IPL 2022: In numbers: From Buttler to Shaw, from Shreyas to Shikhar – The batters who are doing bulk of the scoring for the teams | Cricket News

One thing that has stood out in this edition of the IPL, like many more before this, is a trend of a few batsmen doing the bulk of the scoring for their teams. A handful of batters have been carrying the teams, as many big names and young talents continue to struggle with the bat. For many, as many as 40%-60% of the runs have been scored between a couple of batters.
The likes of Jos Buttler, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Tilak Varma, Abhishek Sharma and others have had the lion’s share in their teams’ runs, so far this season.
TimesofIndia.com here takes a look at the batsmen who have contributed the most for their teams, with the bat, across all 10 teams so far in IPL 2022:
(All statistics in this article are updated till the end of match number 40 between GT and SRH on April 27)
RAJASTHAN ROYALS
This is a season which, among other things, will be remembered for the heroics of Jos Buttler with the bat. The Englishman has so far already scored 499 runs in 8 innings, at an average of over 71. He already has 3 centuries and 2 fifties against his name. Another ton and he will equal the all time record of the most number of centuries scored in a single season of the IPL, currently held by Virat Kohli (4).
It’s no surprise then to see that Buttler has scored the bulk of the Royals runs so far this season. The 2008 champions have so far scored a total of 1475 runs in IPL 2022. Of that 69 have been extras, which means the batters have scored 1406 runs.
Out of this Butler’s share of 499 runs means that he has scored a staggering 35.49% of the Royals runs so far this season. Such has been his dominance with the bat, that the next best after him is captain Sanju Samson, who has so far scored 228 runs – which is 16.22% of the total runs scored off the bat by RR this season, so far. He is followed by West Indian Shimron Hetmyer (227 runs) – who has a 16.15% share in the total number of runs scored off the bat by the Royals, so far.

DELHI CAPITALS
Delhi Capitals are still looking for that elusive maiden IPL title. This season they find themselves in the bottom half of the points table, after their first 8 games. They are just ahead of KKR, on NRR.
The Capitals have scored a total of 1199 runs this season, so far (till before their match vs KKR on April 28). Of these 68 runs have been extras, which means the batters have scored 1131 runs in all for DC.
The leading contributor with the bat for DC so far has been Prithvi Shaw, who has given the team a few very quick starts. Prithvi has so far scored 254 runs, which means he has contributed 22.46% of the teams runs so far (minus extras), single-handedly. Incredibly, David Warner, who has so far played only 5 innings has already had a big impact, scoring 219 runs, at an average of 54.75. The Aussie has. so far, accounted for 16.62% of Delhi’s runs, scored by the batters.

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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Two time champions Kolkata Knight Riders are also struggling at this stage of the competition. They are currently 8th on the points table (before their match vs DC on April 28). KKR have so far scored a total of 1268 runs, of which 54 have come off extras. This means that a total of 1214 runs is what the KKR batsmen have managed to score off the bat.
Of these, 248 runs have been scored by the skipper, Shreyas Iyer. He is the leading contributor with the bat for KKR, having scored 20.43% of his team’s overall runs (minus extras) so far this season. Next on the list for KKR is Andre Russell, who has 227 runs so far in 7 innings. In other words, the big hitting Russell has accounted for 18.70% of his teams total runs (minus extras) so far. This also means these two batters alone have scored almost 40% of the team’s runs off the bat so far this season for KKR.

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PUNJAB KINGS
The Punjab Kings have one of the most explosive batting line-ups this season and yet two batters – Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstonehave scored almost 43% of the teams runs (minus extras), between just the two of them, so far.
Punjab, who are also still looking for their maiden IPL title have so far scored 1365 runs, of which 90 have been scored off extras. This means that the batters have scored a total of 1275 runs. Of these, Shikhar Dhawan, who is currently the 4th highest run getter of the season, has scored 302 runs, for a share of 23.69% of the teams total runs scored (minus extras), while Livingstone has scored 245 runs- which makes his share stand at 19.22% of unjabs total runs so far this season, off the bat. The cumulative percentage of these two batters’ share in the full PK pie stands at a staggering 42.91%.

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LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS
It really is no surprise to see KL Rahul leading the LSG run charts. The IPL is a tournament where Rahul really comes alive. This season is no different, as Rahul, now the captain of the newly formed Lucknow Super Giants team has scored a total of 368 runs in all, so far and is the second highest run getter currently this season, behind only Jos Buttler.
LSG have in all scored a total of 1385 runs this season. 68 of those have been extras, which gives their batters 1317 runs off their bats. Rahul’s share of this stands at a huge 27.94%. Th next best batsman for LSG this season has been Quinton de Kock, who has scored a total of 225 runs so far, which makes his contribution to the team total (minus extras) 17.08%. These two batters between them have scored over 45% of the teams runs, so far. That is quite a figure.

