IPL 2023: Batters 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.

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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 batter for his fast scoring is his strike rate. In this particular article, we will be discussing the 5 batters who have registered the highest strike rate in IPL. 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 111 matches in the cash-rich league so far in which he has aggregated 2255 runs at an incredible strike rate of 174.67. He has 10 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.

Liam Livingstone is the one of  finest strikers in the T20 circuits, Livingstone has played for Rajasthan Royals, PBKS, and has amassed 819 runs in as many as 31 games at a strike rate of 168.17, its no-surprise to have him among the top strikers of IPL league.

Sunil Narine displayed his batting skills at top of the order for KKR strikes at a rate of 160.03. He has 1025 runs to his name at an average of 13.93 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.

RCB's all rounder Glenn Maxwell is fourth in the list of big strikers. Glenn Maxwell has played for MI, DC PBKS and RCB, in his 122 games he has amassed 2703 runs at an average of 26.50 and has struck at 157.42

West Indian wicket-keeper batter Nicholas Pooran comes fifth in the list of players with high strike rates. Pooran has played for PBKS, SRH and his currently representing LSG. The latter has amassed 1212 runs at an average of 26.93 and struck at 155.58, he also holds the record for a fastest fifty by a LSG batter in IPL. He smashed a 15 ball fifty against RCB in IPL 2023, while chasing a massive total of 213, eventually helped his team win the contest

The IPL has seen numerous teams win the title across fifteen editions and the IPL winners over the years have had one thing in common - they have displayed immense grit and resilience.

Highest strike rate in IPL: (min 500 runs)

Player Innings Runs Average Strike Rate
Andre Russell 95 2255 29.28 174.67
Liam Livingstone 31 819 30.33 168.17
Sunil Narine 95 1045 13.93 160.03
Glenn Maxwell 118 2703 26.50 157.42
Nicholas Pooran 57 1212 26.93 155.58

*Last updated on 17th May, 2023

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