The world’s largest Twenty20 (T20) league, the Indian Premier League (IPL), is a few days away from its 13th season. The long wait due to COVID 19 pandemic is about to end. However, the hype is already starting to build, as the franchises have prepared their best possible squad for another action-packed season. They have also maintained the safety and precautions as guided.
Let’s take a look at some of the records that can be broken this season.
1. Kohli’s record of most runs could be under threat
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli holds the record of marking the most runs in the tournament. So far, Kohli has scored 5,412 runs. Keeping the second place is Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) Suresh Raina, having scored 5,368.
2. David Warner could lag in terms of half-centuries
David Warner is a fiery opener Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH). He scores runs in excitement and holds the record of most half-centuries in the tournament, which is 44. However, in case he fails this season, the record could be toppled by CSK’s Raina (38).
3. Chris Gayle’s Century tally could be surpassed
The Windies opener Chris Gayle has made a name for himself for his hard-hitting. He holds the record of the most centuries, which is 6, in the tournament. However, in case he fails to replicate his magic, this record is under threat and can be challenged by Kohli, who holds 4 centuries.
4. Lasith Malinga could be outlasted as top wicket-taker
Mumbai’s Lasith Malinga is a sourdough in the tournament since 2008, as he holds the record of most wickets, i.e., 170. There is a chance that his career could be outdone by Delhi’s Amit Mishra, who is just 13 behind him.
5. MS Dhoni could be outdone behind the stumps
And now last but not the least, a significant record-breaking moment, the CSK skipper MS Dhoni‘s wicket-keeping department. Dhoni, so far, has struck 133 dismissals and is once again set to wear the big gloves this season. However, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is just two behind Dhoni and may surpass him.
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