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IPL records and stats

Indian Premier League (IPL) has given a huge boost to world cricket in unearthing the raw local talent from various countries, especially India. After the inaugural IPL edition in 2008, the season has grown by leaps and bounds to emerge as the most widely followed T20 league around the globe. Here’s a list of some all-time IPL records and stats:

Most Matches in IPL History | Most IPL appearances

MS Dhoni CSK skipper
MS Dhoni has played matches for any player in IPL history

In his illustrious IPL career, MS Dhoni added another feather to his cap when he took the field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dream11 IPL 2020 on October 2. Dhoni went past Suresh Raina’s tally of 193 IPL matches to make most appearances in IPL history. While playing against SRH, Dhoni made his 194th IPL appearance in the last 12 years. The CSK skipper is closely followed by Raina and Rohit Sharma with 193 and 192 matches in IPL respectively. Here’s a look at the list of players with the most appearances in IPL history.

On October 19, Dhoni will become the first player in IPL history to feature in 200 IPL matches. CSK will lock horns against Rajasthan Royals while skipper Dhoni makes his 200th T20 appearance in the IPL. Out of 199 IPL appearances so far, Dhoni has played 169 matches for CSK while featured in 30 games for RPSG between 2016 and 2017.

S.NO Player Teams Matches Played Span
1. MS Dhoni CSK, RPSG 199* 2008-2020
2. Rohit Sharma MI, DC 197 2008-2020
3. Suresh Raina CSK, GL 192 2008-2019
4. Dinesh Karthik DD, GL, KXIP, KKR, RCB, MI 191 2008-2020
5. Virat Kohli RCB 186 2008-2020
(Stats updated till Oct 18)

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Most runs in IPL history

Virat Kohli has scored most runs in IPL
Virat Kohli has scored most runs in IPL (Pic Credits: NDTV Sports)

David Warner scored the most runs in IPL 2019. Warner won the Orange Cap in IPL 2019 after scoring 692 runs at an average of 69.2 in 12 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in IPL in the last 12 years. With a tally of 5542 runs in 182 matches for RCB, Kohli is the leading run-scorer in IPL history.

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1
Virat Kohli
186 178 29 5759 113 38.65 4,384 131.36 5 38 498 199
2
Suresh Raina
193 189 28 5368 100* 33.34 3,914 137.14 1 38 493 194
3
Rohit Sharma
197 192 28 5158 109* 31.45 3,945 130.74 1 38 453 209
4
David Warner
135 135 18 5037 126 43.05 3,571 141.05 4 46 485 189
5
Shikhar Dhawan
168 167 23 4938 101* 34.29 3,920 125.96 1 39 563 103
6
AB de Villiers
163 151 36 4680 133* 40.69 3,056 153.14 3 37 378 231
7
MS Dhoni
199 178 68 4568 84* 41.52 3,318 137.67 0 23 306 215
8
Chris Gayle
127 126 15 4561 175* 41.09 3,035 150.28 6 29 371 333
9
Robin Uthappa
184 177 17 4535 87 28.34 3,486 130.09 0 24 449 159
10
Gautam Gambhir
154 152 17 4217 93 31.23 3,404 123.88 0 36 491 59
(Stats updated till Oct 18)

 

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Most wickets in IPL

Lasith Malinga has picked most wickets in IPL
Lasith Malinga has picked most wickets in IPL  (Pic Credits: Sportstar)

Imran Tahir picked the most wickets in IPL 2019. Tahir won the Purple Cap in IPL 2019, bagging 26 wickets in the entire season for Chennai Super Kings. However, Lasith Malinga holds the record for most wickets in IPL. Playing for Mumbai Indians, Malinga has picked 170 wickets in 122 IPL matches and is the leading wicket-taker in IPL history.

POS PLAYER Mat Inns Ov Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
1
Lasith Malinga
122 122 471.1 3,366 170 5/13 19.80 7.14 16.62 6 1
2
Amit Mishra
150 150 526.5 3,871 160 5/17 24.19 7.34 19.75 3 1
3
Piyush Chawla
162 161 537.4 4,223 156 4/17 27.07 7.85 20.67 2 0
4
Harbhajan Singh
160 157 562.2 3,967 150 5/18 26.44 7.05 22.49 1 1
5
Dwayne Bravo
137 134 443 3,720 150 4/22 24.80 8.39 17.72 2 0
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
121 121 449.3 3,253 136 5/19 23.91 7.23 19.83 2 1
7
Ravichandran Ashwin
143 140 498.2 3,386 130 4/34 26.04 6.79 23.00 1 0
8
Sunil Narine
115 114 444.2 2,995 125 5/19 23.96 6.74 21.32 6 1
9
Umesh Yadav
121 120 420.2 3,579 119 4/24 30.07 8.51 21.19 2 0
10
Ravindra Jadeja
176 147 433.5 3,324 111 5/16 29.94 7.66 23.45 3 1

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Record for Highest run-Chase in the IPL history

Rahul Tewatia stars for RR in a successful run-chase vs KXIP
Rahul Tewatia starred for Rajasthan in the highest successful run-chase in IPL history (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rajasthan Royals chased down a target of 226 against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 at Sharjah. In doing so, Rajasthan Royals achieved the IPL record for the highest successful run-chase in the history of the tournament. The Jaipur-based franchise bettered their own record of 217/7 scored against Deccan Chargers Hyderabad in IPL 2008. Here’s a list of the top five successful highest run-chases in IPL history:

