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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has emerged as the best league in the world and after 13 years, the league has only gone from strength to strength. With a number of superstars gracing the league, the tournament is all about action-packed, intense performances.
The T20 format favours the batters and several superstars including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, among others have all been hugely successful in the IPL. Run-scoring is synonymous with such high batting standards.
Who has scored the most runs in IPL history?
Former India captain Virat Kohli is synonymous with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has been with the franchise since its inception. He is an epitome of consistency and hence, is no surprise that he leads the run-scoring charts in the IPL. Virat Kohli has also captained RCB and is currently the leading IPL run scorer with 6411 runs in 216 matches at an average of 36.43.
Virat Kohli is followed by another Indian batting stalwart Shikhar Dhawan. The left-hander has played for different teams in the IPL and has always been a consistent run-scorer. In 200 matches, Dhawan has scored 6086 runs at an average of 35.18.
Rohit Sharma is third on the list. The Mumbai Indians captain has led his side to 5 IPL titles and has also been fairly consistent with the bat. In 221 IPL matches, he has scored 5764 runs at an average of 30.66.
Australian opening batter David Warner is another consistent performer in the IPL. He was an absolute run-machine for the SunRisers Hyderabad. He now plays for the Delhi Capitals. In 155 matches, he has scored 5668 runs at an average of 41.99.
Former India batter Suresh Raina was phenomenal in the IPL and was nicknamed Mr.IPL for good measure. Such was his impact that he single-handedly won several games for the Chennai Super Kings. In 205 matches, Raina scored 5528 runs at an average of 32.52.
Most Runs in IPL
Several India and international batters have been superb in the IPL and with the teams being expanded to 10, we will be seeing plenty of superb performances. You can build your fantasy team by downloading WinZO and playing fantasy cricket.