1st time Virat Kohli will miss the first match of an IPL edition for RCB    AFP
For the first time Virat Kohli will miss the 1st match of an IPL edition for RCB AFP

0 successful chase of 200 or above by any team since the final match of IPL 2014 between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Gautam Gambhir-led KKR chased 200 to win their second IPL title. The highest successful chase of 2016 edition was by Gujarat Lions (GL). They chased 196 to beat Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS now Supergiant). And in 2015, two teams jointly held the record for this. Chennai Supers Kings (CSK) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by eventually scoring 189, while KKR scored 184 against KXIP: both sides were chasing 184.

0 tied matches since 2014 edition. The last tied match in IPL took place between KKR and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Abu Dhabi. Eventually, the super over also ended up in a tie but RR were declared the winner on the boundary-count-back rule. During the match, RR hit 17 fours and KKR hit only 12, which turned out to be the deciding factor.

1st Australian to captain three different sides in IPL Steven Smith. He has previous led Pune Warriors India (PWI) and RR. In this edition he will replace MS Dhoni as RPS captain. The other two cricketers to captain three IPL sides are Kumar Sangakkara (Deccan Chargers [DC], KXIP and SRH) and Mahela Jayawardene (KXIP, DD and Kochi Tuskers Kerala [KTK]).

1st time Virat Kohli will miss the first match of an IPL edition for RCB. He will probably miss the entire first week of the tournament.

9 captains each used by KXIP and DD so far in IPL, the most by any team. MI and PWI come next, with 6 each.

George Bailey JP Duminy
Adam Gilchrist Dinesh Karthik
Yuvraj Singh Zaheer Khan
Kumar Sangakkara Virender Sehwag
Mahela Jayawardene Kevin Pietersen
Murali Vijay David Warner
David Miller James Hopes
Virender Sehwag Mahela Jayawardene
David Hussey Gautam Gambhir

1 Indian wicketkeeper batsman to score a century in IPL Wriddhiman Saha. Three wicketkeepers have scored IPL hundreds till now Adam Gilchrist (twice), Quinton de Kock and Saha. Saha s 115* against KKR in 2014 is the highest by any wicketkeeper in IPL.

17 Man of the Match awards for Chris Gayle in IPL, the most by anyone. Yusuf Pathan is next, with 16.

2 times 99 has been scored in IPL. Suresh Raina hit 99* against SRH in 2013, while Kohli was out for 99 against DD two days after Raina.

1st time Dhoni will playing someone else s captaincy in IPL, since Smith has been appointed skipper of RPS. Across all T20 tournaments, Dhoni has played under Virender Sehwag, Kohli and Raina. He played under Sehwag in India s first T20I in 2006-07 and under Kohli in the recent T20I series against England. He also played under Raina once in Champions Trophy. Smith will be the 4th overall and first overseas player to lead a T20 side with Dhoni in it.

2 players to have been the part of champion side in IPL thrice Yusuf and Rohit Sharma. Yusuf was the only player to hold this record before MI won their second title in 2015 under Rohit. Yusuf won it for RR and KKR (twice) and Rohit for DC and MI(twice).

4 teams represented by Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey but more interestingly, they have always played for the same franchise every time. They have played together for MI in 2008, for RCB in 2009 and 2010, for PWI from 2011 to 2013 and for KKR since 2014.

8 maidens earned by Sandeep Sharma in his so far IPL journey, the most by a bowler with 2 or fewer T20Is. Sandeep has played 2 T20I for India in 2015.

106 matches played by Kieron Pollard in IPL for MI. He is the only non-Indian player to have played 100 matches for the same team in IPL. AB de Villiers (91 for RCB) comes next. Overall, Pollard stands at 6th spot, after Kohli (139 for RCB), Raina (132 for CSK), Dhoni (129 for CSK), Harbhajan Singh (125 for MI) and Ambati Rayudu (109 for MI).

7 instances of both openers of a team getting dismissed on ducks. The last instance happened in 2014, when Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir both out for duck against DD at Dubai.

Players Team Partnership Bowler Venue Against Season
Parthiv Patel CSK 0 Sohail Tanvir Jaipur RR 2008
Stephen Fleming Sohail Tanvir
Graeme Smith RR 0 Fidel Edwards Port Elizabeth DC 2009
Swapnil Asnodkar Run out
Adam Gilchrist DC 0 Albie Morkel East London CSK 2009
Herschelle Gibbs Sudeep Tyagi
Luke Ronchi MI 1 Run out East London DD 2009
JP Duminy Dirk Nannes
Gautam Gambhir DD 0 Ryan Harris Centurion DC 2009
David Warner Ryan Harris
Brendon McCullum DC 0 Alfonso Thomas Mumbai PWI 2011
VVS Laxman Wayne Parnell
Jacques Kallis KKR 1 Mohammed Shami Dubai DD 2014
Gautam Gambhir Nathan Coulter-Nile

2 instances of one opener scoring a hundred and the other getting a fifty. The first such instance happened in 2008 between KXIP and RR at Mohali. KXIP opener Hopes scored 115 while Marsh made 51. And in 2016 RCB skipper Kohli scored 113 and Gayle made 73, against KXIP.

4 partnerships of 200 runs so far. Kohli has been the part of 3. The fourth one was the only one involving two non-Indians.

