The Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed multiple records in its 13-year-old history. Stepping into its 14th year soon, the world’s cash-richest league has gained popularity generating a surplus amount of venues every year.
Many top-class players join the league every year, presenting different franchises. Since 2008, we have seen many registered records coming away either by the locals or by the internationals.
Different fielders, bowlers, and batters have registered stylish and breathtaking records uniquely appearing till yet.
If we see at the show by the batsmen, a pile of centuries has been registered, out of which a few have entered the elite list of top 10 highest individual scores in IPL. Here are the top ten.
Here are the Top 10 highest individual scores in IPL history
The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, is known to steal the show with his magnificent performances. Beginning from the red-ball format, he turned out to be a smashing and threatening batsman for the opponents.
Bowlers of the other teams have gained the highest economies often while delivering their respective overs to Gayle. As a result of his consecutive boundaries, he is known as the terrific batsman who demolishes the fielding team.
With the team he plays, that respective team gains half of their batting strength to stable the batting line-up. A similar scenario was spotted in IPL 2013 when the Royal Challengers-based player slammed 175 off just 66 balls.
It was the highest IPL history score then and remains till now as no other batter has got the potential yet to beat. Gayle remained not out as he faced Pune Warriors.
RCB posted a target of 263, losing 5 wickets, and restricted Pune on 133/9 in 20 balls to win the game by a heavy margin of 130 runs. Notably, Gayle crossed a three-figure mark in just 30 balls, and his score was considered amongst the highest T20 hundreds.
His innings amalgamated 17 sixes and 13 fours at a strike rate of 265.15. If we see his current overall IPL stats, Gayle averages 41.13 at a strike rate of 150.11. He has 384 fours and 349 sixes in his league’s longest career.
New Zealander Brendon McCullum lays next in the lane. Among the top 10 highest individual scores in IPL, McCullum 158* ranks second and is still unbeatable after Gayle.
Facing 73 balls in the first season of the IPL, he was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders. It was the first game of the inaugural edition of the IPL as KKR faced the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
For years, the record stayed until Gayle beat it in 2013, but no other player has crossed the landmark of even 150 runs.
McCullum thrashed RCB bowlers at a strike rate of 216.43. His magnificent inning includes 13 sixes and 10 fours. Notably, McCullum now makes 293 fours and 130 sixes in his entire IPL career. The former KKR captain easily won the game for his team by a wide margin of 140 runs.
If one sees his IPL stats, the New Zealander has maintained an average of 27.69 with a strike rate of 131.74 in 109 innings of 109 matches.
AB De Villiers:
AB De Villiers, a Proteas batsman, has been making it out successfully in the Indian Premier League with RCB since the inaugural edition. The South African player often comes on the field with Virat Kohli to stable the top-order with the batting tactics.
While playing in the 2015 edition, De Villiers played a memorable knock of 133* runs out on just 59 balls. Kohli-De Villiers duo shared a massive partnership of 215 runs against Mumbai Indians.
His inning included 19 fours and four sixes, which proved to be match-winning by 39 runs. Considering his overall IPL stats, he has featured in 156 innings of 169 matches and gathers 4849 runs.
De Villiers averages 40.40 at a strike rate of 151.91. All of his innings combine 390 fours and 235 sixes.
Punjab franchise-related KL Rahul ranks third in the line of top 10 highest individual scores in IPL. Playing 72 innings of 81 matches, Rahul has gathered 2079 runs with the highest score of 132*.
Rahul remained not out against the RCB team. His stat came in the IPL 2020 carried out in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He has 234 fours and 104 sixes coming out with an average of 44.86 at an SR of 135.81. He led Kings XI Punjab but was humiliated despite trying to stay strong.
KXIP ranked 6th among 8 teams. They have recently changed the name to Punjab Kings, hoping that renaming would grant them a triumph in the upcoming season.
AB De Villiers:
AB De Villiers once again comes in the list ranking fifth this time. Featuring RCB against Gujrat Lions (GL) in IPL 2016, the theatre Lion’s bowling line-up.
Kohli and De Villiers both came up with the tons to post a heavy target of 249 for the opponents. They got all out on 104 runs, and RCB chased a heavy victory by 144-run-margin.
De Villiers’ inning included 129 runs on just 52 balls with 10 fours and 12 sixes while his mate, Kohli, slammed 109 runs.
India’s wicketkeeping batsman, Rishabh Pant, has seized the watchers to epistolize with joy with his expertise several times. In 2018, featuring Delhi Daredevils, Rishabh posted 128 runs and remained not out against the Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH).
His team was struggling at 21/2, and then he joined the side being just 20-year-old to stable the score. His innings included 15 fours and seven sixes and shocked everyone, forcing them to clap for his appreciatively needed century.
Seeing his stats, Pant has slammed 183 fours and 103 sixes in his world’s cash-rich league shorter career. He has played just 68 matches and 68 innings but proved to be a match-winner in his mini career that ought to continue with brilliant stats moving on.
Pant averages 35.23 with an SR of 151.97. Notably, it was the only hundred he could bring up then and is yet to make another. But he has 12 fifties to his name in these 68 innings.
While featuring in the third edition of the Indian Premier League, Murali Vijay donned the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings jersey.
Locking horns with the Rajasthan Royals, Vijay helped his team conquer as he made 127 runs in 56 balls. His marvelous inning gathered 11 big sixes and 8 fours.
It was Vijay’s first call in IPL, and he proved his worth with some sensible knocks. RR fell 23 runs short of the chase as CSK grasped the victory that day.
Seeing Vijay’s stats, he has two hundred yet with a total of 247 fours, and 91 sixes smashed. He averages 25.93 with an SR of 121.87. Notably, he could make it in only 106 games yet.
The Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) crucial member, David Warner from Australia, ranks next to the top 10 highest individual scores in IPL.
126 remains his highest score that was made in IPL 2017, facing the Kolkata Knight Riders. The inning of just 59 balls included 10 fours and 8 sixes that were enough to demolish the opponent fielding, bowling line-ups.
Warner helped SRH to score 209 runs, as a consequence of which KKR lost by a 48-run-margin. Seeing his overall IPL stats yet, Warner has an SR of 141.54 at an average of 42.71.
Gathering 5254 runs in 142 matches, his all innings compile 510 fours and 195 sixes.
Virender Sehwag, who no more plays IPL, joins the elite table of players with the highest individual scores in IPL.
Playing the 2014 edition of the game, he slammed 122 runs – this ton was his second and last century of the league’s career. Donning a KXIP jersey, Sehwag’s team could amalgamate 226 runs on 120 balls.
His strike rate was 210.35 then as he faced 58 deliveries. As a result of his score, CSK suffered a defeat in the knockout round. Notably, Sehwag’s first highest IPL score was 119 in the 2011 edition.
Looking at his stats in the compiled-up career, the former player has 2728 runs in 104 matches. His number of boundaries include 334 fours and 106 sixes.
Paul Valthaty, the top-order batter for the KXIP, slammed 120 runs and remained not facing 63 balls. His record came up in the 4th edition of the IPL.
The batsman has a limited IPL career featuring in only 23 matches. His IPL stats cover an average of 22.95 with an SR of 120.81.
Paul had 61 fours and 20 sixes that truly showed his terrifically smashing class in his shortest career. That was the only hundred that came up for him, although he has 2 fifties to his name.
However, he did nothing admiring after this inning and fell short on his IPL career.
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