As we are about to enter September month, the IPL extravaganza is set to take over the cricket fans and masses. The latest news is that Washington Sundar has been ruled out of the 2nd phase of IPL 2021 due to a finger injury. With only 19 days to go for the cricket festival to begin, let us have a look at some of the facts related to number 19 in the league.
19 - The number of hat-tricks recorded in IPL history.
Totally, 16 different bowlers have recorded a hat-trick in IPL. The list of those 19 hat-trick takers in IPL are :
Amit Mishra(3), Yuvraj Singh(2), Lakshmipathy Balaji, Makhaya Ntini, Rohit Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Ajit Chandila, Sunil Narine, Pravin Tambe, Shane Watson, Axar Patel, Samuel Badree, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Sam Curran, Shreyas Gopal
19 - RCB topped the IPL points table only once during the 2011 season. They topped that season by earning 19 points exactly.
RCB, despite being the table topper in the 2011 IPL season, ended up losing the finals to CSK. Overall RCB has reached the finals 3 times in IPL but unfortunately haven't won a trophy in all these years so far.
19 - Dwayne Bravo has picked 19 wickets against SRH in IPL
Dwayne Bravo has picked the most wickets against SRH in the IPL history. The West Indian all-rounder has 156 wickets in IPL and stands 3rd joint-highest in the all-time wicket-takers list.
19 - Dinesh Karthik has 19 fifty-plus scores in IPL.
Dinesh Karthik, who has impressed everyone with his commentary stint in the UK, will be keen to perform in the 2nd phase of IPL 2021 in UAE. In the last season, Dinesh Karthik didn't live up to the expectations and gave up the captaincy to Eoin Morgan at the half-stage of the tournament.