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IPL stats: Top 5 players with most runs in a single season of the Indian Premier League

Batsmen play a crucial role in the Indian Premier League. It’s their job to score as many runs as possible within the allotted over. Over the years, we have seen some batters take the responsibility of playing through the entire innings. The batsmen who can maintain their form and score runs consistently throughout the tournament can make a significant impact on their team’s performance.

The IPL is a high-pressure tournament, the batsmen have the responsibility of scoring the bulk of the runs, which ultimately determines the outcome of matches and the success of their respective teams. Over the years we have seen many players dominate the season with bat in hand and helped their team towards success. In this article, we will list out the most runs scored by a player in a single season of the Indian Premier League.

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List of most runs in a single season of the IPL

1. Virat Kohli – 973 runs

Virat Kohli leads the charts of the most runs in a single season by a player in the history of the Indian Premier League. In the 2016 season, Kohli was brilliant scoring 973 runs in 16 matches at an impressive average of 81.08. In that season, Kohli became the 1st batter to smash 4 centuries in the IPL, including his career-best of 113 off 50 balls against Punjab Kings.

2. Jos Buttler – 863 runs

Jos Buttler takes the second spot on the list, Buttler was fantastic for Rajasthan Royals in the 2022 IPL season. The England wicket-keeper batter featured in all 17 matches, smashed 863 runs with a strike rate of 149.05 and an average of 57.53.

3. David Warner – 848 runs

David Warner is featured in the 3rd spot in getting the most runs in a single season of IPL with 848 runs in 17 games in 2016. Warner has been one of the most consistent batters to have played in the Indian Premier League and has gone on to lead the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Delhi Capitals.

4. Kane Williamson – 735 runs

Kane Williamson gets the 4th position in terms of scoring the most runs in IPL in a single season. Having played 17 games in 2018, he scored 735 runs at an average of 52.50. Kane Williamson also led the Sunriser Hyderabad franchise and also had a lot of success as well.

5. Chris Gayle – 733 runs

In the 2012 IPL edition, Chris Gayle scored 733 runs in 14 innings, with a strike rate of 160.74 rate. Gayle hammered 7 fifties and a century in the season The West Indian was the most dangerous player to have played in the Indian Premier League.

IPL: Top 5 batter with most runs in a single season of IPL

PlayersInningsTeamsRuns
Virat Kohli16RCB973
Jos Buttler17MI, RR863
David Warner17SRH, DD, DC848
Kane Williamson17SRH, GT735
Chris Gayle14KKR, RCB, KXIP733

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