Indian fans, who have been disappointed by seeing their team performance on the 4th day of the Test match at Leeds Ground, are eagerly waiting for the IPL to kick start to see their favourite players in a different avatar. This IPL season will be more important for the players as T20 WC is also set to happen at the same venue just weeks after the conclusion of IPL 2021. Dinesh Karthik, who was named as the favourite commentator of the UK this year, would be missing from the commentary panel for the last 2 matches of the Eng vs Ind Test Series as he is leaving for UAE for IPL. With 21 days to go for IPL 2021, let us have a look at some of the facts (or) stats related to number 21 in IPL.
21 – RCB smashed 21 sixes vs PWI in IPL 2013 which remains to be most for a team in IPL history.
During IPL 2013, RCB recorded the highest total of 263/5. Bengaluru while scoring 263/5 vs Pune Warriors also smashed 21 sixes in that match which remains to be the highest for a team in IPL history. Chris Gayle smashed 175*(66) which also remains to be the highest score by an individual player in IPL.
21 – Ambati Rayudu has 21 fifty-plus scores in IPL overall.
Ambati Rayudu has been a solid middle-order batsman for CSK (Since 2018) in IPL. His role in middle overs would be crucial for CSK’s fortune. Recently against MI in IPL 2021, he smashed a 20-ball fifty which remains to be 2nd joint-fastest fifty for CSK in the IPL history.
21 – Both Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli have smashed 21 boundaries in IPL 2021 so far.
Glenn Maxwell seems to be a great buy for RCB as his performances have been top-notch during the 1st phase of IPL 2021. Last year, when the entire IPL happened in UAE, RCB entered the playoffs after 3 poor seasons (2017-19). So far in 2021, RCB have been in a good position and skipper Kohli will be pumped up to perform better this season.
21 – KL Rahul has captained 21 matches in IPL so far.
KL Rahul as captain led PBKS to 6th position in IPL 2020 and in the 2021 season so far, he has won 3 out of 7 matches in the league stage.