Players with most fifties in IPL history

Players with most fifties in IPL history

These players have been the consistent ones for their respective teams in the IPL.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

T20 is a format where things happen faster than you blink your eyes. Thus, while batting first, each team tries to set a high scoring target for the opponent which is completely dependent on the form of their batsmen. This automatically builds pressure on the openers, middle-order batsmen, and finishers to deliver the numbers especially in T20 tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL).

In regards to putting a massive score on the board, team management and supporting staff expect consistency from its players. Consistent innings from only a single player throughout the season could always turn the tables in their favour. Generally, playing with uniformity and having an amazing strike-rate leads to a thrilling knock and then, these knocks usually turn out to be the match-winning innings of the game.

Every franchise in the tournament understands how crucial it is to have those players who can build innings and gradually finish off in the end. That is why the most expensive buys of each IPL season have been the consistent players mostly.

The Indian originated T20 league has always been the batsman dominating tournament, where most of the matches are high-scoring. In the history of IPL, its followers and fans have witnessed marvellous innings from a lot of players.

David Warner and Suresh Raina are top of the table

Some of the few players who have been performing consistently in the cash-rich league are David Warner, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and many others. Not surprisingly, these batsmen have most number of fifties in the history of IPL. They have proved themselves as reliable batsmen and have changed the match situation taking the entire burden on their shoulders.

In terms of independently winning matches for their side, these players have gained the trust of the management and the fans over a period of time. Consistency and uniformity is the most important aspect of any batsman. Player’s reliability and regularity of performance could be either determined by their average or the number of the fifties scored in all seasons of the tournament.

In IPL, the best overseas players come to represent their franchise and deliver the best results for them. Playing against the renowned foreign players, Indian players have shown their reliability for the franchise pleasingly. If we go through the record of most fifties by any player in the T20 league of India, then at present there are 4 Indian players in the list of top 5.

List of Top 10 players having most fifties in IPL:-

PLAYER

TEAM

FIFTIES

David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad

45

Suresh Raina

Chennai Super Kings

38

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians

38

Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore

37

Shikhar Dhawan

Delhi Capitals

37

Gautam Gambhir

Delhi Capitals (Former Player)

36

AB De Villiers

Royal Challengers Bangalore

35

Chris Gayle

Kings XI Punjab

28

Ajinkya Rahane

Delhi Capitals

27

Robin Uthappa

Rajasthan Royals

24

Stats updated till October 9, 2020

~Written by Vishesh Sharma