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 IPL runs
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 most runs in IPL in the last 12 years. With a tally of 5412 runs in 177 matches for RCB, Kohli is the leading run-scorer in IPL history.
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Most IPL wickets
Imran Tahir picked 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.
Most IPL centuries
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.
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Highest IPL score
Jony Bairstow holds the record for the highest IPL score by a batman in 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.
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.
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 5412 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.