IPL history: Determining the top 5 batsmen in IPL history is always subjective, with various metrics and opinions to consider. However, based on a combination of factors like career runs, averages, strike rates, impact on their teams, and overall consistency, here’s a widely accepted top 5:
He reigns supreme with 7263 runs in 229 matches at an average of 37.24 and a strike rate of 130.02. His 7 centuries and 50 half-centuries, along with his leadership for Royal Challengers Bangalore, solidify his position at the top.
Known for his explosive starts and elegant strokeplay, Dhawan boasts 6617 runs in 217 matches with an average of 35.38 and a strike rate of 127.17. His consistent performance for multiple teams like Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad earns him a strong second place.
Warner’s destructive hitting and tactical awareness have seen him amass 6397 runs in 176 matches with an average of 41.53 and a strike rate of 139.91. His success with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals cements his place among the greats.
Rohit’s leadership and captaincy skills, coupled with his powerful batting, have made him a legend for Mumbai Indians. He has scored 6211 runs in 243 matches with an average of 29.58 and a strike rate of 130.05. While his average might be lower than others, his impact on Mumbai Indians and consistent performances keep him in the top 5.
“Mr. IPL” holds a special place in the hearts of Chennai Super Kings fans. He amassed 5528 runs in 205 matches with an average of 32.51 and a strike rate of 136.73. His consistent performance and elegant batting make him a deserving member of the top 5.