With nearly just 3 weeks time for the IPL 2021 to begin, the excitement levels of the fans have been high. On Friday, Andre Russell smashed the fastest fifty in CPL history and has shown the glimpse of returning back to the form for KKR in 2nd phase of IPL 2021 in UAE. With the grand T20 league just 22 days away, let us have a look at some of the interesting facts regarding number 22 in the IPL so far.
22 - Sam Curran has picked 22 wickets for CSK in IPL.
The English all-rounder Sam Curran has been a key performer for CSK since the IPL 2020 and his form with the ball in middle overs is expected to play a key role for the CSK team. He also currently holds the record for being the youngest player to take a hat-trick in IPL so far.
22 - The number of matches MI has won against KKR in IPL is 22 overall.
MI and KKR have faced each other 28 times in IPL so far and MI have ended up being on the winning side for 22 matches. 22 wins for a team in IPL is the most against a particular opposition.
Most matches won by an IPL side against a particular opposition:
MI - 22 vs KKR
KKR - 19 vs PBKS
MI - 19 vs CSK
22 - Quinton de Kock has made 22 dismissals (18 catches & 4 stumpings) in IPL 2020 as a wicket-keeper which is the most in that season.
Quinton de Kock during IPL 2020 was fantastic with the bat and also did an excellent job as a wicket-keeper behind the stumps. Notably, the wicket-keeper batsman has smashed 567 runs from 18 innings in IPL at UAE.
22 - Sohail Tanvir, who was the purple cap winner in the inaugural IPL season, picked up 22 wickets in the 2008 IPL edition.
Sohail Tanvir's impressive form with the ball has been one of the reasons RR won their first and only IPL title in 2008. Tanvir's spell of 6/14 vs CSK in 2008 stood as a record for the best-ever bowling figure in the IPL history for more than 10 years (until April 2019)