Batsmen with the most fifties in IPL:  Who hit the maximum half-centuries?

The 17th season of the Indian Premier League is set to commence from 22nd May 2024. Meanwhile, fans started analysing their favourite players’ stats and records. If you’re among those fans, then you might be curious to know the batsmen with the most fifties in IPL.

In the cricket world, the IPL has proved to be one of the most prestigious tournaments. The rich-cash league has gained popularity as it progresses every year and entertains fans to a peak level. Many local and international cricketers have exhibited their class in every season of the tournament. As a result, you might observe many players creating milestones in their careers.

One such record that honours batsmen is to achieve the most fifties in IPL. Though former CSK player “Suresh Raina” is hailed as the “Mr.IPL”, he holds 39 fifties in his career.

Compared to Suresh Raina, five other batsmen have achieved the most fifties in IPL.

If you’re wondering where to find the list of batsmen with the most fifties in IPL, then you have arrived at the best place to find out the detailed and accurate stats.

Batsmen with most fifties in IPL: 5 Best players with maximum half centuries

Here is the list of top 5 consistent batsmen with the most fifties in IPL till 2023:

1. David Warner (DELHI CAPITALS): 61 half-centuries

Australian batsman David Warner hit the most fifties in IPL history. The 37-year-old veteran left-handed batsman achieved 6,397 runs in 176 IPL matches. He achieved 61 fifties in 176 innings from 2009 to 2023. It includes his four centuries with a strike rate of 139.92 and an average of 41.54.   

Here is the list of David Warner’s half-centuries scored from IPL 2009 to 2023:

YearTotal Number of Fifties in an IPL Season
20091
20101
20113
20121
20134
20146
20157
20169
20174
2018NA
20198
20204
20212
20225
20236

From the above list, you can find out that  David Warner scored the most fifties in IPL 2016. 

2. Virat Kohli (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE): 50 half-centuries

Indian star batsman Virat Kohli has struck the second most fifties in IPL from 2008 to 2023. Compared to David Warner (6,397 runs), Kohli has the upper hand scoring 7,263 runs in his IPL career. He maintains an average of 37.25 and a strike rate of 130.02 in 229 IPL innings.

Here is the total number of half-centuries Virat Kohli scored from IPL 2008 to 2023:

YearTotal Number of Fifties in an IPL Season
20080
20091
20101
20114
20122
20136
20142
20153
20167
20174
20184
20192
20202
20213
20222
20236

From the above stats, it is clear that Virat Kohli scored the most fifties in IPL 2016 and was in the peak form of his career.

3. Shikhar Dhawan (PUNJAB KINGS): 50 half-centuries

Shikhar Dhawan jointly holds the 2nd most fifties in IPL along with Virat Kohli. He scored 6,616 runs in 216 IPL innings with an average of 35.19 and a strike rate of 127.16.

Though Shikhar Dhawan scored more runs than David Warner (6,397 runs), he still needs to score fifties in all matches of IPL 2024 to rank in the leading position.

YearTotal Number of Fifties in an IPL Season
20084
20090
20102
20112
20125
20133
20142
20153
20164
20173
20184
20195
20204
20213
20223
20233

Shikhar Dhawan was in his best form in IPL 2012 by smashing 5 half-centuries in that season.

4. Rohit Sharma (MUMBAI INDIANS): 42 half-centuries

The current Indian skipper and former Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma holds the 4th position with the most fifties in IPL. He achieved 42 fifties in 238 IPL innings from 2008 to 2023. Currently, Rohit maintains an average of 29.58 and a strike rate of 130.05. He accumulated a total of 6,211 runs in his entire IPL career.

Here is the list of half-centuries Rohit Sharma achieved per IPL season from 2008 to 2023: 

YearTotal Number of Fifties in an IPL Season
20084
20091
20103
20113
20123
20134
20143
20153
20165
20173
20182
20192
20203
20211
20220
20232

After scrutinizing the above list, you might have understood that Rohit Sharma struck a maximum of 5 half-centuries in IPL 2016.

5. Ab de Villiers (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE):  40 half-centuries

Former South African RCB player Ab de Villiers (ABD) has entertained the audience with his ability to hit shots in a 360-degree direction. Perhaps, it is the main reason fans hail him as the “Mr.360” in cricket.

De Villiers ranks at the 5th position in the list of batsmen with most fifties in IPL. He achieved 40 fifties in 170 IPL innings by maintaining an average of 39.71 and a strike rate of 151.69.

Here is the list of Ab de Villiers half-centuries achieved per IPL season from 2008 to 2021:

YearTotal Number of Fifties in an IPL Season
20080
20093
20100
20112
20123
20132
20143
20152
20166
20171
20186
20195
20205
20212

Ab de Villiers was in his best form by striking most half-centuries in IPL 2016 and 2018.