IPL 2024: A look back at previous edition’s top 5 run getters

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The richest cricket tournament on the planet Indian Premier League(IPL) is all set to commence this Friday, March 22 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The 17th season opener will be between two fierce rivals of the competition, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The season is promising to be blockbuster entertainment just like the previous ones.

IPL is widely regarded as the batsmen’s paradise because of the run feast it offers to the fans with gigantic sixes and blistering knocks. As the new season is just around the corner, let’s look at the top 5 highest run-getters from the previous edition.

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Top 5 highest run-getters in IPL 2023

5. Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal

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Yashasvi Jaiswal, the young sensation from Rajasthan Royals (RR), had an outstanding IPL 2023 season. He scored a total of 625 runs in 14 matches, with an impressive average of 48.07 and a strike rate of 163.61.

Jaiswal’s highest score in IPL 2023 was a magnificent 124 runs against Mumbai Indians. This inning, where he faced 62 balls and hit 16 fours and eight sixes, showcased his exceptional batting prowess.

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Throughout the season, Jaiswal demonstrated his consistency by scoring a total of 5 half-centuries. This highlights his ability to provide substantial contributions to his team’s batting lineup consistently. He also hit a total of 82 fours and 26 gigantic maximums

One of the highlights of Jaiswal’s performance in IPL 2023 was achieving the fastest 50 in the season by scoring a fifty in just 13 balls. This record-breaking performance reflects his explosive batting style and ability to accelerate the scoring rate when needed.

4. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the stalwart of Indian cricket and a key player for RCB, had an exceptional IPL 2023 season. He amassed a total of 639 runs in 14 matches, maintaining an average of 53.25 and a strike rate of 139.82.

Kohli’s highest score in IPL 2023 was a remarkable 101 runs against Gujarat Titans on May 21, 2023. This inning, where he faced 61 balls and hit 13 fours and a six, showcased his prolific batting skills.

Kohli demonstrated his consistency by scoring a total of 6 half-centuries. This highlights his ability to provide substantial contributions to his team’s batting lineup consistently. He also hit a total of 65 fours and 16 sixes.

The King will return to the tournament after a prolonged break from cricket. It will be interesting to see how Kohli’s approach would be amidst the growing rumours of him missing the T20 WC in June.

3. Devon Conway

Devon Conway

Devon Conway, the New Zealand batsman, had an impressive IPL 2023 season with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He scored a total of 672 runs in 16 games, maintaining an average of 51.69 and a strike rate of 139.70.

Conway’s highest score in IPL 2023 was an impressive 92 runs in a match against Punjab Kings. He faced 52 balls and hit 16 fours and 1 six, showcasing his excellent batting form. In the 24th match of IPL 2023 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he displayed an exceptional strike rate of 184.44, scoring 83 runs from just 45 balls, including 6 fours and 6 sixes.

Throughout the season, Conway showed consistency in scoring half-centuries, accumulating a total of 6 half-centuries. This reflects his ability to convert starts into substantial scores for his team. He also hit a total of 72 fours and 16 sixes, demonstrating his ability to score boundaries regularly.

However, the defending Champions will miss the services of the New Zealander as Devon Conway will miss the entire IPL due to a thumb injury during the Australia Test Series.

2. Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis, the seasoned South African batsman and RCB’s Skipper had a remarkable IPL 2023 season. He demonstrated his batting consistency, amassing a total of 730 runs in 14 matches. His average was an impressive 56.15, and he maintained a strike rate of 153.68.

Du Plessis’s top three standout performances from IPL 2023 were his scores against Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Mumbai Indians. In the 27th match against Punjab Kings on April 20, 2023, he scored 84 runs off 56 balls with a strike rate of 150.00. In the 65th match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 18, 2023, he scored 71 runs off 47 balls with a strike rate of 151.06. In the 5th match against Mumbai Indians on April 02, 2023, he scored 73 runs off 43 balls with a strike rate of 169.76. These performances showcased his ability to score quick runs and build innings.

Du Plessis hit a total of 60 fours and 36 sixes and also had eight half-centuries, further highlighting his consistent performance.

1. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill, the young batting sensation, had an exceptional IPL 2023 season with the Gujarat Titans. He showcased his extraordinary batting prowess, amassing a total of 890 runs in 17 matches. His average was an impressive 59.33, and he maintained a strike rate of 157.80.

Gill’s top three standout statistics from IPL 2023 were his highest score, total runs, and total fours. His highest score of 129 came against Mumbai Indians during the Qualifier 2 match on May 26, 2023. This innings demonstrated his ability to play big knocks under pressure. Throughout the season, Gill hit a total of 85 fours, displaying his ability to find gaps and score boundaries regularly.

Gill’s performance made him the undisputed highest run-scorer for the Gujarat Titans in the season. He also won the 2023 IPL Orange Cap, which also marked his most prolific campaign in the history of the competition.

The dashing opener will return to Season 17 in a new role also leading his side Gujarat Titans in the absence of Hardik Pandya.


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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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