Most runs in an IPL season: Gill finishes with 890 in 2023, second behind Kohli’s 973

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen some of the world’s best batters dominate the charts over the course of 16 editions.

A few world-class batters have managed to produce spellbinding run-scoring streaks to single-handedly lead their sides’ towards glory.

Former India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli recorded the most runs in an edition during the IPL 2016 season. Kohli racked up a staggering 973 runs from 16 matches with an eye-popping four centuries and seven fifties as RCB finished runner-up.

In the IPL 2023 season, Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill became the second Indian and fourth overall to breach the 800-run mark, crossing the feat during the Qualifier 2 clash against Mumbai Indians. Gill also notched up his third IPL century of the season, becoming the second Indian after Kohli to record three or more tons in an IPL season.

Gill ended up with a 60-ball 129 with seven fours and 10 sixes. He also surpassed Virender Sehwag’s (122 for PBKS in 2014) for the highest individual score in an IPL Playoffs match.

Gill then overtook Jos Buttler’s tally of 863 runs from 2022 to become the second-highest run-scorer behind Kohli during the IPL 2023 final against Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad. He finished his campaign with 890 runs, falling for 39 in the summit clash.

Most runs in an IPL season

Name and Year Matches Runs Average Strike Rate 100s 50s Highest Score
Virat Kohli (RCB) – 2016 16 973 81.08 152.03 4 7 113
Shubman Gill (GT) – 2023 17 890 59.33 157.80 3 5 129
Jos Buttler (RR) – 2022 17 863 57.53 149.05 4 4 116
David Warner (SRH) – 2016 17 848 60.57 151.42 0 9 93*
Kane Williamson (SRH) – 2018 17 735 52.50 142.44 0 8 84

(Stats updated during CSK vs GT IPL 2023 final)


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