Most Runs in IPL

By Hitesh Jain on Jul 26, 2021

The Orange Cap is awarded to the most runs scorer in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The batter with the most runs at the conclusion of the competition receives the prize. After Shaun Marsh in the first edition of IPL 2009, Matthew Hayden earned the honor in the 2010 season. In IPL 2021, the fight for the Orange Cap may be fierce, with world-class batsmen in play, as well as some intriguing youngsters and promising first-timers.

Most Runs in IPL History

Here are the top 10 most run-scorers in the IPL T20.

Player Total Runs Innings
Virat Kohli 6076 191
Shikhar Dhawan 5577 183
Suresh Raina 5491 195
Rohit Sharma 5480 202
David Warner 5477 148
AB De Villiers 5056 162
Chris Gayle 4950 139
MS Dhoni 4669 186
Robin Uthappa 4607 182
Gautam Gambhir 4217 152


Virat Kohli 

He has scored 6076 runs in 199 innings. As a young player, Kohli struggled throughout his debut season with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2008. After Daniel Vettori's departure in 2013, he was named captain. At the end of the 2016 season, he was awarded the Orange Cap after getting 973 runs in 16 games.

Shikhar Dhawan

Left-handed batter has scored 5577 runs in 184 matches, which is a career-high. When Dhawan scored a back-to-back century against Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings (then known as Kings XI Punjab) in October 2020, he became the first batsman in IPL history to achieve this record. After Warner, he is another great player to reach the 5000-run level.

Suresh Raina

5491 runs in 200 matches, he is third on this list. Raina is most known for his achievements with the three-time winner Chennai Super Kings. First batsman in IPL history to score more than 2,000 runs and 5000 runs in the same season

Rohit Sharma

Sharma has a record of 5480 runs in 207 matches, which is an outstanding feat. One of the most talented batters in history, his way of playing is perfect for shorter formats.

David Warner

He has scored 5447 runs in only 148 games. His Sunrisers Hyderabad club won the IPL trophy for the first time in 2016 with Warner at the leadership. During the season, he amassed 848 runs in 17 matches. Orange Cup winner three times, he holds that record.

AB de Villiers

In 176 matches, de Villiers has scored 5056 runs. RCB's most productive player, he has five partnerships of 100 or more and 200 or more with skipper Kohli. AB de Villiers is a renowned match-winner, but he also does a terrific job as a wicketkeeper.

Chris Gayle

Many of the finest bowlers fear the sound of his name. He has scored 4950 runs in 140 matches with his easy striking and explosive efforts. Six centuries and 357 sixes are records he owns in the IPL.

MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings won two titles under Dhoni, who struck 4669 runs in 211 matches. In the 14th season of the IPL, he will once again wear the yellow of CSK.

Robin Uthappa

Since his debut in the early 1990s, Uthappa has become renowned for his energetic performances. His winning technique made him a valuable player for several teams. In 189 matches, he has scored 4607 runs.

Gautam Gambhir

With 4217 runs off 154 matches, Gambhir has had a tremendous IPL career. Despite beginning his career with the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), he is most remembered for his time at Kolkata Knight Riders, where he led the team to two trophies in a span of four years.

In 2018, he retired from the competition.

Last updated - Jul 26, 2021 2:23 pm

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