The countdown to IPL 2021 has started and the cricketing world would come to a halt as the Mega T20 tournament sets in. As a punter you’d surely started looking for the best IPL betting tips, after all IPL is without doubt the biggest money spinner both for the players as well as bettors. Millions of dollars would be bet on every single game as we expect to see highly competitive games with the best T20 players in the world calling India their home for the next 7 weeks.
T20 is predominantly a batsman’s game and more so the IPL that is played on some of the best batting surfaces in the world. The best players in the business have accumulated thousands of runs over the years and here we rewind the clock and look at the top 10 run getters in the IPL which would offer you clue to betting on the right batsmen this season. With an eye on the 2021 edition of the tournament and to offer you the best IPL betting tips our list includes only the active players and shall be part of this edition.
Top 10 Run-Getters in IPL
- Virat Kohli – The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper is without an inch of doubt the best batsman in the modern era and unsurprisingly sits at the top in the list of top run getters in the IPL with 5878 runs in 192 games with 5 hundreds and 39 fifties to his name. He is the only player to have represented the same franchise since the inaugural edition and the most prized wicket in the tournament.
- Suresh Raina – He missed the last season to surrender the crown to Kohli but this short built left hander has been a man of big runs. One of the most consistent run scorers in the tournament Raina has scored 5368 runs in 193 games with one hundred and 38 fifties. He has been the most important clog in the wheel for Chennai Super Kings’ batting line-up and his absence was felt last year. Even when he led the Gujarat Lions in the 2016 and 2017 edition when CSK was banned, Raina was the top run getter for the side in both the seasons.
- David Warner – The Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper has best average among the top run getters in IPL and also one of the best strike rates. The ‘pocket-sized-dynamite’ as he has fondly called started with the Delhi Daredevils before moving to Hyderabad. He has been the top run getter in 2015, 2018 and 2019 editions of the tournament. In all Warner has scored 5254 runs in 142 games with four hundreds and 48 fifties to his credit.
- Rohit Sharma – The most successful skipper in the history of the tournament, Rohit Sharma has led his side to five title wins. In 200 appearances in the league staring with Deccan Chargers before his move to Mumbai in 2011, Rohit has scored 5230 runs and scored 1 hundred and 39 fifties over the past 13 seasons of the league. He has led Mumbai Indians from the front and finished the top run getter of the franchise in 3 editions and been among the Top 3 in last eight out of ten seasons.
- Shikhar Dhawan – He has represented five different franchises starting with Delhi Daredevils before his journey with Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and now back to Delhi Capitals. While most franchises failed to find a role suited for Dhawan he has always been among the runs. In 176 appearances he has made 5197 runs with two hundreds and 41 fifties.
- AB de Villiers– The stands at Bangalore chant ADB when he is out there in the middle and perhaps no other overseas player commands as much respect in the IPL as Mr 360. His murderous hitting and the innovation has set him apart and made him one of the most important batsmen for RCB since 2011. In 169 games de Villiers has scored 4849 runs with three hundreds and 38 fifties to his name and is an all-time great in this tournament.
- Chris Gayle – The Big Man has played for three franchises – Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings whom he represents at the moment and has been the impact player for all of these sides. He finished as the top run getter in 2011 and 2012 season and has several IPL records to his name including the highest individual score, most hundred and most sixes. In 132 games Gayle has scored 4772 runs with 6 hundreds and 31 fifties to his name.
- MS Dhoni–The Chennai Super Kings skipper is a legend in his own right who has led CSK to three title wins apart from five other appearances in the final. He also represented the Rising Pune Supergiants for two seasons when CSK faced a ban. For a man who has batted regularly at No. 6 and 7, Dhoni has done well as a batsman scoring 4632 runs in 204 games and scored 23 fifties.
- Robin Uthappa – This name may come as a surprise to many as Uthappa hasn’t been among the headlines but his 4607 runs in 189 games is a testimony to his consistency. Starting with Mumbai Indians in the 1st season he has represented Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors India, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals and shall be playing for the Chennai Super Kings this season. Uthappa has scored 24 fifties to his credit, not bad for a man who has constantly been fighting for space in the side.
- Ajinkya Rahane – A gritty character in the middle order Rahane has seen highs and lows in his IPL career. The Delhi Capitals middle order batsmen has played for three other franchises including Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiants and accumulated 3933 runs in 149 games. He has two hundreds and 28 fifties to his credit and shall be expected to play an important role this season.
Batsmen to Watch Out for in 2021
As a punter looking for the best IPL betting tips these are the batsmen you’d have your eyes locked onto during the season for mainstream betting and fantasy teams. While this list includes the best batsmen who’d be taking part in the tournament but these records are also factored around longevity of the players. There are many youngsters outside this list who are likely to dominate the batting chart for this season.Here is the list of 10 other batsmen you should keep an eye on during the season –
- KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
- Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
- Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
- Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)
- Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)
- Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals)
- Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
- Steven Smith (Delhi Capitals)
- Suryakumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians)
- Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)