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

Suresh Raina4544
Virat Kohli4418
Rohit Sharma4222
Gautam Gambhir4132
David Warner4014
Robin Uthappa3778

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)

PlayerScoring Rate
Ben Cutting187.88
Luke Wright176.67
Sarfraz Khan173.53
Andre Russell173.41
Kevon Cooper170.59
Chris Morris165.66

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

David Warner36
Gautam Gambhir35
Rohit Sharma32
Suresh Raina31
Virat Kohli30
Shikhar Dhawan28

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

PlayerBalls Faced
Yusuf Pathan15
Sunil Narine15
Suresh Raina16

Fastest Hundreds in IPL

PlayerBalls Faced
Chris Gayle30
Yusuf Pathan37
David Miller38
Adam Gilchrist42

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

Lasith Malinga154
Amit Mishra134
Harbhajan Singh127
Piyush Chawla126
Dwayne Bravo122

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)

Washington Sundar6.16
Ajith Chandila6.20
Shaun Pollock6.25
Sunil Narine6.32

Most Runs conceded in an innings

PlayerRuns conceded
Ishant Sharma66
Umesh Yadav65
Sandeep Sharma65
Ashoke Dinda63
Varun Aaron63

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

Chris Gayle1073/21
Shane Watson893/19
Yuvraj Singh834/35
Paul Valthaty754/29
Yuvraj Singh664/29

Fastest to 500 runs and 50 wickets in IPL

PlayerMatches taken
Albie Morkel47
Irfan Pathan46
Axar Patel52

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.

Source: Cricketcountry.com

Youngest Centurions in IPL

Manish PandeyRoyal Challengers Bangalore19y 253d
Sanju SamsonDelhi Daredevils22y 151d
Quinton De KockDelhi Daredevils23y 122d
David WarnerDelhi Daredevils23y 153d

Youngest bowlers to take Five wicket hauls in IPL

Jaydev UnadkatRoyal Challengers Bangalore21y 204d
Ishant SharmaDeccan Chargers22y 237d
James FaulknerRajasthan Royals22y 363d

*Stats updated as on 06-04-2018