As we are just less than three weeks away from the second phase of IPL 2021, the excitement gets larger to see big stars like Dhoni on field after a period of more than four-and-a-half months. Let us have a look at some of the interesting facts related to number 17 in IPL.
17 - Kieron Pollard recorded the fastest fifty in IPL 2021 that came off just 17 balls.
Kieron Pollard's 17-ball fifty helped MI to chase down a big total of 219 against bitter rivals CSK in IPL 2021. This match was also the first instance of MI chasing down a total of 200+ and overall 2nd highest total (219) chased down in the IPL history.
17 - Rahul Tewatia has smashed 17 sixes in UAE while playing in IPL.
Rahul Tewatia smashed 17 sixes in UAE during IPL 2020. The all-rounder played a key role for RR in 3 to 4 games during last year's IPL and he is expected to play a handy role for his team with many crucial players missing out for RR in the 2nd phase of IPL 2021.
17 - Harshal Patel with 17 wickets has been the leading wicket-taker of IPL 2021 so far.
Harshal Patel has managed to pick up 17 wickets from first 7 matches of IPL 2021 which makes him a good contender to go for the record of taking most wickets in a single IPL season. The record is currently held by Dwayne Bravo who claimed 32 wickets in IPL 2013.
17 - Number of matches won by MI against RCB in IPL is 17.
MI and RCB have faced each other 28 times in IPL and MI ended up being the more successful team by winning 17 times in the head-to-head clash. It is also noted that the inaugral match of IPL 2021 started with MI vs RCB clash.