Top 10: Players with Most Overall Runs in Powerplay Overs in IPL

Before looking at the list of top 5 batsmen to score the most runs in the IPL, it is first mandatory to take a deep insight into the importance of powerplay in the t20 format. The most run making opportunities have been catered in this phase of the game but equally with the chances of getting out. Usually, openers and the top order batters have the highest grab to harness this stuff, but sometimes it gets overturned on the batting team. Stalwart openers in IPL like David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Faf du Plessis have played the Knock of big figures while scoring in this game phase. Royal Challengers Bangalore has the best number of 108 runs made in the first six overs.

RCB has been closely followed in this record by the teams like Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Bangalore had put the streak of 108 runs in the powerplay when the universe boss Chris Gayle smacked 175* against Pune Warriors India in 2013. The list has a few batters who are not genuine openers in their game, but except for the meagre, all are staggered & attacking beginners of the innings.

So, here are those top 10 batsmen who scored the most runs in the IPL powerplay.

Leading Run-Scorers in Powerplay Overs in IPL

Shikhar Dhawan33912766122.5974
David Warner33032388138.31105
Virat Kohli27082233121.2763
Chris Gayle23361741134.17138
Ajinkya Rahane22971944118.1548
Gautam Gambhir22301833121.6532
Faf du Plessis21481563137.4276
Rohit Sharma21331741122.5194
Robin Uthappa20221621124.7350
KL Rahul19901580125.9477

Key Stats

Shikhar Dhawan is the topmost candidate in the catalogue of “Top 5 batsman who scored most runs in IPL powerplay”. Scoring more than 3000 runs in the most crucial overs in the IPL, his career strike rate is around 123, which is decent. He has two century innings in the Indian Premier League and this one century knock stands out. His knocks have proved impactful for the franchises he played for, which makes him hold the position of No. 1 on the list.  

David ‘Explosive’ Warner grabs the second position after Shikhar Dhawan. The southpaw strikes at a blistering rate of 137+, which is the best in the first six overs in IPL among the above ten players.

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Though Chris Gayle is not currently playing in the Indian Premier League, he has owned this business for a long 13 years. He has smacked 2336 runs in the powerplay while playing in 142 IPL games with a scoring rate of 134. He has spent most of his IPL career in the camp of Royal Challengers Bangalore, and lastly, due to bad form, he has to shift to the squad of Punjab Kings. Chris Gayle has made the most tons in IPL, a tally of six, closely followed by Virat Kohli with five centuries. Gayle is also the only batter to hit more than 100 sixes in this phase of the games.

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