New Delhi: The latest edition of Indian Premier League is just around the corner with all eight franchises fine-tuning their preparations as they launch their campaigns to lift the silverware. The season starts from April 9 and will run across Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad with some of the biggest names from the world of cricket in action. Five-time winners and defending champion Mumbai Indians kickstart will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the season at Chepauk in Chennai on Friday. Also Read - IPL 2021, KKR vs MI Match 5 at MA Chidambaram Stadium: Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Predicted Playing XIs, Head to Head, Toss Timing, Squads For Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

Ahead of the season, we take a look at the major records created during the 13 years of IPL that started in 2008 when in a fairy-tale finish, Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings in the final becoming the inaugural champions. Also Read - IPL 2021 RR vs PBKS Report: Sanju Samson Hundred in Vain as Punjab Kings Edge Rajasthan Royals in High-Scoring Thriller at Wankhede Stadium

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The Top-Five Highest Run Getters

#Virat Kohli (RCB) 5878

#Suresh Raina (CSK) 5368

#David Warner (SRH) 5254

#Rohit Sharma (MI) 5230

#Shikhar Dhawan (DC) 5197

Most Number of Centuries

#Chris Gayle (Punjab Kings) 6

#Virat Kohli (RCB) 5

#David Warner (SRH) 4

#Shane Watson (CSK) 4

#AB de Villiers (RCB) 3

Most Number of Half-Centuries

#David Warner (SRH) 48

#Shikhar Dhawan (DC) 41

#Rohit Sharma (MI) 39

#Virat Kohli (RCB) 39

#Suresh Raina (CSK) 38

Most Sixes (Individual)

#Chris Gayle (Punjab Kings) 349

#AB de Villiers (RCB) 235

#MS Dhoni (CSK) 216

#Rohit Sharma (MI) 213

#Virat Kohli (RCB) 201

Most Number of Fours

#Sikhar Dhawan (DC) 591

#David Warner (SRH) 510

#Virat Kohli (RCB) 503

#Suresh Raina (CSK) 493

#Gautam Gambhir (KKR) 491


Best Strike Rate

#Andre Russell (KKR) 182.33

#Nicholas Pooran (Punjab Kings) 165.39

#Sunil Narine (KKR) 164.27

#Hardik Pandya (MI) 159.26

#Moeen Ali (CSK) 158.46

Highest Individual Scores

#Chris Gayle (Punjab Kings) 175 (66 balls) for RCB vs Pune Warriors India

#Brendon McMullum (KKR) 158 (73 balls) vs RCB

#AB de Villiers (RCB) 133 (59 balls) vs MI

#KL Rahul (Punjab Kings) 132 (69 balls) vs RCB

#AB de Villiers (RCB) 129 (52 balls) vs *Gujarat Lions

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IPL All-Time Bowling Records

Highest Wicket-Takers

#Lasith Malinga (MI) 170

#Amit Mishra (DC) 160

#Piyush Chawla (MI) 156

#Dwayne Bravo (CSK) 153

#Harbhajan Singh (KKR) 150

Best Bowling Figures in a Match

#Alzarri Joseph (MI) 6/12 vs SRH

#Sohail Tanvir (RR) 6/14 vs CSK

#Adam Zampa (RPS) 6/19 vs SRH

#Anil Kumble (RCB) 5/5 vs RR

#Ishant Sharma (*DC) 5/12 vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Best Economy Rates

#Rashid Khan (SRH) 6.24

#Anil Kumble (RCB) 6.57

#Glenn McGrath (DD*/DC) 6.61

#Muttiah Muralitharan (CSK) 6.67

#Roloef van der Merwe (RCB) 6.74

Best Bowling Average

#Kagiso Rabada (DC) 18.09

#Doug Bollinger (CSK) 18.72

#Dimitri Masceranhas (*KXIP) 18.73

#Farveez Maharoof (DD*) 19.25

#Lasith Malinga (MI) 19.80

Most Number of Dots

#Harbhajan Singh (CSK) 1249

#Ravichandran Ashwin (DC) 1170

#Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) 1164

#Lasith Malinga (MI) 1155

#Piyush Chawla (MI) 1148

With PTI Inputs