18 Striking Indian Premier League Statistics

Indian Premier League is a yearly cricket competition with 10 teams representing 10 franchises. It holds the second-highest average sports salaries at $5.3 million. The IPL has been one of the world’s front-runners in sports series. 

The series has recorded numerous teams and athletes that made their marks in the history of IPL since 2018. 

Look at the historical facts and statistics behind the Indian Premier League. 

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Highlights of the Article

  • With 242 matches, MS Dhoni has the most appearances among the players in IPL.
  • 3 players received an MVP award on their debut.
  • Chennai Super Kings won 6 Fairplay Awards in the history of IPL.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore has the highest total in IPL, with 263/5.
  • 469 runs highest match aggregates recorded in 2010, a match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.
  • In the entire IPL history, there are 11 one-run recorded victories. 
  • IPL brand value reached $8.4 billion in 2022.
  • Delhi Capitals have changed their captain 10 times throughout the IPL.

Interesting Facts and Statistics About the Indian Premier League

indian premier league statistics

In 2022, the IPL champions, the Gujarat Titans, took home 200 million Indian rupees and won the interest of cricket fans. The players’ lives have changed entirely because of their record-breaking performances during that season.

This article will reflect on the most unforgettable and well-deserved recognitions of the teams and players that poured their tears, blood, and sweat into the entire IPL series.

IPL All-time Record Statistics

The 16th IPL season concluded this year with some great players and teams succeeding in making a name in the history of the IPL.

Below are the most prominent names and teams that made their success in the IPL.

1. Among all the players in IPL, MS Dhoni has the most appearance with 242 matches.

(Sports Keeda)

Throughout the IPL  series, MS Dhoni, the iconic player from Chennai Super Kings, appeared in 242 matches, followed by:

  • Dinesh Karthik (237 matches)
  • Rohit Sharma (234 matches)
  • Virat Kohli (231 matches)
  • Ravindra Jadeja ( 218 matches)

Many players resigned and were taken out of the competition for several reasons. Still, these players kept playing due to their passion and remarkable performances.

2. Only 3 players won MVP in IPL in their first appearance.

(Sports Keeda)

Even the most seasoned IPL players admit that it’s hard to land the title of Most Valuable Player. Still, Shane Watson (2008), Sunil Narine (2012), and Ben Stokes (2017) won the jackpot when they were hailed as MVPs in their debuts.

After Ben Stokes, no one has yet won MVP debuting in the IPL. 

3. Chennai Super Kings won most IPL Fairplay Awards throughout the league.

(Cric Tracker)

Aside from winning the IPL 4 consecutive times, Chennai Super Kings received 6 IPL Fairplay Awards in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. 

The CSK thrives in excellence and is the league’s champion for honesty and fairness.

IPL Team Statistics

Among the 10 teams that participated in the Indian Premier League in 2023, some teams made history in the IPL that season, securing titles and making their name relevant in the entire league. 

Discover which teams hold the following:

  • Highest totals recorded in a match
  • Most recorded match aggregates
  • Highest and smallest victory score margin

4. Royal Challengers Banglore set the highest totals in IPL history with 263/5 in 2013.

(IPL Today)

In 2023, the Royal Challengers Banglore recorded the highest total in the entire history of IPL, with 265/3 against Pune Warriors India. The team also secured the second-highest total in 2016, beating Gujarat Lions with 248/3.

Chennai Super Kings, the current champion of IPL season 2023, secured the 3rd and 5th spot with 246/5 (2010) and 240/5 (2008), respectively.

5. IPL’s highest match aggregates were recorded in 2010, with 469 runs between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

(Sports Keeda)

The highest match aggregates in IPL history was recorded in 2010 in the match of Chennai Super Kings, which won the round with 246/5 against Rajasthan Royals.

Below are the top 5 highest match aggregates recorded in the Indian Premier League.

