Cricket is a game of scoring runs. If you can score runs you can win the match. In that list of most run scorer there are only one foreign batsman, and the rest are all Indians. All of them are the first order batsman most of them are openers and others are no 3 batsman.
When they start to score runs they score big with a good constant, batsman like Chris Gayle who can hit six but not that much consistent is not in the top 5 list. Those who is scoring whit a good average and consistency is in that list.
Here are the top 5 batsman with most runs in IPL history:
- Virat Kohli:- The Indian captain, who has a huge fan following for his consistent batting performance is in the first position on this list. Till now he scored 5 centuries and 39 half-centuries, in just 184 innings with an average of 38.16. His total run is 5878 in 184 innings. In his 5 hundred, he scored 4 in one season in 2016 and scored 973 runs in that season which is also the highest in a season by a player.
- Suresh Raina:- The main power of Chennai Super Kings, after MS Dhoni. He always bats at no 3. He is a proper T20 batsman, he knows how to bat in a difficult situation, how to score runs in front of top bowlers and this thing makes him completely exceptional than others. Till now with 5368 runs in just 189 innings he is in the second position. He has 1 hundred and 38 half-centuries in his entire career of IPL.
- David Warner:- The main and opener batsman of the Hyderabad team. He is also the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has a good Strick rate of 141+ and an average of 42.71, till now he has 4 hundred and 48 half-centuries for his team. With 5254 runs in just 142 innings, he is in the third position on this list.
- Rohit Sharma:- The one and only player of hitting three double hundred in ODI games and also have the most 100s in the T20 format in the world. In IPL he has 39 half-centuries and one century. With 5230 runs in IPL, he is holding the 4th position of this list.
- Shikhar Dhawan:- He is an opener batsman. He plays for so many franchises like Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians. Currently, he is playing for Delhi. Last season he was in the fabulous form he scored 2 hundred in the last season, he also has a total of 2 hundred in his entire IPL history and 41 half-centuries in total. With 5197 runs in just 175 innings, he is in the 5th position on this list.