Indian Premier League celebrated as an annual festival in Indian and other cricket-playing nations, is a Twenty-20 league where talent across all spheres of cricket appear to make the best of their potential, be it in batting, bowling, or fielding. In this article, we dive deeper into the batting camp of the league. Counting down the top 20 most dangerous batsmen in IPL, we shall judge their statistics and best performances in order to conclude who attains the top position and gets to be called the IPL Most Dangerous Batsman. Below is the list of the most dangerous batsmen in the Indian Premier League, go through the article to understand how they have been ranked and why.
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Table of contents
- Full List of top 20 IPL best batsman 2023
- 1. IPL top batsman: Virat Kohli
- 2. Shikhar Dhawan
- 3. David Warner
- 4. Rohit Sharma
- 5. Suresh Raina
- 6. AB De Villiers
- 7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- 8. Chris Gayle
- 11. Ajinkya Rahane
- Rahane IPL statistics – 2008 to Present
- Watch Ajinkya Rahane best IPL Performance.
- Rayudu IPL statistics – 2010 to Present
- Gautam Gambhir IPL statistics – 2008 to 2018
- Watch Gautam Gambhir best IPL Performance
- Watch KL Rahul best IPL Performance
- F Du Plessis IPL Statistics – 2012 to Present
- Watch F Du Plessis best IPL Performance
- Watch Shane Watson best IPL Performance
- Sanju Samson IPL stats – 2013 to Present
- Watch Sanju Samson best IPL Performance
- Manish Pandey IPL statistics – 2008 to Present
- Watch Manish Pandey best IPL Performance
- 19. Kieron Pollard
- 20. Yusuf Pathan
Full List of top 20 IPL best batsman 2023
|S. No.||Player||Mat||Runs||Highest Score||Ave||SR||100s||50s||0||4s||6s|
|6||AB de Villiers||185||5162||133*||39.70||151.68||3||40||10||413||251|
|15||F Du Plessis||126||3914||96||36.50||133.93||0||31||7||359||141|
1. IPL top batsman: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore since the league began, in 2008. Moreover, ahead of the 2019 edition, he announced that he might also retire from the very same franchise when the time comes – his sheer love for the IPL side is unmatchable. For the first three years, Kohli was a rookie, training underwings of legends such as Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble. His bettering performance instilled faith in RCB, thus, he became the only player retained with the side in 2011. A year later, Kohli had begun to show his true colors with the bat and fielding, his power-filled stature emerged at the forefront of international cricket, and he was made the captain of his team. He has the most runs in the history of IPL as of now and his legacy is unbreakable marking him as the most dangerous batsman in IPL.
What followed is no less of a theatrical story, better to be turned into a mini-series. Kohli became one of the most dangerous batsmen in the IPL over the span of eight years. It was in the year 2016 when Kohli unleashed the monstrous cricketer residing in him. With an average of 81.08, Kohli blasted 973 runs in the season, the most by any player in history, which also included four centuries – another unbeaten record in IPL history. With ABD and Gayle, Kohli empowered the Bangalore side to reach the finals of the 2016 edition. However, the trophy has still kept him and RCB waiting.
After leading India to victory in the Under-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in early 2008, a vivacious, overweight teenager with gelled hair rose to stardom. Virat Kohli, with his most un-Indian, ‘bad-boy’ passion, would undoubtedly be an outsider in an Indian squad full of saintly heroes deserving of their own hagiographies.
In August 2008, he quickly joined the senior Men in Blue in Sri Lanka.
Then, in 2009, Kohli travelled to Australia for the Emerging Players tournament, where he established his dominance over the bowling attacks. He also added “big-match temperament” to his list of skills after leading his team to a decisive victory against South Africa in the championship game with a fluent hundred. The youthful prodigy finished the tournament with 398 runs from 7 games with two hundreds and two fifties, ensuring that he stayed fresh in the selectors’ minds. He was barely old enough to receive his man-of-the-match champagne.
Virat Kohli declared that this will be his last year leading the RCB before the commencement of the 14th season of the league. When Virat Kohli became the full-time captain of the RCB in 2013, he oversaw 140 games, winning 66 and losing as many as 70. Before the IPL Mega Auction, the former RCB captain also assured the crowd that he would always play for his team and stay an RCB player. Prior to the IPL 2022 mega auction, he was selected in the IPL draught for INR 15 crores. The Run Machine is the nick name for the previous captain of the Indian cricket team. The cricketing world has been completely captivated by Virat Kohli’s talent and desire to score Daddy 100s.
