As each day passes, the excitement for IPL 2021 among fans keeps getting bigger and bigger. The latest news is RCB, who have signed Hasaranga and Chameera, is also about to get England pace bowler George Garton in their side for the second half of the tournament. With just 26 more days left for the start of IPL, let us have a look at some of the stats that connects us with number 26 in the Indian Premier League.
26 - Mohammad Siraj has a bowling strike rate of 26 in IPL 2021 so far.
Siraj, who is often being trolled for his bowling standard in IPL, has come a long way by improving his bowling calibre and has played a crucial role for both RCB and India (in Tests) since 2020. During a match against KKR in IPL 2021, he gave away just 1 run in the 19th over of the game while bowling to Andre Russell surprised everyone with his yorker bowling ability. He is expected to give many such terrific performances and his recent form in Test Cricket would surely boost his confidence
26 - MS Dhoni & Mohit Sharma holds the record for having the highest 10th wicket partnership of 26* for CSK in IPL.
The 26-run partnership came in during MI vs CSK IPL 2013 Finals. Though CSK ended up losing the final match, Dhoni alone was fighting single-handedly till the end and managed to smash 63*(45). CSK ended up losing the final game by a margin of 23 runs.
26 - Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul has smashed 26 sixes in IPL in UAE.
While playing IPL 2020 in UAE, KL Rahul won the orange cap as he was consistently performing with the bat in that season. In the first phase of IPL 2021 also, KL Rahul looks to be a strong contender for the orange cap winner. In the 2021 season, he has smashed most sixes (16) in IPL so far.
26 - Dwayne Bravo, Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Imran Tahir who were purple cap holder in 2015, 2017 & 2019 season ended up picking 26 wickets exactly.
Since 2015, in the alternate IPL seasons purple cap holders have ended up picking 26 wickets exactly. It will be interesting to see whether in IPL 2021 also the purple cap holder would be able to end up with 26 wickets exactly (or) not. Currently Harshal Patel leads the pack with 17 wickets in IPL 2021 so far