IPL holds the records of highest runs and strike rates since a decade. Players like Chris Gayle, Ab De Villiers, and many other hitters had whopping strike rates. Though T20 is the batsman game, IPL turned the tables. Let us take a look at some of the players who hold the record of breath-taking strike rates.
- AB De Villiers 372.72
He made the knock of 41 runs off 11 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes against Mumbai Indians to hit the target of 210 runs set by the visitors at Chinnaswamy stadium in 2015. His strike rate was 372.72. Due to lack of support, his effort went futile and the team lost the game by 18 runs.
- Balachandra Akhil 385.71
He played just 15 games in the IPL for Deccan Chargers in 2008. He scored 27 runs from 7 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes. He played for RCB then and slammed Chaminda Vaas and Chamara Silva to reach the winning target of 166 runs.
- Ab De Villiers 387.50
He is one of the destructive batsmen in the IPL. He made a good stand with Chris Gayle to make the score of 175 runs as the partnership. They made a mammoth-like score of 263 runs for RCB and scored 31 runs off 8 balls. He scored 3 fours and 3 sixes off 8 balls.
- Albie Morkel 400.0
He is one of the unsung heroes for CSK. In the game against RCB in 2012, he slammed 28 runs off just 7 balls with 3 sixes and 2 balls. He continued the momentum created by Dhoni and Du Plessis and helped to chase a giant score of 206 runs.
- Chris Morris 422.22
This South African batsman achieved this feat for Delhi Daredevils against Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017. He scored 38 runs from 9 balls and slammed 3 sixes and 4 fours. He helped to make the score of the team rise up to 205 runs and in that game, the Pune Supergiants led by MS Dhoni was all out for 108 runs and Delhi Daredevils won by 97 runs.