IPL 2020: 1 Day to go – The best of IPL from 2008 to 2019

The king of all tournaments, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is back with its 13th edition and the fans can’t wait…

The king of all tournaments, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is back with its 13th edition and the fans can’t wait for the action to start. The first match of the IPL 2020 edition will see MI vs CSK lock horns.

Mumbai Indians are the defending champions and will looking to extend it while MS Dhoni’s CSK will get off to a winning not in a bid to secure their 4th IPL title and level terms with their rivals.

With just 1 Day to go, here is a look at the event’s statistical highlights from the past editions.

1. Top run-scorer (Virat Kohli)

RCB skipper Virat Kohli is the highest run-getter in IPL history, having amassed a total of 5412 runs in the last 12 editions of the tournament. He is followed by Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina (5368) and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma (4898).

2. Top wicket-taker (Lasith Malinga)

4 time IPL winner with Mumbai Indians, Lasith Malinga, who has opted out of this year’s IPL, is the highest wicket-taker in IPL with 170 scalps in 122 matches at an average of 19.8 and economy of 7.14. He is followed by Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra (157) and CSK’s Harbhajan Singh (150), who has also pulled out citing personal reasons.

3. Most 4 wicket hauls (Sunil Narine)

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine holds the record for most four-wicket hauls. He took four wickets or more six times in 110 matches at an economy of 6.67. Malinga, who also took six four-wicket hauls, is in the second position with an economy rate of 7.14.

4. Most Maidens (Praveen Kumar)

Former India seamer Praveen Kumar, who has played for multiple IPL teams, bowled 14 maidens in 119 matches, the most by a bowler in the history of the tournament. Former pacer Irfan Pathan (10) and Mumbai Indians’ Dhawal Kulkarni (8) are second and third in the list.

5. Highest ever total (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Royal Challengers Bangalore holds the record of amassing the highest totals in IPL history, scoring 263-5 and 248-3 against now-defunct teams — Pune Warriors and Gujarat Lions respectively in 2013 and 2016. Chennai Super Kings holds the third position in the list with a score of 246-5 against Rajasthan Royals in 2010.

6. Most sixes (Chris Gayle)

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, who will play for Kings XI Punjab, has hit a whopping 326 sixes in IPL to top the list of players with most sixes. RCB’s AB de Villiers and CSK’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni occupy the second and third spots with 357 and 297 sixes respectively.

7. Most hat-tricks (Amit Mishra)

DC’s Amit Mishra has the most number of hat-tricks in the IPL. He has so far taken three hat-tricks in 147 matches. Former Mumbai Indians all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and CSK’s Sam Curran occupy the second and third spots with two and one hat-trick respectively.

8. Fastest Fifty (KL Rahul)

Kings XI Punjab skipper K L Rahul’s 51 off 14 balls against Delhi Capitals in 2018 is the fastest fifty in IPL, followed by the KKR duo of Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine, who achieved the feat in 15 balls in 2014 and 2017 respectively.

9. Most centuries (Chris Gayle)

#Gayle also holds the record for most number of centuries, having scored six tons, followed by Kohli (5) and Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner (4), who has the most number of 50s, a whopping 44

10.Highest individual score (Chirs Gayle)

Gayle also posted the highest individual score in IPL, piling up an unbeaten 175 off 66 balls against Pune Warriors in 2013 which is also the fastest hundred in the tournament. Former Kolkata Knight Riders batsman and current coach Brendon McCullum (158 not out) and de Villiers (133 not out) are in the second and third positions in the list of highest score respectively.

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