Talking about IPL, this league is one of the enormous cricket league with many big names from the world cricket. Batting is an art, and there are many greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli and many more who have shown their class in their game. The T20 game is majorly a batsman’s game, and the same goes with the IPL. In every edition, players create numerous records and take the excitement towards the next level. Scoring 400+ runs in an IPL season is a difficult task. Because the tournament is very competitive, all the players give their best and try to dominate. But few players have scored the most 400+ runs in an IPL Season.
This article will consist of 5 Players with the most 400+ runs in an IPL Season.
5. Shikhar Dhawan – 7 Times
Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most delicate openers for team India and his IPL team Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan was a part of SRH before joining in Delhi Capitals, and even in SRH, he supported Warner in playing as an anchor. Currently, he’s the top contender in IPL 2021 for the orange cap and has scored 380 runs.
Gabbar Has scored 5576 runs in his IPL career and has scored 400+ runs in 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. So let’s see how many times he can dominate in his IPL career. Shikhar Dhawan has played 184 games and scored 5576 runs at the strike rate of 127.34.
4. Rohit Sharma – 7 Times
Rohit Sharma has been one of the most consistent IPL captains who has won 6 trophies five times as a captain. Since Mumbai Indians have got him, he has performed brilliantly. Hitman had always encouraged his teammates, even when the team was in a difficult position. Rohit displayed his talent since 2008 for Deccan Chargers, and in 2009 he was selected as the most emerging player of the year and helped his team clinch the IPL title. Even captain Adam Gilchrist was impressed by Rohit’s skill set as a youngster.
Hitman is also on the list of Players with the most 400+ runs in an IPL Season. He has scored 400+ runs seven times till now. In 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019. Overall, Rohit Sharma has played 207 matches and scored 5480 runs with a strike rate of 130.51.
3. David Warner – 7 Times
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the title in 2016 under Warner’s captaincy. David Warner has always been playing an anchors’ role for his team. However, once he comes into his beast mode, there’s no way to stop. Warner has been dominating since 2013 and is the opener that every team looks forward to. David Warner has not only scored 400+ runs but has won the orange caps thrice in 2015, 2017 and 2019. No other player has won the orange caps three times till now.
Even Warner is on the list of players who have scored the most 400+ runs in an IPL season. Warner managed to score 400+ runs In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 and 2020. The confidence and ability to score quick runs is a key element for players like David Warner.
2. Virat Kohli – 7 Times
Virat Kohli’s inclusion in this list might not be surprising because of his enormous records and ability to score runs by showing a class and temperament with a positive attitude. Virat Kohli has been the tremendous superstar of the game with a huge fan following. Many people support RCB because of this man. Virat almost got the title for RCB in 2016, but SRH defeated them. IN 2016 Virat scored 973 runs in the whole season, which is the record till now and because of his 973 runs, he was the orange cup holder of 2016.
King Kohli has scored runs every season and crossed the 400+ mark on seven occasions like 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020. Surely we will see him creating more records. This year, his team RCB was looking in terrific form. Let’s see how many runs Virat Kohli scores in 2021. So far, Kohli has played 199 matches in IPL and scored 6076 runs.
1. Suresh Raina – 9 Times
Suresh Raina has been the backbone of Chennai Super Kings. Without this name, the list of players with 400+ runs in an IPL season remains incomplete. Raina’s role has been magnificent for the CSK side because of his ability to score quick runs. Raina is also a key player of CSK for making them one of the most successful IPL franchisee. In the 2010 Final vs Mumbai Indians, Raina scored quick 56 runs in 36 balls which helped CSK set a total of 168.
Mr.IPL has score 400+ in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018. Overall he has played 200 IPL matches and scored 5491 runs with a strike rate of 136.86. When Suresh Raina didn’t play in the 2020 season, CSK went a bit low in the middle, but since his presence in 2021, the team looked confident.