Double hundred partnerships in IPL
Partners Runs Wicket Team Opposition Venue Season
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers 229 2nd RCB GL Bengaluru 2016
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers 215* 2nd RCB MI Mumbai 2015
Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh 206 2nd KXIP RCB Dharamsala 2011
Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli 204* 2nd RCB DD Delhi 2012

32 wickets by Bravo in 2013, the most by a bowler in any IPL edition. Bravo is the only bowler to take 30 wickets in a season. He broke Lasith Malinga s record of 28 wickets in 2011.

Most wickets in a season
Bowler M W Season
Dwayne Bravo (CSK) 18 32 2013
Lasith Malinga (MI) 16 28 2011
James Faulkner (RR) 16 28 2013
Dwayne Bravo (CSK) 17 26 2015
Morne Morkel (DD) 16 25 2012

1 bowler to take two 5-wicket hauls in IPL Faulkner: 5 for 20 at Jaipur and 5 for 16 at Hyderabad, both against SRH in 2013.

3 players of MI (Malinga, Harbhajan and Munaf Patel) have taken 5-wicket hauls. No other active team has this record. RCB has two, Anil Kumble and Jaydev Unadkat.

1 player to have scored a hundred and taken 3 wickets in the same match Gayle: 107 and 3 for 21 against KXIP in 2011 at Bengaluru. In all, 8 players have scored 50 and have taken 3 wickets in a match. Yuvraj is the only one to do it thrice and Shane Watson is the only overseas player to do it twice.

50 runs and 3 wickets in the same match
Player Team R Figures Versus Venue Season
Chris Gayle RCB 107 3 for 21 KXIP Bengaluru 2011
Shane Watson RR 89 3 for 19 MI Mumbai 2011
Yuvraj Singh RCB 83 4 for 35 RR Bengaluru 2014
Paul Valthaty KXIP 75 4 for 29 DC Hyderabad 2011
Yuvraj Singh PWI 66 4 for 29 DD Mumbai 2011
Kieron Pollard MI 64 4 for 44 RR Mumbai 2012
Yusuf Pathan RR 56 3 for 22 CSK Mumbai 2008
JP Duminy DD 54 4 for 17 SRH Visakhapatnam 2015
Shane Watson RR 52 3 for 10 DD Mumbai 2008
Marcus Stoinis KXI 52 3 for 40 DD Mohali 2016
Yuvraj Singh KXIP 50 3 for 22 RCB Durban 2009

120 not out by Paul Valthaty for KXIP against CSK in 2011 the highest unbeaten score by a non-international batsman. Manish Pandey scored 114* for RCB against DC in 2009. Pandey is now an international cricketer but wasn t at that time.

191.1 strike rate of Krunal Pandya, highest by any batsman with a 60-ball cut-off. Luke Wright (176.7) is next.

72 matches for S Ravi as umpire. He is the only Indian umpire in the tournament to stand in 50 matches. Kumar Dharmasena (87) heads the list.

5 teams represented by Ashok Dinda DD, KKR, PW, RPS and RCB. None of the team Dinda has played for has ever qualified for playoffs. He has played 75 matches till now.

30 innings as wicketkeeper for Manvinder Bisla. He is the only non-international wicketkeeper to have kept wickets for 30 or more matches in IPL.

1 team to have not played in any IPL final among the teams who has been in IPL since first edition DD. They qualified for playoffs thrice (2008, 2009 and 2012).

4 players to have been with same team since the inception of IPL Harbhajan (MI), Kohli (RCB), Malinga (MI) and Marsh (KXIP). Malinga was the part of MI in 2008 but could not play any match. Marsh is the only overseas player to have played at least one match in every season of IPL for the same team.

7 matches in IPL with 1-run margins so far. The last instance took place between KXIP and RCB at Mohali in 2016.

1-run margins in IPL
Winner Versus Venue Season
KXIP MI Mumbai 2008
KXIP DC Johannesburg 2009
DD RR Delhi 2012
MI PWI Pune 2012
CSK DD Chennai 2015
GL DD Delhi 2016
RCB KXIP Mohali 2016

1 instance of team winning by 1 wicket in IPL. KKR is the team to have achieved this record by chasing 184 against KXIP at Eden Gardens in 2015.

6 matches in IPL with victory margins of 100 or more runs. The last such instance happened between RCB and GL at Bengaluru in 2016. RCB won by 144 runs, which is the also highest margin win by any team in terms of runs in IPL.

100-run margin victory in IPL
Winner Margin Versus Venue Season
RCB 144 runs GL Bengaluru 2016
KKR 140 runs RCB Bengaluru 2008
RCB 138 runs KXIP Bengaluru 2015
RCB 130 runs PWI Bengaluru 2013
KXIP 111 runs RCB Dharamsala 2011
RR 105 runs DD Mumbai 2008

8 matches in IPL with victory margin of 10 wickets. The last such match happened between GL and SRH at Bengaluru in Rajkot. 2014 was the only edition without a 10-wicket win.

10-wicket margin victory in IPL
Winner Versus Venue Season
DC’ MI Mumbai 2008
DD KXIP Cape Town 2009
RCB RR Bengaluru 2010
RR MI Mumbai 2011
MI RR Jaipur 2012
CSK KXIP Mohali 2013
RCB DD Delhi 2015
SRH GL Rajkot 2016