his international appearance for the Indian national side. Robin Uthappa scored a total of 660 runs in 16 innings out of 16 IPL matches he played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2014 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 479 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 83*, and has also played a not-out innings for his IPL team in 2014. Robin Uthappa had a batting average of 44.00 and achieved 137.78 batting strike rates in the 2014 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the third place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored 5 half centuries on that same season. Robin Uthappa scored a total of 74 boundaries and 18 over-boundaries in the 2014 IPL Season.

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2. Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey

10 Cricketers with Most Runs in a Single Season of IPL

Former Australian cricketer Michael Edward Killeen Hussey aka Mike Hussey is also widely known by his nickname Mr. Cricket. Michael Hussey scored a total of 733 runs in 17 innings out of 17 IPL matches he played for Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 566 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 95, and has also played 3 not-out innings for his IPL team in 2013. Michael Hussey had a batting average of 52.35 and achieved 129.50 batting strike rates in the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the second place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored 6 half centuries on that same season. Michael Hussey scored a total of 81 boundaries and 17 over-boundaries in the 2013 IPL Season.

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1. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle

Highest Run Scorers List – IPL Single Season

Jamaican-born West Indian cricketer Christopher Henry “Chris” Gayle plays domestic cricket for Jamaica besides his international appearance for the West Indian national side. Chris Gayle scored a total of 733 runs in 14 innings out of 15 IPL matches he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League. He faced a total of 456 balls on that season and achieved his highest score of 128*, and has also played 2 not-out innings for his IPL team in 2012. Chris Gayle had a batting average of 61.08 and achieved 160.74 batting strike rates in the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League and is inducted in the top place in our list of 10 batsmen with most runs in a single season of IPL. He also scored a century and 7 half centuries on that same season. Chris Gayle scored a total of 46 boundaries and 59 over-boundaries in the 2012 IPL Season.

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IPL gives opportunity not only to the expert and experienced players but also to the young and fresh talents, and as a result, these fresh faces get noticed if they are able to perform well. The experienced players, on the other hand, try their best to show the world that the years of being on the field has earned given them the knowledge and skill to compete with the youth.