IPL 2021 POINTS TABLE

TEAM PLD W L T
Mumbai IndiansMI 14 7 7 0
Chennai Super KingsCSK 14 9 5 0
Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB 14 9 5 0
Delhi CapitalsDC 14 10 4 0
Punjab KingsPK 14 6 8 0

TOP RUN SCORERS

Player Innings Runs
Virat Kohli 191 6076
Shikhar Dhawan 183 5577
Suresh Raina 195 5491
Rohit Sharma 202 5480
David Warner 148 5447

Highest Run Scorer of IPL & Predictions for IPL 2021

Probably the most sought-after stat in the IPL, the most number of runs is the quickest measure of a batsman’s ability. Below all, this stat asks how many runs one has scored. 

Run-getters are awash in the Indian Premier League across all eight teams. They demand a high retention value and are highly sought after when released before auctions. 

Highest Scorers in IPL History

S.No PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50 4s 6s
1 Virat Kohli 199 191 31 6076 113 37.97 5 40 524 205
2 Shikhar Dhawan 184 183 25 5577 106* 35.29 2 44 634 116
3 Suresh Raina 200 195 29 5491 100* 33.07 1 39 502 202
4 Rohit Sharma 207 202 28 5480 109* 31.49 1 40 476 224
5 David Warner 148 148 19 5447 126 42.22 4 50 525 201
6 AB de Villiers 176 162 38 5056 133* 40.77 3 40 406 245
7 Chris Gayle 140 139 16 4950 175* 40.24 6 31 404 357
8 MS Dhoni 211 186 70 4669 84* 40.25 0 23 317 217
9 Robin Uthappa 189 182 17 4607 87 27.92 0 24 454 163
10 Gautam Gambhir 154 152 17 4217 93 31.23 0 36 491 59
11 Dinesh Karthik 203 184 33 3946 97* 26.13 0 19 390 109
12 Ajinkya Rahane 151 141 16 3941 105* 31.52 2 28 417 76
13 Shane Watson 145 141 16 3874 117* 30.99 4 21 376 190
14 Ambati Rayudu 166 156 28 3795 100* 29.64 1 20 314 145
15 Manish Pandey 151 140 26 3461 114* 30.35 1 20 300 101
16 Yusuf Pathan 174 154 44 3204 100 29.12 1 13 262 158
17 Kieron Pollard 171 154 50 3191 87* 30.68 0 16 207 211
18 KL Rahul 88 79 15 2978 132* 46.53 2 25 261 120
19 Brendon McCullum 109 109 5 2880 158* 27.69 2 13 293 130
20 Sanju Samson 114 110 11 2861 119 28.89 3 13 217 126
21 Parthiv Patel 139 137 11 2848 81 22.6 0 13 365 49
22 Yuvraj Singh 132 126 15 2750 83 24.77 0 13 217 149
23 Virender Sehwag 104 104 5 2728 122 27.55 2 16 334 106
24 Faf du Plessis 91 84 9 2622 96 34.96 0 20 234 86
25 Murali Vijay 106 106 5 2619 127 25.93 2 13 247 91
26 Shaun Marsh 71 69 7 2477 115 39.95 1 20 266 78
27 Steve Smith 101 91 21 2437 101 34.81 1 11 221 59
28 Jacques Kallis 98 96 11 2427 89* 28.55 0 17 255 44
29 Dwayne Smith 91 89 5 2385 87* 28.39 0 17 245 117
30 Sachin Tendulkar 78 78 11 2334 100* 34.83 1 13 295 29
31 Rishabh Pant 76 76 11 2292 128* 35.26 1 14 208 107
32 Ravindra Jadeja 191 145 59 2290 62* 26.62 0 2 168 82
33 Shreyas Iyer 79 79 9 2200 96 31.42 0 16 189 83
34 Suryakumar Yadav 108 93 19 2197 79* 29.68 0 12 243 63
35 Rahul Dravid 89 82 5 2174 75* 28.23 0 11 269 28
36 Quinton de Kock 72 72 5 2114 108 31.55 1 15 216 79
37 Adam Gilchrist 80 80 4 2069 109* 27.22 2 11 239 92
38 JP Duminy 83 77 26 2029 78* 39.78 0 14 126 79
39 Aaron Finch 87 85 7 2005 88* 25.7 0 14 204 75
40 Wriddhiman Saha 126 101 22 1987 115* 25.15 1 8 184 65
41 Michael Hussey 59 58 7 1977 116* 38.76 1 15 198 52
42 Jos Buttler 65 64 8 1968 124 35.14 1 11 194 90
43 David Miller 86 84 26 1952 101* 33.65 1 10 137 90
