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2021 Indian Premier League is scheduled to be played from 9th April till 30th May in India. Despite growing number Covid-19 cases across the country, the cricket biggest league will start as planned by BCCI. All the sixty matches will be played across six venues- Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Bengaluru.
The 14th edition of the competition will see eight teams fight it out for the coveted prize. Defending Champions Mumbai Indians will be looking to successfully defend their title in this year’s competition. Adam Milne, James Neesham and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be newest additions to the overall squad for the coming edition of Indian Premier League.
Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham are notable acquisitions made by Chennai Super Kings for the coming season.
All-rounder Chris Morris was signed for a whopping fee of 16.5 Crores by Rajasthan Royals, while Glenn Maxwell was bought by Royal Challenger Bangalore.
Shakib Al Hasan, Harbhajan Singh, Gurkeerat Singh are the notable signings made by Kolkata Knight Riders.
Here are some of the important statistics related to 2021 Indian Premier League
2014 was the last time, Kings XI Punjab, qualified for the playoffs of the competition.. Last season, Kings XI Punjab suffered from inconsistency and finished sixth in the points table.
12 wickets needed by Delhi Capitals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to complete 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League. Ashwin currently has taken 138 wickets at an average of 26.81.
14 wickets needed by Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar to complete 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League. Currently, Kumar has taken 136 wickets at an average of 23.91.
19 wickets required by Rajasthan Royals pacer Jaydev Unadkat to complete 100 wickets in the Indian Premier League. Currently, Unadkat has claimed 81wickets in 80 matches at an average of 29.87.
122 runs required by Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli to complete 6,000 runs in the Indian Premier League. He currently has scored 5,878 runs in 192 matches at an average of 38.16 with five centuries and thirty-nine half-centuries to his name.
151 runs needed by Royal Challengers Bangalore AB De Villiers to complete 5,000 runs in the competition. De Villiers has accumulated 4,849 runs in 169 matches at an average of 40.40 with three centuries and thirty-eight half-centuries to his name.
228 runs needed by Kings XI opener Chris Gayle to complete 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Left hander has accumulated 4,772 runs in 132 matches at an average of 41.13 with six centuries and thirty-one half-centuries to his name.
177 runs needed by Kolkata Knight Riders wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik to complete 4,000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Currently, Dinesh Karthik has scored 3,823 runs in 196 matches at an average of 26.00 with 19 half-centuries to his name.
368 runs needed by Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni to complete 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Currently, Dhoni has scored 4,632 runs in 204 matches at an average of 40.99 with 23 half-centuries to his name.