This year’s IPL had been one of the most closely contested edition in the tournaments 13-year long history. Despite the unfavourable conditions, the BCCI managed to stage this prestigious tournament beating all odds. And guess what, the tournament lived up to or even surpassed all expectations.
With the curtains falling on this year’s carnival after Mumbai Indian’s thumping win in the finals, we look at all the amazing records and stats from this year’s IPL.
The winner of this year’s Orange Cap is none other than the Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul. Opening the batting for his franchise, he carried on with his form from last year’s IPL. In total, he scored 670 runs from 14 matches and even has a healthy lead over the second-placed Shikhar Dhawan who has played 17 matches.
Kagiso Rabada’s love affair with the Purple Cap doesn’t seem to end even in 2020. With 30 wickets to his name, this Delhi Capitals speedster was one of the major reasons for DC’s success this year. MI pacer Jasprit Bumrah follows him at second spot with 27 wickets to his name.
The most number of sixes in this year’s IPL was hit by not any of those big West Indians. This year this chart was topped by young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan. Playing at number 4 and occasionally opening the batting for Mumbai Indians, this flashy left-hander has hit a total of 30 maximums in this edition.
When it comes to hitting fours, nobody is as good as Shikhar Dhawan. He has proved it yet again. With 61 fours to his name, he has topped this illustrious list leaving behind the Orange Cap holder KL Rahul at number two spot with 58 fours.
KXIP’s middle-order batsman Nicholas Pooran scored the fastest fifty of the season in just 17 balls in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 8th November. His exploits included 7 massive sixes and 5 boundaries. In total, he ended up scoring 77 runs in that match.
Who scored the fastest 100 in IPL 2020?
Yet again it was a KXIP batsman who scored the fastest hundred of this season. Opener Mayank Agarwal achieved this feat on 27th September in Sharjah during KXIP’s game against Rajasthan Royals. He ended up scoring 106 runs in that match. His tally of runs included 7 maximums and 10 well-placed boundaries.
The Champions Mumbai Indians have won the most number of matches in this year’s IPL, making them well-deserved winners. With 9 wins in the league stage and 2 in the playoffs, MI in total won 11 matches out of the 16 matches they played in this edition. Domination at its very best!
228 – Delhi Capitals
This year's highest team total was posted by the runners up Delhi Capitals during their match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah cricket stadium. They posted a mammoth 228 runs during that match.
Most runs scored in an over
30- Jofra Archer and Tom Curran (RR) against Lungi Ngidi (CSK).
30- Rahul Tewatia (RR) against Sheldon Cottrell (KXIP).
5- KL Rahul (KXIP), AB de Villiers (RCB), Devdutt Padikkal (KXIP)
Highest Individual Score
132- KL Rahul (KXIP) against RCB.
Highest strike rate by a batsman
191.42 – Kieron Pollard (MI)
Best batting average
101.00 – Deepak Hooda (KXIP)
He has batted in just 5 innings and has remained not out in 4 of them, thereby leading to an exponential increase in the average. Among the batsman who has played at least 100 balls, SRH wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddiman Saha has a better average (71.33)
106m – Nicholas Pooran (KXIP)
Most maidens in the season
3 – Trent Boult (MI)
Most dot balls in the season
175 – Jofra Archer (RR) and Jasprit Bumrah (MI)
Best bowling average
14.96 – Jasprit Bumrah
Best economy in the season
5.37 – Rashid Khan
Best bowling figures
5/20 – Varun Chakravarthy against DC.
156.22 – Anrich Nortje (DC)
18 – Quinton de Kock (MI)
4 – Quinton de Kock
Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper
22- Quinton de Kock (MI)
Most catches by a fielder
12 – David Warner (SRH) and Faf du Plessis (CSK)