77 Interesting IPL Facts of All Time (2008 to 2024)

The Indian Premier League is an annual cricket tournament that captivates audiences of all ages. From children to seniors, fans eagerly await the IPL season each year, marking their calendars and clearing their schedules to ensure they don’t miss a single moment. 

The ongoing IPL season of 2024 promises to be another exciting chapter in the league’s storied history. In this blog, we have gathered some of the most interesting IPL facts from 2008 to the present day. So, let’s start with our discussion then!

IPL 2024 Final Highlights

The 17th season of IPL ended with KKR winning the trophy for the 3rd time after 10 years. Here are some of the highlights from the IPL 2024 final match.

IPL Final AwardsPlayer
IPL 2024 WinnerKolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2024 Runners UpSunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2024 Purple Cap HolderHarshal Patel (PBKS)
IPL 2024 Orange Cap HolderVirat Kohli (RCB)
IPL 2024 Most Valuable PlayerSunil Narine (KKR)
IPL 2024 Final Player of the MatchMitchell Starc (KKR)
IPL 2024 Fair Play Team of the SeasonSunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2024 Catch of the SeasonRamandeep Singh
IPL 2024 Ultimate Fantasy Player of the SeasonSunil Narine (KKR)
IPL 2024 Emerging Player of the SeasonNitish Kumar Reddy (SRH)

Records and Statistics of IPL 2024 Season

  1. RR knocked out RCB of the IPL 2024 in the Eliminator match by defeating the latter by 4 wickets. With this, it qualified for the Qualifier 2 match with SRH. This is the 5th Eliminator loss for RCB after 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
  2. KKR became the first team to reach the IPL 2024 Final after defeating SRH in the Qualifier 1 by 8 wickets. This is the 4th time Kolkata Knight Riders will play the IPL final after 2012, 2014, and 2021.
  3. As a team, KKR has the best Net Run Rate in a single IPL season – +1.43. Teams that have qualified for IPL 2024 Playoffs –
  4. TeamMatches PlayedMatches WonMatches LostPointsNRR
    Kolkata Knight Riders1493201.43
    Sunrisers Hyderabad1485170.41
    Rajasthan Royals1485170.27
    Royal Challengers Bengaluru1477140.46
  5. RCB became the 4th team to qualify for the playoffs after defeating CSK by 27 runs. This is the 9th time RCB has reached the playoffs.
  6. Virat Kohli became the first player to play 250 matches from a single team, he did it with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  7. CSK became the 3rd team after KKR and MI, to win 50 matches at home. 
  8. KKR became the first team to qualify for the Playoffs of IPL 2024.
  9. Virat Kohli became the first player in IPL history to score 1000+ runs against 3 different opponents – DC, CSK, and PBKS.
  10. The record of the most 600+ runs in a single season is jointly held by Virat Kohli and KL Rahul – 4 times.
  11. SRH is the first team in IPL history to chase over 160 runs within 10 overs and score 100+ runs twice in the powerplay. 
  12. KKR is the second team after MI to have the most number of 200 totals in a single season during the league matches. Both teams have scored 200+ totals six times.

  14. MS Dhoni became the first player to take 150 catches in the IPL history.
  15. Ravindra Jadeja has won the most number of “Man of The Match” awards for CSK in the IPL since 2008.

  17. Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score 12,500 runs in the T20 history.
  18. KKR defeated MI in the Wankhede Stadium after 12 years.
  19. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled his IPL career’s most expensive spell – 62/0.
  20. Ruturaj Gaikwad broke MS Dhoni’s 11-year-old record of scoring the highest runs in a single season as a CSK captain.
  21. Punjab Kings labelled the Mumbai Indians to be the 2nd team to defeat CSK at their home ground, Chepauk Stadium, for 5 consecutive matches in IPL history.
  22. Phil Salt broke Saurav Ganguly’s 14-year-old record of scoring the highest runs at Eden Gardens in a single season. Most runs at Eden Gardens in a single IPL season:
  23. Player NameTotal RunsNo. of InningsYear
    Phil Salt344*62024
    Sourav Ganguly33172010
    Andre Russell31172019
    Chris Lynn30392018

    *This figure will change.

