The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the best source of entertainment for cricketing fans over the years. Players from all over the world participate in the league making it the biggest T20 league in the world. Over the years players have produced terrific batting and bowling performances. Where bowlers have unleashed their economy, the batsmen have impressed with their exceptionally high strike rates. Let us look at the batsmen with the highest strike in the IPL.
Top 10 Players With Highest Strike Rate in IPL
Jamaican batsman Andre Russell plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. The right-handed all-rounder has played magnificently in the world’s biggest T20 leagues and is also one of the most favourite IPL players in the world. Russell has been fantabulous in batting and widely regarded as the most dangerous batsman in the Indian Premier League. The Jamaican holds the record for the highest strike rate of 174 with 2262 runs from 112 matches
South Africa’s Klaasen is a novel player in the Indian Premier League. However, his records have been outstanding in almost every sense. Playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Henrich has scored over 500 runs in just 19 matches and has a whopping high strike rate of 165.81
English cricketer Liam Livingstone comes under the list of batsmen to hit gigantic and monstrous hits at any given point in time. Livingstone, who is currently smashing hits for the Punjab Kings has scored 828 runs from 32 matches with a strike rate of 165.6
Often regarded for his bewildering finger-spin deliveries, Sunil Narine has been a wonderful hitter too. The man from Trinidad has also padded up on numerous occasions whenever it was needed for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Opening the innings mostly, Sunil Narine’s approach towards batting was indeed extraordinary. The left-handed batsman would take no time in giving his team the perfect start even when the full-time batsmen would fail to do so. Narine’s euphoric batting records include 1046 runs from 62 matches at an impressive strike rate of 159.69.
Indian prodigy Jitesh Sharma has already begun to make his mark in T20 cricket. Playing for the Punjab Kings, Jitesh Sharma has scored 543 runs in 26 matches and has a strike rate of 159.24 in the IPL. The youngster’s strike rate is likely to soar as he plays more matches in his career.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been one of the favourite players of many fans. His entertaining style of batting and ability to hit big sixes at any point in the game is intriguing. Maxwell who has played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore has had spell-binding records in the Indian Premier League over the years. In 124 matches, Maxwell has scored 2719 runs flaunting a brilliant strike rate of 157.62.
West Indian batsman Nicholas Pooran is another batsman who has showcased his batting capabilities to the world through IPL. Pooran has over 1600 runs from 62 matches and is known for the aggressive starts he gives to his team at the upper middle order. The left-hander showcases an outstanding strike rate of 156.79
Known for his fearless and aggressive batting even in long formats of the game like test matches, Virendra Sehwag had an illustrious IPL career. The right-hander had a fabulous run at the IPL where he scored 2728 runs in 104 matches with a strike rate of 154.44
Former South African player Chris Morris had a decent cameo during his IPL journey. The right-hander was also the most expensive player of the 2021 season. Morris who was primarily known for his exceptional bowling at the death would not disappoint with the bat too. The South African used to play crucial finishing knocks to uplift the scoring rate. Morris had a strike rate of 155.28 where he scored 618 runs from 81 matches.
West-Indian Shimron Hetmyer has the choice of many when it comes to finishing matches as early as possible. Without a doubt, the short left-hander hasn’t disappointed. Hetmyer has scored 1131 from 60 matches and has a strike rate of 155.22.