Top 10 Players with Highest Score Record in IPL History

IPL or Indian Premier League sees loads of talented cricketers from all across the globe making a mark in the game. But, there are few names that supersede everyone else. This article is going to tell you the List of Players with Highest score record in IPL history. Starting from 2008 until now (2019), there are few batsman and All-Rounders who have successfully booked a berth in this list. So, without much ado, let’s get started.

Players with Highest Score Record in IPL History

#1. Virat Kohli

The stalwart Indian skipper Virat Kohli aces the List of players with Most Runs in IPL. In the 177 matches that he has played he has scored 5412 runs with an aggressive strike rate of 132. No one can forget his spectacular knock of 113 against Kings XI Punjab in the year 2016 at Bengaluru. He has scored 5 centuries and 36 half centuries till date in IPL.

Virat Kohli.

#2. Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina or as he his popular called Chinna Thala (or lieutenant to the captain – Thala, in Tamil) is the precious gem of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) family. His ability to hit the ball neatly & powerfully has landed him up in the coveted second spot in this list of players with highest runs in the history of IPL. He has scored 5368 runs with a strike rate of 137. He has 38 half-centuries and 1 century under his belt till date. His best knock was his unbeaten 100 against Kings XI Punjab at Chennai in the year 2013.

#3. Rohit Sharma

The Hitman of Indian Cricket Time, Rohit Sharma has to be in this list of top 3 Players with the record of most runs in IPL. His incredible captaincy has led his team – Mumbai Indian – win the IPL for the most number of times (4 times until now). Besides being a victorious captain, he is a cricketing icon who plays classic cricketing shots. He has scored a total of 4898 runs in the 188 matches that he has played until today with a strike rate of 131. With 36 half-centuries and 1 century, he has made this coveted third spot in his name. His best score was 109 not out against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Kolkata in the year 2012.

#4. David Warner

The Reverend or the Bull or as his mates recently named him the “Hum-Bull” of the Aussie Cricket Team is the player that deserves a standing ovation for his incredible knocks in a foreign land. Besides securing the fourth spot in this list, he has sealed the top spot in the list of Most Runs by an Overseas Player (4706 Runs with a whooping strike rate of 142.) Not, just that, he is also the player who has scored Most Half-centuries (44) and the highest individual score by a skipper in the history of IPL until now.

#5. Shikhar Dhawan

The Gabbar of the Indian Cricket team – Shikhar Dhawan smartly secures the fifth spot in this list with 4579 runs with a strike rate of 125. He has 37 half-centuries under his belt. This talented left-handed opener at present plays for Delhi Capitals and manages both spin and pace like a hero. His authoritative knock of 97* – Dhawan’s IPL Career’s best – helped Delhi Capitals win against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Garden in 2019.

#6. Chris Gayle

The 6’4 tall Jamaican player’s name is enough to scare off any bowler in the International Cricket. Popular for hitting those long sixes and powerful boundaries as if it’s a piece of cake, Chris Gayle or “The Universe Boss” is a run-machine for whichever team he has played. His sheer talent has led him to secure the sixth spot in this list. 4484 runs with a magnanimous strike rate of 151. With Six Centuries he has cemented the top spot in the list of Most Centuries in IPL history. His devastating knock of 175* off just 66 balls – Highest individual score ever in a T20 game – against Pune Warrior at Chennai in 2013 was his best performance in IPL till date.

#7. MS Dhoni

Thala – “The Boss Man in Tamil” or The Face of Chennai Super Kings, MSD, seals the seventh spot in this list with 4432 runs with a strike rate of 42.2. His strength lies in his ability to maintain is calm at intense situations. With a cool mind and relaxed demeanour this batting powerhouse has lead CSK win the IPL title thrice (2010, 2011 and 2018). He has scored 23 half-centuries in IPL till date. His lethal batting style was visible several times in his IPL career. But his career’s best IPL performance was his unbeaten 84 against RCB that led Super Kings win the match against RCB at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

#8. Robin Uthappa

If there is any player who has the courage to walk down the wicket and shoot the ball to the boundary, then it has to be Robin Uthapa or “The Walking Assassin”. This skilled match-winner for KKR has scored 4411 runs in 177 matches that he has played with a strike rate of 131. With 24 Half centuries under his name he seals the eight spot in this list. His best performance in his IPL career was his impressive 87 against Pune Supergiants at Pune in 2017.

#9. AB de Villers

Ab de Villers or “Mr 360” has to be in this list for he can hit the ball like none other. From that smashing straight drive to that tactful leg scoops to those destructive mid-wicket boundaries this player can hit in all directions of the field.” He has scored 4395 runs with a strike rate of 151. With 33 half-centuries and 3 centuries he is truly a gem for RCB. His best in IPL until now was his legendary 133* off 59 balls against Mumbai Indian at Mumbai in 2015.

#10. Gautam Gambhir

The former Indian Opener and KKR Skipper, Gautam Gambhir is known for his aggressive and clear-cut cricketing shots that send the ball into the stadium like a breeze finishes of this list of most run scorers in IPL history. He has scored 4217 runs in just 154 matches with a strike rate of 124. He has scored 36 half-centuries in IPL until now. His IPL career’s best performance was his spectacular 93 against RCB at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 2012.

So, there you go. This was a list of players who has scored the most runs in IPL history. I hope you loved going through this list.