IPL 2023: Most fifties in IPL History

Delhi Capitals skipper and southpaw David Warner has struck the most half-centuries (60) in the history of IPL

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Indian Premier League (IPL) 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.

 Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and current Delhi Capitals skipper David Warner holds the record for hitting most fifties in the IPL. He has amassed 6397 runs in 176 innings at an average of 41.53. This includes 4 centuries and a record 61 half-centuries. The swashbuckling bateter has been one of the most prominent overseas names in IPL along with Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell.

Virat Kohli is joint-second with Shikhar Dhawan for smashing 50 half-centuries in the league. The right-handed batter is the first player to reach the milestone of 7000 runs. He has amassed 7263 runs in 229 innings at an average of 37.24 which also includes six centuries.

Shikhar Dhawan is tied with Kohli at the second position for hitting 50 half-centuries in the league. He has scored 6617 runs at an average of 35.38 and strike rate of 127.17. He was instrumental in helping Delhi Capitals reach the finals in 2020, and has been doing well in the previous two seasons as well. 

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma takes the fourth position with 42 fifties in total. Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians to 5 titles till now and has 6211 runs in the league. He started his IPL journey with Deccan Chargers in 2008 and was bought by Mumbai Indians in 2011 auctions.

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AB de Villiers with 40 fifties in IPL is the second overseas player in this record tally. He along with Virat Kohli were the backbone of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad. The Proteas player has scored 5162 runs in 170 innings with an impressive strike rate of 151.68. Though his fans wont be able to enjoy his big-hitting now as he decided to retire from all forms of cricket in November 2021.      

Suresh Raina who has been a consistent performer in the cash-rich league has smashed 39 fifties so far. He has accumulated over 5500 runs as he is also termed as 'Mr.IPL'. He was a phenomenon at no. three for CSK since the first season of the IPL.

Most Fifties in IPL

Player Innings Runs Average Fifties
David Warner 176 6397 41.53 61
Virat Kohli 229 7263 37.24 50
Shikhar Dhawan 216 6617 35.38 50
Rohit Sharma 238 6211 29.57 42
AB de Villiers 170 5162 39.70 40
Suresh Raina 200 5528 32.51 39

*Last updated on 26th May 2023

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