Team Score Target Opponent Season Venue
Rajasthan Royals 226/6 224 Kings XI Punjab 2020 Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Rajasthan Royals 217/7 215 Deccan Chargers 2008 Rajiv Gandhi Int’l Stadium
Delhi Capitals 214/3 209 Gujarat Lions 2017 Arun Jaitley Stadium
Kings XI Punjab 211/4 206 Sunrisers Hyderabad 2014 Rajiv Gandhi Int’l Stadium
Chennai Super Kings 208/5 206 Royal Challengers Bangalore 2012 MA. Chidambaram Stadium

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Most centuries in IPL

Chris Gayle holds the IPL record for scored most hundreds in IPL. Gayle has registered six IPL centuries in his entire playing career. Among Indians, Virat Kohli has scored most centuries in IPL history. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kohli has scored five centuries in IPL.

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1
Chris Gayle
125 124 15 4484 175* 41.13 2,969 151.02 6 28 369 326
2
Virat Kohli
177 169 26 5412 113 37.84 4,112 131.61 5 36 480 191
3
David Warner
126 126 17 4706 126 43.17 3,305 142.39 4 44 458 181
4
Shane Watson
134 130 15 3575 117* 31.08 2,562 139.53 4 19 343 177
5
AB de Villiers
154 142 32 4395 133* 39.95 2,906 151.23 3 33 357 212
6
Ajinkya Rahane
140 132 16 3820 105* 32.93 3,133 121.92 2 27 404 74
7
Brendon McCullum
109 109 5 2880 158* 27.69 2,186 131.74 2 13 293 130
8
Virender Sehwag
104 104 5 2728 122 27.55 1,755 155.44 2 16 334 106
9
Murali Vijay
103 103 5 2587 127 26.39 2,106 122.83 2 13 243 91
10
Sanju Samson
93 89 9 2209 102* 27.61 1,696 130.24 2 10 170 89

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Highest IPL score

Chris Gayle scored 175* vs PWI in IPL 2013
Chris Gayle scored the highest score in IPL vs PWI (Pic Credits: TOI)

Jony Bairstow holds the record for the highest IPL score by a batsman in IPL 2019. Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bairstow struck 114 against RCB in IPL 2019. However, Caribbean batsman Chris Gayle has scored the highest IPL score ever by a batsman in the league. In IPL 2013, Gayle scored a mammoth 175* against Pune Warriors India to record the IPL highest score. In IPL 2020, KL Rahul has scored the highest IPL score against RCB when he registered his personal best score of 132* in Dubai.

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1
Chris Gayle
125 124 15 4484 175* 41.13 2,969 151.02 6 28 369 326
2
Brendon McCullum
109 109 5 2880 158* 27.69 2,186 131.74 2 13 293 130
3
AB de Villiers
159 147 34 4550 133* 40.26 2,994 151.97 3 35 372 219
4
KL Rahul
73 64 12 2290 132* 44.03 1,660 137.95 2 18 207 91
5
Rishabh Pant
60 60 7 1912 128* 36.07 1,199 159.46 1 11 170 99
6
Murali Vijay
106 106 5 2619 127 25.93 2,149 121.87 2 13 247 91
7
David Warner
132 132 17 4933 126 42.89 3,487 141.46 4 46 477 187
8
Virender Sehwag
104 104 5 2728 122 27.55 1,755 155.44 2 16 334 106
9
Paul Valthaty
23 23 1 505 120* 22.95 418 120.81 1 2 61 20
10
Shane Watson
140 136 16 3760 117* 31.33 2,703 139.10 4 21 363 186

Highest IPL team score

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scored the highest team score in IPL 2019. At Eden Gardens, KKR posted a total of 232 for 2 against Mumbai Indians to record the highest team total in IPL 2019. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scored the highest score in IPL in 2013 against Pune warriors India. The Kohli-led side scored a mammoth 263 /5 in their 20 overs at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in IPL 2013.

Team Score RR Opposition Ground Match Date
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 263/5 13.15 Pune Warriors India (PWI) Bengaluru 2013
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 248/3 12.4 Gujarat Lions (GL) Bengaluru 2016
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 246/5 12.3 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Chennai 2010
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 245/6 12.25 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Indore 2018
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 240/5 12 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Mohali 2008
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 235/1 11.75 Mumbai Indians (MI) Mumbai 2015
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 232/2 11.6 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Dharamsala 2011
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 232/2 11.6 Mumbai Indians (MI) Kolkata 2019
Delhi Capitals (DC) 231/4 11.55 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Delhi 2011
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 231/4 11.55 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Cuttack 2014

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) / Most asked Questions

 

Q:  Who has scored most runs in IPL history?

Ans: Virat Kohli holds the IPL record for most runs in the history of the league. RCB skipper has scored 5545 runs in IPL history.

Q: Who scored most runs in IPL 2019?

Ans: David Warner scored most IPL runs in 2019. The SRH opener scored 692 runs in IPL 2019.

Q: Which player has scored the fastest 50 in IPL?

Ans: KL Rahul scored the fastest 50 in IPL 2018 in just 14 balls. He recorded this IPL stat in the first IPL match in 2018 against Delhi Capitals at Mohali.

Q: Who has scored the fastest century in IPL history?

Ans: Chris Gayle scored the fastest century in IPL in just 30 balls. He achieved this glorious IPL record against PWI in IPL 2013.

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