IPL 2024 Preview: New Captain; Rishabh Pant comeback and Many More

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That time of the year again. The biggest extravaganza in world cricket is about to come forth. The wait is finally over and IPL 2024 is here to enthrall the imaginations of every cricket aficionado. This year’s IPL schedules have also been affected by the elections taking place in April and May.

IPL 2024: When and which teams for season opener ?

IPL 2024 gets underway on March 22 with the first match at Chennai MA Chidambaram Stadium at 8:00 PM with the defending champions Chennai Super Kings confronting Royal Challengers Bangalore. The final is expected to be played on May 26.

Top changes post IPL 2023

  • Mumbai Indians came up with the biggest surprise and talking point of all. Hardik Pandya moved back to the Mumbai Indians. Wait, thats not it – 5 times IPL winning captain Rohit Sharma was replaced as captain by Hardik much to the awe and shock of the fans. But take nothing from Hardik, he is an IPL winning captain himself with Gujarat Titans. This should be interesting !
  • The return of Rishabh Pant. Ever since being sidelined from action in 2022 over a serious car accident, he is all cleared and all set to captain Delhi Capitals once again. A year ago he wasn’t sure about playing cricket or donning the gloves again and here is everyone’s favourite Rishabh Pant.
  • Gujarat Titans have a new captain – Shubman Gill. Last 2 sesons under Hardik saw GT attain consistency. Now that Hardik gone, GT will have to pull up the strings together and maintain the momentum for the franchise.
  • Shreyas Iyer missed last year’s IPL due to injury. He is back and will replace Nitish Rana as captain. Kolkata Knight Riders has also roped in one of their most successful captain and mentor Gautam Gambhir as mentor. On the field or Off the field you can’t keep Gambhir’s passion and grit away.
  • Pat Cummins can’t do nothing wrong, can he ? Well, that’s exactly what the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise thinks too. After successfully lifting the world cup for Australia, he is back here to bring success for the Orange Army. Pat Cummins replaces Aiden Markram as captain.
  • Well you also know Dhoni will be available and once again donning the captain’s duties for Chennai Super Kings.

IPL Stats Preview: T20s Performances since IPL 2023

Finn Allen1549013732.66167.80
Suryakumar Yadav1146610042.36157.96
Glenn Philips1543270*39.27138.90
Yashaswi Jaiswal1540284*28.71154.02
Nicolas Pooran133628227.84152.74
Brandon King1234685*34.60136.22
Mitchell Marsh0834692*69.20170.44
Ruturaj Gaikwad08340123*68.00151.11
Rovman Powell123406334.00166.66
Tilak Varma1433455*37.11144.58

*Stats updated until 20th March, 2023*

IPL Stats Preview: Most Runs scored in a single IPL season

Virat Kohli1697381.08
Shubman Gill1789059.33
Jos Buttler1786357.53
David Warner1784860.57
Kane Williamson1773552.50
Chris Gayle1473361.08
Michael Hussey1773352.35
Faf Du Plessis1473056.15
Chris Gayle1670859.00
David Warner1269269.20

*Stats updated until 20th March, 2023*

IPL Stats Preview: Most 50+ scores in IPL

PlayerInningsRuns50+ scores
David Warner1766,39765
Virat Kohli2297,26357
Shikhar Dhawan2166,61752
Ab Devilliers1705,16243
Rohit Sharma2386,21143
Suresh Raina2005,52840
KL Rahul1094,16337
Chris Gayle1414,96537
Gautam Gambhir1524,21736
Faf Duplessis1234,13333

*Stats updated until 20th March, 2023*

This year’s IPL becomes all the more important with the T20 World Cup around the corner. Even though the team goals will be the primary aim, every individual will be looking forward to gain competitive edge over the other. All hands crossed for the big curtain raiser and the first match on Friday, March 22nd.