There is no doubting the fact that the Indian Premier League has produced some of the world’s best batsmen. Each of these batsmen are legends in their own right and have produced some of the most scintillating innings in IPL history. Their strike rates are a testament to their destructive batting abilities. These batsmen have been able to score runs at a very quick rate and have helped their teams to victory on many occasions. They are all very exciting players to watch in terms of how effortlessly they score and hit big boundaries and sixes at their wish. So, there you have it, the top 5 batsmen with the highest strike rate in IPL, please note these stats are still end of 2021 IPL season.
Nicholas Pooran is an exciting young batsman from the West Indies, and he is had a great run in the Indian Premier League since his debut in 2019 with Punjab Kings XI. Pooran maintained a fifth highest strike rate of 154.96 in the IPL and he proved to be a real match-winner for his team. With his power and timing, Pooran quickly became one of the most dangerous batsmen in cricket world. In the IPL 2020 season, Nicholas Pooran scored 353 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of over 169.71. He is currently playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2022 IPL season.
Chris Morris is a South African cricketer, who currently plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Chris Morris is a genuine all-rounder, who can contribute with both bat and ball, he had fourth highest strike rate of 155.28. In fact, his strike rate is better than that of any other bowler in any Twenty20 competition in the world. He was also the leading wicket-taker with 20 wickets for Rajasthan Royals in 2021 season of IPL. He made his IPL debut in 2013 with Chennai Super Kings, he then played for Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore before making a switch to Rajasthan Royals team in 2021. He was sold for a whopping Rs.16.25 crore, which made him one of the most expensive player of IPL 2021 auctions.
Virender Sehwag was one of the most successful batsmen in the Indian Premier League. He was always considered as one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, who was capable of winning games single-handedly on his day. Virendra Sehwag was a true match-winner and was one of the most entertaining players to watch in the IPL.
Virendra Sehwag has the third highest strike rate of 155.44 in the IPL till date, with an impressive average of nearly 27 runs per innings. He was always a key player for the Delhi Daredevils, leading the team to the play-offs in every season till the time he played for the franchise.
Sunil Narine is known for his ability to bowl in any situation, and is a genuine wicket-taking threat. Known for his unorthodox bowling style, he is considered one of the best spinners in the world and his ability to bowl in the power-play overs makes him a valuable asset to any team. However, his contribution in the IPL doesn’t end there, he has been striking the ball well and has maintained a second highest strike rate of 161.35 in the Indian Premier League, leaving behind most of the batsman. He has been one of the key players for the Kolkata Knight Riders since 2012, and has been one of the team's most consistent performers.
Andre Russell is an incredible cricket player, who holds the record for the highest strike rate of 178.26 in the Indian Premier League. He made his debut in the IPL in 2012 and has been a genuine all-rounder for the Kolkata Knight Riders ever since. His explosive batting style and powerful hitting have made him a fan favorite all over the world. In 2018, he was the leading run scorer in the IPL and was named Player of the Tournament. Andre Russell is a true cricket superstar and is sure to entertain fans for many years to come.
He is known for his aggressive batting style and his ability to hit the ball a long way. Andre Russell has the highest strike rate in the IPL and has been one of the most successful players in the tournament.