RankingMatchWinnerNumber of RunsYear
1Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsChennai Super Kings469 2010
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab KingsKolkata Knight Riders4592018
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai IndiansPunjab Kings453 2017
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab KingsPunjab Kings 449 2020
5Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Chennai Super Kings  4472008

6. Mumbai Indians hold the record for the most significant victory in margin in the entire IPL.


The match of Mumbai Indians against Delhi Daredevils in 2013  set a historical record in the Indian Premier League with 146 runs. After that match, MI qualified for the playoffs.

Look at the top 5 teams that won enormously in IPL.

Winning teamOpponent ScoreYear
1. Mumbai IndiansDelhi DaredevilsWon by 146 runs2013
2. Royal Challengers BangaloreGujarat LionsWon by 144 runs2016
3. Kolkata Knights RidersRoyal Challengers BangaloreWon by 149 runs2008
4. Royal Challengers BangaloreKings XI PunjabWon by 138 runs2015
5. Royal Challengers BangalorePune WarriorsWon by 130 runs2013

7. There are 11 one-run victories in the entire league of Indian Premier.


In Indian Premier League history, 11 one-run victories were recorded. Mumbai Indians won thrice with a one-run margin in 2012, 2017, and 2019. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore also won 3 matches with a one-run margin. 

Winning teamOpponentMargin TargetYear
Punjab KingsMumbai Indians11902008
Punjab Kings Deccan Chargers11352009
Delhi Capitals/DaredevilsRajasthan Royals11532012
Mumbai IndiansPune Warriors India11212012
Chennai Super KingsDelhi Capitals11512015
Gujarat LionsDelhi Capitals11732016
Royal Challengers BangalorePunjab Kings11762016
Mumbai IndiansRising Pune Supergiant11302017
Royal Challengers BangaloreChennai Super Kings11622019
Mumbai IndiansChennai Super Kings11502019
Royal Challengers BangaloreDelhi Capitals11722021
Rising Pune SupergiantKolkata Knight Riders11772023

IPL Batting Records Statistics

One of the highlights in bat-and-ball games is the bombing performances of the players and fans, and the crowd gets wild when their favorite cricketers hit the ball.

Now, check the records that some of the IPL players hold in terms of:

  • Most runs
  • Highest score
  • Highest batting average
  • Most number of ducks
  • Longest six

8. Royal Challengers Bangalore player Virat Kohli has the most runs in IPL with 6,823.

(Sports Keeda)

In over 204 matches, Virat Kohli from RCB is the record holder for the most runs in the history of IPL, with 6,823. 

With 499 runs difference from Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan (Punjab Kings) ranks 2nd.

9. Christ Gayle remains unbeaten for having the highest score in IPL, with 175 runs off 66 balls.

(Sports Keeda)

The iconic batter Christ Gayle is the record holder for the highest score in the history of the Indian Premier League with 175 runs off 66 balls against Pune Warriors India on April 13, 2023. 

Along with Christ Gayle, the highest scorers recorded in IPL are:

1. Chris GayleRCBPWI1756613172013
2. Brendon McCullumKKRRCB1587310132008
3. Quinton De KockLSGKKR1407010102022
4. AB de VilliersRCBMI133591942015
5. KL RahulKXIPRCB132691472020
6. AB de VilliersRCBGL1295210122016
7. Shubman GilGTMI129601072023
8. Chris GayleRCBDD128627132012
9. Rishabh PantDDSRH128631572018
10. Mural VijayCSKRR127568112010

10. Morne van Vyk holds the highest batting average in the history of IPL at 55.67.

(Sports Keeda)

Record holder Morne van Vyk is still irreplaceable, with a 55.67 battling average in the Indian Premier League. He represented Kolkata Knight Riders with five matches holding 167 runs. 

In the 1,000 minimum runs or 50 matches category, KL Rahul holds the highest batting average, with 47.43 having 3,273 runs in 85 innings.

11. 6 players hold the most number of ducks recorded in IPL matches.

(Cricket Lounge)

The most ducks among the batters in the entire series of the IPL were recorded by Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Parthive Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, and Ambati Rayudu with a total of 13 ducks. 

Fans are shocked that one of the players in IPL that held the most ducks was the captain of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma, who significantly contributed to the team’s glory today. 