  24. The 46th match marked the 150th win for MS Dhoni in the IPL history. The below list will show the players with the highest IPL match wins:
  25. PlayerNo. of Matches Won
    MS Dhoni150
    Ravindra Jadeja133
    Rohit Sharma133
    Dinesh Karthik125
    Suresh Raina125
  26. CSK became the team with the highest 200+ totals in the T20 history. Some of the other teams are:
  27. TeamNo. of 200+ Totals
    Somerset (England County Cricket Club)34
    India (National Team)32
    Yorkshire (England County Cricket Club)29
  28. In the 45th match, RCB defeated GT. This victory marked RCB’s successful chase of a 200+ run target for the first time in 14 years. 
  29. Virat Kohli became the first batter to score 500+ runs in the IPL 2024. With this, he joined the elite list with David Warner to score 500 runs in a single season seven times.
  30. Will Jacks scored 100 runs from 41 balls; interestingly, the second 50 of his century was scored in 10 balls. Below is the list of batsmen who took the fewest balls to reach 100 from 50:
  31. BatsmanNo. of Balls TakenOpponentYear
    Will Jacks10 ballsGT2024
    Chris Gayle13 ballsPWI2013
    Virat Kohli14 ballsGL2016
  32. Records made during the 42nd match of IPL 2024, KKR vs. PBKS:
  33. Records SetStats
    The highest chase in T20 historyPBKS – 262/2
    The highest successful T20 chasePBKS (262/2)
    Hundreds and FiftiesCentury – 45 balls (Jonny Bairstow); Fifties – 18 balls (Prabhsimran Singh), 23 balls (Sunil Narine), 23 balls (Shashank Singh), 25 balls (Phil Salt)
    Most Sixes in a Single Match42
    Total Fours37
    All Openers from Both Teams Scored 50KKR – Sunil Narine and Phil Salt
    PBKS – Jonny Bairstow and Prabhsimran Singh

    * The above data for the total no. of matches played is up to date – 26th April 2024

  34. KKR joined the list of teams scoring the fastest 200 runs in the IPL history. They achieved this in the 15th over of the match. Some of the other teams on the list are:
  35. Overs Taken to Reach 200 RunsTeamOpponentIPL Season
    14.1 oversRCBPBKS2016
    14.4 oversSRHMI2024
    14.5 oversSRHDC2024
    15 oversSRHRCB2024
    15 oversPBKSKKR2024

    * The above data for the total no. of matches played is up to date – 26th April 2024.

  36. In the 41st match, RCB defeated SRH and this win marked the team’s 250th IPL win. Below is a table listing franchises with over 200 matches played.
  37. TeamTotal No. of Matches
    Mumbai Indians255
    Royal Challengers Bengaluru250
    Delhi Capitals247
    Kolkata Knight Riders244
    Punjab Kings240
    Chennai Super Kings233
    Rajasthan Royals214

    * The above data for the total no. of matches played is up to date – 25th April 2024.

  38. Virat Kohli became the first batsman ever to score over 400 runs in a single season for 10 different years (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023, and 2024). 
  39. Virat also reached the milestone of 4000 runs in the history of the IPL as an opener.
  40. Mohit Sharma bowled the most expensive spell (73/0) in a single match. The below table will give you an idea of other bowlers with the most expensive spells.
  41. BowlerSpellOpponentYear
    Mohit Sharma (GT)73/0DC2024
    Basil Thampi (SRH)70/0RCB2018
    Yash Dayal (GT)69/0KKR2023
    Reece Topley (RCB)68/1SRH2024

    * The above data for the total no. of matches played is up to date – 25th April 2024.

