Top 10: Most Runs for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL History

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have a glorious legacy in the Indian Premier League (IPL), having won the competition twice. One of the major reasons behind their IPL victories has been their strong batting lineup.

Over the years, KKR has had skilled and talented batters in their ranks who racked up loads of runs for the franchise. These batters’ exploits with the willow have taken the Knight Riders to extraordinary heights.

This article delves into the top 10 batters with the most runs for KKR in IPL history.

Most Runs for KKR in IPL

PlayerInningsRunsHigh ScoreSR100s/50s
Gautam Gambhir108303593124.280/27
Robin Uthappa84243987136.250/16
Andre Russell97235988*175.520/11
Nitish Rana85216687136.220/14
Yusuf Pathan91189372138.270/7
Shubman Gill55141776123.000/10
Sunil Narine1031332109163.031/5
Jacques Kallis54129580*106.760/7
Chris Lynn40127493*141.390/10
Manish Pandey52127094125.120/6

Key Insights

Gautam Gambhir holds the record for scoring the most runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. The former Indian and KKR opener accumulated 3035 runs in 108 innings at an average of 31.61.

Moreover, Gambhir’s 27 half-centuries for the Knight Riders are the most by any KKR batter. And he is the only batter with more than 25 50-plus scores.

Thus far, only 3 batters — Brendon McCullum, Venkatesh Iyer, and Sunil Narine — have notched up centuries while donning the KKR jersey. In fact, McCullum hammered an unbeaten 158 in the first match of the inaugural season in 2008, the first-ever hundred in the IPL. While Venkatesh brought up his 104 in the 2023 edition and Narine scored 109 against Rajasthan in 2024.

Andre Russell has the highest strike rate among the KKR batters with a minimum of 1000 IPL runs. The West Indian all-rounder has also smashed the most sixes for Kolkata in the league.

Russell and Sunil Narine are 2 players who have accomplished the dual of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in the IPL’s history.

Over 22 batters have racked up 500 or more runs for KKR in this T20 tournament.

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