Warner ended up with the Orange Cap for the second time in his IPL career
The 2017 edition of IPL saw Mumbai Indians clinching their third India Premier League (IPL) title. The finals at Pune saw an enthralling match where the home side fell heartbreakingly close to the Mumbai total by just one run.
However, the season belonged to one man named David Warner hands down as he ended up with the Orange Cup for the second time in his IPL career.
Warner amassed as many as 641 runs in just 14 outings, scoring at a ridiculous average of 58.27 and strike the ball at a rate of 141.8.
In the 2017 edition, Warner registered four half-centuries and a mammoth 126 off just 59 deliveries against KKR at Hyderabad. David Warner turned out to be a different batsman since he took charge of the Sunrisers’ in 2014.
Warner was also the highest run scorer in the 2015 edition of IPL and was only second to Virat Kohli in the edition of 2016 where he scored a monumental 973 in a single season. Interestingly, Warner ended up with 848 runs in the 2016 season, a record on its own.
The Australian ended up amongst the top four run-getters since his move to Hyderabad in 2014. Warner was miles ahead of Gambhir who was the second highest run scorer in the tournament with 498 runs.
Both SRH and KKR were knocked out during the playoffs. Gambhir single-handedly took his side towards the knock out stages with four half-centuries to his name.
Warner was well supported by his opening partner at the other end, Shikhar Dhawan. The flamboyant southpaw compiled 479 runs. Also, he made his way back into the national side subsequently.
If Warner and Gambhir took their respective sides to the knockout stages of the IPL, it was Steve Smith who led from the front almost took his side to clinch the trophy.
Smith scored 472 runs throughout the tournament with a best of 84*. Also, Suresh Raina entered amongst the top five leading run-getters with his tally of 442 runs.
Here’s a look at the top ten run scorers in IPL 2017
|1||David Warner SRH||14||14||3||641||126||58.27||452||141.81||1||4||63||26|
|2||Gautam Gambhir KKR||16||16||4||498||76*||41.5||389||128.02||0||4||61||7|
|3||Shikhar Dhawan SRH||14||14||1||479||77||36.84||376||127.39||0||3||53||9|
|4||Steve Smith RPS||15||15||3||472||84*||39.33||387||121.96||0||3||38||12|
|5||Suresh Raina GL||14||14||3||442||84||40.18||307||143.97||0||3||42||13|
|6||Hashim Amla KXIP||10||10||3||420||104*||60||288||145.83||2||2||40||17|
|7||Manish Pandey KKR||14||13||5||396||81*||49.5||308||128.57||0||2||28||12|
|8||Parthiv Patel MI||16||16||0||395||70||24.68||293||134.81||0||2||49||8|
|9||Rahul Tripathi RPS||14||14||0||391||93||27.92||267||146.44||0||2||43||17|
|10||Robin Uthappa KKR||14||13||0||388||87||29.84||235||165.1||0||5||36||21|