Most Runs In an IPL Season: Shubman Gill with 851* runs enter historic list; Know Other Names

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed numerous memorable batting performances over the years. From explosive sixes to elegant stroke play, the tournament has been a platform for batsmen to showcase their skills and set new records.

In this article, we delve into the remarkable achievements of players who have etched their names in IPL history by amassing the most runs in a single season. Let’s explore these record-breaking innings and the impact they have had on the IPL.

Most runs in an IPL Season

Name and YearMatchesRunsAverageStrike Rate100s50sHighest Score
Virat Kohli (RCB) – 20161697381.08152.0347113
Jos Buttler (RR) – 20221786357.53149.0544116
Shubman Gill (GT) – 202316851*60.78156.4335129
David Warner (SRH) – 20161784860.57151.420993*
Kane Williamson (SRH) – 20181773552.50142.440884

Most runs in an IPL Season Overview

Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore (2016)

Known for his sheer consistency and impeccable technique, Virat Kohli had one of the best seasons in the history of the tournament in 2016 IPL season. Leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kohli scored a staggering 973 runs in 16 matches. In that season he set the record for Most runs in an IPL Season.

His remarkable form included 8 centuries and seven half-centuries, showcasing his ability to dominate pacers and spinners alike. Kohli’s impeccable timing, precise shot selection, and hunger for runs made him the leading run-scorer in an IPL season, a feat that remains unmatched.

Jos Buttler – Rajasthan Royals (2022)

Jos Buttler was enduring a purple patch in the 2022 edition of IPL for Rajasthan Royals. He latched on to the orange cap for the best part of the season and everyone was sure that he would break Kohli’s record. However, he got closer to the historic feat and etched his name as the second Most runs in an IPL Season.

The English white ball captain scored 863 runs in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League at an average of 57.53 which is sheer consistent. In that season he was able to score 4 centuries, equaling the record of Kohli for most centuries in an IPL season. Along with the 4 fifties, that led his team to the final.

Shubman Gill – Gujarat Titans (2023)

One of the biggest reason behind Gujarat Titans success in the 2023 edition of Indian Premier League was Shubman Gill. The young stalwart of Indian cricket showcased the world his prowess in the shortest format of the game. And in the process of doing so became the most runs scorer for GT in an IPL season.

Gill scored a total of 851* runs in the season, cross the threshold of 730 runs, the second best of the season by Faf du Plessis. In doing so, Gill smashed 3 centuries and 5 half centuries. One of the feature of the season was his longevity.

Shubman Gill batted for 10 overs or more in almost 13 games for Gujarat Titans, providing them with a solid start on top. His stroke play was one of its kind and yet pleasing on the eye. And it was his performance that led his team to consecutive second final of IPL in as many seasons.

David Warner – Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016)

The same IPL season that witnessed Virat Kohli’s run-scoring spree also saw David Warner’s exceptional batting prowess. Leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warner accumulated 848 runs in 17 matches.

His explosive strokeplay and aggressive approach helped him register nine half-centuries, playing a vital role in helping his side register their first ever IPL title.

Warner’s ability to provide blistering starts and maintain a high scoring rate throughout the tournament showcased his impact as a top-order batsman and explosive prowess in the shortest format of the game.

Kane Williamson – Sunrisers Hyderabad (2018)

Another successful season for SRH saw the rise of another overseas hero for the team. This time it was not an Aussie but a Kiwi batter Kane Williamson who showcased his great batting power to take his team to the final.

Playing under the captaincy of David Warner, Williamson was in phenomenal form in 2018. And hence, he was able to amass a total of 735 runs from 17 games at an average of 55. He was a clutch player for his team and hence was able to guide them all the way to the final.

In this phenomenal season, Williamson scored 8 fifties, but there were no centuries involved. Yet somehow it was enough for him to find a place on the list of most runs scorers in an IPL season.

Chris Gayle – Royal Challengers Bangalore (2012)

In the 2012 IPL season, Chris Gayle unleashed a batting spectacle that left fans awestruck. Representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gayle plundered 733 runs in just 15 matches, establishing a new record for the most runs in an IPL season. His explosive batting style and ability to clear boundaries at will made him a nightmare for bowlers. Gayle’s mammoth innings included an unbeaten 175 off just 66 balls, a knock that still stands as the highest individual score in IPL history.

KL Rahul – Kings XI Punjab (2020)

In the 2020 IPL season, KL Rahul took the tournament by storm with his exceptional batting displays for the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). Rahul’s consistency and composed approach resulted in him amassing 670 runs in 14 matches. With one century and five fifties, Rahul’s elegant strokeplay and ability to anchor the innings made him a key contributor to his team’s success. His exceptional season earned him the Orange Cap, awarded to the highest run-scorer in the tournament.


The IPL has witnessed remarkable batting performances throughout its history, and the players who have topped the charts for the most runs in a single season have left an indelible mark. From Chris Gayle’s explosive innings to Virat Kohli’s consistency, David Warner’s aggressive strokeplay, and KL Rahul’s composed batting, these players have set records that will be cherished for years to come. Their extraordinary performances not only captivated fans but also showcased the essence of the IPL as a platform for batsmen to shine. As the tournament progresses, fans eagerly await the next innings that will rewrite the record books and keep the excitement alive in the IPL.


Vaibhaw Tiwari - 393 Posts

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