Top 10 Best IPL (Indian Premier League) Batsmen of All Time

In the high-octane world of T20 cricket, it takes more than just raw talent to succeed. A top-tier IPL batsman needs a blend of power-hitting, consistency, and the ability to perform under pressure. They're the players who can single-handedly turn the tide of a match, the ones who send the crowd into a frenzy with a flurry of boundaries.

They're the ones who can anchor an innings with a cool head, building a solid foundation for their team. And when the chips are down, they're the ones who can deliver a match-winning knock.

But who fits this bill? Who are the batsmen who have consistently dazzled us with their exploits on the IPL stage? That's for you to decide. So get ready to explore the list and cast your vote for the IPL batsmen you believe deserve to be crowned as the best of all time.
The Top Ten
1 Suresh Raina

His strike rate is higher than other Indian greats like Virat and Rohit. His strike rate is around 140 in the IPL, whereas Virat and Rohit have strike rates around 130.
He is the first Indian to score a century in T20Is.
He has scored the most runs in the IPL.
He is the best No. 3 batsman in IPL history.
He is superb.

The level of consistency Suresh Raina displays in IPL tournaments and T20s in general is unmatched. He is a guy you can bank on.

More importantly, he is a guy you don't want on the opposition side.

Mr. IPL is always the best. He is the backbone of CSK. His 87 off 25 balls knock speaks volumes to the world about who Raina is. Known as China Thala, he is a kind-hearted individual with excellent sportsmanship. Forever a fan of Raina. Last but not least, as the Inside Out legend, we want to see your comeback in the Indian team. China Thala.

2 Chris Gayle

He is a giant man who can play very easily, and the ball hit by his bat goes for six. He has the record for 50 in 12 balls and 100 in 25 balls.

He is a hero who can start playing and cannot be outed by bowlers.

He is an enemy for bowlers.

He is the real hero in the IPL, and he is the enemy of all the bowlers.

He is the best batsman of all time. He is billions of times better than Sachin. Sachin is nothing near him.

3 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Mahendra Singh Dhoni, commonly known as MS Dhoni, is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national cricket team.

If Sachin is a god, then Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the person who made the dream of God come true.

The man who is no less than a god. The owner of the coolest mind, who can make a helicopter take off whenever and wherever you want. The man who comes in fifth down in batting but still earns his name in most of the amazing lists. The person who demonstrates lightning speed behind the stumps.

In the IPL, Dhoni is the all-time best captain, all-time best finisher, all-time best wicketkeeper, and one of the best batsmen. So, MSD is the best cricketer.

An unorthodox genius with multiple talents, who stands at the top of the table in catching and stumping both as a wicketkeeper, and stands in the top 3 in ODI average score as a batsman. He's the first Indian keeper who got India on top. All of his contributions make him the most valuable cricketer, not only in India but in world cricket.

4 Virat Kohli

My favorite batsman is Virat Kohli. He is also known as Virat the Run Machine Kohli. His playing style is very classic. I love his batting. He is the best captain in any cricket series, such as ODI, T20, ICC trophy. He is also known as the 'God of Cricket.' I love his batting and bowling as well. He will become the most successful captain in the future. You will all see! Virat! Virat! Love you, Virat the Run Machine Kohli!

He has the potential to beat everyone at any time. He's a run machine and a perfectionist.

When he plays a shot, it seems like God has stepped onto Earth from paradise.

He is none other than King Kohli, a one-man army.

5 Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

The greatest batsman the Indian cricket team has ever had. I don't think anyone can break his record for international centuries.

We should respect him. He is the God of cricket.

Even at the age of 35+, Sachin has always remained among the top run-scorers in the IPL. He's the G.O.A.T for a reason.

6 Rohit Sharma Rohit Gurunath Sharma is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and captains Mumbai Indians.

Captain Marvelous. He has batted out of position for most of his IPL career, yet he is among the top three highest run-getters.

The mission becomes more fruitful when the pressure is on as a leader. He is in the same league as MSD when it comes to leadership and can get the best out of the players at his disposal.

He is very talented, polite, and professional. He acknowledges others with a humble nature and is great for team members.

He was naturally destructive but changed his style completely to suit the balance of the side. He doesn't care about records. He has four IPL trophies, one CPL, and 17 Man of the Match awards - the most for any player. He has the highest number of sixes among Indian players, after Dhoni.

7 Virender Sehwag Virender Sehwag is an Indian cricketer whose aggressive batting has found success at the top of the batting order.

He is the greatest hitter ever.

He can destroy any kind of bowling attack.

