Indian Premier League is the most-watched T20 competition in the world. At the same time, it is not that easy to gun for the title. A team needs to consistently produce results in the league stage in the hope of qualifying for the playoffs.
Once that route is clear, then it is absolutely imperative to produce clinical results in playoffs such that they can have a good shot at winning the title. However, it is all down to the contribution of the batters and bowlers.
Talking specifically about the batters, some have literally switched gears in playoffs and changed the entire complexion of the game. Every team needs a clutch player who can play a pivotal role in crucial junctures. In this article, we will take a look at 7 players with the most 50+ scores in IPL Playoffs.
1. Suresh Raina
There is a reason why Suresh Raina is often referred to as “Mr. IPL”. During the playing days of his IPL career, he turned up on big occasions. He holds the record for scoring the most runs in playoffs (714), finals (249) and qualifier 1 (203). The former CSK man scored 7 fifty-plus scores in the IPL playoffs.
2. Shane Watson
Shane Watson comes next on the list in terms of hitting the most fifty-plus scores in the IPL. The former CSK all-rounder hit four fifty-plus scores in the IPL playoffs.
3. Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey was one of the integral players of CSK’s history. The former CSK cricketer has hit four fifty-plus scores in the playoffs.
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4. Dwayne Smith
Dwayne Smith who played for Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions (now-defunct), Deccan Chargers (now-defunct) Chennai Super Kings in the IPL has hammered four fifty-plus scores in the playoffs.
5. AB de Villiers
Former Royal Challengers Bangalore stalwart, AB de Villiers was one of the best batsmen in the world during the playing days of his career. He scored 3 fifty-plus scores in the playoffs.
6. Faf du Plessis’
The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis comes next on the list as he has hit 3 fifty-plus scores in the playoffs.
7. Lendl Simmons
The former Mumbai Indians’ opening batter, Lendl Simmons has smashed three fifty-plus scores in the IPL playoffs.
Updated as of May 23, 2023*