Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of India’s most beloved cricket festivals and IPL is one of the most exciting sports leagues all over the world. The best bowlers, batsmen, and all-rounders in the cricket field come together to form teams and play against each other. The game isn’t for steady batsmen because the Twenty20 format doesn’t allow batsmen who stay on the ground for a long time and score fewer runs. The IPL cricket and T20 format are all about seeing the ball and hitting the ball. Batsman should try to score more runs with fewer balls. and in this page, we will see the Most Dangerous Batsman In IPL.
The IPL is the highest level of Twenty20 cricket. The competition is tremendous, and players always want to give their best in every situation. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen a number of great batsmen rise and make the mark in this league over the years. And Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, and Suresh Raina, can all be considered as the most dangerous batsmen in the IPL.
Without a doubt, Virat Kohli is the most dangerous batsman in the Indian Premier League and he has been playing for RCB since 2008. Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in IPL and also he is the most successful batsman in IPL. Now let’s discuss the Most Dangerous Batsman In IPL History.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Batsman In IPL History.
|Rank||Batsman||Team||Matches||Total Runs||Average||Strike Rate||Highest Score|
|1||Virat Kohli||Royal Challenger Bangalore||229||6624||36.2||129.15||113|
|2||AB De Villiers||Royal Challenger Bangalore||184||5162||39.71||151.69||133*|
|3||Chris Gayle||Punjab Kings||142||4965||39.72||148.96||175*|
|4||David Warner||Delhi Capitals||162||5881||42.01||140.69||126|
|5||MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||234||4978||39.72||135.2||84*|
|6||Kieron Pollard||Mumbai Indians||189||3412||28.67||147.32||87*|
|7||Andre Russell||Kolkata Knight Riders||98||2035||30.37||177.88||88*|
|8||Suresh Raina||Chennai Super Kings||205||5528||32.52||136.73||100*|
|9||Rohit Sharma||Mumbai Indians||227||5879||30.3||129.89||109*|
|10||Shikhar Dhawan||Delhi Capitals||206||6244||35.08||126.35||106*|
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- Virat Kohli :
Virat Kohli is currently playing for the Royal challengers Bangalore team. If we talk about consistency, Without any doubt All time great Virat Kohli is one of the most consistent and dangerous batsman of the IPL. He is the leading run-scorer of the IPL with 6624 Runs in 224 matches. Average of 36.2 including 44 half-centuries and 5 centuries. His IPL strike rate is 129.15. He is a beast of the IPL. He scored more runs than some of his fellow Indians. His highest score is 113 in IPL.
Virat has been playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2008. In 2011 he has announced the captain of the Royal challengers Bangalore team. He led the RCB team from 2011 to 2021. But RCB can’t manage to win any trophy under Kohli’s captaincy. He scored a terrific record of 973 Runs in a single season in the 2016 IPL. There is a good chance that his record score in a single season will never be broken. He always inspires his team to win.
- AB De Villiers :
AB De Villiers is also currently playing for Royal challengers Bangalore. In the beginning, he played for the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). AB De Villiers is another most dangerous batsman in the IPL. He is also known as Mr. 360 in world cricket. He can change the game single-handedly. He is one of the dominant player in RCB team. De Villiers, one of the most destructive players to play in the IPL, started out playing for Delhi, but he couldn’t do well there. However, when the Bangalore franchise bought him in an auction his fortunes changed. The batsman De Villiers is a nightmare for bowlers and is still considered one of the best IPL finishers for the RCB team.
AB De Villiers scored 5162 runs in 184 IPL matches with a strike rate of 151.69. So, you can think how destructive batsman he is according to his strike rate. He scored 3 centuries and 40 half-centuries in IPL with an average of 39.71. His highest score in IPL is 133*. Everyone knows about AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli’s world records Partnerships. Their partnership is dominating the 1st and 2nd positions in the Highest Partnership list of IPL History. In this list of most dangerous batsmen in IPL, they are here also dominating the 1st and 2nd positions respectively.
- Chirs Gayle :
Currently, he is not playing IPL, and also not a part of any IPL teams. Last he played for Punjab Kings. He played his last IPL match against Mumbai Indians in 2021. Chris Gayle is also known as Universe Boss. He holds the record for most Centuries in IPL, the Fastest Century record in IPL, and most Sixes in IPL. He also holds the record for the highest score in the IPL. Plenty of records on his name. Gayle was the most dangerous IPL batsman in his prime, and even at the age of 41, he is still one of the fiercest batsman. Chris Gayle played for three teams: the Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Universe Boss had the most success in the RCB team. His 175* in just 66 balls is the highest score ever by any batsman in IPL history and he scored the fastest century off only 30 balls in the same match against Pune Warriors India in 2013. Chris Gayle has scored 4965 runs in 142 IPL matches with an average of 39.72. His IPL strike rate is 148.96. He smashed 6 IPL centuries and 31 half-centuries. He has smashed 357 sixes in IPL and holds the record for most sixes by a batsman.
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- David Warner :
David Warner is currently playing for the Delhi Capitals teams. In 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad won the trophy under David Warner’s captaincy. He is one of the IPL’s most admired overseas batsman and has been an absolute star player throughout the tournament. David Warner holds the record for the most runs scored by a foreign player in the league. Warner first played in the Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) but he showed off his skills when he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 2016, he led the Hyderabad team to their first IPL title.
