It has been ten years since the Indian Premier League kick-started. And now one of the most celebrated Twenty20 tournaments, IPL is back with its 11th edition.
When it comes to sports, records are meant to be broken. Throughout the years IPL has managed to bring together a cricketing spectacle like no other. In the last 10 seasons there has been an abundance of unforgettable moments where records were broken and history was created.
Here is a look at 10 individual as well as team records that were broken in the history of IPL.
1. Most Runs
With a massive total of 4,540 runs in 161 matches, Suresh Raina tops the list for the most runs scored in the history of IPL. Suresh Raina played for CSK for 8 years. Since last two years he was the captain for Gujarat Lions. Suresh Raina will be returning to CSK this year.
Take a look at the top 5 run getters on the list:
|Suresh Raina (IND)||157||4540||2008–2017||CSK, GL|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||141||4418||2008–2017||RCB|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||154||4207||2008–2017||DC, MI|
|Gautam Gambhir (IND)||147||4132||2008–2017||DD, KKR|
|David Warner (AUS)||114||4014||2009–2017||DD, SRH|
2. Most Wickets
Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan bowler is the highest wicket-taker in the ten seasons of IPL. With a whopping total of 154 wickets, Malinga is so far the only bowler to take 150+ wickets in history of IPL.
Have a look at the top 5 Wicket Takers on the list:
|Amit Mishra||126||134||2008–2017||DC, DD, SRH|
|Piyush Chawla||128||126||2008–2017||KXIP, KKR|
|Dwayne Bravo||103||122||2008–2016||CSK, GL, MI|
3. Highest Individual Score
A match between RCB and Pune Warriors turned out to be a nightmare for the bowlers when Chris Gayle scored 175 runs in 66 balls. The previous record was set by Brendon McCullum in the very first innings of IPL with 158 runs.
Have a look at the top 5 individual scores on the list:
|Chris Gayle (WI)||RCB||175*||66||PWI||2013|
|B McCullum (NZ)||KKR||158*||73||RCB||2008|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||RCB||133*||59||MI||2015|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||RCB||129*||52||GL||2016|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||RCB||128*||62||DD||2012|
4. Most Sixes and Centuries
When it comes to IPL, Chris Gayle is known as the king of sixes. The ball was often spotted on the rooftop of the Stadiums. In 101 matches, Gayle has hit as many as 265 sixes, most of them at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
He has also managed to score the most number of centuries in the history of IPL, 5 being the total.
Have a look at the top 5 Players on the list:
|Chris Gayle (WI)||KKR, RCB||100||265||2009–2017|
|Suresh Raina (IND)||CSK, GL||157||173||2008–2017|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||DC, MI||154||172||2008–2017|
|David Warner (AUS)||DD, SRH||114||160||2009–2017|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||RCB||141||159||2008–2017|
5. Highest Team Total
Unbelievably or so RCB scored 263 runs in a match against Pune Warriors who lost by 130 runs. This is not only the highest team total in IPL, but also the highest innings in a T20 match. This is the same match of 2013 where Chris Gayle scored 175 runs in 66 balls.
|263/5||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune Warriors India||2013|
|248/3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Gujarat Lions||2016|
|246/5||Chennai Super Kings||Rajasthan Royals||2010|
|240/5||Chennai Super Kings||Kings XI Punjab||2008|
|235/1||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Mumbai Indians||2015|
6. Lowest Team Total
Ironic how the team that broke the record for the highest total also set an all-time low score in the history of IPL. In 2017, RCB were bowled out in just 49 runs by KKR, the target being set at 132 runs.
Have a look at the list of the lowest totals in the IPL history:
|49||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders||2017|
|58||Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2009|
|66||Delhi Daredevils||Mumbai Indians||2017|
|67||Delhi Daredevils||Kings XI Punjab||2017|
|67||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai Indians||2008|
7. Best Bowling Figures
The best bowling figures were obtained by the Pakistani bowler, Sohail Tanvir with 6/14 in a match against CSK in the very first season of IPL.
Take a look at the other best bowling figures on the list:
|Sohail Tanvir (PAK)||6-14||CSK||2008||RR|
|Adam Zampa (AUS)||6-19||SRH||2016||RPS|
|Anil Kumble (IND)||5-5||RR||2009||RCB|
|Ishant Sharma (IND)||5-12||KTK||2011||DC|
|Lasith Malinga (SL)||5-13||DD||2011||MI|
8. Most hat-tricks
Most of the players would be happy in achieving one hat-trick. But Amit Mishra set an all-time record by claiming three hat-tricks in IPL’s history.
Here’s the Full List of Hat-trick Takers.
|Lakshmipathy Balaji (IND)||CSK||KXIP||2008|
|Amit Mishra (IND)||DD||DC||2008|
|Makhaya Ntini (SA)||CSK||KKR||2008|
|Yuvraj Singh (IND)||KXIP||RCB||2009|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||DC||MI||2009|
|Yuvraj Singh (IND)||KXIP||DC||2009|
|Praveen Kumar (IND)||RCB||RR||2010|
|Amit Mishra (IND)||DC||KXIP||2011|
|Ajit Chandila (IND)||RR||PWI||2012|
|Sunil Narine (WI)||KKR||KXIP||2013|
|Amit Mishra (IND)||SRH||PWI||2013|
|Pravin Tambe (IND)||RR||KKR||2014|
|Shane Watson (AUS)||RR||SRH||2014|
|Axar Patel (IND)||KXIP||GL||2016|
|Samuel Badree (WI)||RCB||MI||2017|
|Andrew Tye (AUS)||GL||RPS||2017|
|Jaydev Unadkat (IND)||RPS||SRH||2017|
9. Most Wins
The men in blue hold the record for the highest wins in the history of IPL. Mumbai Indians have won a total of 91 matches across the 10 seasons of IPL.
Also have a look at the Win records of all the teams in IPL History.
|Chennai Super Kings||2008-2015||132||79||51||60.68|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2008-2017||148||77||69||52.7|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||2008-2017||153||72||76||48.66|
|Kings XI Punjab||2008-2017||148||68||78||46.62|
|Rising Pune Supergiant||2016-2017||30||15||15||50|
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||2011-2011||14||6||8||42.85|
10. Most Title Wins:
Mumbai Indians hold the record here as well by winning 3 titles. KKR and CSK have each won 2 titles. Three captains share the most title wins namely; Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir each wining two titles.
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2008–2017||2|
|Chennai Super Kings||2008–2015||2|