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As a batsman scoring a fifty in a T20 match is as important as scoring a century in ODI. In 20 over match scoring a fifty is regarded as an achievement for batsmen. Moreover scoring fifties consecutively in a series or in league season requires a lot of effort.

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Here we will look at the top 5 batsmen with the most fifty-plus score in a single IPL season.


5) Kane Williamson – 08 (2018)

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Kane Williamson in IPL 2018 for Sunrisers Hyderabad (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Kane Williamson playing for Sunriseres Hyderabad in IPL 2018 scored 8 fifty-plus scores. He was then captain of Sunriers Hyderabad and also led his team to the finals. But Chennai Super Kings returning to IPL after the 2-year ban under MS Dhoni captaincy won the final with 8 wickets.

Kane Williamson scored 735 in 17 matches with an average of 52.50 in th at season. He was the top scorer of that year IPL and Orange Cap winner. So in our list of most fifty-plus scores in a single IPL season, we have Kane Williamson at number 5 with 8 fifties in IPL 2018.

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4) Chris Gayle – 08 (2012)

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Chris Gayle in action during IPL 5 T20 match played between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore (Photo by Ashok Nath Dey/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Chris Gayle aka. “THE UNIVERSAL BOSS” known for his destructive batting style is at number four in the list of most fifty-plus scores in a single IPL season. Chris Gayle playing for RCB in 2012 scored 8 times fifty-plus score.

Gayle in that season scored a mammoth 733 runs and also became the first batsman to score 700 plus runs in a single IPL season. He also hit 59 sixes in that season.

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3) David Warner – 09 (2016)

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David Warner in IPL 2016 for Sunrisers Hyderabad (Source: BCCI/IPL)

David Warner playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2016 scored 9 fifty-plus scores and also led his team to the first-ever IPL trophy. He scored 848 runs in that edition of IPL.

David Warner won single handly won many matches for his team in that IPL season. He also played a captaincy knock in the final of the IPL 2016 against RCB and led his team to the first-ever IPL trophy.


2) David Warner – 09 (2019)

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David Warner in IPL 2019 for Sunrisers Hyderabad (Source: BCCI/IPL)

No, we are not doing any mistake of showing David Warner once again on the list. David Warner once again scored 9 fifty-plus scores a single IPL season and this time in the year 2019.

David Warner was playing in IPL after one year ban due to ball-tampering and this time he made no mistake and redeemed himself. He also won the orange cap in IPL 2019 with 692 runs. So we can say David Warner has scored two times 9 fifties in a single IPL season.

Also Read | Most sixes in an inning of IPL by a team


1) Virat Kohli – 11 (2016)

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Virat Kohli in IPL 2016 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Virat Kohli broke almost every batting record in IPL 2016. From most runs, most fifties, most centuries, he shattererd almost every batting record in the record book of the Indian Premier League in that season.

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Virat Kohli in that season scored 973 runs in 16 matches with an average of 81.08 and 4 centuries and 7 fifties. He crossed 50 plus score in that year a total of 11 times which makes him the only player to cross 50 plus score 10 times in a single season. This record is yet to be broken.


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