The 11th season of the Indian Premier League is set to kick-start on April 7 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will be taking on two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to start India’s own T20 league. The match between MI and CSK will start at 8:00 PM. The toss will be held at 7: 30 PM. Before the inaugural game, Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra and Jacqueline Fernandez will perform at the opening ceremony of IPL 2008.
Before the start of the IPL season 11, let’s have a look at some interesting stats from the last ten seasons of the cash-rich tournament.
Suresh Raina, who is back with CSK side for IPL 2018 season, is the leading run-scorer in IPL. In 161 matches so far, Raina has scored 4540 runs with 100 not out is his highest score. RCB skipper Virat Kohli is at No 2 with 4418 runs, followed by MI skipper Rohit Sharma (4207 runs) and DD’s new captain Gautam Gambhir (4132).
Chris Gayle, who will be representing Kings XI Punjab in this IPL season, is the at No 1 on the list of highest individual scores with 175 not out. He achieved this milestone while playing for RCB in 2013. Brendon McCullum is at No 2 with 158 not out.
Chirs Gayle is again leading the list of most sixes by a batsman. In 101 matches so far, Gayle has cleared the ropes for 265 times. Suresh Raina is at No 2 with 173 sixes to his name.
With 154 wickets in his kitty, Lasith Malinga is the No 1 bowler on the list of most wicket takers. Amit Mishra is at No 2 with 134 wickets to his name.
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Sohail Tanvir with 6 wickets in a match against Chennai Super Kings in 2008 season of the IPL, is at No 1 on the list. Adam Zampa is at No 2 with a same number of wickets but with a higher economy rate.
Sunrisers Hyderabad strike bowler Amit Mishra is at No 1 with most hat-tricks in IPL history. He claimed three hat-tricks so for. Below is the list:
Amit Mishra (2008, 2011, 2013), Yuvraj Singh (2009), Makhaya Ntini (2008), Ajit Chandila (2012), Samuel Badree (2017), Rohit Sharma (2009), Pravin Tambe (2014), Jaydev Unadkat (2017), Axar Patel (2016), Lakshmipathy Balaji (2008), Shane Watson (2014), Sunil Narine (2013), Praveen Kumar (2010).
The IPL 2018 season will continue till May 27 with finals being played at the Wankhede Stadium.