IPL 2023 Stats: Half of the 16th season of the Indian Premier League has been completed. All the teams have played 7-7 matches. Know 7 such things of the tournament that may surprise you.
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New Delhi. IPL 2023 has covered half of its journey. All 10 teams have played their 7-7 matches. After 35 matches, the number 1 position in the tournament is with Chennai Super Kings. Gujarat Titans at number two and Lucknow Super Giants at number three. Rajasthan Royals is in fourth place. This is just a matter of points table, but amidst all these things, you will be surprised to know that after half the journey, the number 1 Chennai team is the most beaten in the powerplay. On the other hand, the team whose bowling was said to be the weakest has given the least runs in the powerplay.
After the end of half the tournament, which team is number 1 in which aspect and in which aspect it is lagging? Which batsman and bowler has been in the limelight, know 7 big things of IPL 2023.
1. Chennai was beaten the most in Powerplay
Even though the Chennai team is at the top of the points table, its bowlers are the most beaten in the powerplay. Chennai is the only team whose bowlers have given more than 10 runs per over in the powerplay. On the other hand, the least beaten team in powerplay is RCB, whose bowlers have spent only 7 runs per over. RCB’s bowling is said to be the weakest but only its bowlers are looking powerful in the powerplay.
2. Highest run rate in Powerplay
Chennai Superkings also has the highest run rate in Powerplay. This team has scored 9.66 runs per over in Powerplay. RCB is at number two with 9.42. The worst performance in Powerplay is of Delhi Capitals whose run rate is just 7.50.
3. King of Batsmen Du Plessis
RCB captain Faf Duplesey remains the highest run scorer. 405 runs have come out of his bat in 7 matches. Faf Duplesey has scored the most runs in Powerplay as well. He has hit 184 runs in the first 6 overs so far.
4. Most sixes
The half season of IPL 2023 is over and so far in this season Faf Duplesey has hit maximum 25 sixes. David Warner is ahead in terms of fours, who has hit 44 fours so far.
5. Best strike rate
Half of the IPL season is over and the best strike rate is of a batsman whose name no one would have imagined. Currently, Ajinkya Rahane has the best strike rate in this season. He has scored 209 runs at a strike rate of 199.04. By the way, Glenn Maxwell has the highest strike rate among the players batting in 7 innings of all 7 matches, he is scoring runs at a strike rate of 188.80.
6. King Khan of cricket is number 1 bowler
Till half the tournament of IPL 2023, the number 1 bowler is Rashid Khan. This player has taken 14 wickets in 7 matches. At the same time, Mohammad Siraj is in second place with 13 wickets. On the other hand, R Ashwin has the best strike rate among the players who have bowled in all 7 matches. Ashwin has given runs with an economy of just 7.07.
7. Who bowled maximum number of maidens and dot balls?
Mohammad Siraj has bowled the most dot balls so far this season. Siraj has not given any run in 89 balls. Mohammed Shami is only one ball behind him. Shami has bowled 88 dot balls. While talking about Maiden, Trent Boult is at the top of it. This player has bowled a total of 3 overs. Shami has thrown 2 maidens.