Most Dangerous Batsman In IPL: We have been many unbelievable and unforgettable innings by the batsman in the India Premier League, and many records have been made and broken there.
IPL is famous for these kinds of cricketing thrillers, that’s why this is the most loved and followed cricket league in the world. 10 teams participate in the league and compete with each other to finish in the top 4 positions to be able to qualifier for the next round.
We have witnessed many dangerous batsmen throughout the entire Indian Premier League who have single-handedly brought victories for their teams
In this post, we will bring the most dangerous batsman list for you from the entire Indian Premier League Season.
Most Dangerous Batsman in IPL
Here are the names of batsmen who were the most dangerous when they batted:
|1||AB De Villiers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||41.08||152.70|
|2||Chris Gayle||Kings XI Punjab||32.54||142.84|
|3||David Warner||Sunrisers Hyderabad||43.17||142.39|
|4||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore||37.98||130.41|
|5||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||42.20||137.85|
|6||Andre Russell||Kolkata Knight Riders||33.33||186.41|
|7||Suresh Raina||Chennai Super Kings||29.16||134.79|
|8||Kieron Pollard||Mumbai Indians||30.54||149.57|
|9||Hardik Pandya||Gujarat Titans||28.86||154.78|
|10||Glenn Maxwell||Royal Challengers Bangalore||25.48||153.88|
#1 AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers is South Africa’s superstar batsman who plays at the number 3 position for his team, he plays for the Royals Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
According to the audience survey, we found AB de Villiers as the most dangerous batsman in IPL who has an IPL career strike rate of 152.70 and an average of 41.08 runs per match.
He is known as Mr. 360 because of his batting style, he can hit boundaries anywhere on the ground in his own style that no one can replicate. He has played many unforgetting knocks in the IPL for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He has played a total of 184 IPL matches wherein he scored 5162 runs in his career with 3 centuries and 40 half-centuries. His highest individual score is 133* which came against Mumbai Indians in just 59 balls.
Here are some top 5 innings of AB De Villiers:
|47* runs in 17 balls||Deccan Chargers||50th Match IPL 2012||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|133* runs in 59 balls||Mumbai Indians||46th Match IPL 2015||Wankhede Stadium|
|129* runs in 52 balls||Gujarat Lions||44th Match IPL 2016||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|79* runs in 47 balls||Gujarat Lions||Qualifier 1 Match IPL 2016||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|89* runs in 41 balls||Sunrisers Hyderabad||24th Match IPL 2014||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
#2 Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is a formal West Indies opening batsman who played for multiple teams in the Indian Premier League. He made his IPL debut in Kolkata Knight Riders against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2009.
Then he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore and played 6 years for the RCB IPL franchise then in 2018, KXIP bought Chris Gayle for his base price of 2 cr.
Gayle has contributed many unbelievable and unforgettable innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he holds the record of the highest individual score by a batsman in IPL. He played a dangerous knock of 175* runs in just 66 balls against Pune Warriors in IPL 2022. And a lot of such innings in the Indian Premier League that’s the reason we have included him in this list of the most dangerous batsman in IPL.
Chris Gayle also leads the most sixes in the IPL table, he has driven the most balls out of the boundary for a six in the entire IPL. In 141 IPL innings, Gayle hit 357 sixes and 405 fours.
That’s something that makes him the most dangerous batsman in IPL. Here are the top five unforgettable innings of Chris Gayle in the Indian Premier League:
|175* runs in 66 balls||Pune Warriors||31st Match IPL 2013||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|128* runs in 62 balls||Delhi Daredevils||67th Match IPL 2012||Feroz Shah Kotla|
|117 runs in 57 balls||Kings XI Punjab||40th Match IPL 2015||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|104* runs in 63 balls||Sunrisers Hyderabad||16th Match IPL 2018||Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium|
|102* runs in 55 balls||Kolkata Knight Riders||24th Match IPL 2011||Eden Gardens|
#3 David Warner
David Warner is a well-known Australian left-handed opening batsman who made his IPL career debut in Delhi Franichse in IPL 2009. He also played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad from IPL 2015 to 2021 seasons. He was the Captain of this IPL franchise till 2022 when Kane Williamson replaced him.
In the recent season, he played for the Delhi Capitals and scored a total of 427 runs in 11 matches at an average of 53.38 and a strike rate of 151.96.