12. Albei Morkel’s longest six was recorded in IPL with 125 meters.

(Sports Keeda)

Spectators that witnessed Morkel’s longest six still remember going crazy when the former player of Chennai Super Kings successfully performed the legendary longest six recorded in 2008.

No one has broken the record of Morkel’s longest six in the history of IPL.

IPL Bowling Statistics

The crucial state of changing the game score is decided by how players bowl in death overs, and this is where bowlers are required to perform at the highest level to secure a good spot in the IPL standings.

Meet the players of IPL that have outstanding bowling statistics. 

13. Rashid Khan holds the title of Best Economies in IPL with an average of 6.33.

(Sports Keeda)

In the Indian Premier League, Rashid Khan from Gujurat Titans holds the best economies with 6.33. 

Among all the players of the IPL, Khan has the best record and remains irreplaceable.  

14. 2 players in IPL hold the record for most 5-wicket hauls. 

(Sports Keeda)

James Faulkner from Rajasthan Royals and Jaydev Unadkat are the only players holding five Wicket Halls in the Indian Premier League. 

Achieving 5 wicket hauls in a match is regarded by experts as a notable achievement, and these 2 players made it not just once but twice in different matches.

PlayerTeamTotal WicketsTotal Five Wicket HallsBest Figures
James FaulknerRajasthan Royals5925/16
Jaydev UnadkatMumbai Indians9125/25

15. Lasith Malinga holds the most wickets, with 170 in 122 matches in the history of IPL.

(Sports Keeda)

The iconic Lasith Malinga from Mumba Indians was hailed as the only player with the most wickets in the IPL, with 170 in 122 matches.

Regarding bowling statistics, the legendary Lasith Malinga leads the department.

IPL Fun Facts

Indian Premiere League 2023 reached 30.7 core viewers during their 8-day live broadcast. There’s no denying that fans in India and worldwide enjoy watching the league. 

Whether you are one of the longest fans or a newly signed-up fan of IPL, you must check these fun facts. 

16. Chennai Super Kings has had the same team captain since their debut in IPL.

(Cric Crunch)

Captain MS Doni is the only captain in the entire series of the Indian Premier League that remains in the post in all teams; under his leadership, the team won 4 IPL titles.

There’s no doubt that cricket fans and critics consider MS Dhoni one of the legends of IPL.

17. The 2022 brand value of IPL reached $8.4 billion.


The Indian Premiere League is considered the most prevalent cricket game in the world, holding a value of $8.4 billion in 2022. After paying large sums of money, Disney Star retained the broadcasting rights for the IPL. 

With the league’s success and the support from millions of fans, the value of IPL is projected to skyrocket in the following series.

18. Delhi Capitals changed their captain 10 times throughout IPL.

(Sports County)

In all the seasons of IPL, Delhi Capitals changed their captain the most among all the league teams. The team has yet to win the title in the entire league. 

These are the captains of Delhi throughout the Indian Premiere League:

  • Virender Sehwag
  • Gautam Gambhir
  • James Hopes
  • Mahela Jayawardena
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Kevin Pietersen
  • JP Duminy
  • Zaheer Khan
  • Karun Nair
  • Shreyas Iyer

Final Thoughts

Indian Premiere League has entertained millions of fans worldwide in its 16th season; players and teams are driven to take out Chennai Super Kings and steal the title from them.

The riveting book of the Indian Premier League has featured legendary teams and iconic players that made their name in the history of IPL. It’s exciting to see what the league will offer next season.


Which team has the most sixes in IPL 2023?

In Indian Premier League 2023, Mumba Indians scored the most sixes.

Who won the MVP award in IPL 2023?

Shubman Gil won the Most Valuable Player award in Indian Premiere League 2023.

Who founded the IPL 2023?

A business tycoon Lalit Modi was the one who founded the Indian Premiere League in 2008.

Who is the highest-paid player in IPL?

Virat Kholi secured the spot of the highest-paid player in the Indian Premier League, surpassing CSK superstar MS Dhoni.