Do You Know The Amazing Facts About Indian Premier League?

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Indian Premier League (IPL) is back and it’s a big reason for joy for all cricket loving fans. The name IPL is synonymous to enjoyment for all cricket lovers around the world. A sport has no religion and this is very much visible in the IPL because cricket enthusiasts located in every country keep a close watch on the IPL points table when the tournament takes off. This year's IPL schedule has already been published and will start from 5th April and end on 21st May 2017. People of all age groups are just eagerly waiting to cheer their favorite teams. The atmosphere has already started to build up for this professional Twenty20 cricket league. Children, youngsters, and elders have already made plans to watch the extremely thrilling cricket matches. Cricket admirers are anxiously waiting to see their favorite Indian and overseas cricketers play in the same team. Since the inception of the IPL tournament, people have witnessed exciting encounters which have gone down to the last ball. Some IPL teams are packed with star cricketers that can change the match on their day. The best part of this format is that batsman tries for the bigger shots right from the first ball, so the crowd is up for some great entertainment. Here, we present IPL facts that are amazing and you will surely enjoy reading it.

Here Are Few Astonishing IPL Facts

IPL 2017

IPL 2017 is the tenth season of this fascinating professional Twenty20 cricket league which already has made headlines on every newspaper and news channel. Some of the big hitters of the game like Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kieron Pollard, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Corey Anderson and Chris Gayle are part of Indian Premier League 2017. Here are some of the IPL facts and trivia which you might not be aware of:

  • IPL is the first professional Twenty 20 cricket league of its kind that kicked off without recognition from ICC (International Cricket Council) and has done superbly well
  • The first tournament took place in the year 2008 and was immensely popular among the fans as overseas players and Indian players were playing on the same team
  • Over years, changes have been made to the format of this tournament and now there are 8 teams in IPL.
  • This year IPL 2017 teams are Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore

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  • The opening match of the tournament will take place between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 5th April at Hyderabad and is expected to record turnout.
  • IPL 2017 broadcasting rights have been awarded to Set MAX, Sony Six and Sony ESPN for India, Nepal, and Bhutan.
  • Indian Captian Virat Kohli, who is also the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, holds the record for most runs in the IPL history till now. He has scored 4110 runs in 131 matches.

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  • Sri Lankan speed-star Lasith Malinga holds the record for maximum wickets. He has taken 143 wickets in 98 matches.
  • There have been numerous youngsters that have made headlines in the IPL recently. Young Sarfaraz Khan who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore currently,  was only 10 when IPL started.
  • Among all the IPL facts, this one will surprise you for sure. Former Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has played for six different franchises Chennai Super Kings, Kochi, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
  • In 2009, IPL was hosted by South Africa. This is the only occasion when IPL was shifted outside India due to Indian general elections.

IPL 2017 teams

  • Mumbai Indians has won the maximum matches till date, 80 out of 140 matches.
  • The record for highest team total is 263/5 scored by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in the year 2013.
  • Rajasthan Royals hold the record for the lowest total that is 58. They were dismissed for this cheap total by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009.
  • West Indian ace batsman Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest individual score. He scored 175 runs and just took 66 balls to achieve it.
  • One of the other IPL facts that you will be surely interested to know is who has hit most sixes in an innings. Well, the answer is obvious- the Jamaican giant Chris Gayle. He has a count of 243 sixes in just 88 innings.
  • In IPL, a team can acquire a player by taking part in the annual auction, signing uncapped players, signing replacements, selecting domestic players or by trading players.
  • Any team in IPL cannot have more than 4 foreign players in the playing squad.
  • You might be little surprised to read about one these IPL facts associated with the prize money. The winner of the title gets a prize money of around 7 million USD.
  • The top scorer of the tournament gets the Orange cap and the top-wicket taker gets the Purple cap.
  • Chris Gayle remained unsold in the 2011 auction and is currently the most demanded player.

Hope you must have loved reading the above IPL facts. Visit us back for more interesting write-ups on Indian premier league 2017. Do like & share this article with all the cricket crazy fans that you know.

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