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Top 10 run scorers in IPL

In the 7 seasons of the IPL which have attracted lots of people around their world has seen some excellent batting performances from Indian and international players. It has been a joy to watch these players play and showcase their batting power to crowd watching at the ground and at home. Here we look at the top 10 run scorer of IPL:

  1. Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has been the consistent performer in the IPL. He has played for the Chennai Super Kings in all 7 seasons and has never missed a match. He has played 115 matches in the IPL and scored 3325 runs with the highest score of 100 not out. He has an average of 35.75 with strike rate of 142.03. He has hit a total of 290 fours and 134 sixes. Apart from 1 century he has 23 fifties to his name. 

  1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is the second highest run getter in the IPL. He has played for two different franchises namely Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians during 7 seasons. He has played 112 matches in IPL and scored 2903 runs with the highest score of 109 not out. He has an average of 32.25 with strike rate of 129.59. He has hit 233 fours and 126 sixes. Apart from 1 century he has 21 fifties to his name in this tournament.

  1. Gautuam Gambhir

Gautuam Gambhir is the third highest getter in the IPL. He also has played for two different franchises called Delhi Daredevils and Kolkatta Knight Riders in the past 7 seasons. He has played 104 matches and scored 2806 runs with the highest score of 93. He has an average of 30.17 with the strike rate of 125.37. He has hit 327 fours and 41 sixes. He has 23 fifties with no centuries to his name. He has also won the IPL twice since becoming captain of Kolkatta Knight Riders.

  1. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is the fourth highest run getter in IPL. He too has played for two different franchises called Kolkatta Knight Riders and Royal Bangalore Challengers from 2009-2014. He has played 68 matches and scored 2708 runs with the highest score of 175 not out. He has an average of 47.50 with a strike rate of 154.56. He has hit 222 fours and 192 sixes. Apart from 16 fifties he has 4 centuries to his name during IPL. 

  1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the fifth highest runs getter in IPL. He has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore since the start of the IPL 1. He has played 107 matches and scored 2632 runs with the highest score of 99. He has an average of 30.96 with a strike rate of 123.85. He has hit 241 fours and 87 sixes in IPL. He has 16 fifties to his name during the 7 seasons.

  1. Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa is the sixth highest runs getter in IPL. He has played for 4 different franchises called Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors India, Royal Bangalore Challengers and now Kolkatta Knight Riders. He has been a consistent performer for KKR. He has played 107 matches and scored 2632 run but played more number of innings (102) from 2008-2014 with the highest score of 83 not out. He has an average of 29.90 with a strike rate of 127.21. He has hit 254 fours and 89 sixes in IPL. He has 13 fifties to his name during 7 seasons. 

  1. Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is the seventh highest runs getter in IPL. He has too played for two different franchises called Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab from 2008-2014. He has played 96 matches and scored 2629 runs with the highest score of 122 in 2014 against Chennai Super Kings. He has an average of 28.89 with a strike rate of 157.33. He has 16 fifties and 2 centuries to his name in the IPL.  He has hit 322 fours and 103 sixes.

  1. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is the eighth highest runs getter in IPL. He has played for Chennai Super Kings since the start of the IPL.  He has played 112 matches and scored 2614 runs with the highest score of 70 not out. He has an average of 40.84 with a strike rate of 142.14. He has 14 fifties to his name. He has hit 191 fours and 109 sixes. He has been the captain of the team since the start.

  1. Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is the ninth highest runs getter in IPL. He has too played for two different franchises called Bangalore Royal Challengers and Kolkata Knight Riders.  He has played 98 matches and scored 2427 runs with the highest score of 89 not out. He has an average of 28.55 with a strike rate of 109.22. He has 17 fifties to his name. He has hit 255 fours and 44 sixes in IPL. 

     10. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is the 10th highest runs getter in IPL. He has played for Mumbai Indians since the start of IPL. He has played 78 matches during the period of 2008-2013 scoring 2334 runs with the highest of 100 not out. He has an average of 34.83 with a strike rate of 119.81. He has 1 century to his name along with 13 fifties. He has hit 295 fours and 29 sixes in IPL  . 

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