Top 5 Overseas run-getters in IPL History

Since the IPL’s inception in 2008, it has drawn cricket players from all over the world to display their skills in the largest T20 League in the world. IPL gives cricket players from many cricketing nations the chance to become famous and make a lot of money.

A number of players have left an impression through their performances. Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer among Indian batters, who are at the top of the list of best run-getters, but in this post, we’d like to focus on the top 5 foreign players who have scored the most runs in IPL history.

5. Kieron Pollard (171 innings): 3412 runs

The all-rounder for the Mumbai Indians, who has been playing since 2010, is one of the rare athletes to play for the same team their whole IPL career. For the last 13 years, including five championship seasons, Kieron Pollard has been a valuable member of the Mumbai Indians team with more than 3000 runs and 69 wickets.

In 2021, Pollard’s match-winning innings of 87 not out occurred against MI’s bitter rivals CSK. He has 16 half-centuries to his credit and a strike rate of 147.

4. Shane Watson (141 innings): 3874 runs

The Australian all-rounder is listed fourth. During his prime, Watson was the most sought-after player because of his bat-and-ball prowess. He played with Rajasthan Royals for a significant portion of his IPL career before switching to RCB for a few seasons. From 2018 through 2020, Watson competed for Chennai Super Kings during his final three seasons.Watson’s IPL career strike rate is 137.91, and his highest score in the tournament was 117* against SRH. He is also among the top 5 batsmen in terms of runs scored against SRH. In the IPL finals of both 2018 and 2019, Watson proved essential for CSK.

3. Chris Gayle (141 innings): 4965 runs

A true T20 legend. No one is more ominous to see on a cricket pitch than Christopher Henry Gayle holding his bat. Gayle has scored the third-most runs of any foreign player in the IPL. Along with making the most sixes in IPL history, Gayle also holds the record for the most hundreds. The universe boss is not currently connected to any IPL team.Gayle has a 148.96 IPL career strike rate, and his 175* against Pune Warriors India is the greatest individual T20 run ever as well as his biggest IPL score. He is a complete performer with the bat when in the mood.

2. AB De Villiers (170 innings): 5162 runs

The former South African captain is regarded as the generation’s most versatile batsman. De Villiers, who played for RCB, is currently ranked second among foreign players with the most runs scored in IPL history. during a batsman with more than 3000 runs, AB De Villiers has the highest strike rate (151.68 during his IPL career). The IPL record for De Villiers is 133* against the Mumbai Indians.

De Villiers is known as “MR. 360” because of his all-around scoring prowess and is regarded as one of the most complete batsman of the contemporary era.

1. David Warner (162 innings): 5881 runs

Warner has amassed the most foreigner runs in IPL history. Warner leads all IPL batsmen with more than 5000 runs in terms of batting average. The Australian also owns the record for most half-centuries scored in IPL history. He has 54 half-centuries to his credit.Warner has participated in games for the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Here you can see Warner’s IPL year-by-year and team-by-team stats.

The southpaw’s IPL lifetime strike rate is 140.69, and his highest score in the competition was 126 versus KKR. He has been in excellent form ever since his comeback to international cricket following the suspension, particularly in white-ball cricket. Warner also guided SRH to victory in the 2016 IPL, defeating RCB in the championship game. He currently plays for Delhi Capitals and will pose a serious threat to Virat Kohli’s run total in the competition.

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