Let’s see the top innings of David Warner in the India Premier League:
|126 runs in 59 balls||Kolkata Knight Riders||37th Match IPL 2017||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium|
|109* in 54 balls||Deccan Chargers||55th Match IPL 2012||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium|
|107* runs in 69 balls||Kolkata Knight Riders||26th Match IPL 2010||Feroz Shah Kotla|
|100* runs in 55 balls||Royal Challengers Bangalore||11th Match IPL 2019||Hyderabad (Deccan)|
|93* runs in 58 balls||Gujarat Lions||Qualifier 2 IPL 2016||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
#4 Virat Kohli
The run-machine Kohli, Indian former captain and chase master. He is a well-known Indian Cricketer, who lead the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2013 to 2021. He left the captaincy and handed over to Faf Du Plessis before the IPL season 2022.
As a captain, he never won any IPL trophy so far. But he has played many unforgettable innings that led his team to victory. Also, he leads the table of most run scorers in the Indian Premier League with 6411 runs in 216 matches.
Virat Kohli scored 973 runs in IPL 2016, he played 16 matches and score 973 runs which includes 4 centuries in that season which is a record in IPL.
Here are the top innings played by Virat Kohli:
|113 runs in 50 balls||Kings XI Punjab||50th Match IPL 2016||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|109 runs in 55 balls||Gujarat Lions||44th Match IPL 2016||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|108* runs in 58 balls||Rising Pune Super Giants||35th Match IPL 2016||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|100 runs in 58 balls||Kolkata Knight Riders||35th Match IPL 2019||Eden Gardens|
|100*runs in 63 balls||Gujarat Lions||19th Match IPL 2016||Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium|
#5 Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Former legendary captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is the captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Under his captaincy, CSK won the IPL title four times; IPL seasons 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.
MS Dhoni scored 4978 runs with an IPL career strike rate of 135.20 and a batting average of 39.20 runs per match. We have seen many matches when MS Dhoni single-handedly took his team to victory.
Here are some of the dangerous innings of MS Dhoni:
|84* runs in 48 balls||Royal Challengers Bangalore||39th Match IPL 2019||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|79* runs in 44 balls||Kings XI Punjab||12th Match IPL 2018||Punjab Cricket Association Stadium|
|75* runs in 46 balls||Rajasthan Royals||12th IPL 2019||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium|
|70* runs in 40 balls||Royal Challengers Bangalore||69th Match IPL 2011||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|70* runs in 34 balls||Royal Challengers Bangalore||24th Match IPL 2018||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
#6 Andre Russell
Andre Russell is a West Indian all-rounder who plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He got the power to score maximums in every ball when he has a good day.
Andre Russell is a game-changer player for KRR, who can single-handedly win matches for his team. He made his IPL debut in 2012, and so far he has scored 2035 runs in 98 matches with a strike rate of 177.88 and took 89 wickets.
Here are some top innings of Andre Russell:
|88* runs in 36 balls||Chennai Super Kings||5th Match IPL 2018||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium|
|80* runs in 40 balls||Mumbai Indians||47th Match IPL 2019||Eden Gardens|
|70* runs in 31 balls||Punjab Kings||8th Match IPL 2022||Wankhede Stadium|
|65 runs in 25 balls||Royal Challengers Bangalore||35th Match IPL 2019||Eden Gardens|
|48* in 13 balls||Royal Challengers Bangalore||17th Match IPL 2019||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
#7 Suresh Raina
Indian former left-handed batsman who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the India Premier League, he is also known as the Mr IPL. Suresh Raina made his IPL debut in the 2008 season in the CSK franchise.
He scored 5528 runs in 205 matches with a strike rate of 136.76 and a batting average of 32.52 runs per match. He scored 1 century and 39 half-centuries in his entire IPL career. Suresh Raina’s highest score is 100* in 53 balls that came against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2013.
Here is some most dangerous inning of Suresh Raina in the IPL:
|100* runs in 53 balls||Kings XI Punjab||45th Match IPL 2013||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium|
|98 runs in 55 balls||Rajasthan Royals||22nd Match IPL 2009||Centurion Park|
|87 runs in 25 balls||Kings XI Punjab||Qualifier 2 IPL 2014||Wankhede Stadium|
|73* runs in 50 balls||Royal Challengers Bangalore||1st Qualifier IPL 2011||Wankhede Stadium|
|57* runs in 35 balls||Mumbai Indians||Final Match IPL 2011||DY Patil Stadium|
#8 Kieron Pollard
West Indies former all-rounder and he had also captained the West Indies Cricket team also, Kieron Pollard plays for the Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League. He comes to bat in the middle order for his IPL franchise and his presence in the middle order gives his team depth in batting.
