As the 5th Test match between England and India got cancelled, all eyes are focused on the resumption of the Indian Premier League 2021. With just 8 more days to go for the second phase of IPL 2021, let us have a look at some of the interesting stats related to number 8 in the league.
8 - Number of centuries recorded by CSK batsmen in IPL so far is 8. Notably, number of IPL finals played by CSK is also 8.
Murali Vijay and Shane Watson have recorded 2 IPL centuries each while Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum & Ambati Rayudu have recorded 1 century apiece for the three-time IPL champions. CSK also hold the record for playing most finals (8) in the IPL history.
8 - Number of maiden overs bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in IPL history is 8.
Among the current active players, Bhuvi has bowled joint-most (8) maiden overs along with Dhawal Kulkarni and Sandeep Sharma in the IPL history.
8 - Number of matches captained by Rishabh Pant in IPL is 8.
Rishabh Pant as captain won 6 out the 8 matches he has led his side Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 so far. Despite Shreyas Iyer's return, Pant will continue to lead the Delhi side.
8 - Mohammad Shami has picked up 8 wickets in IPL 2021 so far.
It is worth noting that Mohammad Shami was also impressive for Punjab Kings in IPL 2020 which had taken place in UAE. Shami had claimed 20 wickets in the previous season. After getting picked in the T20 World Cup squad of India, Shami is expected to deliver his best in the 2nd phase of IPL 2021.