44 Mayank Agarwal 95 90 4 1950 106 22.67 1 9 185 78
45 Mahela Jayawardene 80 78 15 1802 110* 28.6 1 10 200 39
46 Kane Williamson 57 56 14 1747 89 41.59 0 16 150 55
47 Glenn Maxwell 89 85 11 1728 95 23.35 0 8 139 101
48 Manoj Tiwary 98 85 26 1695 75* 28.72 0 7 156 40
49 Kumar Sangakkara 71 68 3 1687 94 25.95 0 10 195 27
50 Andre Russell 81 68 11 1680 88* 29.47 0 9 117 142
51 Mandeep Singh 104 91 16 1659 77* 22.12 0 6 170 37
52 Nitish Rana 67 62 4 1638 87 28.24 0 13 148 81
53 Naman Ojha 113 94 19 1554 94* 20.72 0 6 121 79
54 Dwayne Bravo 144 105 39 1510 70* 22.87 0 5 118 62
55 Karun Nair 73 66 5 1480 83* 24.26 0 10 160 39
56 Subramaniam Badrinath 95 67 20 1441 71* 30.65 0 11 154 28
57 Hardik Pandya 87 80 29 1401 91 27.47 0 4 91 95
58 Brad Hodge 66 63 21 1400 73 33.33 0 6 122 43
59 Saurabh Tiwary 88 69 19 1379 61 27.58 0 7 101 48
60 Eoin Morgan 73 66 10 1364 68* 24.35 0 5 111 62
61 Sourav Ganguly 59 56 3 1349 91 25.45 0 7 137 42
62 Chris Lynn 42 42 3 1329 93* 34.07 0 10 132 66
63 David Hussey 64 61 12 1322 71 26.97 0 5 90 60
64 Ishan Kishan 56 51 4 1284 99 27.31 0 7 103 66
65 Kedar Jadhav 91 78 26 1181 69 22.71 0 4 101 40
66 Rahul Tripathi 52 51 5 1175 93 25.54 0 6 116 41
67 Tillakaratne Dilshan 52 50 7 1153 76* 26.81 0 9 140 24
68 Irfan Pathan 103 82 29 1139 60 21.49 0 1 87 37
69 Prithvi Shaw 46 46 0 1134 99 24.65 0 9 136 39
70 Matthew Hayden 32 32 2 1107 93 36.9 0 8 121 44
71 Krunal Pandya 78 67 21 1100 86 23.91 0 1 103 44
72 Lendl Simmons 29 29 2 1079 100* 39.96 1 11 109 44
73 Shubman Gill 48 45 10 1071 76 30.6 0 7 101 29
74 Manan Vohra 53 49 2 1054 95 22.42 0 3 102 41
75 Jonny Bairstow 28 28 3 1038 114 41.52 1 7 99 46
76 Ross Taylor 55 54 14 1017 81* 25.42 0 3 66 46
77 Kevin Pietersen 36 36 9 1001 103* 37.07 1 4 91 40
78 Venugopal Rao 65 54 10 985 71* 22.38 0 3 77 37
79 Moises Henriques 60 52 16 985 74* 27.36 0 5 87 27
80 Albie Morkel 91 68 28 974 73* 24.35 0 3 61 55
81 Andrew Symonds 39 36 9 974 117* 36.07 1 5 74 41
82 Cameron White 47 45 9 954 78 26.5 0 6 76 36
83 Ben Stokes 43 42 6 920 107* 25.55 2 2 79 32
84 Axar Patel 101 72 22 913 44 18.26 0 0 53 43
85 Sunil Narine 124 70 13 902 75 15.82 0 4 105 52
86 Marcus Stoinis 54 48 16 896 65 28 0 4 75 35
87 Herschelle Gibbs 36 36 4 886 69* 27.68 0 6 83 31
88 Stuart Binny 95 68 23 880 48* 19.55 0 0 66 35
89 Harbhajan Singh 163 90 37 833 64 15.71 0 1 79 42
90 Manvinder Bisla 39 39 1 798 92 21 0 4 93 23
91 Shakib Al Hasan 66 49 11 784 66* 20.63 0 2 72 21
92 Sanath Jayasuriya 30 30 2 772 114* 27.57 1 4 85 39
93 Deepak Hooda 76 57 14 741 64 17.23 0 3 39 37
94 Graeme Smith 29 29 3 739 91 28.42 0 4 94 9
95 Angelo Mathews 49 42 11 724 65* 23.35 0 1 44 29
96 Vijay Shankar 47 39 12 712 63* 26.37 0 3 45 28
97 Tirumalasetti Suman 43 40 8 676 78* 21.12 0 2 55 26
98 Abhishek Nayar 60 50 12 672 45* 17.68 0 0 55 20
99 Devdutt Padikkal 21 21 1 668 101* 33.4 1 5 73 17
100 George Bailey 40 37 10 663 61* 24.55 0 2 59 19

 

Based on records and form over the past few seasons, here is a predictive list of the highest run-scorers from each of the 8 IPL teams in this year’s 2021 edition –

Predictions for Highest Scorer in IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore 

