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Top 5 Batsmen With Most Runs In A Single Season In IPL History

By Bhavesh Bhimani -

The Indian Premier League is all set to begin early next month. Like always, the ardent fans of the world-renowned championship are waiting for the new season of the league with bated breath. The 10th edition is likely to have all the ingredients of great cricketainment that the IPL always offers. It is now a good time to look back at some memorable features of the tourney’s history.

Here, we look at the five batsmen with the most runs in a single season in the tournament’s history. These batsmen have dominated an entire season on their own and won matches single-handedly for their teams. Have a look.

5. Chris Gayle – 708 runs in IPL 2013:

He was the first man to cross the barrier of 700 runs in a single season of the IPL and is the only man to have done so twice. Gayle continued his rich form from 2012 and had another spectacular season as an opener for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He butchered bowlers in the most brutal fashion and did so with utmost disdain. Gayle won matches all on his own and looked like an unstoppable force. In 16 matches that season, Gayle accumulated 708 runs at a cracking average of 59 with one century and four fifties. His strike-rate was a magnificent 156.29 and his best was a record-breaking unbeaten 175 against Pune – the highest ever individual score in IPL history.