IPL: History and Stats

In our very first coverage of IPL 2020, we peeked into the future by reviewing the favorites of the upcoming season. In this edition of IPL 2020 coverage, let us look into the past, where we explore the history of this world-class T20 league.

IPL Team Records:

Till the 12th edition, a total of 14 franchise teams have participated in the IPL competition:

1. Mumbai Indians
2. Chennai Super Kings
3. Kings XI Punjab
4. Kolkata Knight Riders
5. Delhi Daredevils
6. Delhi Capitals
7. Gujarat Lions
8. Pune Warriors India
9. Rising Pune Supergiant
10. Rajasthan Royals
11. Kochi Tuskers Kerala
12. Deccan Chargers
13. Sunrisers Hyderabad
14. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kochi Tuskers Kerala holds the record of playing only one – least number of seasons – in the history of IPL. Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have played all 12 seasons.

If Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the existent franchises without an IPL title, Deccan Chargers are the only non-existent franchise to win a title.

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IPL: Outstanding Stats

Most Runs: No surprise here that current Indian skipper Virat Kohli leads the list with 5412 runs

Most Wickets: IPL veteran of all 12 seasons, Lasith Malinga holds this record with 170 wickets

Most Matches: Indian IPL regular Suresh Raina holds this record of playing 193 matches across 12 seasons

Most Matches as Umpire: S Ravi with 109 matches

Fastest Century: Chris Gayle in just 30 balls

Fastest Half-Century: KL Rahul in just 14 balls

Best Bowling Spell: Alzari Joseph with 6-12

Most Maiden Overs: Praveen Kumar with 101 Overs

IPL: Dubious Stats

Most ducks: 13 each for Harbhajan Singh and Parthiv Patel

Most Runs Conceded: 70 in 4 overs by Basil Thampi

Most losses as a captain: Virat Kohli with 69 losses

Lowest Batting Total: 49 by Royal Challengers Bangalore

Surprise Packages

Sunil Narine is second in the “fastest 50” list with just 15 balls

Parthiv Patel has played for Six franchises (Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Deccan Chargers)

Suresh Raina has taken more catches (102) than any wicket-keeper (101 catches by Dinesh Kartik)

James Faulkner still holds the record of most number of five-for (2) along with Jaydev Unadkat

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