  • Virat Kohli 
  • AB de Villiers
  • Devdutt Padikkal

Kolkata Knight Riders 

  •  Shubman Gill 
  • Eoin Morgan 
  • Nitish Rana 

Delhi Capitals 

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Prithvi Shaw

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

  • David Warner
  • Kane Williamson
  • Johnny Bairstow

Mumbai Indians 

  • Rohit Sharma
  •  Ishan Kishan
  • Suryakumar Yadav

Punjab Kings 

  • KL Rahul
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Glenn Maxwell

Rajasthan Royals 

  • Sanju Samson
  • Jos Buttler
  • Ben Stokes

Chennai Super Kings

  • Suresh Raina 
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Ambati Rayadu

Rajasthan Royals

The complicated nature of their squad belies the talent of their batting talent. Steve Smith was put up for auction before he could settle down, and marquee bowler Jofra Archer has withdrawn from the tournament because of a long-term shoulder injury. Despite all this, Sanju Samson (375 runs), Jos Buttler (328 runs), and Ben Stokes (285 runs) lead the run flow for the Rajasthan Royals team. Of the three, Captain Samson could end up with the most runs.

Player Runs
Sanju Samson 375
Jos Buttler 328
Ben Stokes 285

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore 

The powerhouse outfit made up of some of the best batsmen in the world, is still looking for its first IPL title. The obvious candidates for the highest runner scorers are their marquee batsman Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers. Last season, Virat scored 466 runs and AB 454. Beating both of them with 473 runs is new opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal. The left-hand batsman from Kerala will be a force to reckon with this season. 

Player Runs
Virat 466
Ab de Villiers 454

Kolkata Knight Riders 

Two-time champions Kolkata knight Riders had a mixed season last year that saw them narrowly miss the playoffs. Shubman Gill topped the batting charts with 440 runs and will be expected to continue doing so after international success against Australia and India. Nitish Rana and Captain Eoin Morgan can also be high on the charts. 

Player Runs
Shubman Gill 440

 

Delhi Capitals

The highly anticipated Delhi outfit suffered a big blow when it announced that Shreyas Iyer would neither captain nor play the side as he underwent the knife to fix a dislocated left shoulder. Despite sustaining the injury, there is no dearth of run-getters in the squad. Shikhar Dhawan comes back after topping the batting charts with 618 runs last season. Delhi Capitals Newly installed captain Rishabh Pant might bat a slot up, giving him a chance at Dhawan. Prithvi Shaw also comes into the tournament with loads of domestic runs under his belt. 

Player Runs
Shikhar Dhawan 618

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Sometimes considered the most underrated team in the IPL, Hyderabad has a star-studded list of foreign players. It reads like a who’s who of SENA nations – David Warner (548 runs), Jonny Bairstow (345 runs), and Kane Williamson (317 runs). All three come into the tournament on the back of some good form for the respective international sides. India regular Manish Pandey (425 runs) will lead the domestic players. 

Player Runs
David Warner 548
Jonny Bairstow 345
Kane Williamson 317
Manish Pandey 425

 

Mumbai Indians

The most valuable team with the most IPL wins, and of course, the most valuable players. Ishan Kishan comes into the tournament on the back of runs scored in his T20 debut for India. It is no coincidence that he was also Mumbai Indians highest run-scorer last season (516 runs) in the IPL. Going down the order, Quinton de Kock (503 runs), Suryakumar Yadav (480 runs), and Rohit Sharma (332 runs) are worth mentioning. Either of these four could take the top spot. 

Player Runs
Quinton de Kock 503
Suryakumar Yadav 480

 

Punjab Kings 

Between KL Rahul (670 runs) and Mayank Agarwal (424 runs) entertained folks watching from home last season. Despite Rahul being the highest run-getter in the IPL 2020, Punjab kings finished at the bottom of the league. While they look to strengthen other departments in their team, Nicholas Pooran (353 runs) and Glenn Maxwell (108 runs) will look to light up the stands with their run-getting abilities. Likely Rahul or Agarwal to come out on top. 

Player Runs
Nicholas Pooran 353
Gleen Maxwell 108

 

Chennai Super Kings

The most popular and well-loved Chennai super kings team faces an overhaul. They’ve been nicknamed “Dad’s Army” for their not-so-young side. Chennai finished 7th out of eight teams in last year’s IPL. 

They will look to revamp their campaign with the return of Suresh Raina, who missed the last edition. He is 2nd on the all-time IPL runs scored (5368 runs) and is expected to lead their campaign with the bat. Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, and Ruturaj Gaikwad could be potential challengers to Raina’s run-fest. 

Player Runs
Suresh Rana 5368

 

Sometimes, predictions are just what they claim to be – foresight into the future without any head or tail! The nature of sport is such that one can find certain prophecies agreeable and others well, not so agreeable.  Some of the above observations might come true, while others may not. It all depends on who writes his script well over the next two months.

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