Top 5 batsmen with highest strike-rates in IPL: T20 format always need big hitting batsmen. Indian Premier League has produced many big hitters. In IPL, many batsmen, demolished many bowling attacks with their hard hitting ability. Here, we take a look at Top 5 batsmen with highest strike-rates in IPL.
Harbhajan Singh – 149.89
One of the biggest surprises of this list is off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan Singh plays for Mumbai Indians since the first edition of IPL, played at a good striking rate of 149.89. He played some crucial innings and match winning knock for his team and he scored 691 runs in 70 innings.
Chris Gayle – 153.42
Chris Gayle, who made a comeback to IPL in 2011, changed his stars. After he dropped from Kolkata Knight Riders, RCB(Royal Challengers Bangalore) bought him, since then he always entertain his fans with his destructive batting. He scored 3199 runs in just 81 innings with a huge strike-rate of 153.42. His highest score in this T20 format is 175*.
Virender Sehwag – 155.44
Indian team dashing opener Virender Sehwag has been one of the biggest hitter in the Indian Premier League. He played for Delhi Daredevils in first 6 sessions and moved to Kings XI Punjab later. After he retired from International cricket last year, he appointed mentor for KXIP team. He played 104 innings and scored 2728 runs with a amazing strike-rate of 155.44.
Glenn Maxwell – 166.44
Glenn Maxwell played hardly in first 6 sessions and moved to Kings XI Punjab in 7th session. He plays some innovative shots like reverse sweeps to entertain the cricket fans. His strike-rate in the IPL is 166.44. He scored 739 runs in 32 innings in IPL.
Andre Russell – 177.88
The Big man from West Indies, Andre Russell plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. Since his debut in 2012, Russell is well known for his skill of big hitting. He played some crucial innings for West Indies in World T20 2016. He scored 386 runs in 17 innings with a massive strike-rate of 177.88. This is the highest strike-rate for a batsman in IPL by a far margin.