Interesting IPL Facts That Even A diehard Fan Would Be Surprised To Know
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- Ati Aggarwal
- April 13, 2022
The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League has already begun, with CSK taking on KKR in the opening game. So, fans have gotten involved with the competition. We’ve looked into some little-known, exciting facts about IPL. Even the most diehard fans will be surprised by what they read in this blog.
The Indian Premier League has been a favorite since its start in 2008. IPL is loved not just by Indians but also by people from all across the world. So, without further ado, let’s look at some intriguing details about IPL that most people are unaware of.
The Only Team To Never Have Participated In The IPL Finale:
The IPL’s final has been played fourteen times, and there is one team that has never appeared in it. Can you guess who it is? You are correct if you guessed Delhi Daredevils (DD) now Delhi Capitals. Delhi has been participating in the IPL since 2008, but has yet to reach the final.
The Delhi franchise will be hoping to change that this season and will be looking to build on their strong performances in the last two seasons.
The team that has played the most IPL finals
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has appeared in nine finals. They are followed by Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who made it to the final on seven occasions.
Teams With Most IPL Title Wins
Mumbai Indians have won several league titles, making them the most successful franchise. The Chennai Super Kings have won four titles, the Kolkata Knight Riders two titles, and the other two champions are the Deccan Chargers, Rajasthan Royals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Team With Most IPL Final Losses
This fact is self-evident given the previous facts. However, for someone unfamiliar with those previous facts, this will be a new piece of information about IPL. This fact is that the team with the most IPL final losses is also the same team that has reached the IPL finals the most number of times. That team is Chennai Super Kings.
Most Dot Balls In IPL
Harbhajan Singh has bowled 1,249 dots. These are the most dot balls delivered by any player in this tournament’s history. Ravichandran Ashwin is next with 1,215 dot deliveries.
Most Maiden Overs In IPL
At 14, Praveen Kumar is the IPL bowler with the most maiden overs. Intriguingly, 10 and 9 maiden overs are taken by Indian players for the second and third places, respectively. 10 maiden overs have been bowled by Irfan Pathan, whereas Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled 9.
Most Ducks In IPL History
A batsman dreads being dismissed for a duck in any form of cricket. It’s true in T20 and the IPL. Harbhajan Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla and Rohit Sharma are the six players who have amassed the most ducks in their IPL careers (13).
Most Sixes In IPL History
Chris Gayle (355) and AB de Villiers (250) occupy the first two spots for the most number of sixes in IPL history. Suresh Raina is a distant third with 171 maximums.
Most Matches As Captain In IPL
The leader in this category is MS Dhoni, who has captained the Chennai Super Kings in 204 matches. Second, on the list is Virat Kohli with 140 matches.
Fastest Half-Century In IPL
Although his career with the IPL has had some good and bad moments, Rahul is considered one of the best ball strikers in the tournament. While playing for the Punjab Kings in April 2018, Rahul hit a 14-ball half-century against the Delhi Capitals, which is still the fastest half-century in IPL history.
Most Expensive Buy In IPL Auction 2022
After the two-day auction, Ishan Kishan was sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore, becoming the most expensive player sold. Mumbai Indian had purchased him for Rs 15.25 crore on Day 1. The Mumbai Indians bought Kishan in a bidding war with the SunRisers Hyderabad. He will compete for Mumbai Indians in IPL 15.
The IPL has seen some tremendous cricketing action over the years. With the 2022 season just starting, fans can expect more of the same. We hope you enjoyed reading these interesting facts about the IPL. Stay tuned for more such facts and information about your favourite tournament.
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