Rare Statistics from the Indian Premier League between 2008 to 2019

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IPL statistics and records – The Indian Premier League has been a great exhibition to promote young talents in the country and in other parts of the world. This league started in 2008 after India won its first World T20, which was played in South Africa. After this, the Board of Cricket Control in India decided to have a franchise-based tournament.

The IPL has given rise to many such franchise league tournaments like KFC Big Bash League, PSL, BPL, CPL and many such leagues around the world. But according to the players and the fans, the entertainment and thrill which they get in IPL is like no other.

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That’s why the IPL has been so successful and has established itself as a popular league. This cash-rich tournament is watched by people all around the world. The IPL has the most viewership when it is compared to other leagues. The IPL is suitable for all the age groups, even though Cricket is watched by the youngsters most but the older generation also watches the IPL.

IPL statistics and records

Today we present the rarest of rare stats which have been made from the first season of 2008 to the last season of 2019. Although the 2020 season of IPL is still not confirmed, but as fans, we can enjoy reading these rare stats by sitting at our homes.

Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir was a successful skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders. He played the IPL franchise for his old, Delhi Daredevils franchise and his last, KKR franchise. He also missed a couple of matches due to injuries. Gautam is known for guiding KKR to 2 title wins in the IPL.

But the unknown fact was that Gautam was left out of the squad of DD in a match against KKR. That is when he decided to step down from the DD team and joint KKR team as a player and then as their captain. GG captained 122 matches in the IPL, which is the most by any player. The match between DD and KKR was the first and only instance where Gautam Gambhir was not part of the entire match. Till now, DD and KKR have faced 24 times in IPL and one time in CLT20.

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Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf is the oldest IPL member. Till now, he has played in three IPL teams. But in 2018, Pathan had a double milestone year as an all-rounder. He played his debut match for Sunrisers Hyderabad against his first franchise team Rajasthan Royals. That match for Yusuf was the 150th match of his IPL career.

In the same season, Yusuf hit four sixes against Chennai Super Kings which took him to 150 plus sixes and thus, he achieved a rare feat of smashing 150 plus maximums in his IPL career. Pathan also completed 3000 runs when he played for SRH against Mumbai Indians. And now, Yusuf Pathan is the first player to have 150 plus sixes, 3000 runs, and 30 plus wickets in his IPL career.

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Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer

India’s preferred number 4 batsmen in limited-overs cricket wasn’t the preferred choice as a captain for his franchise team. He himself might not have thought of leading an IPL team at such a young age. When Gautam Gambhir decided to step down as the captain of DC, the team was struggling. The 2018 season was not a best one for Delhi Capitals. They won only 2 matches from the seven games played under Gambhir’s leadership. When Gambhir stepped down from his captaincy, DC was in a bad shape.

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That was the time when Shreyas Iyer took the responsibility for captaincy and played an innings like a leader. On his debut match as a skipper of the DC team, Iyer scored a magnificent 93 runs off just 40 balls. Those 93 runs from young Iyer were the highest score made by any IPL captain on debut. Iyer went past Aaron Finch’s score of 64 which he scored in the 2013 season. Iyer smashed 10 sixes in that innings and became the first DC player and the first IPL captain to hit 10 maximums in an IPL match. He was also only the third Indian after Murli Vijay and Sanju Samson to achieve this rare feat.

Ankit Rajpoot

Ankit Rajpoot

The Kings XI Punjab player Ankit Rajpoot was the first uncapped player in the history of IPL to take a 5 wicket haul when he played against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 season. The KXIP team had restricted the powerful SRH to just 133 runs. It was a brilliant effort from the youngster Rajpoot. He took 5 wickets in that match and gave away just 14 runs from his four overs. The figures 5 for 14 was also the best figures for KXIP. But, it turned out to be for a losing cause. The Kings failed to chase the modest total down as they were bowled out for just 119 runs. Ankit Rajpoot’s brilliant effort went in vain as he joined the second-best figures by a bowler in a losing cause.Adam Zampa holds the records for the best figures for the losing cause. Zampa took 6 fer in 2016 against the same team SRH.

