Who Scored the Most Runs and Picked the Most Wickets in IPL 2022

Are you curious about the players who got the most runs and wickets in IPL 2022? If yes, you have come to the right place, as here, you will find out about the IPL 2022 orange and purple cap holders. Also, you will find out about the other 3 notable performers with both bat and ball during the 15th season of IPL.

The 15th season of the IPL saw Gujarat Titans win their maiden IPL tournament. Several players shone for their sides, and two of them got the most runs and wickets in IPL 2022.

Let’s see who those cricketers are:

IPL 2022 Most Runs and Wickets

IPL’s most runs and wickets in 2022 were achieved by two Rajasthan Royals players. Underlying are the details:

  • Top Run Scorer


Most runs in IPL 2022 -Jos Butler
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Rajasthan’s opener Jos Butler topped the scoring charts in the previous edition of IPL. It was a stellar season for Jos as he accumulated 863 runs across his 17 innings. England’s right-hander scored 29.32% of his team’s runs at a remarkable strike rate of 149.05.

Butler scored these runs averaging 57.53 with the help of 4 half-centuries and 4 tons. The destructive opener went on to shatter many records during the IPL 2022. Apart from being the player of the season and orange cap winner, he became the second-highest run-scorer in a single season of IPL. Also, his 4 centuries were the joint most in a single IPL edition.

Jos’ incredible run of form with the bat powered Rajasthan to the IPL 2022 finals. His 106* off 60 in the 2nd qualifier against RCB was his finest knock of the tournament.

  • Highest Wicket Taker


 Most wickets in IPL 2022 -Yuzvendra Chahal
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While playing for Rajasthan Royals, Yuzvendra Chahal took the most number of wickets in IPL 2022. He picked up 27 scalps across 17 games at an economy rate of just 7.75. The leggie played a vital role in the Royals’ dominant campaign.

In his 68 overs, he went for just 527 runs and claimed a 5-wicket haul as well. It was also his best IPL bowling performance, as he took 5 for 40 against KKR in a run-fest. His spell helped RR to secure a 7-run win while defending 217. Chahal also bagged a 3WH and a 4WH in IPL 2022.

Like his teammate Jos Butler, Chahal also had a record-breaking season. India’s wrist spinner became the 7th highest wicket-taker in an IPL edition. Also, he claimed the record for most wickets by a spinner in a single IPL season.

IPL 2022 in Numbers for Butler and Chahal

Cap Player Matches Runs Average Strike Rate
Orange Cap Jos Butler 17 863 57.53 149.05
Cap Player Matches Wickets Economy Strike Rate
Purple Cap Yuzvendra Chahal 17 27 7.75 15.11

Other Notable Performers With the Bat

Apart from Jos Butler, the three other three top batters were as follows:

  • KL Rahul

In his 15 innings, Rahul scored 616 runs in an amazing average of 51.33 and a decent strike rate of 135.38. He scored 4 half-centuries and two hundred in the process.

  • Quinton de Kock

KL Rahul’s opening partner wasn’t far behind him as he accumulated 508 runs in his 15 outings. His average of 36.28 is just above par, but a blazing strike rate of 148.97 was highly beneficial for his team.

QDK managed three half-centuries in the season and also smashed a scintillating ton against KKR. That inning of 140*(70) was certainly the best batting performance of IPL 2022.

  • Hardik Pandya

Gujarat’s skipper decided to bat at #4 and led his team from the front with four 50s in 15 knocks. His 487 runs came at an amazing average of 44.27. The strike rate of 131.26 doesn’t look quite impressive, but he was playing according to the situation.

Other Notable Performers With the Ball

Let’s take a brief look at the performances of the other top 3 bowlers:

  • Wanindu Hasaranga

RCB’s Hassaranga bagged 26 scalps in just 16 matches while giving away runs at an economy rate of 7.54. He picked up a 4-for and a 5-for as well.

  • Kagiso Rabada

KG featured in 13 games where he got 23 wickets along with two 4-for. He went for 8.45 runs per over and was the highest wicket-taker amongst the pacers.

  • Umran Malik

Jammu’s 150 kph bowler got the headlines in the previous IPL season with his express pace bowling. But he also got his name in the wicket columns with 22 wickets in 14 matches.

The economy rate of 9.03 was on the higher side, but he bowled at the crucial stages of an innings. He grabbed one 4WH and a stunning 5WH as well.

Sum Up

In IPL 2022, the most runs and wickets were claimed by Rajasthan’s Jos Butler and Yuzvendra Chahal. Thanks to both of them, the Royals did a great job in the previous IPL edition. Although they couldn’t win the finals, their campaign was indeed a refreshing one for their fans.

Talking about other top performers in the batting department, Lucknow’s KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock along with Gujarat’s Hardik Pandya were the next 3 top run-getters. With the ball in hand, RCB’s Hasaranga, DC’s Rabada, and SRH’s Umran Malik followed Chahal in the list of highest wicket-takers.



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