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GUJARAT TITANS
The other new team which has entered the IL from this season onwards is the Gujarat Titans team and so far they have emerged as the team to beat in IPL 2022, having won 7 of their first 8 matches.
The Titans have scored a total of 1401 runs in IPL 2022 so far, of which 1324 runs have been scored off the bat, with 77 extras. The main contributor with the bat for GT so far this season has been their captain Hardik Pandya, who has batted 7 times so far. In these innings, Hardik has scored 305 runs and is the third highest run-getter this season, so far, behind Buttler and KL Rahul. This gives Hardik a 26.27% share in his team’s runs (minus extras). The next best batsman for GT this season so far has been David Miller who has scored 237 runs and has a 17.90% share in hsi teams runs off the bat, followed by Shubman Gill, who was bought pre-auction, along with Hardik and Rashid Khan by GT. Gill so far has 229 runs and that gives him a 17.30% share in his team’s runs off the bat so far this season.
These three batters have scored as much as 61.47% of their team’s runs (minus extras) between them.

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SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
This season, a new-look Sunrisers Hyderabad have teams emerged as one of the most consistent of the tournament. They have won four of their last five matches and are currently in the third place on the points table behin GT and RR.
The 2016 champions have scored a total of 1224 runs so far in IPL 2022, of which 66 have been off extras. That gives their batters a total of 1158 runs.
The bulk of these have been scored by the young Abhishek Sharma – 285 runs – which gives the 21 year old all-rounder from Punjab a 24.61% share in his team’s total runs off the bat so far. Right behind him is Aiden Markram. The Protea has scored 246 runs, which means his share is 21.24% of the teams total runs scored off the bat.
So these two batters alone have scored almost 46% of their team’s runs off the bat so far in IPL 2022.

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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
RCB have a new captain this season and he has been leading from the front with the bat. The team which is still looking for their maiden IPL title has so far scored 1408 runs in IPL 2022, of which as many as 105 have been scored off extras. That gives the teams batters a total of 1303 runs.
Faf du Plessis, the new skipper teams has scored the bulk of these runs for RCB, with 278 – which makes his share in the total runs off the bat so far stand at as much as 21.34%. The second best batsman in RCB this season has been old warhorse Dinesh Karthik, who has been finishing off matches with aplomb. He has a total of 216 runs and a share of 16.58% in the total pie of runs scored off the bat.
These two have accounted for almost 38% of their teams runs so far this season (minus extras).

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MUMBAI INDIANS
The most successful franchise in the history of the IPL is having a very tough time this season. They are yet to win a single match and have been handed 8 losses in the 8 games they have played so far and are languishing in last place on the points table.
So far this season, MI have scored a total of 1313 runs, of which 60 runs have been scored via extras. That gives their batters a total of 1253 runs off their bats.
Of these, as many as 272 runs have been scored by young Tilak Varma. The 19 year old batting all-rounder from Hyderabad has contributed 21.71% of the runs scored off the bat by MI batters this season. He has an average of over 45 this season so far, with two fifties. He is followed by Suryakumar Yadav, who MI retained ahead of the last player auction. SKY has scored a total of 272 runs in just 6 innings for a share of 25.98% of the runs scored by his team (calculated as per the number of matches he has played vis a vis run scored by MI). He has an average of almost 48 and two half-centuries under his belt so far in IPL 2022.

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CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
Four time champions and the second most successful team of the IPL, the Chennai Super Kings are also having a very tough time this season. Under new captain Ravindra Jadeja, CSK have won only 2 of their 8 games so far and are ninth on the points table currently.
So far, the CSK team has scored a total of1338 runs in their first 8 matches. Of these 71 have been extras, which gives the CSK batters a total of 1267 runs off their bats.
Of these, the two leading run getters and the two main contributors have been Shivam Dube and Ambati Rayudu. Dube, who is 10th currently on the list of highest run getters so far, with two fifties and an average of over 35, has scored 247 runs for a share of 19.49% of his teams runs off the bat, while Rayudu, who has one fifty so far and a highest score of 78, is just one run behind him at 246 for a share of 19.42% of his team’s runs in all so far (minus extras).
Almost 39% of the team’s runs off the bat so far this season have been scored by these two batters combined.

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(All statistics in this article are updated till the end of match number 40 between GT and SRH on April 27)

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