Virat Kohli IPl Statistics – 2008 to Present
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2. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar “Gabbar” Dhawan, an Indian star opener who has excelled since the IPL’s first season, has returned to his birthplace to help the Delhi Capitals’ hitting squad in 2019. Dhawan joined PBKS after being acquired by the team for INR 8.25 Crore at the TATA IPL 2022 auction, where he previously dominated the show with the bat. He is the frontrunner in PBKS and is leading the team ferociously through IPL 2023. Dhawan, a dependable scorer in the league, has 6593 runs to his name and is the second-highest scorer in IPL history thanks to 244 half-centuries.
Shikhar Dhawan received high plaudits for his impressive performance at the 2003–04 Under–19 World Cup when he scored 505 runs in seven games and was named Player of the Tournament. Dhawan’s senior team debut, however, had to wait as India already had a reliable and formidable opening combination. Dhawan won over everyone as soon as he had the opportunity, displaying his power-hitting prowess in restricted overs before making his mark in tests with the quickest century on debut.
Dhawan quickly established himself as the team’s dependable opening option after participating in numerous of India’s victories. India’s “Man for ICC tournaments” as a result of his outstanding performance in international competitions since the 2013 Champions Trophy. He gave one of his most noteworthy efforts at the 2015 World Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan IPL Statistics – 2008 to Present
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3. David Warner
A man of cricket but no less than a warrior, yes, the third most dangerous batsman in IPL is David Warner. Often referred to as the most successful overseas batsman in IPL, or any such league, Warner has maintained a bashing charisma since he joined cricket. He remains one of the few to have crossed the 5,000-run mark in the Indian Premier League. The Australian left-hander, rose from the middle-order to bat as an opener in his current franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. With a decent career average and impressive strike rate, the blasting southpaw is a treat to watch on every occasion.
Though he couldn’t take his team to the playoffs, he managed to get the Orange Cap at the end of the 2015 season. As he matured in the team, powered by a dominating bowling side, Warner played the key role in strengthening the batting lineup. As a result, Sunrisers Hyderabad lifted their maiden title, and Warner stood as the second-highest run-getter with a mesmerizing 848 runs that season. In 2017, it was again a Warner show, as he earned the Orange Cap for scoring the season’s highest – 692 runs. In 2018, he was suspended for a ball-tampering controversy. After receiving a clean chit, Warner embraced himself against the criticism and blasted off every other bowler, as if to vent his frustration. Consequently, he earned his third Orange Cap, raising his stature to become the player with the most Orange Caps in the league.
David Warner, at present, is the captain of the Delhi franchise and he is guarding the fate of the Delhi Capitals in the current 2023 season. In his 10 matches of IPL 2023, he already has a high score of 65 and has hit 47 fours from his bat.
David Warner IPL Statistics – 2009 to Present
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4. Rohit Sharma
The current captain and the Dangerous batsman of IPL of the Indian Men’s International cricket team in all formats, Rohit Sharma is a man of his own records and a sparkling IPL career. Ever since holding the hands of the Mumbai franchise back in 2011, the splendid captain has bought home IPL five trophies for Mumbai Indians. Before joining MI, Rohit was in the Deccan Chargers for the first three seasons and consistently gave extraordinary batting performances. Fans of IPL and MI, call him Ro-HITMAN Sharma and that proves how integral his batting skills are for his team.
Rohit has slammed 41 half-centuries in his entire IPL career till now and his highest score in the league is 109 runs not out. The 2015 IPL season under his captaincy was the most dramatic, entertaining, and successful for MI. The team was struggling after winning just one of the six games played and was at risk of being forced out of the qualifiers. However, the tables turned and turned well for MI, as their mesmerizing performance not just took them to the top of the table but also won the season. Under his captaincy, MI won the claimed tournament in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
Rohit’s team is at it again this season, going straight to the 3rd position from the 8th by ferociously defeating Bangalore on May 10, 2023. Under his captaincy, MI has won the most seasons of IPL and it is going to be a treat to witness whether MI wins this season too, or not.
Rohit Sharma IPL statistics – 2008 to Present
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5. Suresh Raina
A lofted straight drive goes off the ground, the umpires signal a six, and the fans can’t stop cheering – Raina! Raina! Raina! Before the 2012 edition, Chinna Thala of CSK had amassed over 4,900 runs, the highest in the IPL. Probably the most consistent of all batsmen, for having constantly scored over 400, barring thrice, Raina is popularly considered one of the most dangerous batsmen in IPL history. A master-class all-rounder, Raina’s skill as a part-time bowler has also been crucial for CSK in intense matches.
