With just 7 days for the resumption of IPL 2021, the latest news is that English players Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan and Chris Woakes have withdrawn from the 2nd phase of the tournament. Aiden Markram and Sherfane Rutherford have been announced as replacements for Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow by Punjab Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad, respectively. As IPL is about to bring lot of drama and excitement in just a week time let us have a look at some of the stats related to number 7 in the IPL.
7 - Varun Chakravarthy has picked up 7 wickets in IPL 2021 so far.
The mystery leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy was the leading wicket-taker for KKR in IPL 2020. The bowler- in a very short span of time- has seen a lot of highs in his IPL career and despite playing just 3 T20I matches he has been selected in the 15-member T20 World Cup squad of India.
7 - Number of players who have captained Mumbai Indians side in IPL is 7.
Mumbai Indians have been led by 7 players in IPL history so far. Those 7 captains are Harbhajan Singh, Shaun Pollock, Sachin Tendulkar, Dwayne Bravo, Ricky Ponting, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard.
7 - Sunil Narine has registered 7 four-wicket hauls in IPL.
Narine's record of four-wicket hauls is the joint-most with Lasith Malinga in IPL. The Caribbean all-rounder has played 4 matches in IPL 2021 so far and has picked up 3 wickets at an economy of exactly 7.
7 - Shubman Gill has smashed 7 fifty-plus scores in his IPL career.
The young KKR opening batsman Shubman Gill looked very impressive in the IPL 2020 season by scoring 440 runs with the bat from 14 games. He will look to gain some momentum for the 2nd phase of IPL 2021 from his performance of past year in the gulf nation.