The Indian Premier League’s fifth season was IPL 2012. Ten teams competed in the IPL 2011 campaign as two new clubs joined the league. Unfortunately, the BCCI disbanded Kochi Tuskers Kerala prior to the 2012 IPL, which resulted in only 9 teams competing. Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, and Pune Warriors India were among the nine teams that took part in the match. Seasonal champions Chennai Super Kings were the reigning team.
Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders secured the top two spots in the points system following the group round, respectively. Chennai Super Kings took fourth place, while Mumbai Indians claimed the third spot. These four teams have earned postseason berths. The Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the Chennai Super Kings in the championship game. As a result, KKR won the IPL 2012 championship, which was their first. The competition featured 9 teams and a total of 76 T20 games. The 9 teams combined for 22,453 runs during the competition. Here, we examine which teams scored the most runs during the 2012 IPL.
A lot of great season-long batting performances occurred in 2012, from a Chris Gayle in his prime to a young Robin Uthappa. Today, we take a look at the top 10 scorers in the 2012 IPL.
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1. Christopher Gayle (RCB)
Gayle was still the talk of the event a year before his incredible, record-breaking century at the Chinnaswamy against a pitiful Pune Warriors club. Gayle scored a staggering 733 runs with an impressive strike rate of 160.74 and an average of 61.08 in just 15 games. His runs were complemented by a century and no fewer than seven fifties, the highest being 128*.
2. Gambhir Gautam (KKR)
Gambhir, the star of the ODI World Cup final the year prior, scored 590 runs in 17 innings to lead KKR to their first IPL championship, despite not being as productive as Gayle. His outings featured six fifty-scores, including a high score of 93, and he averaged 36.87 and struck at 143.55.
3. Shkhar Dhawan (DC)
Shikhar Dhawan was one of the players that starred in the Deccan Chargers’ IPL swan song during their final season before being permanently disbanded. He had a strike rate of 129.61 and 5 fifties among his many hits as he scored 569 runs from 15 matches at a rate of 40.64.
4. Ajinkya Rahane (RR)
Rahane was being his prolific self for the Royals far before he would establish himself as a mainstay on the Indian Test side, hitting 560 runs in 16 matches, including a strong 103* and five more fifties. Rahane had a strike rate of 129.33 and an exact average of 40 for the entire year.
5. Virender Sehwag (DD)
The great Indian batsman was still at the top of his game during his time in Delhi. In 2012, he scored 495 runs from 16 games, including 5 fifty-pluses and a best score of 87*. His year average was a respectable 33, but his strike rate was a ridiculous 161.23.
6. Cameron White (DC)
White had an amazing strike rate of 149.68 percent despite playing in only 13 games and scoring 479 runs at an average of 43.54, including 5 fifty-pluses and a high score of 78. 7.77
7. Rahul Dravid (RR)
Although he wasn’t particularly well-known for his T20 abilities, Mr. Dependable contributed a significant amount of excellent IPL innings. He scored 462 runs at a 28.87 average in 16 games in 2012, including two half-centuries and a best score of 58. Nonetheless, David had a poor strike rate of only 122.13 that year.
8. Suresh Raina (CSK)
In 2012, Raina, one of the best IPL players of all time, had a rare, somewhat low-key year. It’s a testament to how good he has been in the event over the years that he still ranks among the top 10 batters. With just one half-century under his belt before scoring 73, he amassed 441 runs in 18 innings. His yearly average and strike rate were 25,94 and 135,69, respectively.
9. Rohit Sharma (MI)
Since Rohit Sharma was still very new to MI, he still had a lot to prove to the cricketing world. With 16 innings of play, he scored 433 runs at a rate of 30.92 runs per game, but his innings included a century and three fifty-run innings. He had a strike rate of only 126.60 for the year, and his highest score was 109*.
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10. Mandeep Singh (KXIP)
Mandeep Singh’s 2012 turned out to be one to remember for the then-youngster. Singh was one of the guys who almost made it extremely big through some good performances in the IPL. With an average of 27 and a strike rate of 126.31, he scored 432 runs in 16 games. His best seasons with the bat included two half-centuries and a peak score of 75.