The excitement for the 2nd phase of IPL 2021 is getting much bigger after an official trailer with MS Dhoni got released by the Indian Premier League social media handle. Now with just 29 more days to go for the resumption of IPL 2021 we would have a look some of the facts related to number 29 from the tournament's perspective. It is also interesting to note that so far 29 matches have been completed in IPL 2021 as well.
Some interesting facts which connects to number 29 in IPL:
29 - Kieron Pollard has smashed 29 sixes in IPL in UAE alone, which remains to be highest for an overseas player.
The destructive lower-order batsman has smashed 400 IPL runs in UAE at an amazing strike rate of 163.27. He is expected to continue his form and play a game changing role for MI as expected
29 - Former Delhi Capitals & ex Punjab Kings player Virender Sehwag has won 29 matches in IPL as captain.
Virender Sehwag led Delhi Capitals in 52 IPL matches, he ended up winning 28 of them. Under his captaincy DC played semi-final in 2008 and ended up being table-toppers during 2012 IPL season. He captained Punjab Kings in only 1 match during IPL 2015 and ended up winning that match in Super Over against Rajasthan Royals.
29 - Chennai Super Kings player Faf du Plessis has smashed 29 fours in IPL 2021 so far.
Since IPL 2020 Faf du Plessis has been most consistent batsman for CSK and he has smashed 500 IPL runs in UAE as a top-order batsman. He was the only batsman to feature in top-10 run-scorers in IPL 2020.
29 - Upcoming Indian star and KKR batsman Shubman Gill has smashed 29 sixes in IPL overall.
Shubman Gill was the leading run-scorer for KKR in IPL 2020. He smashed 440 runs in UAE during that season. Though he hasn't lived upto the expectations in 1st phase of IPL 2021, he is expected to make a comeback in 2nd phase where the season is going to UAE again.