  42. Ruturaj Gaikwad made history by becoming the first-ever CSK captain to score a century, hitting 108 runs from 60 balls.
  43. Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the second Indian player to take 150 wickets in the IPL for one team. He joins Jasprit Bumrah, who has taken 158 wickets for the Mumbai Indians.
  44. The Indian Premier League (IPL) celebrated its 17th anniversary on April 18, 2024. It all began on April 18, 2008, with the inaugural match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This historic game witnessed Brendon McCullum’s remarkable performance, scoring the first-ever IPL century with 158 runs from just 73 balls. If you have forgotten, let us help you remember that RR won the 1st tournament and started the IPL winners’ list tally.
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  46. Gujarat Titans registered the lowest total of the IPL 2024 of 89 runs against Delhi Capitals.
  47. Sunil Narine achieved a significant milestone by scoring his first century in 49 balls. After Venkatesh Iyer and Brendon McCullum, he became the third KKR batter to score a century in IPL history.
  48. Sunrisers Hyderabad registered the highest total in IPL history by scoring 287 runs against RCB. Both teams scored a combined total of 549 runs, marking the highest run aggregate in the history of the IPL.
  49. Travis Head became the 4th batsman to score the fastest century in the IPL joining the elite club with Chris Gayle, Yusuf Pathan, and David Miller.
  50. Mayank Yadav became the first player ever to win the Man of The Match award in two consecutive matches in IPL history.
  51. Mayank bowled the fastest delivery in IPL 2024, clocking an impressive 156.7 KMPH. He is the fourth bowler to do so in IPL history, with Shaun Tait leading the chart at 157.7 KMPH.
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  53. The home teams won all eight opening matches of the IPL 2024 season.
  54. IPL Facts from 2008 to 2023

    After 2024, we have gathered a variety of interesting IPL facts from 2008 to 2023. We have categorized this section for your convenience:

    IPL Batting Records:

  55. Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for the most number of fours in IPL history – 768. He is followed by Virat Kohli with 691 fours.
  56. Virat Kohli is the highest scorer in the IPL – 7897.
  57. Chris Gayle has the record of hitting the highest number of sixes – 357.
  58. Chris Gayle also holds the highest individual scorer in a match – 175.
  59. Travis Head has the best strike rate among the batsmen – 179.13.
  60. Virat Kohli holds the record for scoring the highest number of runs in a single season – 973 runs in 2016.
  61. He also scored four centuries in 2016; the most by a batsman in an IPL season.
  62. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the fastest half-century in the IPL history – 50 runs in 13 balls.
  63. Sachin Tendulkar is the first Indian to win the Orange Cap in IPL.
  64. David Warner holds the record for the most Orange Caps in IPL, winning it three times in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
  65. AB de Villiers holds the record for the most Man of the Match awards in IPL history – 25.
  66. Rohit Sharma won the highest number of “Payer of the Match” awards for an Indian – 19.
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    IPL Bowling Records:

  68. Yuzvendra Chahal has taken the highest number of wickets in the IPL – 201.
  69. Dwayne Bravo holds the record for the most wickets taken in a single IPL season – 32 wickets in 2013.
  70. Alzarri Joseph has the best bowling figure in IPL – 6/12.
  71. The record for the best bowling average is held by Matheesha Pathirana – 17.41.
  72. Daniel Vettori still holds the record for the best bowling economy in the IPL – 6.56.
  73. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled the highest number of dots in the IPL – 1641.
  74. IPL Wicket Keeping Records:

  75. MS Dhoni has made the highest number of dismissals as a wicket-keeper – 188, followed by Dinesh Karthik with 172 dismissals.
  76. The record for the highest number of catches taken by a wicket-keeper in the IPL – MS Dhoni for 147 catches.
  77. MS Dhoni holds the record for doing the most stumpings – 41.
  78. Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik jointly hold the record for the most dismissals in a single innings – 4.
  79. IPL Fielding Records:

  80. Virat Kohli holds the record for the most catches in IPL history – 113 catches.
  81. AB De Villiers has the record for the most catches taken in a single season – 19.
  82. IPL Longevity Records:

  83. MS Dhoni has played the highest number of matches in the IPL – 261.
  84. The record for the most matches played as a captain is held by MS Dhoni – 226 matches.
  85. IPL Team Records:

  86. KKR has the longest winning streak in IPL – 10 consecutive victories in 2014-15.
  87. MI has the most wins in IPL history – 138 wins out of 247 matches.
  88. RCB and PBKS have never won a trophy but have reached the finals thrice and once, respectively.
  89. CSK has played the most IPL finals and won 5 out of those.
  90. PBKS holds the record for the most captains in IPL history – 14 different captains since 2008.
  91. MI has won the toss 106 times overall and won the game 61 times after winning the toss.
  92. RCB has the record of most narrowest wins in IPL – 4 times.
  93. The record of the biggest win margin for a team in IPL is held by SRH – won with 10 overs remaining.
  94. The highest and most successful chase in T20 history record is held by PBKS – 262/2 chasing 261.
  95. SRH holds the record for the highest total in IPL history – 287.
  96. The most number of 250+ totals in IPL history record is held by SRH – 3 times.

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the cricketing world since its inception in 2008. From thrilling matches to record-breaking performances, the IPL has captivated fans worldwide. These unknown IPL facts spanning from 2008 to 2024 showcase the league’s evolution and its enduring legacy in the realm of cricket. We hope you find this article helpful, and we would love to hear any comments or feedback from you.


1. What is the lowest total recorded in an IPL final?
Sunrisers Hyderabad scored the lowest total of 113 in the IPL 2024. Other teams with the lowest IPL final totals are CSK (125/9), RPS (128/6), and MI (129/8).

2. Who won the IPL 2024 final?
Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 2024 after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. This is the 3rd IPL win for KKR after 2012 and 2014.

3. What is the prize money for IPL 2024?
The IPL 2024 winners, KKR were awarded Rs 20 crore, and the runners-up, SRH won a cash prize of Rs 12.5 crore. Teams on the 3rd and 4th spot, RR and RCB were awarded Rs 7 crore and Rs 6.5 crore, respectively.

4. Who is the highest wicket scorer in IPL 2024?
Harshal Patel from Punjab Kings won the Purple Cap for taking 24 wickets, the highest in the IPL 2024 season.

5. Who won the most orange caps in the IPL?
Virat Kohli became the first Indian to win Orange Cap two times in the IPL history since 2008. He scored 741 runs in the IPL 2024 season.

6. Who is No. 1 in IPL history?
When determining the top performers in IPL history, it’s important to assess both batting and bowling abilities. Virat Kohli stands out as the leading batsman, amassing an impressive 7868 runs. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal has proven himself as the top bowler, claiming a total of 187 wickets throughout IPL history.

7. What is the lowest score in IPL?
During a game in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 23, 2017, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scored the lowest-ever total of 49 runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This match happened at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata during the 2017 IPL season. It stands as the lowest team score recorded in the IPL’s history.

8. Which IPL team has the most sixes?
The Mumbai Indians have hit the most sixes in IPL history, totalling 1578 sixes in 250 matches as of the 2024 IPL season. This achievement is largely credited to the stellar performances of key players such as Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Pandya, who have consistently delivered impressive hits for the team.

9. Who won the first IPL Cup?
In 2008, the Rajasthan Royals clinched the inaugural IPL Cup, under the leadership of Shane Warne. They secured their victory in the final match against the Chennai Super Kings, marking themselves as the premier champions of the Indian Premier League’s debut season.

10. Who has the most ducks in IPL?
As of the 2024 IPL season, Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma share the record for the most ducks in the IPL, with 17 each. Following closely behind are players like Glenn Maxwell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, and Mandeep Singh, each with 15 ducks to their name.

11. Who has the most 50 in IPL history?
David Warner holds the record for the most half-centuries in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has scored 62 half-centuries in 179 matches. Notable players with a significant number of half-centuries include Virat Kohli with 50, Shikhar Dhawan with 50, and Rohit Sharma with 42.

12. What is the biggest win in the IPL?
The Mumbai Indians hold the record for the largest victory in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They achieved this remarkable feat in 2017 by defeating the Delhi Capitals with an impressive margin of 146 runs.

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