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Ahead of the IPL 2021 start, Sky Sports Cricket’s Benedict Bermange has 10 stats you might not have heard to get you back into the T20 mood!

In addition to being the main wicket taker in IPL history with 170 wickets, Lasith Malinga played 515 yorkers in his IPL career which spanned from 2009 to 2019, more than double the any other bowler

However, an IPL record that Malinga does not hold is the most successive innings with at least one wicket Dwayne Bravo has won wickets in 27 consecutive matches in which he played from May 17, 2012 until April 22, 2015

There have been 19 hat tricks in the competition so far, with Amit Mishra the Leg Spinner leading the way with three of them – all for different teams He achieved the feat for Delhi in 2008, Deccan in 2011 and Sunrisers in 2013.The only other bowler with multiple hat tricks in the IPL is – surprisingly – Yuvraj Singh, who won three of three for Kings XI Punjab twice. in 17 days in 2009

There is no mystery to leading six hits in the history of the competition It is Chris Gayle, who has a huge lead over the next player on the list – AB de Villiers With an average Gayle of six running 85 meters, that equates to almost 18 and a half miles six of the West Indian bat

A total of 584 players have participated in the IPL so far, 12 of which have played in the 13 editions of the IPL It is possible to build a squad from this roster, but it is rather light on bowling to say the least!

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla, Amit Mishra, Dhawal Kulkarni 12th man: Wriddhiman Saha


Spare a thought for Chetanya Nanda, Veer Pratap Singh, Sunny Gupta, Shivil Kaushik, Sandeep Lamichhane and Joe Denly, who all faced just one delivery in their IPL careers and were fired by her Of course, some of the these players have every chance to correct this problem

The Kings XI Punjab team that faced Bangalore Royal Challengers in Mohali on May 12, 2008 had an average age of just 24 years and 73 days, the youngest in the competition

Conversely, the Super Kings Chennai of MS Dhoni ‘Dad’s Army’ faced the Mumbai Indians in Chennai on May 7, 2019 with an average age of 34 years 311 days, the oldest to ever take the field in the history of the tournament

As for age, when the Gujarat Lions faced Delhi Daredevils in Delhi on April 27, 2016, they had Pravin Tambe, 44, alongside Ishan Kishan, 17, on their side a record 27 years of separation their

Jacques Kallis has perhaps been unfairly described as a slow goalscorer – certainly in the longest form of the game However, there is an IPL record that he holds between March 14 and 23, 2010 he made successive scores of 65no, 89no, 44no, 66no and 19 – a total of 283 races between layoffs, the highest number in IPL history

Rohit Sharma has been involved in 35 run outs in his IPL career, one more than Sky Sports new boy Dinesh Karthik Each of the top three in this regard has managed to exhaust his partners on far more occasions than they themselves were not the victim:

Aaron Finch played for ten different years in the IPL and surprisingly represented eight different teams, two more than anyone else. In chronological order, he played for:

Suresh Raina has accomplished a lot in his IPL career, and he is unique in one respect. When he captained the Chennai Super Kings in two matches on March 19 and 21, 2010, he was the youngest player in their team, the only occasions in IPL history where the youngest player on the team was also the captain

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