Throughout its 16 editions, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed the remarkable performances of some of the world’s finest batsmen. These exceptional talents have showcased their ability to consistently score runs, often single-handedly leading their teams towards success. Virat Kohli, former captain of India and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, holds the record for the highest aggregate by a batsman in a single edition of the IPL. Kohli’s phenomenal display during the 2016 season saw him accumulate a staggering 973 runs from 16 matches, including four centuries and seven half-centuries, ultimately propelling RCB to the runner-up position.
Following closely behind Kohli is England’s white-ball captain, Jos Buttler, who set the stage ablaze during the 2022 IPL season for the Rajasthan Royals. Buttler’s exceptional form saw him amass 863 runs, including four centuries, securing his place as the second-highest run-scorer in a single edition of the tournament. David Warner also etched his name into IPL history with his remarkable tally of 848 runs in the 2016 season, leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden IPL title triumph over RCB.
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Shubman Gill, the opening batsman for the Gujarat Titans, has emerged as a true sensation. Gill achieved a significant milestone during the Qualifier 2 match against the Mumbai Indians, becoming only the second Indian and fourth overall to surpass the 800-run mark in a single edition of the IPL. Additionally, Gill joined the exclusive club of players who have scored three or more centuries in an IPL season, a feat previously achieved only by Virat Kohli.
During his scintillating innings, Gill displayed his exceptional batting skills, amassing a remarkable 129 runs from just 60 deliveries. His innings featured seven fours and an impressive ten sixes, showcasing his ability to find the boundaries with ease. Moreover, Gill surpassed Virender Sehwag’s previous record of 122 runs for the highest individual score in an IPL Playoffs match.
Gill’s outstanding performance not only solidifies his position as one of the brightest talents in Indian cricket but also adds to the rich history of the IPL. His ability to consistently score runs and his exceptional century-hitting prowess have propelled him into the league of elite players. As the IPL 2023 season progresses, cricket fans eagerly await Gill’s next innings, eager to witness his extraordinary batting skills and potential for even greater records to be shattered.
Most runs in an IPL season
|Name and Year||Matches||Runs||Average||Strike Rate||100s||50s||Highest Score|
|Virat Kohli (RCB) – 2016||16||973||81.08||152.03||4||7||113|
|Jos Buttler (RR) – 2022||17||863||57.53||149.05||4||4||116|
|Shubman Gill (GT) – 2023||16||851||60.78||156.43||3||5||129|
|David Warner (SRH) – 2016||17||848||60.57||151.42||0||9||93*|
|Kane Williamson (SRH) – 2018||17||735||52.50||142.44||0||8||84|
(Stats updated during GT vs MI Qualifier 2 match)