T20 cricket is all about striking the ball as hard as possible and as much as you can. It is eventually a batter’s game where short boundaries, fielding restrictions, and so many rules make it a lopsided game. Anyway, fans always want a hard-hitting display. Let’s look at the top 10 players with the best batting strike rate in the IPL.
List of Players with the highest batting Strike rate IPL of all time.
10. Virendra Sehwag
Virendra Sehwag was the kind of batter who managed consistency along with a high strike rate. In 104 IPL games, he has 2728 runs in the bank striking at 155.44. This strike rate is the 10th highest strike rate in IPL history. He played for Delhi Daredevils and then for Kings XI Punjab.
9. Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer is the surprising name here in this list. He has a strike rate of 157.26 in 35 games. The average of 15 conveys the fact that he has been used as a finisher or as a slogger whose sole aim is to hit the ball without thinking of his wicket. The strike rate suggests that this pace bowler can hit some lusty blows with the bat as well.
8. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine is another unexpected personnel in the list of best batting strike rates in the IPL history. KKR has used Narine many times as an opener who took the advantage of batting power play and played only in one way; the attacking way. The strike rate of 161.69 places him at the 8th position.
7. Carlos Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite, the giant from West Indies is famous for the gigantic sixes. He played for three IPL franchises and has scored 181 runs at the strike rate of 163.06. This strike rate positions Carlos at 7th position in the list of batters with the highest strike rate. However, the lack of consistency was the weakness he never really managed to get rid of.
6. Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal, the Pakistani keeper did play the IPL in 2008 for Rajasthan Royals. In 6 matches, he managed to strike at 164.10 which is the 6th highest strike rate in the IPL history. He scored 128 runs in those six games. Kamran and all other Pakistani players were banned from playing IPL due to the obvious reasons.
5. Ben Cutting
Ben Cutting, the Australian all-rounder can hit the ball and can hit it a long way too. In 21 IPL games, this batter has scored at the strike rate of 168.79 which is the 5th highest strike rate in the IPL history. SRH won the IPL final in 2016 and Ben played a crucial inning. In the same innings, he deposited the ball out of Chinnaswamy Stadium.
4. Krishnappa Gowtham
Krishnappa Gowtham might not have got the success in his IPL career that he would have hoped for. But he surely has the 4th highest batting strike rate in the history of IPL. In 24 games, he has a strike rate of 169.09. He has played for 3 IPL teams and in IPL 2022 he will play for the new franchise Lucknow Super Giants.
3. Kevin Cooper
Kevin Cooper stormed the IPL with his brilliant wicket-taking abilities. Surprisingly, this time he is featuring at number 3 in the list of batters with the best strike rate in IPL history. In 25 games, Cooper has a strike rate of 170.59. He played for Rajasthan Royals and unfortunately never played the IPL after 2014.
2. Luke Wright
Luke Write, the English batter played only 7 matches in IPL. In those 7 games, he has managed to score 106 runs at 176.67 which makes him the player with 2nd highest strike rate in the IPL history. He played for Pune Warriors India. Perhaps the high-risk playing style disallowed him to achieve consistency.
1. Andre Russell
Andre Russell features at the top of the list of players with the best batting strike rate in the history of IPL. Before playing for KKR, he was part of the Delhi Daredevils. In 84 matches, Dre Russel has scored 1700 runs striking at a daunting 178.57. Russell is famous for his brutal and one can say inhuman hitting abilities.
Highest batting strike rate in IPL of all time (consolidated table version)
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