Raina’s best-recorded innings came against Kings XI Punjab in 2015 Qualifiers 2 when he exploded 87 runs off just 25 deliveries. His power performance has been the reason why other batsmen in the CSK line-up feel relieved to play their natural game. During CSK’s two-year exile, Raina took up the leadership role for Gujarat Lions and even led it to the 2016 Playoffs to play against the season stars Royal Challengers Bangalore. With CSK’s return to the tournament, their key player was called back. Since 2018, Raina has been trying to find the pace with which he once ruled the tournament. After all, he is Mr. IPL.
Suresh Raina IPL Statistics – 2008 to 2021
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6. AB De Villiers
From his bat, you get a sensational shower of sixes, with a formidable technique that beats even the most fierce, the 360-degree batsman who imbibes the very soul of Indian Premier League – AB De Villiers aka The Superman is the most dangerous batsman in the IPL. From building innings throughout the challenging twenty overs to clinching victories in last-ball matches, ABD has shown over the last decade how the tournament is supposed to be played. The South African legend is a crowd favorite, and that too across the fanbases of all teams. We rank him first among the top 10 most dangerous batsmen not only for his consistent average or stupefying strike rate but for the appeal he brings out as he jogs toward the pitch with his coveted MRF bat.
ABD started out with a Delhi Daredevils jersey in his IPL career. In 2009, when the format was still new to cricket lovers, a far younger ABD made sure to leave his mark. He ended the second season scoring 465 runs, the highest run-getter for DD, with an average of 51.66 and a century in his record book. It was in 2011 when ABD actually surfaced as the league’s most spectacular batsman, after joining theIPL franchise – Royal Challengers Bangalore. Together with the second most dangerous batsman and the four most dangerous batsman i.e. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, he ensured that their team fights off the toughest of battles, even with a loose bowling side. Sadly, even with ABD’s consistent performance, RCB has failed to clinch the tournament title so far.
AB De Villiers IPL Statistics – 2008 to 2021
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7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The side with the most number of fans in the IPL has to be Chennai Super Kings, what makes this franchise such a fan favorite is Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former captain of the Indian Cricket Team. In the very first season, he led his side to the finals and finished second, having lost in a close, last-ball match against the Rajasthan Royals. In 2010, in the toughest of matches, the leading captain had not lost hope and wielded his bat to take the team to the finals and lift the trophy after two failed campaigns. By this time, he had earned the title of not only a worthy captain but was considered among the most dangerous batsmen in the Indian Premier League.
Many argue his position among the most dangerous batsmen in IPL, but his consistency in amassing runs in the T20 league has proved them clearly wrong. Given the fact, Dhoni has scored near or over 300 runs in almost all seasons of the league. Add to that, Dhoni was the third-highest run-scorer in 2013, which is very rare for a low-order batsman. In 2015, CSK got embroiled in a spot-fixing issue. The two-year ban that followed meant the scattering of core players of an already established, ex-winning side. When the franchise got back up and running in 2018, an aging Dhoni embraced the opportunity to lash out at all their opponents, with an average over 75, he silenced his critics and CSK lifted their third IPL title.
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8. Chris Gayle
It was the year 2013, when an already struggling franchise Pune Warriors India faced Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, a big man with a Spartan bat jogged into the field. As a few minutes passed, the first light of carnage appeared off the big man aka Christopher Henry Gayle. Misfortune was written in bold for the Warriors, as the party had started for the Universe Boss. Hailing from West Indies, Chris Gayle has often been seen as the ambassador of Twenty20 cricket. In the aforementioned match, he showed why is it so. That day, he scored the highest individual T20 total – 175* (66b), including seventeen thunderous sixes and thirteen fantastic fours. Making the fastest century, off 30 deliveries, he single-handedly took his side to post the highest team total in IPL history.
In his most destructive form, the Gayle storm shattered a complete team, leaving not a single bowler off his clutches. This episode is the reason why Chris Gayle is considered the second most dangerous batsman in IPL. In fact, if you ask any of the top 10 most dangerous batsmen in IPL, to name their boss, it would be Chris Gayle. However, he ranks second because his consistency has fallen off over the last few years, missing out on those golden years when he sported the Orange Cap throughout the tournament. In cricket, a few names are synonymous with T20 cricket. Chris Gayle probably tops that list.
