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IPL 2021: Batsmen with highest strike rate in IPL history

In a T20 tournament like IPL, it is important for every team to have a quality set of players who can score runs at a fast pace.

Hardik Pandya-against RR
Hardik Pandya-against RR. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

In a T20 tournament like IPL, it is important for every team to have a quality set of players who can score runs at a fast pace. Particularly, this skill is most required in the death overs when the team is looking to score quick runs. These big hitters play a crucial role in the campaign of all the teams in each IPL season. One of the most basic criteria for judging a batsman for his fast scoring is his strike rate. In this particular article, we will be discussing the 5 batsmen who have registered the highest strike rate in IPL so far. These include the players who have scored a minimum of 300 runs in the tournament history.

The first name in this list is a very expected one who has actually redefined power-hitting in T20. Andre Russell who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders has played 71 matches in the cash-rich league so far in which he has aggregated 1517 runs at an incredible strike rate of 182.33. He has 8 half-centuries with a high score of 88 not out in the IPL. Russell has many times won games for KKR on his own from very difficult situations.

Nicholas Pooran who is considered among the cleanest hitters of the ball right now is at the second spot in terms of career strike rate in IPL. Pooran impressed everyone with his exploits in the last season where he featured for the Punjab team. He has so far scored 521 runs in 20 innings at a strike rate of 165.39. This includes a fifty in only 17 balls, which was the fastest in last year’s IPL. 

Sunil Narine displayed his batting skills at top of the order for KKR strikes at a rate of 164.27. He has 892 runs to his name at an average of 16.83 including 4 fifties. His performance last season was not up to the mark, and it will be interesting to see at what batting position he is sent to play this year.   

Hardik Pandya is arguably the most impactful power hitter in the Indian team right now. He has been consistently performing for Mumbai Indians over the years and played a crucial part in helping them become champions a couple of times. Hardik has scored 1349 runs in 74 innings at a strike rate of 159.26. He has 4 half-centuries in the league with the high score being 91.    

Moeen Ali is fifth on this list with a strike rate of 158.46. He played for RCB last season and was bought by CSK in the mini auctions of this year. Moeen Ali has so far scored 309 runs in IPL at an average of 20.60 including 3 half-centuries.  

Highest strike rate in IPL

Player Innings Runs Average Strike Rate
Andre Russell 61 1517 29.74 182.33
Nicholas Pooran 20 521 32.56 165.39
Sunil Narine 66 892 16.83 164.27
Hardik Pandya 74 1349 29.97 159.26
Moeen Ali 17 309 20.60 158.46