The Indian Premier League (IPL) is prepared to resume its traditional home-away structure this season after a three-year sabbatical. The IPL 2023 season will begin on March 31 with a game between the defending champion Gujarat Giants and the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
This week, the IPL 2023 season is ready to begin, therefore it’s time to look at some of the competition’s major statistics.
Orange and Purple Caps of 2022
Jos Buttler of the Rajasthan Royals will be trying to repeat his performance from last season, when he won the coveted Orange Cap, in the IPL 2023. In terms of bowling, Rajasthan Royals excelled in IPL 2022 thanks to their star spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who finished with the most wickets.
Virat Kohli, a batsman for Royal Challengers Bangalore, currently holds the record for most runs scored in IPL history with 6624. The former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain has an astounding strike rate of 129.14 after competing in 223 IPL games so far. The former captain of India has so far scored five hundreds and 44 half-centuries in the IPL.
With 183 wickets under his belt, former West Indies all-arounder Dwayne Bravo leads the bowling unit. Bravo has participated in 161 IPL games for the Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions (a now-defunct team), and Mumbai Indians.
Most dismissals by a WICKET KEEPER
The most successful wicketkeeper in the history of the IPL is none other than the legendary Indian captain MS Dhoni. The World Cup-winning captain has so far racked up 170 IPL dismissals.
On the list of cricketers with the All-IPL most catches, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina takes the top spot. In total, the southpaw caught 109 balls throughout the competition’s history.
The IPL player with the most appearances is MS Dhoni. The domestic T20 tournament’s captain of the Chennai Super Kings has so far participated in 234 games.
Universe Boss Chris Gayle has managed to slam the most number of sixes- 357- in IPL.
Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for most fours- 684- in the history of IPL.
Frequently Asked Questions
IPL stands for Indian Premier League, which is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India.
The player who has scored the most runs in IPL history is Virat Kohli, with 6,515 runs in 199 matches.
The player who has taken the most wickets in IPL history is Lasith Malinga, with 170 wickets in 122 matches.
The player who has scored the most runs in a single IPL season is Chris Gayle, who scored 733 runs in 15 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012.
The player who has taken the most wickets in a single IPL season is Dwayne Bravo, who took 32 wickets in 18 matches for Chennai Super Kings in 2013.
Mumbai Indians has won the most IPL titles, with a total of five championships to their name.
The most expensive player in IPL history is Chris Morris, who was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 16.25 crore (approximately 2.2 million USD) in the 2021 IPL auction.
The next IPL season is scheduled to start in April 2024, although the exact dates are yet to be announced.