Indian Premier League (IPL) has set a solid benchmark for the world cricket when it comes to the fine-tuning of the youngsters.
In every passing edition, it has sprung many surprises in one way or another – to grab millions of eyeballs worldwide.
From the bowling wizards to batting giants – the domestic Twenty20 league in the cricket-crazy nation has witnessed the burgeoning success of the short-paced lucrative competition.
Nevertheless, it has also been marred by the infamous controversies. The massive platform is also shaken up by the spot-fixing scandal in 2013.
In the wake up of fixing saga, soon after the culmination of the eighth edition in 2015, the two hot-favourite teams; Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were barred from the league for two consecutive leagues.
Since the inception of the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008 under the tutelage of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it has emerged as one of the best leagues in the cricketing world.
IPL will kick off in Mumbai. We are going to witness more records being set or either broken in this intriguing summer season.
A new millennium further awaits IPL when the season enters the 11th edition on April 7. The most popular T20 league in the world has seen highs and lows.
It has seen new records being broken and few stars emerging out. We have a look at popular events that had transpired during 10 seasons of IPL
Here’s the compilation of IPL records since 2008:
Winning the IPL trophy for the record of three-times, the reigning champions of IPL, Mumbai Indians side has registered overall most wins in multiple IPL editions
Rohit Sharma-led Indians played most number of matches in IPL with least matches being played by the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers 14 in 2011 edition.
Here’s the list of most wins by IPL franchise with the minimum of five teams:
Known for his blitzkrieg, the swashbuckling batsman from Caribbean shores Chris Gayle is topping the charts.
The blitz against Pune Warriors India from Gayle has set the world on fire with his aggressive stroke-making.
Having the knack of a stand and deliver, the left-handed batsman, Gayle blazed unbeaten 175 off just 66 deliveries. He is further listed twice in the chart with a minimum list of five highest individual scores.
On the other side, South African veteran batsman has been equally sensational which it came to deflating the bowlers.
Interestingly, all five batsmen have remained unbeaten for their respective side.
In addition, four highest individual scores came from RCB’s batsmen out of total five as Brendon McCullum smashed 158 not out for Chennai Super Kings.
Here’s the list of five batsmen who have scored highest individual runs:
|2015||AB de Villiers||133*||59||MI|
|2016||AB de Villiers||129*||52||GL|
While talking the list of five being highest run-getters Suresh Raina is leading the charts with 4,540 runs in 157 outings. He struck a solitary hundred and 31 fifties since his debut in 2008.
During his IPL career, the aggressive left-handed batsman Raina crossed past 400-plus mark for seven times in IPL history.
Raina has also claimed most number of catches in IPL. He pouched 86 catches as AB de Villiers claimed 72 with Rohit Sharma third on the list for his 71 catches.
Here the list also includes other four most run-getters of the IPL:
The left-arm bowler Sohail Tanvir has registered a remarkable bowling figure of six for 14 in his quota of four ours
Since his magnificent spell in 2008 against Chennai Super Kings, Tanvir’s record is intact even after the completion of 10 years of the IPL.
Here’s the list of bowlers with magical figures:
One of the best bowlers in business, Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga had a merry time during every IPL edition. Steaming in and releasing the ball with full vigour has witnessed the speedster using his arsenal smartly.
Known for using the deceptive cutter and slower-one, the sling in action Malinga has bossed the IPL while being as the top-wicket taker in its history.
In 110 games, Malinga bagged 154 scalps and an incredible average of 19.01.
So far, Malinga is the only bowler in IPL history to complete the 150-mark.
Have a look at the top five-wicket takers in IPL editions:
Considering the pedestal, no one would have dreamt off scoring 250-plus in the shortest of the formats when IPL came merely as a blueprint.
However, things have had changed so as the fortunes of the teams from time-to-time.
IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might have had struggled to lift the title, but they kept their fans on their feet – to produce scintillating innings.
The Bangalore-based outfit has boasted about their firepower. It further is mentioned thrice in the top five teams total list in the IPL.
In addition, two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings registered 240-plus total twice under the captaincy of calm and composed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Here’s is the list of five top team totals in IPL:
|2013||RCB||PWI||263 for five|
|2016||RCB||GL||248 for three|
|2010||CSK||RR||246 for five|
|2008||CSK||KXIP||240 for five|
|2015||RCB||MI||235 for one|
The lowest score in the IPL history came in the tenth edition. Royal Challengers Bangalore was rattled at just 49 runs at their home base.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowlers strangulated the top-notch batters to script the history.
Moreover, in 2017, three other lowest totals were recorded which included 67 by Delhi Daredevils against Kings XI Punjab.
Talking about the highest successful run chases–the inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals rules the charts with 217 for seven. They achieved the feat against Deccan Chargers in 2008. It is followed by 214 for three from Delhi Daredevils which came in 2017 against Gujarat Lions.
The number third spot is sustained by Kings XI Punjab with their highest-ever chase in IPL. The Mohali-based outfit scored 211 for four against Sunrisers Hyderabad in season 2014.
Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings chased down the target of 208 against RCB in 2012.
Concluding, KXIP eased past Super Kings in 2013 when they scored 206 for four.
Largest win in terms of runs:
Considering the largest-ever victory in terms of runs, Mumbai Indians registered the 146-run victory over Delhi in 2017.
Lowest total defended by a team:
On the other side, the lowest-ever total in the IPL history was been defended by Chennai Super Kings.
The Yellow brigade post 116 for nine against Kings XI Punjab. Moreover, it saw Kings XI Punjab were restricted to 92 for eight in the very second season of IPL.
Most sixes in IPL history:
The power-hitting sensation and burly Chris Gayle has smashed the most number of sixes in IPL. He smashed 265 sixes between 2009 and 2017 in 100 matches.
The other four places are dominated by Suresh Raina (173), Rohit Sharma (172), David Warner (160) and Virat Kohli 159 in 141 innings.
Talking about the most sixes in an innings, Gayle has been once again in business. He smoked 17 sixes in 2013 against the then IPL franchise Pune Warriors India.
So much so, Gayle has blasted fasted IPL century in just 30 deliveries. He achieved this feat in the sixth edition against PWI.
Interestingly, Sunil Narine, who has been vital cog with the ball. He blazed past the fastest ever fifty in just 15 balls in IPL. He registered this milestone against RCB in 2017 edition.
The spin wizard Narine has also enjoyed the best economy rate since 2012.
In 82 matches, Narine conceded runs at an economy of 6.33.
Amit Mishra claimed most number of IPL hat-tricks. He bagged three hat-tricks for three separate IPL franchises. First came for Delhi Daredevils in 2008, before he donned Deccan Chargers jersey in 2011. He went on to achieve big for Sunrisers Hyderabad as well in 2013 against PWI.
In 2008, Super Kings’ Lakshmipathy Balaji claimed the first-ever hat-trick of IPL against KXIP. However, in 2017, highly-impressive Jaydev Unadkat did it for the runners-up Rising Pune Supergiant against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Fast bowler Parveen Kumar has bowler most number of dot balls which is read as 1,075 in 119 matches. He also bowled 14 maidens in the T20 league.
Surprisingly, it is the most number by any of the bowlers in IPL leg, so far.
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