Chris Gayle IPL Statistics – 2009 to 2021
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9. Robin Uthappa
Indian cricketer Robin Venu Uthappa, who was born on November 11, 1985, represents Kerala in domestic competition. In ODI and T20I matches, Robin has competed for Team India.
Robin Uthappa, a significant match player, is returning with CSK for the league’s 2022 season. At the 2022 Mega Auction, he was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings for his basic price of INR 2 crore. Before the IPL 2021 Player Auction, the Rajasthan Royals transferred Robin Uthappa, a match-winning veteran with a total of 4722 IPL runs, to Chennai Super Kings. Before the 2020 season, Uthappa had played 12 games for the Rajasthan Royals. With an overall run total of 660 runs, Uthappa was previously one of KKR’s outstanding performers in the title-winning campaign in 2014. With a persistent strategy at the top of the order and a career strike rate of 130.50, In the 2019 IPL season, Uthappa caused trouble for most opposing attacks once more.
Robin Uthappa IPL Statistics – 2008 to 2022
10. Dinesh Karthik
In the grand scheme of things, Dinesh Karthik is one of the most seasoned wicket-keeper batters. In 2018, he guided the Kolkata Knight Riders to the playoffs, and in 2019, his team took fifth place in the standings. Dinesh Karthik was released by KKR and made available for the IPL Mega Auction before the 2022 season of the league. Karthik is a seasoned IPL competitor who has competed in every league season from the league’s inception in 2008. Throughout his IPL career, the wicketkeeper-turned-batter has played for six different teams.
He began his career in 2008 with Delhi Daredevils before switching to Kings XI Punjab in 2011. Before returning to Delhi in 2014, he played for the Mumbai Indians for the next two seasons. He was acquired by RCB in 2015, and after playing for Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017, he played for KKR for four seasons. His importance is demonstrated by his IPL career total of 4516 runs at a strike rate of 132.82 and his neatness on the field of play.
At present, Dinesh Karthik is playing for RCB. He is an exceptional veteran in IPL cricket and has been there for all the seasons of IPL since 2008.
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11. Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane’s IPL career has been nothing less than a sensational saga of wonderful cricket. Rahane is a one-of-a-kind batsman, capable of hitting runs in the most adverse conditions. He is extraordinarily capable of batting at any position, any format. What makes him one of the most dangerous batsmen in IPL is the sheer will with which he is ready to evolve his batting techniques – he is a batsman who thinks and improves. Rahane was bought by Rajasthan Royals for the 2020 season when Shane Watson assessed his potential. In the 2012 IPL, Rahane was the leading run-scorer for RR and one of the top batsmen.
Rahane has a successful IPL career. He played for Mumbai Indians initially. Then, RR, Rising Pune Supergiants, Delhi Capitals, and Kolkata Knight Riders. In the IPL 2023 season, he is playing for Chennai Super Kings. In only 8 matches, he has already scored 245 runs with two half-centuries.
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12. Ambati Rayudu
At the young age of 16 year, Ambati Rayudu made a splendid debut in the world of Indian cricket and scored 177 runs against an England U-19 team in 2002. He made his IPL debut in 2010. A real star player, Rayudu was granted amnesty by BCCI back in 2009 because of which he had to return to domestic cricket despite his phenomenal batting skills. He then focused on domestic cricket and advancing in the IPL and he has been successful in his domestic cricket career. His consistent batting performances are an absolute wonder and because of this MI held on to him for many seasons. In the IPL Auction 2023, the Chennai franchise bought Ambati Rayudu for a whopping Rs 6.75 Cr.
There was speculation that Ambati Rayudu, then 16 years old, might be the next great thing in Indian cricket when he stroked the ball fluidly and with incredible ease at the National Cricket Academy in 2001. However, contrary to popular belief, life is not always ideal for bright people, as Rayudu discovered the hard way, in part as a result of his own shortcomings.In 2004, Rayudu served as captain of the Indian Under-19 squad and guided them to the World Cup semifinals in Bangladesh. He had the perfect chance to advance his performance, but it didn’t work out that way. Despite his obvious potential at the domestic level, consistency eluded him, and his attitude issues made matters worse.
Rayudu IPL statistics – 2010 to Present
13. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir is one of the exceptional players, Indian cricket has seen and produced. He played for Delhi Daredevils in the inaugural season of IPL and became the second-highest run-scorer in the season with 534 runs. In the 2011 IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for $2.4 million. Under his captaincy, KKR flourished. Gautam led the team to its first victory in 2012 as the Kolkata fans danced in happiness. In the 2012 season, he made six half-centuries and became the second player to cross the 2000 run mark in the history of IPL that season.
