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Top 10: Batters with Most Runs against a Single Opponent in IPL

In any given format and at any level of the game, a batter/bowler will have some favourite opponents and take a special liking towards them in any of the contests they face each other. Be it with the bat or ball, a player gives his best and always performs against these opponents.

IPL is no different, as it gives a perfect opportunity for an individual to get acclimatised to facing each and every team. So in this article, we discuss the batters with the most runs against an opponent in the IPL over the course of all these years.

Most Runs against a Single Opponent in IPL

PlayerInningsRunsOpponent
David Warner261134Punjab Kings
David Warner281093Kolkata Knight Riders
Rohit Sharma341070Kolkata Knight Riders
Shikhar Dhawan291057Chennai Super Kings
Virat Kohli281057Delhi Capitals
Rohit Sharma351034Delhi Capitals
Virat Kohli321030Punjab Kings
Virat Kohli311006Chennai Super Kings
Virat Kohli31962Kolkata Knight Riders
KL Rahul18950Mumbai Indians

Key Insights

3: The number of centuries scored by KL Rahul against the Mumbai Indians, scoring 860+ runs in the process. This is the most by any player against a single team.

86.7: This is Rahul’s average against the Mumbai Indians, and this is the highest for any batter against any team in the IPL with a minimum cap of 850 runs.

Warner’s batting strike rate of 160.93 against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru is the best amongst players with more than 850 runs against an IPL team. The left-hander has scored runs at an average of 43.05 while facing RCB bowlers.

Also Read | David Warner IPL runs – Year by Year & Team-Wise

Warner has 13 scores of fifty-plus against the Punjab Kings, and this is the most time a player has crossed the 50-run mark in an innings against a single team.

David Warner is one of the 3 batters in IPL history to have scored more than 1000 runs in the IPL against 2 different teams. The others are Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

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Overall, there have been 7 instances of a batter scoring at least 1000 runs against a single opponent, and this is between 4 different batters. Shikhar Dhawan is the fourth batter with 1000+ runs against CSK in the IPL.

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