Updated: 3 August
Indian Premier League 14th edition is about to kickstart from 9TH of April 2021. This cricket league has been the roadmap for a lot of players to shine. There have been few batsmen who have been simply phenomenal. Here We bring to you the list of the VIVO IPL 2021 top 5 batsmen.
IPL 2021: Top 5 Batsmen In IPL
Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli tops the list in the top 5 batsmen of IPL. He has been the leading run scorer of all IPL seasons combined. Virat has scored a total of 6076 runs in 191 innings (total match 199) with a batting average of 38.0.
His strike rate in IPL is also very healthy 130.4. Virat has struck 5 centuries and 40 half-centuries in the league so far. His performance in the 2016 season was outstanding. He scored total 4 centuries in the 2016 IPL edition.
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Suresh Raina has scored a total of 5491 runs in 195 innings (200 matches) for CSK with a healthy average of 33.1. His strike rate of 136.9 is also very good. He has scored 1 century and 39 half-centuries. Raina could not take part in IPL last season due to personal issues. He would be expected to perform better if CSK is to win IPL 2021.
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The swashbuckling opener from Sunrisers Hyderabad David Warner is ranked 5th in the list of the top 5 batsmen of IPL. He has scored a total of 5448 runs in 142 innings (148 matches). His batting average of 42.2 and strike rate of 140.1 is the highest among top 5 batsmen of IPL.
He has smashed 4 centuries and 50 half-centuries in the IPL so far. Sunrisers Hyderabad would be hoping that his former captain carries his good form in IPL 2021.
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Rohit Sharma, the most successful captain in IPL history has been ranked 4th in the list of top 5 batsman of IPL. Till now, the Mumbai Indians batsmen has scored 5480 runs in 202 innings(207 matches) at a healthy average of 31.5 and strike rate of 130.5. This includes 1 century and 40 half-centuries, his highest score being 109*.
He has been opening the batting for Mumbai Indians for the last 2 seasons, and we expect the same trend to be followed this season also.
Indian ODI opener Shikhar Dhawan is ranked 5th in the list of top 5 batsmen of IPL. Shikhar Dhawan has scored a total of 5577 runs with a good average of 35.3 and a decent strike rate of 127.3 He played an instrumental role in talking Delhi Capitals to the IPL final last season.
All eyes would be on Shikar Dhawan, as he would be a crucial player for Delhi Capitals this season in the absence of Shreyas Iyer.