With the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League underway, we have seen teams scrambling for an early advantage for the top places in the table, While some teams have found tremendous success in finding their winning combinations, certain franchises are still finding their way through the tournament.
After 15 matches have taken place, we take a look at the next round of interesting stats courtesy of some exceptional performers by respective players and teams. Here is our list of special numbers that stand out.
Russell became the first bowler to pick a fifer in IPL in just 2 overs and is also the only third KKR bowler to achieve this feat. He also became only the 2nd bowler in the history of the league to claim a fifer against the mighty Mumbai Indians. He also now holds the best bowling figures by a KKR player.
Nitish Rana after his 13th fifty in the Indian Premier League stands out as the uncapped player with the most fifties in the Indian Premier League. The Indian batsman has started the new season in exemplary fashion making valuable contributions to the team
MS Dhoni completed 200 matches as Chennai Super Kings skipper when he took the field in the Wankhede stadium as they played the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. That was his 177th appearance for CSK in the IPL with 24 other outings coming in the CLT20.
Ravindra Jadeja known for his efforts on the field has garnered another record for the most run-outs by any player in the Indian Premier League. The energetic Indian fielder has made himself someone who can't be disregarded in all phases of the game.
The match between DC and RR turned out to be a relatively low-scoring affair and for the first time ever in the Indian Premier League, an innings ended with no sixes at the Wankhede Stadium.
The other two instances when an innings finished without a maximum was the match between RCB and KKR, where Virat Kohli and Co. Were bundled out for 49, the lowest score ever in IPL history. The other instance occured when CSK failed to even clear the fence once against RR, back in 2013.
The legendary Indian team player MS Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to effect 150 dismissals in the Indian Premier League. Showing no signs of slowing down, the explosive wicketkeeper-batsman looks to propel CSK to yet another title win.
SRH opener Jonny Bairstow became the first batsman to get dismissed in the form of a hit wicket when playing Mumbai Indians. in the IPL 2021 This is the 13th time a batsman has gotten out in this manner in the IPL, He joins the likes of Yuvraj Singh, David Warner, etc. in this regard.
In the 9th match of IPL 2021, Kieron Pollard became the first batsman to hit 200 sixes for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Only AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli playing for RCB have accomplished the feat of hitting 200 sixes for one IPL team.
KL Rahul became the second fastest to 5000 T20 runs, completing the feat in 143 innings. The record for the fastest to 5k runs in the shortest format belongs to the West Indian hard-hitter Chris Gayle, who managed to reach the milestone in 132 innings.
Dhawan’s excellent batting made sure that Delhi was able to chase down Punjab’s score comfortably in Match 11 of IPL 2021. His fifty equaled Gautam Gambhir’s record of 18 half-centuries in most 50+ scores in successful run chases in the IPL.
As the Chennai Super Kings squared off against Rajasthan Royals, Dwayne Bravo became the first player in IPL history to complete 1500 runs and pick up 150 wickets. The West Indian all-rounder has been a vital player for the CSK and once again proved his worth with this record.
As teams are jostling for top positions to make the playoff places, it's still early stages and all teams still stand with a chance to overturn their fortunes. Let us know which stat stood out for you and which team is playing beyond your expectations and outperforming the opposition.