The Indian Premier League got underway on April 18, 2008, for the very first time. And it has become the world’s biggest cricket league and is among the top sports tournaments across the globe. Numerous superstars have been a part of this team and have made an impact. Some went on to perform consistently, while others struggled.
In this article, we will cover the players who are the fastest to score 1000 IPL runs in the history of the league. Despite consistent scorers like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, David Warner, and others being the backbone of their team’s batting, none of them will feature in this list.
Fastest to 1000 IPL Runs
|Player||Team||Inns||Career Mts||IPL Runs|
|Jonny Bairstow||SRH, PBKS||26||39||1291|
|Chris Gayle||KKR, RCB, PBKS||27||142||4965|
|Michael Hussey||CSK, MI||30||59||1977|
|Adam Gilchrist||DC, PBKS||32||80||2069|
5. Chris Gayle – 27 innings
Chris Gayle was certainly an IPL legend who held many batting records in this cash-rich league. Whether it is the maximum sixes or the highest individual score, Gayle tops the list. The “Universe Boss” is the fifth fastest to score 1000 IPL runs. Gayle made his IPL debut in 2008 for KKR and played for RCB and PBKS after that. He scored 1,000 runs in the 27th inning. Overall, he scored 4965 runs in 142 games, including six centuries and 31 half-centuries.
4. Jonny Bairstow – 26 innings
The English opener, Jonny Bairstow, is another prolific scorer in the league. He made his IPL debut in 2019 for SRH, played until 2021, and then joined PBKS. Bairstow completed 1000 runs in his IPL career during his 26th inning. So far, he has scored 1291 runs in 39 games at an average of 35.86 and a strike rate of 142.65, with one century and nine half-centuries.
3. Matthew Hayden – 25 innings
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden also made his IPL debut in the inaugural season in 2008 for CSK. He played three seasons, until 2010, for the same team. Hayden took 25 innings to complete 1000 IPL runs. In his IPL career, he scored 1107 runs at an average of 36.90 and a strike rate of 137.52, with 8 half-centuries and a best of 93.
2. Lendl Simmons – 23 innings
West Indian former star Lendl Simmons is the second-fastest batter to complete 1,000 career runs in the IPL. Simmons made his debut in 2014 for the Mumbai Indians as a replacement and played four seasons for them. He completed 1000 IPL runs in 23 innings. Overall, he scored 1079 runs in 29 innings at an average of 39.96 and a strike rate of 126.64, with one century and 11 half-centuries.
1. Shaun Marsh – 21 innings
Shaun Marsh was one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the tournament. In fact, he was the “Orange Cup” winner of the inaugural season in 2008. Marsh played until the 2017 season and only played for Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings). He took 21 innings to touch the 1000-run mark in the tournament. In his IPL career, he scored 2477 runs in 71 games at an average of 39.95 and a strike rate of 132.74, with one century and 20 half-centuries.