IPL 2021: Captains with most-times highest scores in IPL matches since 2019- We often hear commentators using the phrase ‘Captain is leading from the front’ in IPL. IPL captains like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma certainly live up to this phrase as they often end up being the highest runscorer in the match. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul are leading their side for the last few years, also believe in leading from the front. Former SRH skipper David Warner also used to lead the charge for SRH. Interestingly, most of the captains are actually opening the batting for their side.
In this article, we at Inside Sport will take you through the list of captains with most times highest scores in IPL matches since 2019
Virat Kohli – 11
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is at the top of this list. The right-hand batsman is the highest run-scorer in the league with 6076 runs to his credit. He is the only batsman in the history of IPL to have touched the 6000 run mark. Kohli is leading the side since 2013. From 2019 he is the highest scorer in the game as a captain 11 times.
Shreyas Iyer – 10
Shreyas Iyer was named the captain of Delhi in IPL 2018 ever since then the youngster has changed the face of the team. Even after missing the IPL 2021, he is ranked second on the list. Iyer has been very consistent in the last two seasons with 519 and 463 runs under his belt. Iyer was the top scorer in a match 10 times since 2019.
KL Rahul – 08
KL Rahul is certainly enjoying the leadership. Rahul was named captain of the Kings XI Punjab for the 2020 IPL, after the former captain, Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals. Ever since then Rahul has been super consistent with the bat. The right-hand batsman was the Orange Cap winner in IPL 2020 with 670 runs while was the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2019 with 593 runs to his credit.
Rohit Sharma – 08
It is almost impossible to make a list regarding any IPL record and not have Rohit Sharma’s name in it. Rohit has won five IPL titles as a captain with Mumbai Indians. Even after not scoring enough runs in IPL Rohit still holds the fourth spot in this list. In IPL 2020, Rohit could only score 332.
David Warner – 05
David Warner was replaced by Kane Williamson as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021. Since 2014, Warner has never scored less than 500 runs in a season. Thus the south-paw finds himself at fifth place in this list. This year as well he scored 193 runs in seven games. He was dropped by SRH team mangement in the last game of the season.