The cricketing career of Gautam Gambhir has all the characteristics of a typical Bollywood film, including the glitz, the drama, the passion, the bravado, the squabbles, and of course the acche din and bure din. In the 1999–2000 season, Gambhir’s career as a first-class cricket player officially began. However, it wasn’t until 2002, a few years later, that the Delhi boy really came into his own. The left-hander then scored 218 runs while playing for the Board President’s XI against a visiting Zimbabwean squad. The big moment arrived a year later when Gambhir was named to the Indian side for the triangular TVS Cup match.
At present, Gambhir is the mentor of the new IPL franchise – Lucknow Super Giants.
Gautam Gambhir IPL statistics – 2008 to 2018
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14. KL Rahul
The most gifted and amazing player to see is KL Rahul. His class has always been at the top level. KL has established himself as one of the finest openers in IPL history because of his consistent performances in recent seasons! Rahul is the type of batter who plays traditional strokes with authority and grace, but when the circumstance calls for it, he can also play unconventional ones expertly. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, he made his IPL debut in 2013. He contributed some useful knicks throughout the years for RCB, but his career took off once Kings XI Punjab acquired him in 2018.
Since that time, his lowest season total is 593. In the previous three seasons, he amassed 600+ runs at an average of above 50. Against the Delhi Daredevils in 2018, he scored the IPL’s quickest fifty in just 14 balls. In 94 IPL games, he has 2 tonnes and 27 fifties.
KL Rahul is leading the Lucknow franchise, one of the new addition to the teams this season, and is carrying the hopes of all the fans and his team. As of May 10, LSG is at the 4th number of the points table, with a win of 5 matches out of the total 11.
KL Rahul IPL Statistics – 2013 to Present
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15. F Du Plessis
The star batsman of the current season of IPL, Faf Du Plessis’ batting will surely give you a shot of enthusiasm. A batsman of sheer class and the captain of RCB since 2022, Faf Du Plessis is appealing to the cricket audience with his record score this season. In only 111 matches, he has a net score of 576 runs with a stellar strike rate of 157.81. He is leading the race for the orange cap winner and his batting performance this season is surreal. And if we talk about the debate of who is the most dangerous player in IPL, then Faf is definitely the one this season.
Before 2022, Faf Du Plessis was an integral part of the Chennai franchise, having played for them since the very beginning of his IPL career. This South Indian player has carved himself a niche in the Indian Premier League and he is ruling the hearts of a million IPL fans.
Faf, also referred to as Francois du Plessis, is considered to be South Africa’s captain cool. Faf had initially made the decision to pursue a career in professional cricket after signing a Kolpak contract with Lancashire. But as luck would have it, du Plessis was unable to carry out his responsibilities as a Kolpak player due to the establishment of a new immigration policy.
After rejoining the South African team, he had a productive season in 2010 for the Titans (567 runs in 10 matches) in the MTN Pro40 league. He also started to pound on the doors of the national selectors with three hundreds in as many outings.
F Du Plessis IPL Statistics – 2012 to Present
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16. Shane Watson
Former Australian cricketer Shane Robert Watson, who has captained teams in all forms on occasion, played for Australia’s national cricket squad. He is a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler as well as a right-handed batter.
In 2008, Watson joined the Rajasthan Royals, a team captained by Shane Warne, and contributed to the team’s victory in the first IPL competition. He contributed significantly to the success of the first IPL season by scoring 472 runs at an average of 47.20 and taking 17 wickets. During Rajasthan Royals’ two-year suspension, he was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He joined Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2018 IPL auction, and he contributed to his new team’s victory in the competition. Watson has accrued 3,575 runs in 134 games played so far, with an average of 31.08 and a strike rate of 139.53, as well as 4 centuries and 19 fifties. He has 92 wickets under his bowling belt.
Shane Watson IPL Statistics – 2008 to 2020
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17. Sanju Samson
Sanju Viswanath Samson is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League. Ever since his debut in 2013, Samson marked his place in the heart of Rajasthan’s IPL journey and has hit 3834 runs in his IPL career as of now. During the two-year span when RR was banned from the league, Samson played for Delhi Daredevils. He returned to Rajasthan in 2018. His splendid centuries include the unbeaten 102 he made against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2019. Sanju took over the reigns as captain in 2021 and in his first match as captain, he scored an appealing century – marking the beginning of his new era as the captain. His excellent form in the 2022 season, helped RR finish as the runner-up.
