5 The number of players, who have appeared in 100 or more IPL matches — representing just one franchise throughout their career. Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah is the latest entrant to this exclusive list. He achieved this landmark when he appeared for MI in the opening match of the second leg of the 2021 IPL edition in Dubai, against CSK.
100 or more IPL matches while playing for just one franchise
Note: *Except for Malinga, the rest are still playing in the IPL
*On September 20, 2021 (the next day after Bumrah’s milestone) Kohli became the first player to appear in 200 IPL matches and he did this for just one franchise!
6 The number of top-order batsmen who have been dismissed for a golden duck on most occasions in IPL cricket. AB de Villiers is the recent entrant to this dubious list, when he was dismissed off the first ball against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on September 20, 2021.
Most number of golden ducks by top order batsmen in IPL
+ includes one duck without facing a ball
++ includes two ducks without facing a ball
5 The number of occasions batting sides have won with 60 or more balls to spare, while chasing a target in IPL history. KKR’s nine wicket victory with 60 balls to spare against RCB in Abu Dhabi on September 20, 2021 is the fifth such occasion in IPL cricket.
Victories in IPL cricket with margins of 60 or more balls to spare
80 The number of innings, KL Rahul took to reach 3000 runs in IPL cricket. He did so during his knock of 49 for the Punjab Kings against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai on September 21, 2021. He thus became he second quickest to reach this landmark — in fewest number of innings than any of the 18 batsmen in IPL history who have the distinction of going past the 3000-run mark. His current team-mate Chris Gayle, who holds this record, did so in just 75 innings.
Quickest to reach 3000 IPL runs — fewest innings
Note: In terms of matches, too, Rahul (89) is behind Gayle (76)
4 The number of 100-plus opening stands between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal in IPL. They became the fourth opening pair to achieve this during the 120-run stand in Dubai on September 21, 2021 against Rajasthan Royals. Unfortunately, the Punjab pair had ended on the losing side on all the four occasions. This is indeed a dubious record for this pair since no other opening pairs have managed to lose the IPL match more than once (10 other pairs with a 100-plus opening stand have lost the game).
Most 100-plus opening stands by a pair in IPL cricket
The four 100-plus opening stands between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal in IPL cricket (all for Punjab Kings)
2 The number of players, younger than Arshdeep Singh, to claim a five-wicket haul in IPL cricket. Incidentally, only five bowlers have managed to do so under the age of 23 years. Unfortunately for Arshdeep, he is the only one in this list to be involved in a losing cause.
Youngest to claim a five-wicket haul in IPL cricket
6 The number of occasions Shikhar Dhawan has now made 400-plus runs in consecutive years in the IPL. During his knock of 42 for Delhi against Hyderabad in Dubai on September 22, 2021, Dhawan became the first batsman in 2021 to aggregate 400-plus runs in IPL. By doing so, he has now become only the third batsman in IPL history to aggregate 400-plus runs in six or consecutive editions. Suresh Raina and David Warner have done it on seven consecutive occasions. Incidentally, this was the eighth occasion Shikhar Dhawan has managed to cross the 400-run mark in a single edition. Only Suresh Raina has done it more times (9) than Dhawan.
Batsmen with 400+ runs in six or more consecutive editions of the IPL
Suresh Raina (CSK)
David Warner (DC/SRH)
+ for Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan (SRH/DC)
Note: For Delhi Capitals since 2019
All records are updated and correct as of September 22, 2021