Warner is one of the few players in the IPL who has scored more than 5000 runs. His performance in the league is incredible. So, Warner is a very dangerous batsman in this league. He scored 5881 in 162 IPL matches including 4 centuries and 55 half-centuries with an average of 42. His IPL strike rate is 140.69 and His highest score is 126.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni :
When you are talking about the most dangerous batsman in IPL you cannot leave him out. MS Dhoni is one of the best and most successful Captain in the T20 format in the world. He played for 2 franchises in the IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants. Chennai Super Kings won 4 titles under his captaincy. Dhoni’s exceptional batting is a major factor in his captaincy success. Dhoni is the best finisher in the world.
Dhoni scored 4978 runs in 234 IPL matches with an average of 39.72 including 24 half-centuries. His IPL strike rate is 135.2 and his highest score is 84*. Undoubtedly, he is the best captain ever, the best wicketkeeper, and the best finisher in world cricket and also he is a very dangerous batsman in the IPL.
- Kieron Pollard :
Kieron Pollard announced his retirement on 15 November 2022 from IPL Cricket. Pollard will not be playing in the 2023 IPL. He played for Mumbai Indians in the 2022 IPL. He played his last IPL match in the 2022 season against Kolkata Knight Riders at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. He is a hard-hitter middle-order batsman and bowls part-time. Kieron Pollard is a very essential part of the Mumbai Indian’s middle order and the franchise’s soul. He can clear boundaries of any ground easily with his powerful brutal striking ability. He is a very destructive batsman.
In 2010 he debuted with Mumbai Indians in the IPL and has played for only Mumbai Indians. Pollard played many important Winning knocks for his team. He was part of all 5 winning titles won by Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Pollard scored 3412 runs in 189 IPL matches with a strike rate of 147.32 With powerful striking ability, he can change the game single-handedly. His highest score is 87*. He slammed 16 fifties in IPL and his IPL average is 28.67.
- Andre Russell :
Andre Russell is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders for a long time. He played for two franchises Delhi and Kolkata. Andre Russell, another brutal Caribbean power hitter, has often mesmerized the IPL with his stunningly powerful strokeplay. His strike rate is one of the main reasons to regard him as the most dangerous IPL batsman. His strike rate is 177.88 in the IPL. Can you believe it? How hard hitter and stroke maker he is. With his aggressive batting approaches, he can easily turn the match. He also can bowl some good overs and take wickets.
He smashed 510 runs in the 2019 IPL season at a strike rate of 204.8. He slammed 52 sixes this season. Russell scored 2035 runs in 98 IPL matches at a strike rate of 177.88 and an average of 30.37. His highest score in the IPL is 88* and he scored 10 half-centuries in the IPL.
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- Suresh Raina :
Suresh Raina is not part of the IPL anymore. On 6th September 2022, he announced his retirement from IPL Cricket. He is also known as Mr. IPL and he was a part of the Chennai Super Kings from the beginning of the IPL. Because of his brilliant consistency of run-scoring, everyone would have agreed that Suresh Raina was one of the most dangerous IPL batsman. Raina’s numbers have decreased because of his absence in the 2020 IPL. He did not play in the 2020 season due to some personal reasons.
Suresh Raina scored 5528 runs in 205 IPL matches at a strike rate of 136.73 including 1 century and 39 half-centuries with a batting average of 32.52. His highest Score is 100* in IPL. He was always a consistent and attacking batsman in the IPL.
- Rohit Sharma :
Rohit Sharma is the only captain who won 5 IPL trophies in IPL History. With his extraordinary leadership, he changed the face of the Mumbai Indians team. Rohit is a very dangerous batsman in the Indian Premier League and has inspired Mumbai Indians many times with his brilliant batting. Additionally, he won a title while playing for the Deccan Chargers (now defunct). After coming to the Mumbai Indians team he changed the atmosphere of the team and made Mumbai Indians 5 times IPL champion with his brilliant captaincy. When required, Rohit can play an aggressive role and also can hold the innings according to team situations.
He is one of the few players who scored more than 5000 runs and played more than 200 matches. He played 227 IPL matches and scored 5879 at a strike rate of 129.89 including 1 century and 40 half-centuries with a batting average of 30.3. His highest score of IPL is 109*.
- Shikhar Dhawan :
Shikhar Dhawan is currently playing for Punjab Kings and he is the captain of the team. He has played for a number of teams in the Indian Premier League and has done well with each franchise. Dhawan began his IPL career with Delhi before spending a couple of years with Mumbai Indians. Then Decan Charges brought him and after that, he was picked up by Sunriser Hyderabad in an auction. After playing some seasons for Sunrisers Hyderabad again he was picked up by the Delhi team. Now he is the captain of the Punjab Kings team. Dhawan has the ability to change gears according to game situations and it makes him a dangerous batsman.
He had a great 2020 season, finishing as the tournament’s second-highest scorer. He always scores runs with consistency. He scored 6244 runs in 206 matches and he is in the 2nd position of a leading run scorer in the IPL after Virat Kohli. His IPL strike rate is 126.33 with an average of 34.88 including 2 centuries and 47 half-centuries and his highest Score is 106*.