In their inaugural season in the Indian Premier League, the Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals by a score of 7 wickets to win the championship. The Titans dominated the Royals by restricting them to 130/9 in 20 overs before chasing down the target with 11 balls to spare. Hardik Pandya, the captain of Gujarat Titans, was the night's star, grabbing 3/17 that contributed to the restricted RR total and a crucial 34 off 30 deliveries in the run-chase.
Rajasthan Royals: 130/9 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 39; Rashid Khan 1/18, Hardik Pandya 3/17).
Gujarat Titans: 133/3 in 18.1 overs (Hardik Pandya 34, Shubman Gill 45 not out)
The newbies in the house, Gujarat Lions, who made their way into the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, have put up a tremendous show, leaving everyone in awe of their performance. The Hardik Pandya-led side went all guns during the entire tournament and became the first team to make it to the playoffs, winning 10 out of 14 matches. Thanks to David Miller for his impressive 38-ball 68 to help his side reach the first-ever final in style. Apart from this, the skipper, Hardik impressed his fans by literally dominating match-on-match, scoring 487 runs in the season, with powerhouse last over finishes from Rahul Tewatia, and Rashid Khan. In regards to bowling, Mohammad Shami bagged 20 wickets, and Rashid scalped 19 wickets, this season.
We present you with some interesting facts and records for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. You can also check out the list of IPL winners from 2008 to 2022 and get to know all that has happened so far. Read on…
Most number of catches by an Indian player
Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Riyan Parag has bagged the record for the most number of catches by an Indian player in a single season of the Indian Premier League, with a total of 17 catches to his name. Riyan overtook former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Ravindra Jadeja’s record of 13 catches, each record set in 2015 and 2021. Interestingly, Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma was the first to have this record in 2012 with a total of 13 gets.
Meanwhile, AB de Villiers holds the overall record for the most number of catches in a single season of IPL by a fielder. The record was set in IPL 2016, with ABD taking 19 catches in 16 matches. While, Suresh Raina, who went unsold in IPL 2022, holds the record for the most number of catches in IPL history, with 102 in his kitty.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper with a total of 202 catches, became the first wicket-keeper to take the maximum catches in T20 cricket, against Delhi Capitals on May 8, 2022.
Fastest Delivery In IPL 2022 - Not Umran Malik
Lockie Fergusson surpassed Umran Malik's record of bowling the Fasters Ball of the Season in the final match between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans on Sunday. He broke the Jammu speedster's record of 157kmph with a 157.3kmph delivery. Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik was the first to bag this record by bowling the ‘fastest delivery’ in IPL 2022.
Interestingly, the Kashmir-lad won the ‘fastest delivery of the match’, 14 times in a row. The pacer first achieved this feat by bowling at a speed of 154kmph twice in match 46 of IPL 2022 and thumped the set record of 153.9kmph, clocked by Gujarat Titans pace Lockie Ferguson. Post that, Umran took everyone by surprise when he bowled at 157kmph against Delhi Capitals in match 50. This apart, the pacer has got a maiden Team India call-up for the approaching T20I series against South Africa.
Currently, Shaun Tait, also known as the ‘Wild Thing’, of Rajasthan Royals holds the record for the ‘fastest delivery in Indian Premier League’ history. He clocked 157.71kmph in IPL 2011 against the then Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals).
No super over this season!!!
The Indian Premier League season 15 hasn’t witnessed any super overs, of the total matches played. However, this is not the first time that a Super Over has not been played. One such event took place in 2009 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. Prior to this, 5 seasons did not witness a super over. The maximum number of super overs played was in 2020, a total of four.
IPL Seasons without a Super Over - 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018, and 2022.
IPL Seasons with a Super Over - 1 in IPL 2009, 1 in IPL 2010, 2 in IPL 2013, 1 in IPL 2014, 1 in IPL 2015, 1 in IPL 2019, 4 in IPL 2020, and 1 in IPL 2021.
Most IPL Matches Played
‘Thala’ MS Dhoni, the skipper of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) tops the list of players with the most matches played in the history of the Indian Premier League. Dhoni’s stint as a captain has been nothing short of exceptional. He has powered his team to the IPL finals nine times and won four of them.
Currently, Dhoni holds the record for the most IPL matches played (234). Having said this, we are sure to see him play in the next season. The next on the list is Dinesh Karthik with 228 matches, followed by Rohit Sharma (227), Virat Kohli (222), and Ravindra Jadeja (210).
Most appearances by teams in IPL final
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) tops the list with nine final appearances in the history of IPL. The side led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni made it to the finale in the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008 but lost to Rajasthan Royals by three wickets. They won their first title in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. Next on the list is Mumbai Indians with six summit clashes. They lost their maiden IPL final to CSK by 22 runs in 2010. The list is followed by Kolkata Knight Riders, thrice in 2012, 2014, and 2014, and Royal Challengers Bangalore (3), 2009, 2011, and 2016.
The 2022 Indian Premier League is officially over. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has already declared his intention to play in the IPL in the following year, bringing excitement to IPL 2023. Maybe this will be Thala's last IPL season. Let's just wait and see what happens!
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