Best Batting Average in IPL
IPL 2020 has brought the much-required relief for the fans across the globe amidst the pandemic going strong. The league is hitting new standards with the larget of the totals being chased down. Batsmen have played a big role in the contribution of these chases or posting a daunting target.
Here are the top 5 best batting averages in IPL that have helped their teams to achieve the targets.
#5) AB de Villiers
It’s no shocker that AB de Villiers makes this list because he is one of the most admired foreign cricketers in India. He is a brilliant striker of the cricket ball who has a strong brand value and is an immense team player. Why wouldn’t anyone want a man like him in their squad?
In his 142 IPL innings, he has a total of 4395 runs at an average of 39.95 and a strike rate of 151.23. He has 3 IPL centuries and 33 fifties to his name.
#4) Chris Gayle
Making to the list at number four is the West Indian star batsman, Chris Gayle. Though a few might not expect him to have an extremely high average, he has a remarkable IPL record.
In the IPL he has a total of 4484 runs in 124 innings at an excellent average of 41.13. He also has the maximum individual score of 175* to his name.
His current team, Kings XI Punjab has said that they choose him for the brand value he adds. Being at the far end of his career, the Caribbean batsman has the capability to single-handedly knock down the best bowling lineups in the world.
#3) KL Rahul
Since playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as a middle-order batsman, he has come a long way. He is currently chosen as the captain of his team for the 2020 season.
The Karnataka batsman has a total of 1977 runs in 58 IPL innings at an average of 42.06. His strike rate is 138.15 which has been on the high since he was upheld to open the innings. In just 14 balls, KL Rahul has scored the fastest fifty in IPL history.
#2) MS Dhoni
This Indian cricketer has a total 4432 runs in 170 innings at an outstanding average of 42.20 through his IPL career. An average of 42 is way past expectations, for someone who has played at number 5 and 6 at most times.
MS Dhoni average shows that he in fact finishes games by remaining till the end. There is not anything more than the team can ask from him, as a captain and finisher.
#1) David Warner
The Australian opener David Warner is at number one on the list. The left-handed batsman has a total 4706 runs in 126 innings at an average of 43.17. He has scored 4 centuries and 44 fifties. With a strike rate of 142.39, it shows that he scores these runs at a rapid pace. An opener like him, with such an average and strike rate, is definitely gold for any team around the world.
His hunger for scoring big runs can be seen in his wonderful average. With the figure of runs he has scored, it is no surprise that he top’s the list.