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw

The youngster had a great First-class career and continued his brilliant run in the Under 19 world cup where he helped India in winning the title after many years of attempts. His IPL debut was in 2018 for DC against KXIP. Shaw opened the innings and smashed 22 runs from just 10 deliveries. Shaw was just 18 years old and became the youngest opener to open an IPL innings. He surpassed his teammate Rishabh Pant’s record. Shaw gave a much-improved performance in his second outing with his DC team. He scored 62 runs from just 44 balls. He took on bowling greats like Mitchell Johnson and Andre Russell. In that season of the IPL, he also created another record. He equalled the record of Sanju Samson and became the youngest batsman to score a fifty at the tender age of 18 years only.

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Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar

India’s Praveen Kumar holds the record for bowling the most dots ball in the history of the IPL. Praveen was once the spearhead of the Indian bowling unit. He was instrumental in India’s first-ever ODI series win in Australia under MS Dhoni’s leadership. He was also the leading wicket-taker when India toured England in 2011. Praveen has bowled 1075 dot balls in 119 matches that he played in the IPL. He also holds the records for bowling the most maiden overs in IPL history. Praveen has bowled 14 maiden overs in his IPL career. In fact, in 2008 the first ball of the IPL was bowled by Praveen Kumar.

Sachin and Virat

Sachin and Virat

India’s greatest batsmen have done well in IPL too. Sachin and Virat are leading run-scorers in test matches and in the 50 over format as well. They also have the most test and ODI centuries to their names. Virat is the leading run-getter in T20 International format as well. In 12 editions of IPL, only two Indians were awarded with the most valuable player award. The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and The King & Run Machine Virat Kohli are the only 2 winners of that award till now.

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MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

Captain Cool is the most successful Indian captain around the world. With all the teams having changed their captains, Chennai Super Kings is such team which has persisted with the Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He is the only player to lead a team in the history of the IPL for all the seasons played till now.

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Amit Mishra – This spin bowler of India was the member of India’s Test, ODIs and T20 International matches as well. But now, due to some great performance given by the youngsters, Mishra Ji cannot find a place in the team. Amit Mishra holds the record for most hat tricks in the cash-rich tournament. He has taken three hat tricks in IPL till now.

Dale Steyn – South Africa’s Dale Steyn has been brilliant for his franchises. But because of injuries, he cannot participate in the IPL as often as other players. He is also rarely seen playing for his national side. Steyn has recorded the most dot balls in one season of IPL. In 2013, Dale Steyn played 17 matches and from 407 balls that he bowled in that season, Steyn bowled 212 dot balls, which is the most by any bowler in a single season.

Virat Kohli – The current Captain of India and RCB. Even though RCB is a struggler team in the IPL but the individual performances put up by their players is more when its compared to other IPL teams. Kohli has been a consistent performer for RCB, like he is with Team India. In 2016, the RCB team reached the final but failed to win the IPL Trophy. In that season, Kohli was the highest run-getter for them. He also won the orange cap for his magnificent performance with the bat. King Kohli scored 973 runs in the 2016 edition of the IPL, which is the most by any batsman in a single season. He took just 16 innings to reach that milestone with the help of 4 centuries.

Ishant Sharma – The pace bowler who is an integral part of India’s test team. He was once the go-to man in the ODIs and T20 International matches. Ishant Sharma will not be proud of this record. He is the bowler who conceded 66 runs in his quota of four overs. These 66 runs are the most runs conceded by any bowler in the history of the IPL. He did this against Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 season.

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KL Rahul – The first choice opener for Team India in limited over cricket. Rahul has been in an excellent form with the bat. Now, he will be captaining the King XI Punjab franchise in the IPL 2020 season. KL Rahul scored the fastest 50 runs in IPL history. He scored those 50 runs from just 14 balls against Delhi Daredevils in the 2014 season.

