The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League is going great and a lot of budding players are emerging on this biggest T20 format stage. Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs in the 32nd match of the IPL. Half of the tournament is over and only 24 matches (except playoffs and finals) are left in the cash-rich league. Today we are going to discuss the top 5 run scorers in the IPL after completing the match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.
5. Jos Buttler
The England batsman Jos Buttler scored 311 runs in 8 matches with the highest score of 89 against Mumbai Indians. The right hand English player hit 38 fours and 14 sixes in his 8 matches. The Rajasthan Royals player averages 38.87 with the strike rate of 151.70 in the league. Buttler scored 3 half-centuries, but his team placed at the bottom of the table.
4. Andre Russell
Russell single-handedly won the matches for Kolkata Knight Riders and he is damaging all the things with his powerful batting. The West Indies all-rounder scored 312 runs in 8 matches with the best score of 62 against Delhi capitals. Russell averages 78 with the strike rate of 213.69 in the ongoing tournament. The KKR player smashes 21 beautiful boundaries and 30 huge hits into the stands. Jamaican hard hitter made 2 half centuries and his team placed at 5th position on the points table.
3. Chris Gayle
Universal big boss making a niche for himself by playing a wonderful knock for KXIP. The left-hand batsman scored 352 runs in 8 matches with the highest score of unbeaten 99 against RCB. Chris Gayle averages 50.28 with the strike rate of 155.06. The Caribbean big hitter strikes 30 boundaries and 26 sixes in his outing. He made 3 fifties and Punjab is placed at 4th position in the stats.
2. KL Rahul
The Bangalore-born-batsman continuing his form from last year and scoring truckload of runs in the current season as well. His 387 runs in 9 matches placed him in the 2nd position and also earned him a place in the 2019 World Cup squad. KL Rahul finds 30 hits to the rope and 26 hits above the rope in his 387 runs outing. KXIP player averages 64.50 with the strike rate of 127.72.
The Indian top order batsman scored 1 ton and 4 half-tons for Kings XI Punjab. Hope, he will continue his form and clinch the crown for his team.
1. David Warner
After a 1 year ban from international cricket, David Warner directly entered into the IPL with a bang! He exploded himself by playing mind-blowing knocks for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner smashed the ball like a bullet, he is hungry for scoring runs and proves why he is the most dangerous player in the world.
The Australia batsman scored 400 runs in 7 matches with the best score of 100* against RCB. SRH opener smashes 34 beautiful fours and 12 huge maximums in his 400 runs. Warner averages 80.00 with the strike rate of 140.35. The leftie scored 1 century and 4 half centuries for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League.