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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.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell. (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 81 matches in the cash-rich league so far in which he has aggregated 1680 runs at an incredible strike rate of 179.93. He has 9 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.

Sunil Narine displayed his batting skills at top of the order for KKR strikes at a rate of 165.39. He has 902 runs to his name at an average of 15.82 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.   

Moeen Ali is fifth on this list with a strike rate of 164.27. He played for RCB last season and was bought by CSK in the mini auctions of this year. Moeen Ali has so far scored 515 runs in IPL at an average of 24.52 including 4 half-centuries.  

Nicholas Pooran who is considered among the cleanest hitters of the ball right now is at the fourth 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 549 runs in 26 innings at a strike rate of 159.26. This includes a fifty in only 17 balls, which was the fastest in last year’s IPL. 

Mostly known for his bowling abilities, South African all-rounder Chris Morris is fifth on this list. The most expensive buy in IPL history, Morris did exceptionally well for Rajasthan Royals in the initial half. He has also represented Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past. Hardik has scored 599 runs in 48 innings at a strike rate of 158.46. He has 2 half-centuries in the league with the high score being 82.    

Highest strike rate in IPL 

Player Innings Runs Average Strike Rate
Andre Russell 68 1680 29.47 182.33
Sunil Narine 70 902 15.82 165.39
Moeen Ali 23 515 24.52 164.27
Nicholas Pooran 26 549 24.95 159.26
Chris Morris 48 599 23.96 158.46

*Last updated on 18 Sep,2021