With just 13 days to go for IPL 2022, the excitement among the fans is unprecedented and is increasing with every passing second. Recently, the Gujarat Titans team have also revealed their jersey for the upcoming IPL season which has made the cricket fans go crazy. With the start of the T20 tournament just a couple of weeks away, here in this article, we have a look at some of the interesting IPL facts related to the number 13.
13 – CSK Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took 13 catches in IPL 2021 which was the most for any fielder in that season. Also, Jadeja ended up picking 13 wickets in IPL 2021 for the CSK team.
Ravindra Jadeja is expected to play a key role for the Chennai franchise as a finisher with the bat, a gun fielder and also an off-spin bowler in the middle overs. Jadeja’s ability to finish the games has impressed many of the T20 fans in the last two IPL seasons and he is expected to carry that form into IPL 2022.
13 – Suryakumar Yadav has smashed 13 fifty-plus scores in IPL overall
Suryakumar Yadav has been the pillar of Mumbai Indians in the middle order batting in IPL since 2018. Suryakumar Yadav’s impressive form with the bat has earned him a spot in India’s T20 WC too in 2021 and he is expected to scale even more heights.
13 – RR opening batsman Jos Buttler has smashed 13 sixes in IPL 2021
Jos Buttler’s aggressive game has been the biggest strength for RR in the powerplay. Buttler was retained by Royals for a good price of 10 crores before the IPL 2022 mega auction and his role will be crucial for his team to have some change in their fortune.
13 – PBKS team have used 13 captains in the IPL so far
Punjab Kings have used too many captains starting from Yuvraj Singh in the inaugural season. Mayank Agarwal is the latest to join that list and so far he has just played 1 match as skipper in the competition. Agarwal has scored runs consistently much like his partner and former PBKS player KL Rahul who has now joined Lucknow Super Giants. It will be interesting to see whether Agarwal can gel well with his teammates as captain in IPL 2022.