IPL Stats: Top Batters With Most Fours In An Innings In IPL
IPL 2022: Which batters have smacked the most fours in an innings in IPL.
IPL Stats & Records - The most extravagant domestic T20 league in the world, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to return to India for its 15th season. The first match will be played between Chennai Super Kings & Kolkata Knight Riders on March 26th at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
T20 is a batter-dominated format, where batters look to score runs at a higher run rate to strengthen the team's chance of winning the match. To score quick runs, batters opt to go for boundaries and especially sixes. However, scoring a boundary becomes more difficult than hitting a six, as six can be smacked with power and timing but batters need to skillfully place the ball to score a boundary.
Here are the top 5 batters with the most fours in an innings in IPL
#5. Murali Vijay (15 fours)
In the 2nd qualifying match of the IPL 2012, after being asked to bat first, opener Murali Vijay powered Chennai Super Kings to 22/5 in 20 overs against Delhi Daredevils. Vijay scored 113 runs off 58 balls, out of which there were 15 fours and 4 sixes. CSK went on to win the match by 86 runs and 15 fours by Vijay in this match ranking 5th on this list of top batters with the most fours in an innings in IPL.
#4. Ajinkya Rahane (16 fours)
In the 4th match of the IPL 2012, Rajasthan Royals were powered to 191/4 in 20 overs after losing the toss and batting first. Ajinkya Rahane was the top scorer with 98 runs off 66 balls, smashing 16 fours and 1 six. RR won the match against Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs and Rahane ranks 4th on this list of most fours by batters in an innings in IPL with 16 fours.
#3. Michael Lumb (16 fours)
English player Michael Lumb smashed 83 runs off 43 balls in the 38th match of the IPL 2010, where Rajasthan Royals were chasing a total of 154 set by Kings XI Punjab. Lumb smashed 16 fours and 2 sixes in his inning as Rajasthan Royals won the match by 9 wickets with 30 balls remaining.
#2. AB De Villiers (19 fours)
In a high-scoring match between the rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, in the 46th match of the IPL 2015, RCB posted a mammoth total of 235/1 in 20 overs after opting to bat first. AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 133 runs off just 59 balls, smashing 4 sixes and 19 fours. RCB won the match against MI by 39 runs and AB de Villiers takes the second spot on this list with 19 fours to his name.
#1. Paul Valthaty (19 fours)
This opener came into the limelight while opening for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2011. In the 9th match of the season, Chennai Super Kings presented a target of 189 after losing the toss. Paul Valthaty opened the innings for KXIP and smacked an unbeaten 120 runs off 63 balls, taking his team across the winning line with 19 fours and 2 sixes. Valthaty also ranks number 1 on this list of batters with most fours in an innings in IPL.
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