Skip to main content

20 Mind-Boggling IPL Facts & Records That’ll Make You Go Woah!

April 16, 2021

Written By,

Brijesh Mehta

Little Known Facts from IPL

The popularity of IPL is not only limited to the fact that matches are highly competitive and exhilarating. Different kind of records set by the teams and players are also the contributing factor for IPL popularity.

ipl 2021 facts

The records set by the teams and players remains engraved in the IPL history book and become a fact. Free IPL betting tips and Facts stimulate your brain with new information/ideas that expand your overall awareness.

Today we’ve presented you with the 20 mind-boggling IPL facts and records that’ll make you go Woah.

If you have few minutes to spare, we assure you’ll learn about all kinds of interesting things about IPL.

For betting enthusiasts interested in IPL betting online, these facts will further invigorate them to try their luck.

IPL Facts

πŸ‘‰ Cricketer Sreesanth registered for the IPL 2021 auction to make his
IPL comeback after the spot-fixing scandal of IPL 2013.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t shortlisted. Although he had received the life ban from playing cricket matches, it was shortened to 7 years in 2019. 

πŸ‘‰ Mumbai Indians picked Arjun Tendulkar, the son of legendary cricket player Sachin Tendulkar for IPL 2021. He was purchased at the base price of 20 lakh. 

πŸ‘‰ Out of 1,114 players registered for the IPL 2021, only 292 players were shortlisted. 

πŸ‘‰ South African Bowling All-rounder Chris Morris has registered his name on the IPL record book as the most expensive IPL player.

After a competitive round of bidding, he was signed by the Rajasthan Royals for a whopping sum of Rs.16.25 crore. 

πŸ‘‰ Afgan 16 year’s old Left-arm spinner Noor Ahmad becomes the youngest player to be registered for the IPL 2021 auction.  Likewise, 42 years old English left-arm spinner Nayan Joshi becomes the oldest player to be registered for this year auction.

πŸ‘‰ Chennai Super king’s power hitter and all-rounder Suresh Raina hold the record of the most number of catches in IPL. So far, he has made 102 catches. 

πŸ‘‰ Interestingly in all the matches of IPL, Mumbai Indians or Kolkata Knight Riders have won the first match. 

πŸ‘‰ Currently, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only player in the IPL who has captained his team Chennai super kings from the first IPL edition. 

πŸ‘‰ Former Australian batsman Adam Gilchrist is the only player in IPL history who got wickets on his first spell. Surprisingly, he bowled only one ball and got the maiden IPL wicket. 

πŸ‘‰ Chennai Captain MS Dhoni is the first player to play 200 plus IPL matches in the tournament history. He appeared in 171 matches for Chennai and 30 matches for Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL.

10 More IPL Facts One Must Know

πŸ‘‰ The bowling and fielding chemistry between Rishav Pant and Kagiso Rabada is considered the best in IPL. Both of them have accounted for 18 wickets in the IPL, which is the highest. 

πŸ‘‰ Sunriser Hyderabad Captain David warner now holds the record for the most number of toss win in an IPL season.

In 2020, he won the toss 11 times and his record tie with Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma and Chennai’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni record. Both of these batsmen had won the toss 11 times in 2017 and 2018, respectively. 

πŸ‘‰ Can you guess the name of the player who had hit most centuries in IPL centuries? He is none other than universe boss Chrish Gayle who have six-century records in IPL to date. 

πŸ‘‰ Chris Gayle also holds the record of most number of sixes in IPL history. The six machines have the record of 349 IPL sixes on his name. 

πŸ‘‰ The player to score most fours (591) in IPL history is Shikhar Dhawan. 

πŸ‘‰ Lasith Malinga holds the record of highest wicket-taker in IPL. He has taken 170 wickets so far. 

πŸ‘‰ Sunrisers player David Warner holds the record for the most number of half-centuries. So far, he has managed to hit 48 half centuries. 

πŸ‘‰ Virat Kohli is the player who has scored the most runs in IPL history.  His powerful and tactical batting skills have resulted in 5878 runs in IPL.

πŸ‘‰ Sarfaraz Khan is the youngest player to have ever participated in an IPL match. When he was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2015 IPL, he was 17 years old. 

Also, the oldest player to play IPL is Brad Hodge. He was 45 years and 92 days old when he played his last IPL game in May 2016, representing KKR.

πŸ‘‰ Harbhajan Singh is the only player in IPL who has given Most Dot Balls in   IPL – 1,249.

Trend of Watching IPL Cricket Game Online in India

IPL, the professional Twenty20 domestic league, needs no introduction. The wow factor of the IPL is at an all-time high as its nail-biting competitions and exhilarating style of play has managed to attract fans worldwide.

ipl cricket online

In 2020, IPL was ranked fifth in Google’s global trends, which speaks volumes about the increasing popularity of the cash-rich tournament in India and all across the world. Even the COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing in India; fans love for cricket could not be held back.

Amid the pandemic’s fear, the 14th edition of the IPL is all set to begin on April 9 2021, which will provide some joy to the crazy cricket nation.

If you are already gambling or planning to stake your money on IPL 2021, we suggest you learn an ipl betting strategy to win big and minimize your losses.

IPL 2021 to be played Behind Closed Doors

Just like the previous year, IPL 2021 will be played behind closed door and no spectators will be allowed to enjoy the live action from the stands. But if everything goes right, spectators may get a chance to watch the live gameplay during the course of the event.

Even you cannot attend the live matches right now, the good news is, you can watch the live match broadcast on TV and various streaming channel following the COVID-19 safety measures.

If you are a Cricket betting enthusiast from India, you can make real money placing your bets on best IPL betting app at a trusted betting site such as BetBarter.


IPL is the platform for expressing the ‘nothing is impossible’ spirit on the field. To satiate the hunger for success, players can take any risks and even challenge conventional wisdom. 

Because of their inner belief and indomitable ‘must do’ spirit, players end up making and breaking new and existing records while striving to take their team to victory.

Hope the IPL 2021 teams and players give new records that will surprise all cricket lovers worldwide.

Now, it’s up to the players to make IPL 2021 an event to remember.


ipl promotion

Written By,

Brijesh Mehta

Brijesh Mehta is a content writer & strategist from India providing his top-notch skills & expertise in the Sports and online casino industry for more than seven years. He is an avid reader and creative writer who is fond of words and uses them to teach others about online betting and trending sports news through his in-depth guides.