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IPL 2016 so far…9 things you should know!

  1. Following the drought situation in Maharashtra, the two IPL 2016 teams from the state – Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants have chosen Jaipur and Visakhapatnam respectively as their preferred venues. The matches at these venues will be played after the 30th of April subject to a go-ahead from the league’s governing council .
  2. Delhi Daredevils’ Quinton de Kock is the only player to have hit a century in IPL 2016. (108 off 51 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  3. Amit Mishra of Delhi Daredevils has the best bowling figure if IPL 2016 so far – 4/11 off 3 overs against Kings XI Punjab
  4. Gujarat Lions’ Dwayne Bravo became the first bowler to take 300 wickets in T20 matches, when he dismissed David Miller of Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.
  5. Kolkata Knight Riders’ Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir have shared 7 50-plus partnerships for the opening wicket. The most for an opening pair in IPL.
  6. Hardik and Krunal Pandya are the first brother pair to have appeared from the same IPL side. (Mumbai Indians)
  7. Rohit Sharma and Yusuf Pathan are the only players who have won the tournament thrice.
  8. Two players have so far been reprimanded for showing dissent- Dwayne Bravo (Gujarat Lions) and Glen Maxwell (KXIP) in their matches against Mumbai and Delhi respectively. Both have admitted to the level 1 offence and accepted their sanctions.
  9. On the social media front, Kolkata Knights Riders are the most followed team on Twitter with 1.54 million followers. According to the IPL website, Mumbai Indians are the most trending team on Twitter.

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