The fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start on March 4. As ever... be prepared for some monstrous sixes, frenetic innings and adrenaline-pumped games!

However... before we actually get into the 2012 season, let us take a few moments to identify who is (despite all the big money franchises shell out) the batsman with the highest number of runs.. in the history of the series!

Leading Batsmen in IPL -

Name M I Runs HS Avg. 50s 100s

S. Raina (CSK)

62

60

1813

98

140.32

0

13

S. Tendulkar (MI)

51

51

1723

100*

120.15

1

10

A. Gilchrist (DC, KXIP)

60

60

1603

109*

142.74

2

9

J. Kallis (KKR, RCB)

57

56 1556 89* 112.18 0 14

R. Sharma (DC, MI)

61

58

1542

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