IPL 2017 – 10 Interesting Facts That You Need to Know

The buzz about IPL (Indian Premier League) has been immense all over the globe and every time audiences wait for the April month to arrive, as it starts in the first of week of April every year. Talking about the auction of this year, 140 cricketers including 44 overseas player have been retained by the IPL franchises for 2017 season. All the teams had limited resources but they played safe according to their strategies and filled their required slots. Like every other season, even this season is all set to surprise everybody. So, let’s talk about some amazing facts that you all need to know.

    1. Inclusion of two Afghan and one UAE Player in IPL

  • UAE player Chirag Suri in IPL 2017

                                Chirag Suri

    Two amazing Afghan players Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan and UAE player Chirag Suri will make their debut in this season of Indian Premier League. This is happening for the first time in the history of IPL. They have played some exceptional cricket for their country, now, it will be interesting to see how they perform under the immense pressure of the League where many other overseas player will be competing with them for a fixed slot in the team.

    Afghan players in IPl 2017

             Mohammad Nabi                          Rashid Khan


    2. Dhoni removed as Rising Pune Supergiants’s captain

    Yes! It’s true and saddening for the Mahi fans. Dhoni has already dropped Indian captaincy from all formats of the game, and this time he won’t be leading for the franchise Rising Pune Supergiants in the League. He is set to replaced by the young Australian captain Steve Smith who is world no. 1 Test batsman. According to the reports, the owner said, “we wanted a new captain, as we didn’t have good season last year and hoping for the best in the upcoming season”.

    MS Dhoni removed as caption of RPS

    Source: Sportzpics

     Also Read: 5 Reasons why MS Dhoni has been the most successful Indian Cricket captain

    3. Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan remained unsold

    The two notable player Irfan Pathan and Ishant Sharma went unsold in the 2017 IPL Auction. They were part of the Rising Pune Supergiants franchise in the previous season. The buyers had the limited resources and at the end lack of buyers for these two players astonished many people.

    irfan and ishant remained unsold in IPL 2017

             Source: india.com 

    4. Ben Stokes has become the most expensive overseas player in IPL

    England player Ben Stokes is a fantastic all-round player and has become the most expensive foreign player in IPL history. He stunned one and all by getting a Rs 14.5 crore bid from Rising Pune Supergiants franchise

    Ben Stokes the most expensive player in IPL 2017

    Source: Hindustan Times

    5. Sarfaraz Khan was only 10 years old when IPL began

    When the first season of IPL began, Sarfaraz khan was 10 years old and then after 7 years, at the age of 17 he was picked for IPL by the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. Along with the big guys like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, ABD, Shane Watson, he also played good cricket in the last season and impressed the whole country. Even this year, he is playing for the same franchise, it will be interesting to see how much he has learned from the big guys and from the overall experience of the League to play even greater cricket.

    Sarfaraz Khan the youngest player in Indian Premier League

    Also Read: 5 Qualities of Virat Kohli that can make him India’s next best captain

    6. Piyush Chawla’s bowling accuracy in IPL

    In the last season, Piyush Chawla’s bowled his first no-ball after bowling almost 386 overs in his IPL career. He is also the 4th highest wicket taker till now, with 113 IPL wickets. This stats shows the accuracy level of the bowler which has impressed and surprised every one around the globe.

    Piyush Chawla yet to bowl no-ball

    Source: Oneindia

    7. Parthiv Patel has been part of 6 different IPL teams

    Parthiv Patel has surprised everyone with a unique record of playing for six different franchise in six different seasons. After his whirlwind journey, he seems to have settled down with Mumbai Indians franchise.

    Parthiv Patel has been part of six different teams

          Source: Quora

    8. Ashok Dinda the bad luck of IPL

    This can be a sheer co-incidence, but can also be perceived in other way after looking at the stats, which shows that for whomsoever Ashok Dinda has played for, has never managed to qualify for the play-offs till now, starting from the first season. Surprising, isn’t it?

    Ashok Dinda the bad luck

       Source: CricketCountryStruff

    9. The inseparable duo of IPL

    Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey both have played for 4 different IPL teams and surprisingly they both have been always in the same team every season.

    Robin Uthapa and Manish Pandey are always in same team

    Source: CricketCountryStuff

    10. Delhi Daredevils is yet to play an IPL final

    This is quite sad for the Delhi owners, as their team is the only team that has never qualified for the finale match. It is not that they have a weak team though it’s really very saddening and surprising for the DD fans to witness their team’s failure each and every time. Let’s see, the stats might change this year.

    Delhi Daredevils has never qualified for finals

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3 Responses

  1. Atul Bengeri says:

    wow, you summed it up well…It’s good for people like me who are used to reading about a topic at one place!

  2. Krishna says:

    Good i know about my holiday homework

  1. September 19, 2017

    I just couldn’t go away from your website before suggesting that I actually loved the info and other articles that I scrolled on to!

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