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.

The man with pure aggression on the field: Photo: BCCI

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.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018, IPL 11, Retain Players, Virat Kohli,
Kohli has improved with every game. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

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.

Gambhir scored the second highest runs in IPL 2017.

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.

Steven Smith of RPS.

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

Pos Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
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

 

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