Which batsman has played the most maiden overs in T20 cricket and the IPL
Since ball-by-ball data was not available for all T20 matches, the study was limited to those played since 2015. The answer is Chris Gayle, because he is the only player to have played out ten maiden overs. With six maiden overs, KL Rahul is in second place. All of his six maiden overs have come in the first over, which is interesting. This makes him the batter with the most maiden overs in the first over in T20s during this time.
Most maiden overs played by a batsman in T20 cricket and IPL list
He has played two maiden overs in the IPL as well, one which was Trent Boult’s opening over against Rajasthan. Since 2020, Shubhman Gill has played the most maidens in the IPL with three.
Most Maiden Overs played in IPL since 2020
3: Shubman Gill
2: KL Rahul*
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The powerplay hitters with the highest strike rates since IPL 2020: In the 2020 version, only two Indian hitters had a strike rate of over 150 after scoring more than 100 runs in the first six overs. With a strike rate of 156, Manish Pandey was at the top of the list. Suryakumar Yadav was close behind with a strike rate of 155.2.
Comparing top hitters’ strike rates in IPL 2021 and 2022: Foreign vs. Indian players
Three hitters in 2021, two from outside India and one from India, had a strike rate of more than 150. Evin Lewis had the most runs, with 134 at a strike rate of 174. Prithvi Shaw had the most runs, with 353 at a strike rate of 171.4. At third base, Jonny Bairstow hit 149 runs at a strike rate of 167.4.
In the most recent IPL, which was in 2022, three foreign hitters and one Indian batter each had a strike rate of over 150. Moeen Ali comes in second with 111 runs at a strike rate of 165.7, and David Warner is third with 225 runs at a strike rate of 154.1. Shaw is the only Indian on this list. He got 217 runs at a hit rate of 150.7, making him the only Indian on this list.
Unveiling top hitters and spinners’ records in IPL
Only two hitters who have scored 500 or more runs in their first ten balls have a strike rate of 150 or more, and both of them are currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. Sunil Narine has the most runs with 742 at a strike rate of 152.4. Andre Russell has the most runs with 1055 at a strike rate of 155.2. With 101 sixes, Kieron Pollard has hit the most sixes in his first ten balls. Russell is close behind with 82 sixes. The Indian with the best strike rate is Virender Sehwag, who has scored 1155 runs at a strike rate of 141.4.
Aside from Tabraiz Shamsi, Sandeep Lamichhane is another bowler who made his IPL debut in May 2018 and then his international debut in August 2018.
Indian bowler with the the best strike rate and economy in the final overs since 2020: Mohammad Shami has a bowling strike rate of 8.8 and an economy of 10.8 in the IPL since 2020 among Indian bowlers who have thrown 20 or more overs in the last five overs. He has taken 35 wickets.
Ravi Bishnoi is at the top of the list with 7.5 runs per over in 25.3 overs. After 70 or more overs, Jasprit Bumrah has an economy of 7.7. Since the year 2020, only four Indian bowlers have had a strike rate of less than 15 and an economy of less than 9. Two of them, Bishnoi and Yuzvendra Chahal, are spin bowlers, and the other two, Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh, are fast bowlers.
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