When runs are the primary currency in the IPL 2014, the hitter who scores the most runs is held in the highest regard, even if the rest of his team struggles. The person may anticipate not only receiving the much sought-after Orange Cap designating his position at the top of the run charts, but also a significant increase in interest and a substantial payout in the tournament’s upcoming auction. Today, we rewind the calendar to 2014 to examine the top 10 run-scorers from that year.
1. Robin Uthappa (KKR)
Although he has been around for a very long time, he has been playing for India since he was just 19 years old. He made his national team debut in 2006 when he was 20 years old.
Uthappa last participated for India in a Twenty20 International, which was delayed by weather, in March 2012 against South Africa. He hadn’t traveled abroad for a single day since 2008. He hasn’t played in a Test yet.
There is no preventing Uthappa 2.0 from invading Team India, though, provided he keeps up his prodigious run-scoring ways. Enjoy his gorgeous waltzes down the track and incredibly elegant drives while you can until then.
The 2014 tournament hero, who was representing KKR, witnessed his club win the trophy for the second time in three years. The batsman from Karnataka scored 660 runs in total from 16 games, including 5 half-centuries. Uthappa’s best score was a strong 83*, with an average of 44 flat and a remarkable average of 137.78.
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2. Dwayne Smith (CSK)
2014 wasn’t much different from previous explosive seasons for the intrepid West Indian. He completed 16 innings for a total of 566 runs at an average of 35.37 runs per, with a respectable T20 strike rate of 136.05. Smith’s collection of runs included five half-centuries, and his highest total was 79.
3. Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)
Maxwell has been a fan favorite of the IPL for his whole career and continues to perform well in both domestic and international competitions. He got 552 points for Kings XI Punjab in 2014, with a peak score of 95 serving as the highlight of his performance. Throughout the course of the 16 games he participated in, the Australian averaged 34.50 and had a phenomenal strike rate of 187.75. Moreover, he earned four fifty.
4. David Warner (SRH)
In 2014, this great Australian batsman, who has been one of the IPL’s most reliable players, was as destructive as ever. Warner only participated in 14 games, but he managed to score a respectable 528 runs, average a whopping 48, and had a striking rate of 140.80. He had six half-centuries to his credit, and his highest score was 90.5
5. Suresh Raina (CSK)
Even if he wasn’t chosen for the most recent event, Mr. IPL was still very active in 2014. In 16 games, he averaged 40.23 runs per game and a respectable 145.68 strike rate as he scored 523 runs in that year. His greatest score was 87, and he knocked five fifty-sixes.
6. Virender Sehwag (KXIP)
Sehwag was still going strong, albeit a little erratic, in the year before he retired. He scored 455 runs from 17 games in the competition, but his average was only 26.76 and his strike rate was a respectable 144.44. He only had one other fifty, but his one huge 122-run innings was the source of the majority of his runs.
7. David Miller (KXIP)
Miller was a standout performer for Punjab during the team’s most successful season; his 446 runs were essential to their achievement. In 16 games that year, he scored 149.16 on average, made 3 fifties, including a top score of 66, and averaged a commendable 44.60.
8. JP Duminy (DD)
While having a little less striking power than usual in 2014, IPL veteran Duminy’s performance was nonetheless strong. Throughout his 410 runs, he only scored two fifties, but his average of 51.25 from 14 matches indicates that he scored numerous 30-plus runs. The South African’s highest score was 67*, and his strike rate was just a respectable low 121.62.
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9. Manish Pandey (KKR)
Manish Pandey has always been a player who, although having the talent, just didn’t quite have what it took to succeed. He had a low strike rate of 117.94 while putting up 401 runs at 30.84 in 2014. In his 16 matches that year, Manish had two fifty-score performances, including a high score of ninety-four.
10. A.B. de Villiers (RCB)
Every sport’s format has a legend like Mr. 360, and the IPL was his favorite. The man had a somewhat quiet year in 2014, scoring 395 runs at 35.90 from 14 matches while hitting an astounding 158.63. His performances were dotted with three 50s, with an 89* as the highest mark.