IPL Records and Statistics: Individual Batting Records – Highest Strike Rates

Get to know about the records made by the players as individuals in the IPL matches and the highest strike rates that they have recorded.

The Indian Premier League is popular all over the world because of the overarching cricketing experience it offers. The Indian Premier League is widely regarded as the empire of batsmen. Every season, players from various teams provide every cricket fan with the most joyful and unforgettable batting experience. Cricket isn’t solely about making fast runs, but in a progressively fast-paced game -particularly in a tournament like the Indian Premier League – it’s critical. When you only have 20 overs against the world’s best bowlers in a capital league, you must be exceptionally excellent to keep the strike rate high or the required rate fulfilled. In this article, we will look at the top five players in IPL history with the highest batting strike rates:

Rank Strike rate Player Teams Runs Balls Faced Period
1 174.00 Andre Russell DD/KKR 2262 1,300 2012-2023
2 165.60 Liam Livingstone RR/PBKS 828 500 2019-2023
3 159.69 Sunil Narine KKR 1,046 655 2012-2023
4 157.62 Glenn Maxwell PBKS/RCB/MI/DC 2,719 1,725 2012-2023
5 156.79 Nicolas Pooran LSG/SRH/PBKS/KXIP 1,270 810 2019-2023
  • Andre Russell


West Indies all-rounder Andre Russel is a bowler’s catastrophe. Throughout the seasons of the IPL, he has demonstrated his ferocious batting output against various teams. Russel also has the highest strike rate in IPL history. He has appeared in 112 IPL matches and batted in 96 of them. With a total of 2262 runs scored and an incredible strike rate of 174.00, he is the most dreaded batsman in IPL history.

  • Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone is the PBKS’ aspiring power hitter. With only a few years of Indian premier league experience, he has emerged as one of the most dreaded batsmen in IPL history. Livingstone has shown up in 32 matches for the Mumbai Indians, scoring 828 runs while facing 500 balls. He has six half-centuries in the IPL so far. He has the second-highest strike rate in the IPL, at 158.92.

  • Sunil Narine

Launched in the Indian premier league as a spinner before becoming the team’s most dependable power hitter and opening batsman. Sunil Narine has the third-highest strike rate in IPL history. He has performed for several IPL teams. However, it was KKR who made Naraine their opener. Naraine has appeared in 162 IPL matches and managed to score 1046 runs while facing 655 balls. Naraine’s IPL strike rate is 159.69, and he has a high score of 75 runs.

  • Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell is a well-known batsman for his outstanding IPL innings. He has shown up in 124 IPL matches across multiple seasons, scoring a total of 2719 runs with a top score of 95 runs. He has encountered 1725 balls, giving him a strike rate of 157.62 in the Indian Premier League. 

  • Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran, a West Indies international and one of the most prominent representatives of the Punjab Kings squad, has the 5th highest strike rate in IPL’s historical record. Pooran has performed in 62 IPL matches and scored 1270 runs, including six half-centuries. So far in the IPL, he has faced 810 balls. Nicholas Pooran has a strike rate of 156.79 based on these statistical data.

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