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IPL 2021: Most fifties in IPL History

Though most of the aggregate IPL records are achieved by Indian players, it is not the case in this particular feat.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Indian Premier League has proved to be a game-changer in the world of cricket. This league has grown to a great extent each year and continues to entertain the fans. Many players have displayed their class in the tournament and have created milestones in the process. In this article, we will be discussing the performance of 6 players who have scored the most half-centuries in the cash-rich league.

Though most of the aggregate IPL records are achieved by Indian players, it is not the case in this particular feat. Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner holds the record for hitting most fifties in the IPL. He has amassed 5447 runs in 148 innings at an average of 42.22. This includes 4 centuries and a record 50 half-centuries. Although he didn’t enjoy a great time in the first half of IPL 2021, Warner has been the backbone of Hyderabad’s batting lineup in the last 4 to 5 years.

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is at the second spot in this regard with 44 fifties to his name. He has scored over 5000 runs at an average of 35.29 and strike rate of127.34. He was instrumental in helping Delhi Capitals reach the finals last year, and did exceptionally well in the first leg as well. 

The captain of the Indian team Virat Kohli, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s AB de Villiers are at joint third position with 40 fifties in total. Virat has aggregated the most runs (6076) in IPL and has been leading the Bangalore team since 2013. He averages 37.97 in the tournament and scores at a strike rate of 130.41. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians to 5 titles till now and has 5480 runs in the league. He started his IPL journey with Deccan Chargers in 2008 and was bought by Mumbai Indians in 2011 auctions.  

AB de Villiers with 40 fifties in IPL is the second overseas player in this record tally. He along with Virat Kohli form the backbone of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad. The Proteas player has scored 5056 runs in 162 innings with an impressive strike rate of 152.38.       

Suresh Raina who has been a consistent performer in the cash-rich league has smashed 40 fifties so far. He has accumulated over 5000 runs in IPL. He missed the last season due to personal reasons. However, he made a decent comeback and played some impressive knocks in the first half.

Most fifties in IPL

Player Innings Runs Average Fifties
David Warner 148 5447 42.22 50
Shikhar Dhawan 183 5577 35.29 44
Virat Kohli 191 6076 37.97 40
Rohit Sharma 202 5480 31.49 40
AB de Villiers 162 5056 40.77 40
Suresh Raina 195 5491 33.07 39

*Last updated on 18 Sep,2021