Sanju Samson, who is seen as the next big thing out of Kerala, is a great wicket-keeper batsman with sound technique both with the bat and behind the wickets. At the age of 17, he made his first-class debut for Kerala against Vidarbha. He had an instant impact since the following season, in just five outings, he scored two hundreds and a fifty. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) signed him in 2012, but he never played. In the 2013 IPL, Samson established himself as a star player for the Rajasthan Royals.
Sanju Samson IPL stats – 2013 to Present
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18. Manish Pandey
The unbeaten 114 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Deccan Chargers in the 2009 season of IPL was enough to shower Manish with a prospective IPL career. Pandey became the first Indian batsman to score a century in the IPL. In the 2014 IPL finals, Manish surprised everyone with his match-winning innings of 94 runs against Punjab. Manish has showcased unprecedented batting performances in IPL and hence, he remains one of the highest-paid batsmen in IPL. In the 2023 IPL Auction, Delhi Capitals bought him for Rs. 2.4 crore.
Manish Pandey was catapulted into the spotlight with the help of one outstanding inning. In IPL 2009, Pandey, a flashy right-handed top-order batsman, hit 114 runs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Deccan Chargers while being unbeaten. He became the IPL’s first 100-point scorer from an Indian nation. Prior to the 2011 IPL, Pandey signed with the Pune Warriors. He remained with the franchise through the 2013 IPL as well until being acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL Player Auction in 2014. Pandey had previously played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout the first three seasons of the IPL. The Karnataka batsman received his first India cap in 2015, and in the CB series against Australia in Australia in 2016, he also recorded the game-winning ODI century.
Manish Pandey IPL statistics – 2008 to Present
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19. Kieron Pollard
The World Cup of 2011 produced many stars who went on to rule the 2010s decade. Kieron Pollard of West Indies is a highlighted mention amongst them. Famous franchise cricket player, Pollard has been seen dominating limited-over leagues across boundaries. His IPL career has proven to be a massive boost to Pollard’s cricketing profile, especially the thunderous innings he has played as a part of Mumbai Indians. He joined the MI side back in 2010 and rocked the stage with everything he has to give – bat, ball, and first-class fielding. Thus, he is today renowned as the Destroyer.
A middle-order superpower, Pollard has been the heart and soul of the Mumbai Indians. Helping his side win five titles and making it the best in the tournament, Pollard has contributed a major chunk of his cricketing life to the franchise. Hardly any all-rounder is seen with an IPL-career total of 3023 runs with a strike rate close to 150 unless it’s Pollard. Dedicated sports magazines and websites have called the recent 31-ball 83 runs off Pollard’s bat the most exciting and match-saving innings of the 2019 IPL. With much more to add, the 33-year-old is among the most dangerous batsmen in IPL.
Kieron Pollard IPL Statistics – 2010 to Present
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20. Yusuf Pathan
The former Indian player, Yusuf Pathan used to play for the Hyderabad franchise in IPL. Pathan has also been a part of Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders and because of his impressive innings, he has been bought off in crores by these franchises. The last season he played was the 2019 IPL. In May 2021, ESPNcricinfo ranked Pathan’s match figures of three wickets for 22 runs, and his 56 runs from 39 balls as the greatest IPL performance in the history of the tournament.
His most amazing innings have to be when Pathan scored a century off 37 balls against Mumbai Indians in 2010. His performance was a showstopper with 11 consecutive hits to the boundary (6, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4). Pathan has received commendable honors from fellow cricket players in IPL for being an absolute inspiration and his batting winnings have been a miracle for Indian cricket and the respective IPL teams he has played for.
Yusuf Pathan IPL statistics – 2008 to 2019
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With the Indian Premiere League completing more than 1000 matches this season, the tournament has reached an entire new level. IPL fans all over the world unite during the matches and cheer for their team with great enthusiasm – IPL in India is no less than a festival. The number of teams has now increased to 10 from 8. Breathtaking cricketers are being introduced in IPL every season and the future of IPL and the players holds enormous potential.
It is not easy to determine the best batsman given the legacy of IPL and star performances by cricketers from every part of the world. We have tried our best and have provided you with the most accurate information on the top 20 most dangerous batsmen in IPL as of 2023 and we hope that you enjoyed your time reading. Do tell us about your thoughts on the top IPL batsman in the comments.