Every batsman has distinct responsibilities in different positions of the lineup. While in some matches the top-order batsmen are enough to aggregate huge runs on the scoreboard whereas in some matches the middle-order or the tailenders needs to justify the responsibilities of the top-orders. There are many batsmen who have contributed well to the team's total score even being a tailender. Everyone is looking forward to their performances in the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021. And before we get busy with IPL 2021, here is a list of cricketers with the most runs at each position in IPL history.
The opener with the most runs in IPL is Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian cricketer. While batting in the first position in IPL he scored 5170 runs in 164 innings at an average of 35.66. And considering his entire IPL career, he aggregated 5577 runs in 183 innings with an average of 35.30. Also, the Delhi capitals player is the second-highest run-scorer in the IPL right after Virat Kohli. Lastly, he has played for Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad before joining DC.
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The batsman at the 3rd position with the most runs in IPL is Suresh Raina with 4931 runs in 170 innings. The southpaw is one of the backbones of the immense success of the Chennai Super Kings. While playing at the no. 3 position he always makes sure to attack the bowlers with a lot of agile and sport many runs. His most loved and appreciated move in IPL is his straight drive. He is part of the Chennai Super Kings since the beginning and played for Gujarat lions when CSK was suspended. He is playing IPL since 2008 and has smashed a total of 5491 runs in 195 innings at an average of 33.03.
Rohit Sharma scored the most runs at 4th position in IPL history. He is the most successful captain of IPL and led the team to victories 5 times. IPL plays a huge role in his success and consistency. He started his IPL journey in Deccan chargers and then moved to Mumbai Indians and is having the best years of his IPL career. IPL is helping him to grow as a batsman and the captain as well. The vice-captain of the Indian cricket team has scored 2392 runs while batting at 4th position in IPL in 86 innings at an average of 32.77. Though his total runs in his IPL career is 5480 in 202 innings at an average of 31.49
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni the former Indian captain is the most run-scorer in IPL at the 5th position. The captain of the Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful captains in the history of IPL. Truth to be told, without his captaincy and contribution CSK might not have reached the point where the team is today. While batting at the 5th position he aggregated 1928 runs in 17 innings. And the total runs of his IPL career is 4669 runs in 186 innings with an average of 40.25.
The batsman with the most runs in the 6th position in IPL is Kieron Pollard. The West Indies cricketer is a destructive lower-middle-order batsman and a great medium pacer as well. Since the very beginning of his IPL journey, he is associated with Mumbai Indians. At the 6th position, he has scored 1244 runs in 52 innings. His total runs in IPL is 3191 in 154 innings with an average of 30.68.
Andre Russell is the highest run-scorer at the 7th position in IPL. He started his IPL journey in Delhi Capitals and later joined Kolkata knight riders in 2014. Russell is one of those hard-hitters who has the caliber of changing the game to the team's favor alone. He has proved himself both as a great bowler and a great batsman multiple times. He is one of the strongest assets of KKR. In 17 innings, batting at the 7th position, he scored 572 runs at an average of 40.86. His total runs in his IPL career is 1680 in 68 innings at an average of 29.47.
Harbhajan Singh, the former Indian cricketer, is the highest run-scorer in the 8th position in IPL. He started playing IPL in 2008 and still continues to be a part of it. He remained a part of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings before. Currently, he is playing in Kolkata Knight Riders. The KKR player scored 406 runs in 41 innings while batting at no. 8. Moreover, his total runs in IPL is 833 in 90 innings at an average of 15.72.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the strongest asset of Sunrisers Hyderabad's bowling lineup. His contribution to SRH's victories is remarkable. He has not restrained himself in only bowling because he is the cricketer at the 9th position with the most runs in IPL. In 28 innings, he batted at the 9th position and aggregated 131 runs at an average of 9.36. His total runs in his IPL career is 2000 in 47 innings.
Praveen Kumar scored the most runs at the 10th position in IPL. In 13 innings, he scored 86 runs at an average of 10.75. Whereas his total runs in his IPL career is 340 at an average of 8.95 in 59 innings. The former Indian cricketer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in October 2018. He has been a part of 5 IPL teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Gujarat lions.
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The cricketer with the most runs at the 11th position in IPL history is Munaf Patel. The former Indian cricketer made his IPL debut in 2008 and played till 2017. He has been a part of Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians, and Rajasthan Royals during his IPL journey. At the 11th position, the player scored 30 runs in 9 innings. And the total runs of his IPL career is 39 at an average of 6.50.