IPL 11 Stats Preview: A look back into 10 years of Indian Premier League

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Eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off yesterday at the Wankhede after a star studded opening ceremony. The fans need to brace themselves for a long 2 month season of fun, entertainment. In my honest view, this could be the season that will be the most entertaining of them all. I have reasons for my hypothesis as well. Point 1 is the 2 stalwarts of the Indian Premier League (IPL) are back in the hunt. IPL is really no IPL without Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Superking. Point 2 is the fact that some players are back for their old franchises makes me feel we are back in 2008. MS Dhoni is back for Chennai Superkings, Yuvraj Singh back for Kings XI Punjab, Shane Warne back in Rajasthan and Gautam Gambhir back in his den. As we had a fresh auction prior to the start, teams have come up with well sorted out strategies. Teams like Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Superkings have decided to retain their core and add a few additions. But then teams like Kolkata Knightriders and Kings XI Punjab have decided to start afresh and build a winning team.Much to look forward this year, can’t wait to witness the two month old extravaganza. Players like Malinga, Hashim Amla, Ross Taylor would not be playing a part in this IPL. This would raise some eyebrows, but still we have talent aplenty.

It is time we look at some stunning numbers from the Indian Premier League (IPL). We have put in great effort in digging some number crunching stats on your behalf.

Most Runs in IPL

Player Runs
Suresh Raina 4544
Virat Kohli 4418
Rohit Sharma 4222
Gautam Gambhir 4132
David Warner 4014
Robin Uthappa 3778

In T20 cricket, a good batting average is often considered to be in the 30s and the early 40s. But average does not hold good in this format, but what really counts is the scoring rate.

Highest Scoring Rates (Min.60 balls faced)

Player Scoring Rate
Ben Cutting 187.88
Luke Wright 176.67
Sarfraz Khan 173.53
Andre Russell 173.41
Kevon Cooper 170.59
Chris Morris 165.66

We have seen the men with the highest scoring rate, we can see some of the individual milestones. Since the format is limited to just 20 overs, let us see the men with most fifties.

Most Fifties in IPL

Player Fifties
David Warner 36
Gautam Gambhir 35
Rohit Sharma 32
Suresh Raina 31
Virat Kohli 30
Shikhar Dhawan 28

Gautam Gambhir is a hot favourite to beat Warner for the most fifties in IPL, now lets have a look at the fastest fifties and hundreds in IPL

Fastest Fifties in IPL

Player Balls Faced
Yusuf Pathan 15
Sunil Narine 15
Suresh Raina 16

Fastest Hundreds in IPL

Player Balls Faced
Chris Gayle 30
Yusuf Pathan 37
David Miller 38
Adam Gilchrist 42

We have looked some of the batting stats in IPL, now lets take a look at the bowling stats as well.

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Most Wickets in IPL

Player Wickets
Lasith Malinga 154
Amit Mishra 134
Harbhajan Singh 127
Piyush Chawla 126
Dwayne Bravo 122

Bowlers in T20 cricket are not measured just by the wickets they take, but also their economy rate. So keeping their economy rates under control is key.

Best Economy Rates in IPL (Min.innings 10)

Player Econ.Rate
Washington Sundar 6.16
Ajith Chandila 6.20
Shaun Pollock 6.25
Sunil Narine 6.32

Most Runs conceded in an innings

Player Runs conceded
Ishant Sharma 66
Umesh Yadav 65
Sandeep Sharma 65
Ashoke Dinda 63
Varun Aaron 63

The all-rounders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) plays a pivotal role in every team. This is the very reason they have sizeable price tags.

50 runs and 3 wickets in same match

Player Runs Wickets
Chris Gayle 107 3/21
Shane Watson 89 3/19
Yuvraj Singh 83 4/35
Paul Valthaty 75 4/29
Yuvraj Singh 66 4/29

Fastest to 500 runs and 50 wickets in IPL

Player Matches taken
Albie Morkel 47
Irfan Pathan 46
Axar Patel 52

Along with these stats, a few stats which shows the true strength of the IPL. That is how the young brigade have fared in the Indian Premier League.

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Youngest Centurions in IPL

Player Team Age
Manish Pandey Royal Challengers Bangalore 19y 253d
Sanju Samson Delhi Daredevils 22y 151d
Quinton De Kock Delhi Daredevils 23y 122d
David Warner Delhi Daredevils 23y 153d

Youngest bowlers to take Five wicket hauls in IPL

Player Team Age
Jaydev Unadkat Royal Challengers Bangalore 21y 204d
Ishant Sharma Deccan Chargers 22y 237d
James Faulkner Rajasthan Royals 22y 363d

*Stats updated as on 06-04-2018