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Chris Gayle – The Gayle Storm of the Universal Boss was seen many times in the IPL and for his national team West Indies. In the match 31 of the 2013 season, Gayle hammered the bowling of one Warriors India. He smashed his century in just 30 balls. It is the quickest and the fastest hundred in International Cricket and the IPL history. Gayle also recorded the highest score in that match, the score of 175 runs is the highest individual score by a batsman in IPL history.

Sachin Tendulkar – The God of Cricket has the most centuries in ODI and test matches. With that, he has scored the most number of runs in the two formats. He has also picked up wickets and caught many catches while fielding. There is no record which doesn’t have a name of Sachin Tendulkar in the history of cricket. The IPL was a medium to include another cap in the feather of Sachin’s brilliance. In 2010, Sachin scored 618 runs. He also scored 5 half-centuries in 15 IPL matches and became the first Indian player to win an orange cap to his name.

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Shaun Marsh – The Aussie opener was brilliant in the first edition of the Indian Premier League.  He was the first foreign player to win the orange cap in the first season of the IPL. In 2008, Marsh scored 616 runs for Kings XI Punjab. He played 11 IPL matches in that season and also scored 5 half-centuries and one century.

Sohail Tanvir – The first non Indian player to grab a purple cap in the Indian Premier League. This happened in 2008 when Pakistani players were allowed to take part in the IPL. Tanvir took 22 wickets in just 11 IPL games at an economy rate of 6.46. Tanvir also recorded the best figures in IPL history and took 6 wickets for just 14 runs against CSK in 2008.

Gayle and Warner – These two names in world cricket mean dangerous, hard hitters, power hitters, and hitmen. David Warner of Australia is successful globally and in the IPL too. In 2016, SRH won their first IPL title under his captaincy and now he has been given the captaincy back. Gayle has been good in the limited-overs cricket for West Indies. But his heroics in IPL cannot be forgotten by fans. These two cricketers from different IPL teams are the only players who have won the orange twice in the history of the IPL. Warner won it in 2015 and 2017 while Gayle won it in two back to back years in 2011 and 2012.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar – India most wanted pace bowler across all formats. He has been a silent hero for the SRH team. With heavy names like Williamson, Warner, Rashid Khan, Nabi, and Shakib, the contribution from Bhuvi usually went unnoticed. Bhuvi is the only bowler to win the purple cap twice in his IPL career.  He won the purple cap when SRH won their title in 2016. Bhuvi took 23 wickets in that season and the next year too, he was spot on. Bhuvi came back strongly in 2017 and picked up 26 wickets to his name.

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Mujeeb Ur Rahaman – The Afghanistan spin bowler has a name in international cricket. In IPL also, he has created a record of becoming the youngest player to play the IPL. He was just 16 years old when he was bought in the IPL auction in 2018. He is also the highest-paid under 19 player in IPL History.

Brad Hogg – The Aussie spinner is the oldest player to play in the IPL history. His last match was in 2016 against Kings XI Punjab. At that time, he was 45 years old.

Parthiv Patel – He was the youngest keeper-batsman for India to play test cricket. Now, he is the first player to play for six different franchises in IPL history. In the first season, Parthiv started his career with CSK. In 2011, he joined Kochi Tuskers Kerala. In 2012, he shifted to Deccan Chargers. In 2013, he was with SRH. In 2014, he again shifted to RCB and from 2015 to 2017, he played for the four-time champions and the current defending champs, Mumbai Indians. In 2018, he again went to playing for the RCB camp.

Aaron Finch – The Aussie ODI and T20 International captain is the first player from overseas to lay for six different IPL franchises. Finch has played for RR, DD, PWI, SRH, MI, and Gujarat Lions. In 2018, he played for KXIP and now for the 2020 season, he has been selected to play for RCB.

Laxmipathy Balaji – The man with experience was one of the most successful bowlers for CSK. Balaji was the first one to pick up a hat trick in the IPL. He achieved that feat in the very first season of this league. In 2008, against KXIP, he took a hat trick and then went on to pick a total of five wickets in that match.

