IPL Stats and Records: Top 5 Skippers with Highest Runs Scored

In this article, we will look at the Top 5 captains in the Indian Premier League who ended up scoring the most runs for their teams.

The IPL is a massive sporting event in the world of cricket. Because of its batting fireworks and bowling warlocks, this championship is possibly the most well-known among the general public. The IPL has seen some of the best skipper performances, with the captain truly leading the team with all of his commitment and skill.

The position of a captain Guiding from the front is much more impressive, especially in a stressful position like the Indian premier league. Over the last thirteen years, the IPL has seen some of best batters lead their respective teams. A few captains have let their bats do the right thing and shown power base in their skill level, which has ended up saving the team on numerous occasions.

In this article, we will look at the Top 5 captains in the Indian Premier League who ended up scoring the most runs for their teams.

Most runs as a captain 


Rank Runs Player Matches Teams Period
1 4,881 Virat Kohli 140 RCB 2011-2021
2 4,556 MS Dhoni 210 CSK 2008-2022
3 3,674 Rohit Sharma 143 MI 2013-2022
4 3,518 Gautam Gambhir  129 KKR/DC 2009-2018
5 2,8401 David Warner  69 DD/SRH 2013-2021


Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is universally perceived as being among the most promising talents in the history of the Indian Premier League. Kohli not only has highest runs in IPL history, but he also has the highest runs as a leader. His 4881 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 140 gameplay are the most for any Indian Premier League captain. Kohli has been a key member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team since his IPL captaincy debut in 2011. During the 2016 IPL season, the batting master was at the top of the game, scoring 973 runs. Aside from his impressive batting statistics, Virat has failed to win the Indian Premier League in the last thirteen years.

MS Dhoni 

MS Dhoni has unquestionably changed India’s cricketing worldview. Dhoni, unquestionably the strongest finisher in history, has managed to play for the Chennai Super Kings since the IPL’s inception in 2008, prior to actually moving on to play for Rising Pune SuperGiant for a season or two. Dhoni has managed to score 4556 runs in 210 League matches as captain. Not only that, but he is among the most renowned captains in the history of the Indian Premier League. The veteran official has helped the Chennai Super Kings win the league three times, in 2010, 2011, and 2018. His upbeat public persona and readiness to let players thrive in difficult situations have been some of his defining characteristics as CSK’s leader. 

Rohit Sharma

As captain, he has scored 3674 runs in 143 league games. Under his capable command structure, Rohit Sharma successfully led Mumbai Indians to 4 Indian Premier League trophies. He is among the few cricketers who can carry his team to victory on his own. Throughout his international cricket career, the Indian batting heavyweight has literally walked the unrealistic line on numerous occasions through his power packed performances. Rohit Sharma joined the IPL in 2008, when the Hyderabad-based franchise paid a conventional assessed value for him. Then left an indelible mark on the international cricket realm with some tense innings. Later, in the 2011 Indian Premier League, the Mumbai Indians decided to put their faith in Sharma, and it paid off handsomely. 

Gautam Gambhir

In December 2018, Gautam Gambhir left his position from world cricket. The Delhi-born cricketer had a decent career in the Indian Premier League as a batsman and captain for the Kolkata Knight Riders. It didn’t take very long for Gambhir to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders to triumph in the Indian premier league after being auctioned by KKR in 2011. Gautam’s attacking approach was instrumental in KKR’s decisive victories in 2012 and 2014.

During the 2012 IPL season, Gambhir scored highest runs of any captain and completed with the most runs (590) after Chris Gayle. In his entire Indian Premier League career, the southpaw managed to score 3518 runs as a skipper, ranking him fourth on the list of most runs as a captain in Indian Premier League history.

David Warner

As the captain of his IPL squad, Warner has commonly been in charge of the vast bulk of the scoring. In certain ways, the southpaw has aided Hyderabad’s top-order run-making. Warner has scored 2840 runs in 69 League matches as SRH’s skipper until 2020. Throughout the process, he has three times managed to win the Orange Cap award for the most runs in a season in the IPL. In this list, Warner is ranked fifth among captains with the most runs in the history of the Indian Premier League.

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