Top 5 Players With The Most Runs In Death Overs In IPL

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Top 5 Players With The Most Runs In Death Overs In IPL
Top 5 Players With The Most Runs In Death Overs In IPL

In the age of T20 cricket, every team wishes to have power-hitters in their set-up. They have the ability to hit big shots at will and change the complexion of the game in a matter of a few overs. The majority of their runs come in the death overs, where they go all guns blazing. Every team wants to have finishers who could make great use of the death overs.

Indian Premier League should be credited to unearth a lot of finishers in T20 cricket. It has given them the platform to showcase their power-hitting skills in the death overs. Over the years, a lot of runs have been scored and a lot of sixes have been hit in the death overs.

In fact, the teams which have the best finishers tend to be more successful in IPL than others. On that note, let’s take a look at the top 5 players who have scored the most runs in the death overs in IPL:

Top 5 players with most runs in death overs in IPL

Virat Kohli: 1268 runs

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Despite batting in the top 3 for the most part of his career and yet sitting at fifth in the list tells you about the kind of player he is. Virat Kohli, during his early years, batted at number five or lower before shifting to the top of the order. He is the highest run-scorer in the history of IPL. Virat Kohli holds a lot of records to his name in IPL. His knack for finishing the game isn’t an unknown fact.

The RCB skipper has played some scintillating knocks in his IPL career and many times, he has gone on to play till the very end. He has 5 centuries and 40 half-centuries to his name in the cash-rich tournament. In his IPL career, he has scored 1268 runs in the death overs, which is the fifth most by any player in the tournament.

Overall, Virat Kohli has 6076 runs to his name in 199 matches at an average of 37.97.

Rohit Sharma: 1481 runs

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

During the early days of his international cricket career when he was struggling with consistency, the Indian Premier League made sure he stayed relevant. For the first three years of his IPL career, Rohit Sharma played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and batted mostly in the middle-order. He was their designated finisher, who played mostly in the latter half of the innings. Rohit finished a lot of games for his side and scored over 350 runs in all three seasons.

His next chapter with Mumbai Indians saw him become a legendary figure in the cash-rich league. He is currently the most successful skipper in IPL history with 5 titles. Rohit Sharma is an all-time top run-scorers in IPL, only behind Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli.

Rohit Sharma has scored 1481 runs in the death overs in IPL, which is the fourth-most by any player.

AB de Villiers: 1808 runs

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is one of the greatest finishers in the history of IPL. Hailed as the superman, AB de Villiers has won a plethora of games singlehandedly to RCB. He has been a prolific run-scorer for RCB over the years, having scored over 5000 runs in 176 matches.

The former South African cricketer continues to showcase his mettle in IPL. He has been in terrific form, of late. He has scored 207 runs in 7 matches in IPL 2021 at an average of 51.75.

In the death overs, AB de Villiers has scored 1808 runs in IPL- the third-highest among his counterparts.

Kieron Pollard: 1892 runs

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kieron Pollard’s contribution has been immense to Mumbai Indians’ success in IPL. He has been a great servant for MI, having scored over 3000 runs in 171 matches. Along with Hardik Pandya, Pollard has formed a destructive middle-order pair for MI. The duo has scored a plethora of runs in the death overs and won a lot of games together in the final few overs of the innings.

Pollard is known for rising to the occasion in the big games for MI. On most of the occasion, when MI have suffered a top-order collapse, Kieron Pollard has made sure he played till the end and guide his team home.

He has in fact the second most number of runs in the death overs in IPL. He has scored 1892 runs in the death overs.

MS Dhoni: 2805 runs

MS Dhoni, IPL
MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

MS Dhoni sitting at the top of the list shouldn’t come as a surprise. He is arguably the greatest finisher the game has ever seen. In his stellar cricketing career, he has pulled off some great feats while chasing down totals. The former Indian skipper has a mastery of chasing down big totals.

It is safe to say that MS Dhoni is the most destructive batsman in the death overs. His penchant of taking the game till the very last over and then winning the game for the side isn’t the easiest task to accomplish. In the history of IPL, nobody has scored more runs in the death overs than MS Dhoni.

The CSK skipper has 2805 runs in the death overs in IPL. Despite batting middle-order, MS Dhoni is the second-highest run-getter for CSK in IPL. In 211 matches, he has managed to score 4669 runs at an average of 40.25.

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