With IPL just being a week away, the buildup and excitement to tournament has been crazy among cricket fans. Absence of some players like Mark Wood ahead of IPL 2022 might affect certain teams while choosing their playing XI but it will be interesting to see playing combination of new teams like Gujarat and Lucknow. Here in this article, we will take a look at some of the interesting IPL facts related to the number 7.
7 – Number of times RCB reached Playoffs in IPL is 7.
RCB have reached semi-finals (or) playoffs stage in IPL during 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020 & 2021 season. Despite not winning IPL trophy, Bengaluru have reached Semi-finals (or) Playoffs in 7 out of 14 seasons.
7 – Rahul Tripathi has smashed 7 fifty-plus scores in IPL.
Tripathi has been an important top order player for KKR in the past IPL seasons and he is expected to continue his consistent show for SRH in the upcoming IPL season. Rahul Tripathi was bought for a whooping price of 8.5 crores by SRH.
7 – For CSK, 7 players have smashed century in IPL history.
7 players who have smashed century in IPL are Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed a brilliant century against RR in IPL 2021 but it ended in a losing cause unfortunately.
7 – Dinesh Karthik has smashed 7 sixes in IPL 2021.
Dinesh Karthik has been a good finisher for his team in T20 cricket over the years and he is expected to play a key role for his side along with the hard hitting aggressive batsman Glenn Maxwell. Karthik’s exceptional wicket-keeping skills will also play a crucial role for Bengaluru franchise in IPL.