IPL 2020: 5 Batsmen With Most Fifties in Tournament History
The spread of Coronavirus has forced the postponement of the most popular league i.e, Indian Premier League (IPL). This league is also known as the annual cricket carnival in the cricket-obsessed nation, India. It witnesses the most number of spectators in comparison to the other leagues. However, the pandemic has ruined all the entertainment.
BCCI is continuously organizing the meetings with the IPL owners. So, the fans have still hope that they will surely witness the tournament.
So, the game is still on and still, there are hopes that any one of the team will surely lift the trophy of the 13th edition of IPL.
In IPL, the batsman plays a big role in creating pressure on the opposition. The batsman needs to perform constantly to score runs and convert them to big knocks.
Here, we will discuss the top five players who have scored the most number of the fifties in the cash-rich league.
IPL 2020: 5 batsmen with most fifties in tournament history:
Rohit Sharma - 36 fiftiesRohit Sharma. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma started the journey in IPL since its inception. Undoubtedly, his name has to be on this list. With 36 half-centuries, he holds the position at the fifth position in this list.
The Hit-Man Sharma was first the part of the Deccan Chargers where his team had won the IPL title. In 2013, he shifted his base to MI and was also handed over the captaincy of the team.
Since then, he is riding the Mumbai team on the winning horse. As of now, he is also the most successful captain in IPLs history.
His crucial fifties has given many victories to the Mumbai based franchise. However, in the past edition, he hasn't played big knocks but he will surely be hitting boundaries and break records in IPL 2020.
Virat Kohli - 36 fiftiesPhoto Credit: IPL/BCCI.
Virat Kohli has equal fifties to that Rohit Sharma but he has collected them in fewer innings. The RCB captain played 14 innings less than his limited-overs deputy to register 36 fifties. Kohli is one of the major players for the RCB.
Since the start of IPL, he is the part of the challengers and has played 177 games for them. However, he has been unsuccessful in handing the team the IPL title.
RCB is still without the IPL trophy.
In 2016, he had led the team to the finals but could not win the match. After that edition, the team has been unsuccessful in gaining the place in finals.
So, Virat Kohli would be hoping to lead the team to victory in the upcoming edition.
Shikhar Dhawan - 37 fiftiesPhoto Credit: Getty Images.
Shikhar Dhawan is the best in the limited over formats. The opening partner of Rohit Sharma in the Indian team is in the third position with 37 fifties. He returned to the Delhi Capitals(previously known as Delhi Daredevils) in the last edition.
He started the journey in the IPL with DC in 2008. He then was bought by Mumbai Indians where he played for them in 2009 and 2010.
Deccan Chargers bought him in 2011 and then he shifted his base to Sunrisers Hyderabad where he played for a long time.
In 2019, the Capitals bagged his service and he continues to play for them. So far, he has played 159 matches and scored 4579 runs.
Suresh Raina - 38 fiftiesPhoto Credit: BCCI/IPL
Chennai Super Kings ' (CSK) Suresh Raina has been out of the Indian team for more than one year but his run strides hadn't stopped. He is still the perfect middle-order batsman who can take out the team from dangerous situations.
He is an indispensable part of the Super Kings. Only for two years when CSK banned, he didn't wear the yellow jersey.
The aggressive player has a total of 38 half-centuries in his name in which he registered 32 fifty-plus scores for CSK while the other six he gathers for Gujrat Lions in 2016 and 2017 edition.
The left-handed batsman was on fire in IPL 2014 as he aggregated 523 runs in 16 matches, which included five fifties. It was in that edition of the league that Raina blew away Kings XI Punjab with a whirlwind 25-ball 87.
David Warner - 44 fiftiesPhoto: BCCI
The Australian cricketer is unbeatable when it comes to the T20 format. The opening batsman of Sun Risers Hyderabad tops the list with the most number of the fifties in the IPL history. He has collected 44 fifties in 126 matches.
In the past five editions, he has earned the orange cap for three times that is in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
The destructive batsman started his career with the Delhi Daredevils before he became a part of the Orange Army in 2014. He scored 34 out of 44 half-centuries for SRH.
Also, in his first two seasons for the Sunrisers, he recorded 13 fifties.
Thus, this reflects that the player has a great part in SRH victories. It will be interesting to see how many fifties he will record in impending IPL 2020 season.