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IPL Stats: Top 5 Players With Highest Strike Rate In An Innings In IPL

IPL Stats & Records - IPL 2022 is set to begin from March 26th, Chennai Super Kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening fixture at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. With the T20 spectacle approa

By Rishabh Gautam March 11, 2022 • 17:04 PM

IPL Stats & Records - IPL 2022 is set to begin from March 26th, Chennai Super Kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening fixture at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. With the T20 spectacle approaching, let's take a look at various significant stats & records over 14 seasons of the IPL. 

Batting with a high strike rate is of utmost importance in the T20 format. Batters need to accumulate runs quickly and hence a higher strike rate helps the player and his team to post a fightable battle on the board. 

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Here are the top 5 players with the highest strike rates in an innings in IPL


#5. Yuvraj Singh (306.25)

In the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008, Kings XI Punjab captain Yuvraj Singh played a thunderous knock against Rajasthan Royals as KXIP posted 221/3 in 20 overs. Yuvraj scored 49 runs off 16 balls with 2 fours and 6 sixes, maintaining a strike rate of 306.25 as Punjab won the match by 41 runs. 


#4. Sunil Narine (317.64)

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine was used as an opener in a number of matches by the Kolkata Knight Riders. In the 46th match of the IPL 2017, Narine smacked 54 runs off 17 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes with a strike rate of 317.64 as KKR managed to chase down the target of 158/6 in 15.1 overs, winning the match by 6 wickets. 


#3. KL Rahul (318.75)

KL Rahul is an exceptional talent who remained as the lone warrior for Punjab Kings for most of the time. In the 2nd match of IPL 2018, Punjab captain & opener KL Rahul smacked 51 runs off 16 balls while chasing a target of 167 set by Delhi Daredevils. The 29-year old batter smashed 6 fours and 4 sixes to maintain a strike rate of 318.75 and ranks third on this list of batters with the best strike rate in an innings in IPL.


#2. Yusuf Pathan (327.27)

Former Indian explosive batter Yusuf Pathan ranks second on this list with his match-winning knock for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 54th match of the IPL 2014 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. While chasing a target of 160, Yusuf Pathan smacked 72 runs off just 22 balls with 5 fours and 7 sixes with a magnificent strike rate of 327.27 and KKR won the match by 4 wickets with 34 balls in hand. 


#1. Suresh Raina (348.00)

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Indian Premier League's 'Mr. Cricket' Suresh Raina stands atop this list of batters with best strike rates in an inning in IPL with his fighting knock in the 2nd Qualifier of IPL 2014 against Chennai Super Kings. Chasing a total of 226, Suresh Raina scored 87 runs off 25 balls inside the powerplay. Smacking 12 fours and 6 sixes, Raina maintained an impeccable strike rate of 348.00. However, CSK failed to cross the line and lost the match by 24 runs. 


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