IPL 27 Interesting Facts

27 Mindblowing Facts of IPL

IPL 2020
IPL is one of the most popular cricket leagues in the entire world. And IPL 2020 is the 13th season of IPL, which start from 29th March, in the inaugural match defending champions Mumbai Indians collide with Chennai Super Kings. Here we don't include facts that are commonly known. 
 Let's look at some amazing facts of IPL and IPL Players.
  1. The most expensive player ever in the history of IPL has been Yuvraj Singh. He was bought for INR 16 Crore by Delhi Daredevils in IPL 8.
  2.  Pat Cummins is the most expensive foreign and 2nd most expensive player ever behind Yuvraj in the history of IPL. KKR bought Cummins with whooping  15.50 crore INR in IPL 2020 auction.
  3. Jaydev Unadkat is the most costliest Indian Bowler in IPL history.
  4.  Amit Mishra "Mr Hattrick" is the bowler with most Hattricks in IPL history, three hattricks and Laxmipathy Balaji took the First hattrick of IPL history.
  5.  James Faulkner is the only bowler to achieve Five wicket haul twice in IPL history.
  6. Praveen Kumar is the bowler who has bowled the most number of maiden overs in the history of IPL. He has bowled 14 maiden overs and him also the bowled the first over of the very first season of IPL.
  7. Dale Steyn holds the record of most number of dot balls in one IPL Season. In 17 matches. He bowled 212 dot balls out of a total of 407 balls in IPL 2013.
  8.  Harbhajan Singh has bowled the most number of overs (518.2) in the history of the IPL and also has registered the most number of dot balls (1128).
  9. Sohail Tanvir won the First purple cap in the inaugural season of IPL 2008.
  10.  Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only player to won Purple cap twice in consecutive seasons (2016&2017), and Bravo also won twice in 2013 and 2015.
  11.   Ashish Nehra for DD and Fidel Edwards for DC the two bowlers who bowl the most economical over in the history of IPL, They both conceded six runs in his four overs with one maiden over each and one wicket each in IPL 2009 South Africa.
  12. Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker in IPL with a total of 154 wickets in 110 matches.
  13.  Sanath Jayasuriya won the first maximum sixes award in IPL 2008, and Chris Gayle won this award maximum four times.
  14.  David Warner(2015,2017,2019) won Orange cup maximum three times, and Chris Gayle(2011,2012) won Orange cap twice.
  15. Out of 12 seasons, seven times Orange cap won by Australian batsmen, three orange cap won by 3 Indian Players Sachin, Robin, Virat.
  16. Chennai won the maximum six times fair play award.
  17. Chennai Super Kings is the only team who doesn't change his caption in any season.
  18. Sunil Narine(2012,2018), Shane Watson(2008,2013), Andre Russell(2015,2019) each won MVP Award twice.
  19.  Zaheer Khan is the only player who is a part of the very 1st game and 500th game of the IPL.
  20. Mumbai Indians won 4 IPL Titles, Chennai Super Kings and KKR won 3 IPL titles.
  21. CSK play the most Finals in IPL history eight times.
  22. CSK lost five finals maximum in the history of IPL.
  23. Chennai Super Kings has the highest winning ratio of 60.42% in IPL.
  24.  RCB holds the record for making the highest(263- 5 ) and the lowest score(49-10) in an IPL match.
  25.  AB de Villiers(RCB) and Kieron Pollard(MI) are the only two overseas players who have played more than 100 matches for a single franchise.
  26.  Kolkata Knight Riders hold the record for most consecutive wins in a single season of IPL In 2014 KKR won 9 matches consecutively.
  27. David Warner holds the record for most half-centuries 37 in IPL.


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