The best entertainer in cricket history is none other than Virender Sehwag.

8 Michael Hussey

Mike is Mike. He is unstoppable. He is one of the greatest batsmen and is simply spectacular.

In his prime, he is unstoppable. Even when he is in bad form, he's amazing.

9 Adam Gilchrist Adam Gilchrist is a retired international Australian batsman and wicketkeeper. He scored centuries 33 times in his career.
10 AB de Villiers Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, commonly known as AB de Villiers, Mr. 360° or simply AB, is a South African cricketer.

AB de Villiers is the best performer ever, as he is good in both fielding and batting. He will remain my favorite player in the IPL.

The best player in the world is Mr. 360. He will always be my favorite player. His shots are fabulous.

Forget other players and vote for AB de Villiers.

I will never forget you, Superman.

He deserves to be at number one because of his consistency, innovation, entertainment value, and above all, humility. I would definitely rate him above Sachin in the IPL.

The Contenders
11 Gautam Gambhir Gautam Gambhir is an Indian politician and former cricketer, who has played all formats of the game.

After Sachin and Sehwag, he is the best opener in Indian cricket. Once he gets into form, neither bowler nor fielder can stop him. He is special for his boundaries.

I want to see him play again for India.

Let's all pray for him to get back into the Indian team.

The captain who put KKR on the list of champions. He strongly deserves the national captaincy for India.

Gambhir is a hard-hitting batsman. He is a stylish performer. He is a good captain for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He is my favorite batsman in cricket.

12 Jacques Kallis
13 Kane Williamson

All people want to see these days are sixes. But Kane Williamson takes that statement and throws it in the trash. He plays "slow style" cricket and keeps the scoreboard ticking over with drives, cuts, and flicks. He also defends his wicket, unlike some batsmen. If fast style cricket is needed, he will play it. But he won't go for sixes unless the opportunity is there. In my opinion, he's the best batsman in the world!

Best player for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He should be first, not 18th! He played so well in 2018.

He is the best captain for SRH and number one in the IPL.

Best player in the IPL. Kane Williamson is the son of the greatest cricketer in the universe.

14 Murali Vijay
15 David Warner David Andrew Warner is an Australian cricketer and the current vice-captain of the Australian cricket team.

Over the last five seasons, David Warner has been incredible. His average plus strike rate in the past five seasons has been about 195-210, which is the measure of an incredible player. What is Warner doing at 16? He should be number two, behind Mr. IPL, Suresh Raina, who is an IPL legend.

I find it offensive that first, the picture isn't of Warner at all, and second, having him so low on this list. He has been the best player in the league for the last four editions.

David Warner is the best batsman in the world. He is a player who fights like a one-man army and should be ranked as the number one batsman in the world.

He is my favorite batsman in all formats and tournaments.

16 Ajinkya Rahane

He is the best player in current world cricket. Time will tell you all about what caliber this down-to-earth guy has. He is a superb human being too. Respect!

He is my favorite as he plays in a very consistent way. By doing justice to the pitch, he gives his best.

He has a low strike rate, but his batting helps his team win matches.

17 Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is the best left-handed batsman the Indian team has had since the retirement of Ganguly.

The best batsman with the best technique. It's Shikhar Dhawan. He should be in the top 5.

18 Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj is India's lucky boy. He was a gift to India, contributing to the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. So, he is the best among all Indian cricketers. I love Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh is a great hitter and can easily blast the ball.

He was a king, he is the king, and he will always be the king for me.

19 Andre Russell

Best finisher in IPL. He has the best strike rate of 180 in IPL 2015.

He also became the best player for KKR and the best hitter in the Caribbean Premier League.

He has the power to hit the ball out of the stadium.

He should be at the top of the list. He is the best hitter of the ball in the current cricket world.

He is an awesome player.

He is my favorite player.

20 Matthew Hayden
21 Kevin Pietersen
22 Shaun Marsh

He is the greatest player. He plays for Australia and is the best player for Kings XI Punjab since the first season. He is a very consistent player. He is the highest run-getter for KXIP.

Marsh is one of the greatest batsmen in IPL history.

23 Glenn Maxwell Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day International and Twenty 20 International matches for Australia.

He has been the best batsman in IPL 2014, and yet he is so far down the list? Unbelievable.

The way he hits the ball is so good to see. The best I have ever seen.

24 Brendon McCullum

I'm a die-hard fan of Baz McCullum. According to me, he is the most dangerous batsman.

25 Steve Smith

He is the most amazing batsman in the world and my favorite as well.

Steve Smith is a stylish batsman, and his innings are good.

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