Today we’re here with the Cricketers who scored the most runs in IPL 2016. IPL 2016 or Indian Premier League 2016 was the 9th edition of the T20 Cricket league of India. Two teams were banned before the tournament so some adjustments were done and two new teams were created viz. Gujarat Lions & Rising Pune Supergiants. We saw some stupendous performances coming from cricket willows against the white cherry. Here we talk about those batsmen who hit the most runs in IPL 2016.
5. Shikhar Dhawan
The Gabbar of Indian Cricket team has quite a few match winning innings to his name. The top order batsman got himself into the top 5 of the most runs in IPL 2016 as a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad set up. During the IPL 2016 season Shikhar Dhawan hit 501 runs off 17 IPL matches including 4 fifties. His best was 82 not out in IPL 2016 when he had an average of 38.53 & strike rate of 116.78.
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Shikhar Dhawan happened to be Sunrisers Hyderabad’s silent killer in IPL 2016, allowing himself to be overshadowed by David Warner, playing out the role what Rahul Dravid did for the Indian Cricket Team. In the end, he was one of the two lead run-scorers for the team in a season which Sunrisers won.
4. Gautam Gambhir
The Kolkata Knight Riders captain was one of the key to their IPL performances. The Opening batsman is listed among the top 5 of the most runs in IPL 2016. During the 2016 season he hit 501 off 15 matches including 5 fifties. His season average was 38.53 and strike rate was 121.89 with his best 90 not out from the season.
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The Knight Riders won 8 matches out of 15 in the Indian premier league that season which saw Gambhir as their top scorer and Andre Russell as their top wicket-takers. Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan supported the cause pretty well that season but the team couldn’t go beyond play-offs and finished at 4th.
3. AB de Villiers
The prolific scorer, AB de Villiers, has been the part of star studded Bangalore franchise. The superman batsman is listed among the top 5 of the most runs in IPL 2016. During the season AB de Villiers hit 685 off 16 matches including 6 fifties and a hundred. His season average was 52.84 and strike rate was 168.79. His best from the season was 129 not out.
His Team, Royal Challengers Bangalore were the closest to title win, but couldn’t muster the courage to overcome final challenge as they finished finalist. AB was their second highest scorer of the season as RCB won 9 out of 16 matches in the tournament.
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2. David Warner
The Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captain was the most prolific batsman for his team in the Indian Premier league season 2016. The left-handed opening batsman is listed among the top 5 of the most runs in IPL 2016. During the season David Warner hit 848 off 17 matches including 9 fifties. His season average was 60.57 and strike rate was 151.42. His best from the season was 93 not out.
He led from the front and was supported well by Shikhar Dhawan as Sunrisers won the title this season. The team won 11 out of 17 matches and Warner was player of the match thrice.
1. Virat Kohli
The Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain was their most prolific scorer in the Indian Premier League 2016. The Indian batsman also leads the top 5 of the most runs in IPL 2016. During the season Virat Kohli hit 973 off 16 matches including 7 fifties and 4 hundreds. His season average was 81.08 and strike rate was 152.03. His best from the season was 113.
Kohli and de Villiers together carried their team to well within the sight of an IPL title which was eluding them, but couldn’t do the final touch and had to be content with being the runner ups. The team won 9 out of 16 matches they played.
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This was the list of the cricketers with the most runs in IPL 2016. Hope you liked it! Don’t forget to put in your comments.
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