The fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League is yet to start in a while, and there is going to be a craze about it in a few days. The craze is justified as the IPL has become a money-making event for the organizers, players, and the parties involved. It is not a goody-goody type event, and it has its share of dark history, which deals with like bets etc.
Interesting Facts about IPL
How was IPL found? The BCCI (Board of control for cricket in India) found IPL to stop the ICL. Zee Entertainment Enterprises organized ICL at that time.
The man behind IPL– The then BCCI Vice-president Lalit Modi was the man behind the birth of the Indian Premier League. He was inspired by India’s 2007 T20 World Cup win. Creating several teams and play leagues did not come to him after the 2007 T20 world cup win. This idea was pitched by him as early as 1995. At that time, Lalit Modi proposed this idea for 50 over format cricket, but the BCCI rejected the idea. Now I am leaving this to your imagination, what would have happened if IPL, like the tournament, was a 50 over format? Would the IPL still be successful and famous?
The first Match in IPL History– The first match of IPL was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008.
The First batsman– Sourav Ganguly was the batsman who faced the first Indian Premier League ball.
The First Bowler– Praveen Kumar was the cricketer who bowled the first Indian Premier League ball.
The first wicket-taker– Zaheer Khan was the first wicket-taker, and he dismissed Sourav Ganguly. He was also the first bowler who conceded the first four and first six in IPL history.
The first century– New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Brendon McCullum was the first batsman to hit four, six, and a century in IPL history. He scored 158 runs which were highest and unbeaten for a very long time.
First Winner– Rajasthan Royals was the first crown of IPL. Australian legend Shane Warne captained the team.
First orange cup holder– Orange cup is given to the batsman who scores the highest run in the tournament. Australian opener Shaun marsh was the highest run-scorer in the first IPL tournament, and he scored 616 runs in 11 innings in the first IPL tournament.
First purple cap holder– The purple cap is awarded to the highest wicket-taker of the innings. The first purple cap holder was Pakistani Swing Bowler Sohail Tanveer, and he took 22 wickets in 11 matches.
Most Catches – When it comes to most catches is Ipl, Suresh Raina has a tremendous record. Because if his performance he has the most catches in IPL. He tops the tally with 104 catches.
No Skipper change– Chennai Super Kings is the only franchise that has not changed its skipper since the first IPL. Mahendra Singh Dhoni still leads the team.
Most Run-outs- Indian All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has affected the most number of run-outs in IPL history. The number is 21.
Most number of Maiden-overs– Bowling a maiden over in IPL is no less than a miracle. Indian bowler Praveen Kumar has bowled the most maiden overs in IPL history, and he has registered 14 maiden overs.
The highest number of dot balls– Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh, popularly known as ‘The Spin Doctor,’ is the man who bowled the highest number of dot balls. He has registered 1268 dot balls, followed by Ravichandran Ashwin, who registered 1215 dot balls.
The highest number of sixes– It is a fact that People love IPL for its humongous sixes. The highest number of sixes is smacked by the Caribbean legend Chris Gayle, and he has smacked 357 sixes in 139 innings.
Highest strike rate – Kolkata All-rounder Andre Russell holds the highest strike rate in IUPL history. His strike rate is 179.29
Best batting average– In terms of batting average, KL Rahul is the batsman who currently has the best batting average in the ipl. His IPL batting average is 46.53
Highest wicket-taker – Lasith Malinga, playing for Mumbai Indians, is the highest wicket-taker in IPL. He has taken 170 wickets, followed by Dwayne Bravo, who has taken 167 wickets. This is a weird phenomenon in cricket because the highest wicket-takers are always spinners in all the formats, be it test format or ODI formats. The highest wicket-taker in test and ODI matches is Muttiah Muralitharan, with 800 wickets in test matches and 534 ODIs.
The highest number of centuries – Chris Gayle has hit the highest number of centuries in IPL. He has hit six centuries, and Virat Kohli is one century away from being equal to this record.
The highest number of dot balls in a single season of IPL– The aggressive fast bowler from South Africa, Dale Steyn, holds the record for the highest number of dot balls (211) in a single season. He achieved this feat in2012 when he was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The highest number of the fifties– David Warner holds the record for scoring fifty 50s in 1148 matches, the highest number of fifties in IPL.
Best Bowling figure – Taking a five-wicket haul in a T20 match is very difficult and rare. Alpari Joseph got six wickets while giving only 12 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 IPL. This is the best bowling figure in IPL.
Best Economy by a bowler in IPL– Currently, Afghanistani spinner Rashid khan has the best economic rate in IPL. His economy is only 6.23.
Most number of Hat-tricks– Indian Spinner Amit Mishra has taken three hat-tricks, the highest number of hat-tricks by any player in IPL.
Most successful team– Mumbai Indians are the most successful team with five titles of IPL, and it won the IPL title in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. The second most successful team is Chennai Super Kings, with four titles.
Never won IPL– Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, and Royal challengers Bangalore are the three teams that never won the title in IPL history.
Most numbers of Finals in IPL– Out of 14 IPL tournaments, Chennai Super Kings has played ten finals and won 4 times. Chennai Super Kings is the most consistent side in IPL because the team qualifies to playoffs almost every time. 2020 was the first instance; the team could not make it to the finals. You Can watch the Live ipl Matches on Stars Sports network.
Highest win percentage by any team– When we talk about winning matches, CSK is the boss. The team has registered 117 wins in 195 matches with a win percentage of 60%. When it comes to captainship, Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain. He has captained 129 matches and registered 75 wins with a winning percentage of 59.68, followed by MS Dhoni, who has captained 204 matches and recorded 121 wins with a winning rate of 59.60.
Highest run-getter in IPL -Virat Kohli has got the most runs in all of IPL. He has scored 6283 runs.
Tata – Tata is the prime sponcer of IPL 2022. A person can buy an IPL team if his valuation is 3000 cores.
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