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Although the IPL is not an international tournament, the reputations of some of the most decorated cricketers of our times are at stake in this elite T20 carnival and the franchises expect nothing but the best from their superstars. SPORTZWIKI casts an eye on the Top 10 batsmen with maximum 50s in IPL cricket out
10. Virat Kohli (16 Fifties)
Virat Kohli was a rank newcomer in the inaugral season of the IPL, fresh from his triumph in the U-19 World Cup earlier in the year, but Virat has come a long way since a disastrous opening campaign for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and has proved to be one of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL. He is 10th in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 batsmen with maximum 50s in IPL.
9. Jacques Kallis (17 Fifties)
Although he is not known to play the unconventional shots that batsmen rely on to maximise their scoring options in this format, Jacques Kallis is still a dependable customer with the bat and has been rock solid for both RCB and Kolkata Knight Riders. The former South African all-rounder is 9th in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 batsmen with maximum 50s in IPL.
8. Shaun Marsh (17 Fifties)
Shaun Marsh was the orange cap holder in the inaugral edition of the IPL with a truly outstanding season for the Kings XI Punjab and the Australian has been ever dependable for Preity Zinta’s side with an impressive 17 fifties in just 52 matches in the IPL.
7. Virender Sehwag (18 Fifties)
When he is at his best, there is no better sight in world cricket than to see the Nawab of Nazafgarh tear apart some of the best bowling attacks in the world. Viru has 18 fifties in the IPL in 96 matches and finds himself in the 7th spot in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 batsmen with maximum 50s in IPL.
6.Shikhar Dhawan (18 Fifties)
Shikhar Dhawan had represented the Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians before signing for the Hyderabad franchise, and the young Indian opener has enjoyed some of his best IPL performances playing for the Hyderabad team. He will continue to be a crucial player for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year’s IPL.
5. David Warner (18 Fifties)
Warner is still fresh with the World Cup winning memories, Warner is in good form this season and would like to continue it by leading the Sunrisers Hyderbad side this IPL season. One of the most devastating opener in World Cricket today, when this man gets going, 50 is just a small score. 5th spot in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 batsmen with maximum 50s in IPL.
4. Chris Gayle (20 Fifties)
There is NOBODY in world cricket who comes even close to the kind of destruction this man can inflict on the opposition. Ask the Pune Warriors India bowlers on what this big-hitting West Indian can do to a bowler’s psychology as he smashed them all over the park in the previous IPL. And there is also a touch of consistency about Chris Gayle’s batting, an end product to his pyrotechnics, and he finds himself at the 4th position in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 batsmen with maximum 50s in IPL.
3.Rohit Sharma (23 Fifties)
Rohit Sharma may have let himself down with his failure to convert his starts in Australia, Mumbai Indians skipper has been a regular in the IPL batting charts and finds himself at the 3rd position in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 batsmen with maximum 50s in IPL.
2. Suresh Raina (24 Fifties)
Suresh Raina is Mr. Consistent in the IPL. With a record 3325 runs in the IPL, Raina is not just the most prolific batsman in the IPL, but also one of the most consistent, and his 24 fifties are proof that he is a reliable batsman in this format. Raina is 2ndn SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 batsmen with maximum 50s in IPL.
1. Gautam Gambhir (24 Fifties)
Gautam Gambhir, who has played for Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, holds the record for the most number of fifties in the league. He has 24 fifties from his 105 matches. The southpaw has amassed 2863 runs in IPL. However, Gambhir is yet to score a century in the IPL and would be keen to make amends on that front.
Stat updated till 8 April, 2015