IPL Stats: Top 5 records by David Warner in IPL history
Warner has had a love affair with the Indian Premier League and despite being involved with controversy, he is still loved by the Indian crowds whenever he walks out to bat.
He's one of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL and after a poor first season with the Delhi Daredevils, the Aussie southpaw impressed for the Delhi side and finished off with 2 centuries for the team in the IPL.
He was then signed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad and in 2016, led the side to the title and was the second highest run scorer of the tournament.
He was banned from playing International cricket for a year along with captain Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft due to their involvement in a ball tampering affair.
The BCCI later stated that Warner wouldn't be allowed to play in IPL 2018. But now he is all set to make his return to the IPL this season and a lot will be expected from him.
Here are 5 records held by David Warner in the history of the IPL:
#5 Highest individual score by a captain- 126 vs KKR (2017)
David Warner was not only a star batsman but excelled with the mantle of captaincy in the IPL. He narrowly missed out on leading the team to a playoff spot in IPL 2015 but did so in 2016, also eventually leading them to the title.
Warner was phenomenal that season as he smashed 848 runs, averaging a brilliant 60.5 at a great strike-rate of 151.42 and scored a whopping nine fifties beating, beating even the Orange Cap winner Virat Kohli with that stat.
He set the still-standing record for the highest individual score by a captain when he scored 126 off just 59 balls against KKR in Match 37 of the 10th edition of the IPL, in 2017.
KKR put SRH into bat and it proved to be a disastrous decision as Warner took off right from the set go.
Dhawan and Warner put on a mammoth opening partnership but Dhawan was run out in the 13th over for 29 when the team's score was 139 and the brilliant Warner by that has already scored a hundred.
His rampage was finally halted by Chris Woakes but the damage was already done and KKR ended up losing the match by 48 runs.
#4 Highest batting average for a player at a single venue (min. 10 games)- 64.94
Certain players are fueled by fans and have a great outings at particular stadiums and the IPL is no different to this spectacle.
David Warner seems to have a love affair with the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the home ground of the Sunrisers Hyderabad and his stats there are phenomenal.
He has scored a whopping 1169 runs at the stadium in Hyderabad in just 24 innings, averaging a stunning 64.94 with a devastating strike rate of 162.36.
#3 Only player besides Chris Gayle to win the Orange Cap twice- 2015 and 2017
David Warner is the only player apart from Chris Gayle to win two Orange Caps, once in 2015 and once in 2017.
While SRH failed to make it to the playoffs in 2015, they qualified in 2017, only to be knocked out by KKR in the Eliminator.
Warner scored 641 runs from 14 innings, averaging a brilliant 58.27, hitting four fifties and one hundred in the 2017 edition of the IPL, while in 2015, he made 562 runs from 14 innings, averaging 43.23 and hitting four fifties to win the Orange Cap.
#2 Most runs scored by an overseas player in IPL history
David Warner has always oozed consistency and has always challenged the odds and has survived being a foreigner in the IPL, where most records are dominated by Indian players. Warner has scored the most number of runs for an overseas player in IPL history.
He has amassed 4014 runs from 115 innings, averaging a highly consistent 40.54 at a great career strike-rate of 142.13.
He has hit 401 fours in his IPL career along with 160 sixes. He beats the likes of AB de Villiers and Shane Watson to this record, despite having played fewer games than them. He also ranks eighth in the overall top run scorers' list.
#1 Most 50+ scores in IPL history
David Warner has made the most no. of half centuries and most no. of 50+ scores in IPL history.
The Aussie batsman has made 36 half centuries and is tied with Gautam Gambhir in this record. He has also scored 3 hundreds and thus has 39 scores of 50+ beating all the players in the IPL to this record.
This stat shows how consistent and dependable he is along with being absolutely devastating.