IPL 2018
IPL 2018: Top Five players with most IPL half-centuries
By B Dixit - Apr 2, 2018 5:22 am
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Over the course of the last decade, the IPL (Indian Premier League) has seen a huge number of half-centuries being hit. The list contains the names of the same players who are also the Top Five run-scorers in the IPL, albeit in a different order. Here is the full list:

Suresh Raina in the IPL.
Raina will don the yellow jersey once again in this season of the IPL.

5. Suresh Raina (32) – Suresh Raina, the highest run-scorer (4,540) in the IPL, is fifth on the list of most half-centuries in the tournament since its inception. He scored a maximum of five half-centuries in IPL 2014 when he scored 523 runs in 16 matches at an average of 40.23 and a strike rate of 146.08. In 2010, 2011 and 2013, he had scored four half-centuries each.

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Rohit Sharma

4. Rohit Sharma (33) – Rohit Sharma is the only captain to win the IPL thrice. However, a decade-long IPL has not been about his leadership. He has contributed equally well with the bat in hand as well. Third-highest run-scorer (4,207) in the tournament, Sharma hit a maximum of five half-centuries in IPL 2016, a season where he amassed 489 runs in 14 matches at an average of 44.45 and a strike rate of 132.88. In 2008 and 2013, he scored four half-centuries each.

Virat Kohli

3. Virat Kohli (34) – Virat Kohli, the second-highest run-scorer (4,418) in the IPL, is third on the list of most half-centuries in the tournament since its inception. He scored a maximum of seven half-centuries in IPL 2016 when he underwent a stellar year after scoring 973 runs in 16 matches at an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03. In 2013, he scored four half-centuries each.

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Delhi Daredevils buys back Gautam Gambhir

2. Gautam Gambhir (35) – Since the start of the IPL, Gautam Gambhir has contributed to his respective franchise in one form or the other. Fourth-highest run-scorer (4,132) in the tournament, Gambhir hit a maximum of six half-centuries in IPL 2012, a season where he amassed 590 runs in 17 matches at an average of 39.33 and a strike rate of 143.55. In 2008 and 2016, he scored five half-centuries each.

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Warner is likely to hold the key for SRH in this IPL.

1. David Warner (36) – It is astounding to watch David Warner top this list for he is the only player out of these five who has played a season less in the tournament. Warner made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils in 2009. His first four seasons in the tournament yielded much below than what was expected of him. That being said, there has been no looking back for the captain of SunRisers Hyderabad since then. Fifth-highest run-scorer (4,014) in the tournament, Warner hit a maximum of nine half-centuries in IPL 2016, a season where he accumulated 848 runs in 17 matches at an average of 60.57 and a strike rate of 151.42. In 2015, he scored seven half-centuries.

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