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Top 10: Australian Cricketers with Most Matches in IPL

Ever since the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off in 2008, it has been a hotspot for overseas players to showcase their talent. The Australian players shine brighter among them, thanks to their ability to play pivotal roles in the team’s cause.

Some Australian players have left a huge impact with their leadership skills and remarkable performances. These traits made sure they got to play more games to show their worth in the league.

So here are the top 10 Australian cricketers who have played the most matches in the IPL.

Australian Cricketers with Most Matches in IPL

PlayerMatchesRunsWickets
David Warner1766397
Shane Watson145387492
Glenn Maxwell124271931
Steve Smith1032485
Aaron Finch9220911
Marcus Stoinis82147839
Adam Gilchrist8020691
Shaun Marsh712477
Brad Hodge66140017
David Hussey6413228

Key Insights

1: David Warner leads the pack among the Australian players with the most matches in the IPL. The Southpaw batter is also among the top run scorers in the league’s history. Moreover, Warner is the fastest batter to reach 5000 and 6000 runs in the IPL.

100: Only 4 Australian cricketers have played more than 100 matches in this extravagant league.

9: Aaron Finch holds the record for representing the most teams in the IPL. The former Australian captain turned up for 9 IPL teams — Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

2: The Indian T20 league has seen 2 Australian brother duos dazzle the field. One of the pair is Michael Hussey and David Hussey, while the other is Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh.

21: Shaun Marsh became the fastest batter to reach the 1000-run mark in the IPL. The left-hand batter took a mere 21 innings to achieve the feat. Moreover, Shaun was the orange cap holder in the inaugural season.

50: Over 15 Australian players have played 50 or more matches in the IPL.

3: The number of players from Australia who had the privilege to lead their teams to the IPL title. Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, and David Warner have won the IPL as captains.

Warne captained the Rajasthan Royals to victory in the 2008 inaugural season. Gilchrist was at the helm of the Deccan Chargers in the 2009 win. While David Warner headed Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 to claim the trophy.

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