He has scored 3412 runs in 171 innings with a career strike rate of 147.32, his best score is 87* runs in just 34 balls which came against Chennai Super Kings at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi on May 01, 2021.
He has played many memorable knocks for MI and won matches for the team single-handedly. Here are the top most dangerous innings of Kieron Pollard in IPL:
|87* runs in 34 balls||Chennai Super Kings||27th Match IPL 2021||Feroz Shah Kotla|
|83 runs in 31 balls||Punjab Kings||24th Match IPL 2019||Wankhede Stadium|
|60 runs in 32 balls||Chennai Super Kings||Final Match IPL 2013||Eden Gardens|
|64 runs in 33 balls||Rajasthan Royals||12th Match IPL 2012||Wankhede Stadium|
|66* runs 27 balls||Sunrisers Hyderabad||62nd Match IPL 2013||Wankhede Stadium|
#9 Hardik Pandya
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya made his IPL debut in 2015 with Mumbai Indians, he played for Mumbai Indians for 7 years (2015 to 2021). Now he’s the captain of the Gujarat Titans.
Hardik Pandya is known for his aggressive batting style and excellent fielding, he scored 1963 runs in 100 innings with a career strike rate of 147.59 and took 50 wickets in 70 innings with an economy of 8.75 runs per over.
He had won many matches for Mumbai Indians single handle and in 2022, he won the trophy for Gujarat Titans in the team’s debut season.
Here are the top most dangerous innings by Hardik Pandya in IPL:
|91 runs in 34 balls||Kolkata Knight Riders||47th Match IPL 2019||Eden Gardens|
|61* runs in 31 balls||Kolkata Knight Riders||51st Match IPL 2015||Wankhede Stadium|
|50 runs in 42 balls||Royal Challengers Bangalore||14th Match IPL 2018||Wankhede Stadium|
|21* runs in 8 balls||Chennai Super Kings||12th 0Match IPL 2015||Wankhede Stadium|
|66* runs 27 balls||Sunrisers Hyderabad||62nd Match IPL 2013||Wankhede Stadium|
#10 Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell made his IPL debut in 2012 with Delhi Daredevils, he played his first match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Eden Gardens on 5 April 2012. That was a long-scoring game so he did not get enough time to bat, he scored 3 runs in 7 balls.
Glenn Maxwell played for many IPL franchises in Indian Premier League such as Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, and Mumbai Indians and currently, he is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He made 2319 runs in 106 innings with an IPL career strike rate of 153.88. His highest individual score is 95 runs against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2014.
Here are the top most dangerous innings of Glenn Maxwell in the Indian Premier League:
|95 runs in 43 balls||Chennai Super Kings||3rd Match IPL 2014||Abu Dhabi|
|95 runs in 43 balls||Sunrisers Hyderabad||9th Match IPL 2014||Sharjah|
|90 runs in 38 balls||Chennai Super Kings||29th Match IPL 2014||Cuttack|
|68 runs 42 balls||Kolkata Knight Riders||32nd Match IPL 2016||Eden Gardens|
FAQs about Most Dangerous Batsman In IPL
Here are some frequently asked questions about the most dangerous batsman in Indian Premier League:
Who is the most dangerous batsman in IPL?
AB De Villiers is named the most dangerous batsman of the IPL, he is also known as the MR 360 because he has the skill to hit boundaries on any side of the stadium.
His unbelievable and unique shots make him a dangerous batsman whom all bowlers are afraid to bowl.
Who is the most dangerous batsman in IPL 2021?
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the most dangerous batsman of IPL 2021 because he scored the most runs and won the orange cap.
List down the top 10 dangerous batsmen of the India Premier League.
1. AB De Villiers
2. Chris Gayle
3. David Warner
4. Virat Kohli
5. MS Dhoni
6. Andre Russell
7. Suresh Raina
8. Kieron Pollard
9. Hardik Pandya
10. Glenn Maxwell