Most IPL Games Played by a Player

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Most IPL Games Played by a Player

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular and competitive cricket tournaments in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has witnessed many thrilling matches and memorable performances by some of the best players in the game. But who are the players with most IPL games played by a player? Let’s find out.

Top 5 Most IPL games played by a player

According to the latest statistics, the top five players with the most IPL matches played are:

  1. MS Dhoni (245 matches)

The former Indian captain and current Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper is the most experienced player in the IPL. He has led CSK to four IPL titles and two Champions League T20 titles. He is also the most successful captain in IPL history with 115 wins. He has scored 4715 runs at an average of 40.99 and a strike rate of 136.75, with 24 fifties and 236 sixes. He has also affected 159 dismissals as a wicket-keeper, the most by any player in the IPL.

Dinesh Karthik (239 matches)

The veteran wicket-keeper batsman has played for six different franchises in his IPL career – Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is currently playing for RCB. He has scored 3943 runs at an average of 26.07 and a strike rate of 129.77, with 19 fifties and 133 sixes. He has also affected 145 dismissals as a wicket-keeper, the second-most by any player in the IPL.

  • Rohit Sharma (237 matches)

The Mumbai Indians (MI) captain has the 3rd most IPL games played by a player. He has led MI to five IPL titles, the most by any team in the league. He is also the fourth-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5480 runs at an average of 31.31 and a strike rate of 130.61, with 40 fifties and one hundred. He has also taken 15 wickets with his part-time off-spin1.

  • Virat Kohli (233 matches)

The former Indian captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper is the fourth-most experienced player in the IPL. He is also the highest run-scorer in IPL history with 6076 runs at an average of 37.97 and a strike rate of 130.41, with 40 fifties and five hundreds. He holds the record for scoring the most runs in a single IPL season – 973 runs in 2016. He has also taken four wickets with his part-time medium pace.

Ravindra Jadeja (221 matches)

The legendary all-rounder has played for CSK, Gujarat Lions, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, and Rajasthan Royals. He has scored 2297 runs at an average of 24.71 and a strike rate of 123.39, with eight fifties and 120 sixes. He has also taken 121 wickets at an economy rate of 7.69 and a strike rate of 21.491.

Other Notable Players with High Number of IPL Matches Played

Some other notable players who have played more than 150 matches in the IPL are:

  • Suresh Raina
  • The CSK vice-captain is the fourth-most experienced player in the IPL. He is also the second-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5491 runs at an average of 33.07 and a strike rate of 136.89, with 39 fifties and one hundred. He has also taken 25 wickets with his part-time off-spin. He holds the record for taking the most catches by any fielder in the IPL – 102 catches.
  • Robin Uthappa (193 matches)

The batsman has played for CSK, KKR, MI, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, and RCB. He has scored 4607 runs at an average of 27.92 and a strike rate of 129.99, with 24 fifties and one hundred.

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