IPL 2023 is set to kickstart on March 31 with the opening game to be played between Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Gujarat Titans. IPL Stars like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are all close to achieving big records in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Here’s the list of some key players who are pretty close to achieving big records in IPL 2023
The Indian skipper is just 12 sixes away to become the player with the second most sixes in the history of IPL. Rohit Sharma has currently hit 240 sixes in IPL while AB de Villiers who has retired from IPL has hit 251 sixes.
Universe Boss Chris Gayle leads the tally with 357 sixes. Rohit is just 11 sixes away from overtaking AB de Villiers which clearly looks achievable.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got a brilliant record with the new ball in IPL. He has till now bowled 11 maiden overs while Praveen Kumar holds the record of bowling 14 maiden overs.
The SRH pacer will certainly aim to bowl a few more maiden overs in IPL 2023 and might go on to achieve the record of bowling maximum maiden overs.
Shikhar Dhawan & Virat Kohli
Punjab Kings skipper Shikhar Dhawan has till now scored 47 fifties while RCB star Virat Kohli has scored 44 of them. Both Shikhar and Virat will look to go beyond the mark of 50 fifties.
Meanwhile, David Warner has got the maximum number of half-centuries in the history of the Indian Premier League. Warner has till now hit 55 fifties.
Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul has amassed 3889 runs with an exceptional average of 48.01. KL Rahul has been pretty consistent with the bat in previous couple of editions and if he does the same he might go on to become the first batter with an average of 50+ in the history of IPL.
David Warner has the second-best average in Indian Premier League as he scores at an average of 42.
Yuzvendra Chahal is just 18 wickets away to become the highest wicket-taker in IPL history. Chahal has till now scalped 166 wickets. He is in the third position on the list of highest wicket-takers.
CSK’s Dwayne Bravo has got 183 wickets while Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga has taken 170 wickets.
Embarrassing Record of Ducks
Meanwhile, there’s an Embarrassing record that might get broken too in IPL 2023. Currently, there’s a race for scoring the most ducks among a few Indian batters.
Mandeep Singh and Rohit Sharma have got out on duck 14 times while Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik have been dismissed for a duck 13 times. By the end of IPL 2023, one of them might go ahead of the rest of the batters.