Top 5 batsmen who can break Gayle’s record of 175 runs in T20
Chris Gayle, known worldwide as Universal Boss, holds the record for most runs scored in an innings in the 2013 IPL season. He played a smashing inning of 175 off just 7 balls against Pune Warriors. Here we will name the top 5 best batsmen who can break Chris Gayle’s Individual highest run innings record of 175 runs this season.
There is only a short time left before the start of IPL 2020. There are many records in every match in this league. Every match sets and breaks new records in this league. Chris Gayle, the explosive opener of West Indies, has such a record. Gayle has the highest individual run in the IPL.
List of batsmen who can break Chris Gayle Record for highest Runs
- Chris Gayle:
Who could be better than Chris Gayle to break this record? Chris Gay is one of the most devastating batsmen in the history of IPL. He has played for many franchises in the IPL. Chris Gayle hit 13 boundaries and 16 sixes in his 165 runs which helped RCB to 260 in the first innings. He is at the top of the list with 6 centuries in this tournament.
The 40-year-old batsman won the Orange Cap twice in a row in 2011 and 2012. The Jamaican star has scored 4464 runs in 151.03 strikeouts in 125 matches in the IPL. Given his devastating ability to run, it would not be wrong to say that this Caribbean needs just one innings to impress itself.
2. Jos Butler
Jos Butler is a powerful power hitter, and this ability of Jose Butler is one of the reasons behind his success in limited-overs cricket in England. Although Butler has been batting at the bottom of the IPL, the Rajasthan Royals have lifted him to the top of the batting lineup in 2016. And this English batsman has also played some great innings. It was Butler’s explosion at-bat in 2016 that led to the playoffs of the first IPL champions in 2008.
In 2016, Butler scored a total of 548 runs for Rajasthan with the help of 5 centuries, in which his highest score was 95 runs. If Butler can maintain that form in 2020, he can easily break Chris Gayle’s record of 165 runs. Butler, who has scored 156 strikeouts in the IPL, has the ability to play shots around the field.
3. Rohit Sharma:
Rohit Sharma is one of the best batsmen in the world in limited-overs cricket. Rohit relies more on timing than strength to send the ball off the field. The Mumbai Indians captain is the third-highest run-scorer in the history of the IPL with 4697 runs. In the last few years, the 33-year-old Indian batsman has made himself one of the best batsmen in white-ball cricket.
Even though the start was slow, once it was set, it became almost impossible to stop Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma has a strike rate of 130.62 in the IPL and has been away from cricket for a long time. As a result, he will try to play some explosive innings in the upcoming IPL.
4. Aaron Finch:
Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch is also on the record-breaking list and an explosive batsman in the opening. Although he is relatively inexperienced in the IPL, his acceptance is the biggest strength. And in T20 cricket, this ability has made him a more explosive batsman.
Finch will play for the Virat Kohli-led RCB this season. The 33-year-old batsman broke his 157-run record to lift the T20I international to 182 runs. The batsman also has the temperament and experience to play long innings so he can easily break Chris Gayle’s record.
5. David Warner:
David Warner is at the top of Chris Gayle’s record of 175 runs. Warner is not only an explosive batsman but he is also a great series. He made a great comeback in the IPL last season after being banned from cricket for a long time. Despite not playing all the matches last season, he became the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament.
He is also the fourth-highest run-scorer in the history of the IPL with 4807 runs at 142.39 strikeouts in 128 matches. The captain’s extra responsibilities could also motivate him to break Chris Gayle’s record.