Yashasvi Jaiswal, the standout as we look at the best 11 highest individual score for the group stage of IPL 2023.
The group stage of IPL 2023 has been completed, and we have four finalists in the form of Gujarat Titans, CSK, LSG, and MI. It has been a fabulous year so far with as many as 11 centuries being scored already; the highest in any IPL Season.
So, who hit these centuries, and what were the instances in which they came? Well, let’s look at the top 11 highest individual player score in the Group Stage of IPL 2023. Coincidently, all these scores have been above hundred. Alright then, let’s get to the list.
Top 11 Highest Individual Player Score in IPL 2023 Group Stage
#11: Cameron Green’s 100 vs SRH
Score: 100*(47) // 4s: 8 // 6s: 8 // SR: 212.8
Number 11 sees Cameron Green’s maiden IPL century. In a must-win encounter, Green scored a fabulous 100 off 47 balls to help MI chase a daunting target of 201 runs. Green’s century is the fastest of the season in 47 balls with 8 fours and 8 sixes in it with 80 runs in boundaries. Green won yet another POTM award for his performance.
#10: Virat Kohli’s 100 vs SRH
Score: 100(63) // 4s: 12 // 6s: 4 // SR: 158.7
At number 10, we have Virat Kohli’s hundred against the same opponent, SRH. The first of the two hundreds that Virat Kohli had this year, Virat’s 100 off 63 balls helped RCB chase 187 to keep alive in the Playoffs race. Kohli’s 100 comprised of 12 fours and 4 sixes with 72 runs in boundaries.
#9: Harry Brook’s 100 vs KKR
Score: 100*(55) // 4s: 12 // 6s: 3 // SR: 181.8
Number 9 sees Harry Brook’s maiden IPL hundred vs KKR. Asked to open the batting, Harry Brook went berserk against the pacers before pacing his innings against the spinners. Brook scored a brilliant 100 off 55 balls to lift SRH to a match-winning score of 228 in 20 overs. Brook scored 12 fours and 3 sixes with 66 runs in boundaries.
#8: Virat Kohli’s 101 vs GT
Score: 101*(61) // 4s: 13 // 6s: 1 // SR: 165.6
At number 8, we have Virat Kohli’s 101 off 61 balls in the last group stage encounter vs Gujarat Titans. In a must-win encounter, Virat Kohli once again delivered by scoring his second and back-to-back century of the season. Even though RCB lost the match, it was a fabulous effort from Kohli, who hit 13 fours and 1 six with 58 runs in boundaries.
#7: Shubman Gill’s 101 vs SRH
Score: 101(58) // 4s: 13 // 6s: 1 // SR: 174.1
Another player who scored a hundred against the bottom-ranked team, SRH. This time it is Shubman Gill’s 101 off 58 balls at his favourite Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Gill took minimal risk in his batting as he mostly dealt with fours in his knock with a solo six coming towards his century. Gill’s century comprised of 13 fours and 1 six with 58 runs in boundaries.
#6: Prabsimran Singh’s 103 vs DC
Score: 103(65) // 4s: 10 // 6s: 6 // SR: 158.5
The underdog innings of the year came from Punjab Kings’ Prabsimran Singh. Simran scored a brilliant 101 off 58 balls with the next highest score being 20 by Sam Curran. Simran hit 10 fours and 6 sixes to lift PBKS to a match-winning 167/7 in 20 overs. Eventually, PBKS won the match with PS Singh winning the player of the match performance.
#5: Suryakumar Yadav’s 103 vs GT
Score: 103*(49) // 4s: 11 // 6s: 6 // SR: 210.2
Probably the best knock of the year so far came from Suryakumar Yadav, who scored a sublime 103 off 49 balls against a strong bowling lineup of Gujarat Titans. MI needed a win to stay afloat in the tournament, and SKY brought all his hitting skills in his 49 balls 103. SKY spared none – be it Rashid, Noor, or Shami. SKY hit 11 fours and 6 sixes with 80 runs in boundaries to lift MI to a match-winning 218/5.
#4: Shubman Gill’s 104 vs RCB
Score: 104*(52) // 4s: 5 // 6s: 8 // SR: 200
The most recent of the lot, Shubman Gill hit a fantastic century to knock RCB out of the tournament. In the same match, Gill’s idol, Virat Kohli hit back-to-back centuries, and the feat was repeated by Gill during his 52 ball 104. Gill hit 5 fours and 8 sublime sixes during his match-winning chase of 198.
#3: Heinrich Klaasen’s 104 vs RCB
Score: 104(51) // 4s: 8 // 6s: 6 // SR: 203.9
Another instance where RCB were at the receiving end, but this came in a winning cause for them. The one-man army of SRH, Heinrich Klaasen scored 104 off 51 balls with 8 fours and 6 sixes, thus scoring 84 runs in boundaries. Klaasen’s fabulous century lifted SRH to 186, which was overpowered by Kohli’s century.
#2: Venkatesh Iyer’s 104 vs MI
Score: 104(51) // 4s: 6 // 6s: 9 // SR: 203.9
The second-highest score comes from an Indian, Venkatesh Iyer, who registered his maiden century in IPL. Iyer scored a stunning 104 off 51 balls against a weak bowling lineup of MI. Iyer’s century did lift KKR to a good total of 185.6, but it was chased down by MI in just 17.4 overs. Even though KKR lost, Venkatesh was awarded the POTM award.
#1: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 124 vs MI
Score: 124(62) // 4s: 16 // 6s: 8 // SR: 200
The knock for the ages as the number 1 on the list is by another Indian but uncapped player, Yashasvi Jaiswal. The audacity of this knock is such that Yashasvi Jaiswal hit 112 runs in boundaries with a boundary percentage of 90.3. Unfortunately, RR lost this match even after scoring 212. But that takes nothing away from Yashasvi Jaiswal’s stunning century.
So, that’s about the best 11 highest individual player score in the group stage of IPL 2023.
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