IPL 2022 has already kick-started with so much excitement and thrill. The Indian Premier League is a highly competitive event, where you can witness fierce competition on the ground and outside the ground. Players want to give their best in the tournament scoring runs in matches, fielding and bowling their best, while outside the grounds fans celebrate their favourite players.
IPL divides the fans like no other tournament in India, with millions of different opinions about their favourite players. One of such questions that has been dividing fans in the history of the IPL is who are the most dangerous batsmen of the Indian Premier League?
This question is linked with so many emotions and sentiments. But, today in this post we will try finding answers rationally with the help of past records of players in the game looking into over the years of his IPL career.
Are the dangerous batsmen in IPL one from Kolkata Knight Riders or is it from Mumbai Indians? Or could he be from Kings XI Punjab or Chennai Super Kings?
We will have to look into his IPL career to know whether or not he is one of the most dangerous batsmen in IPL or is he one of the best batsmen in IPL?
Is David Warner on the list or is it Virat Kohli that tops our list? It could even be Chennai Super Kings Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Suresh Raina or Kieron Pollard. How can we miss Andre Russell in the list of dangerous batsmen in IPL? Any one of your favourites from Kings XI Punjab or Mumbai Indians can also be on the list.
In 15 years, IPL has witnessed so many lethal players, the list is very long.
In this post, we will limit it to the top 5 players to make it convenient.
List of Top 5 IPL Best Batsman
AB De Villiers:
Whenever we talk about one of the best batsmen in the IPL, it starts with AB De Villiers who played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and also was the captain of the RCB team. Even though he is retired, looking into his career, numbers are still in his favour. He is the crowd puller. Starting with 2009, he has scored 5056 runs at an average of 40.77 at a dashing strike rate of 152.4.
Another name joining this list of best batsmen in the history of the Indian Premier League is the Caribbean batsman Chris Gayle, who is also retired. Since 2008, he has scored 4950 runs at an average of 40.24 with an average strike rate of 149.5 and over the years has been a consistent player in the IPL. His IPl career says it all.
Then comes current player David Warner, who is currently in Delhi Capitals. Warner has played for many years with SunRisers Hyderabad. He has scored 5447 runs in the matches at an average of 42.22 with a strike rate of 140.1.
Next on the list is Virat Kohli. He has scored 6076 runs in IPL, at an average of 37.98 with a strike rate of 130.4. Currently, he is in Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
After Virat Kohli, we have Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been the captain of India from 2007 to 2017. He stepped down from Chennai Super Kings captaincy in IPL 2022 but will continue as a player with Chennai Super Kings. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 4669 runs in IPL at an average of 40.25 with a strike rate of 136.6.
Now, we will see the individual highest-scoring batsman in the IPL.
List of Personal IPL Highest Score Batsman in IPL History
- The unforgettable 175 not out from Chris Gayle still tops the table in 2022 making him as one of the top contenders for the most dangerous batsmen. His destructive innings against Pune Warriors India made a lot of buzz in cricket news during those days. One of the best innings of his IPL career.
- Chris Gayle is followed by Brendon McCullum, his 158 not out from the very first match of the first edition in the Indian Premier League 2008, still ranks second in the list.
- These are followed by 2 innings from AB De Villiers and one from KL Rahul putting these players on the list of strong contenders for most dangerous batsmen in IPL.
Now, we are trying to conclude it
Who is IPL No. 1 Batsman?
Undoubtedly, AB De Villiers tops the tables but in the current scenario, Virat Kohli of the Royal Challengers Bangalore is the best as per numbers making him one of the most dangerous in IPL.
So ladies and gentlemen the verdict is out
It is none other than the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore Virat Kohli who tops the list of the most dangerous batsmen in the Indian Premier League.
His IPL career says it all
The player in the best form is none other than Virat Kohli.
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