Indian Premier League (IPL) is in its tenth edition. The format demands the batsman to play the aggressive brand of cricket. This makes the game more interesting for fans as they get to see lots of runs being scored. This makes the player take more risk compared to the other formats of the game. There is very less number of batsman that have gone on to convert their score into the half century.
If we look at the statistics then only 31 players have managed to score more than 10-half centuries in the IPL so far and only nine batsmen have managed to take their number to more than 20. So, let’s take a look at the top 5 batsmen with most half-centuries in IPL.
5. Virat Kohli
The Indian captain is at the No. 5 position in the list and there should not be any surprise in this as he has been in good form for a very long time. He is currently the best batsman in the world. The fact that he bats in the team that has the likes of Gayle and de Villers in it, allows him to play the more fearless brand of cricket. He is the one batsman that could take the game away from the opposition in the blink of an eye. He has scored 26 half-centuries in the IPL so far.
4. Suresh Raina
The fourth position in the list of top 5 batsmen with most half-centuries in IPL is occupied by the Gujrat Lions captain Raina. He is consisted performer in the limited over the format for whichever side he is playing for. He has scored 28 half centuries in 147 matches that he has played in the IPL so far. The fact that he hits a fifty almost every three games in the IPL is a remarkable record over nine seasons of the tournament.
3. Rohit Sharma
The Mumbai Indians captain comes at the No.3 position in the list. He has also led his side to the trophy twice and was also the part of Deccan chargers when they won the second season of the IPL. He has scored 29 half centuries in 140 odd matches that he has played in the IPL so far.
2. Gautam Gambhir
The second position in the list of top 5 batsmen with most half-centuries in IPL is occupied by KKR captain Gambhir. He has been in the top for since he joined the KKR team. He has led his side to the trophy not once but twice. He has scored 31 half centuries in the 131 matches that he has played in the IPL.
1. David Warner
The top of the chart is the Aussies opening batsman David Warner. He has been in sublime form for Sunrisers Hyderabad and has scored most half-centuries in IPL. It was his batting display that led the Sunrisers to the trophy last year. It is true that a good leader leads by an example and what could be the better example that scoring half century at regular interval. He has scored 32 half centuries so far in the IPL.