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Ashish Nehra and Fidel Edwards – The Indian pace Nehra was a part of the team till he retired in 2017. Nehra was part of the 2011 world cup winning squad while Edwards was also a great bowler for West Indies. They both played for different IPL teams but achieved a similar record. Nehra and Edwards have the best economy rate in the history of IPL. They shared the same figures in IPL and both gave just 6 runs from their 4 overs with 1 wicket each and 1 maiden each. This performance from these two came in 2009 when the season was played in South Africa, not India.

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Zaheer Khan – Zak was one of the bowling greats in Indian Cricket history. He was a seasoned player in the IPL too. He was the only player to be the part of the first game and the 500th IPL game. His first game was for RCB while the 500th game was for DD. Both the games ended up being on the losing side.

David Warner – The dangerous Aussie opener holds the record for most 50s in IPL Cricket. Warner has been scoring terrific runs for SRH team since he started playing them. Earlier Warner played for DD.

Chris Gayle – Gayle Storm has arrived in the IPL records books as well. Gayle has the most number of centuries as a batsman. He has scored 6 tons in the IPL. He also won the most man of the match awards in his IPL career. Gayle has 20 man of the awards in IPL. With that, the Universal Boss also holds the record for most sixes in IPL. Gayle has scored 326 sixes in the IPL so far.

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Kings XI Punjab – The second most struggling team of the Indian Premier League. This team is the only team to change their captain for 11 back to back seasons. They have changed their captain for the 2020 season as well. KXIP has replaced Ashwin to Rahul.

Chennai Super Kings – The Team which is led by MS Dhoni has been great in IPL. Apart from the two-year ban, CSK has reached the finals most times. CSK has played 8 IPL finals and have won the title thrice. But another thing is that CSK has lost 4 IPL finals which is also the most in IPL.

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Lasith Malinga – The Sri Lankan T20 Skipper and champion bowler for Mumbai Indians has helped his team in winning four IPL titles, which are the most by any team. Malinga has picked up the most number of wickets in IPL. He has taken 170 wickets in 154 games.

Rohit Sharma – India’s Hit Man has been part of the most IPL winning team. As a player, he won the first title for Deccan Chargers and then as a captain, Rohit Sharma has four IPL titles to his name. Mumbai Indians was led by Hit Man Sharma when they won their titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

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Sandeep Lamichanne – The Nepali Cricketer is the first player from Nepal to play the IPL. Sandeep is a spin bowler and in 2018, he was bought for 20 lakhs in the IPL auction.

Manzoor Dar – The first and the only player from Jammu Kashmir to play in the IPL. In 2018, he was bought by KXIP team. Dar has lots of hardships. He plays cricket the whole day and at night, he works as a security guard.

Mumbai Indians – Apart from winning the title four times, MI has a record of defeating an opposition by a huge margin of runs. MI defeated DC by a margin of 146 runs in 2017 season. They also hold a record for most wins by a team.

Kolkata Knight Riders – The KKR side has recorded the most wins in a single season of IPL. In the IPL season of 2014, KKR won 9 back to back games.

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The most back to back defeats – There is no surprise about who holds this record. There are two poor teams who hold this record. DD and PWI have recorded the most back to back losses in IPL history.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – The highest score of 263 runs against PWI was made by RCB. But the lowest score of 49 all out against KKR is a record which is made by the RCB team.

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Rajasthan Royals – The double R’s have been the first title winners of IPL. They also chased down the total in that season. Deccan Chargers posted a mammoth score of 214 runs in front of RR but Shane Warne’s army chased that and created history in the IPL. RR chased down that score in 19.5 overs with the loss of 7 wickets.

Most matches for a single franchise – RCB’s AB De Villers and MI’s Kieron Pollard holds the record for playing the most matches for franchises in IPL history. They have played more than 100 matches for their IPL franchises.

Piyush Chawla – He is the only bowler who has not bowled any no-balls in the history of IPL cricket.

Women commentary team – This is the first tournament where four women participated in the commentary panel. In 2013, Anjum Chopra (India), Lisa Sthalekar (Australia), Melanie Jones (Australia), and Isa Guha (England) participated in an IPL commentary.

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