The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season is scheduled to begin on March 31, with the opening match between Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Gujarat Titans. Many top IPL stars, including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul, are poised to achieve significant milestones in the upcoming season.
Here is a list of key players who are on the brink of achieving major records in IPL 2023.
The Indian cricket captain is only 12 sixes away from becoming the player with the second-most sixes in IPL history. Rohit Sharma presently has 240 sixes in IPL, while AB de Villiers, who has retired from IPL, has hit 251 sixes.
The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, leads the chart with 357 sixes. Rohit is just 11 sixes behind AB de Villiers and is likely to surpass him soon.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has a remarkable record with the new ball in IPL, having bowled 11 maiden overs to date. The current record for the most maiden overs bowled in IPL is held by Praveen Kumar, who has bowled 14 maiden overs.
In IPL 2023, the Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer will undoubtedly strive to bowl several more maiden overs and may even break the record for the most maiden overs bowled in the tournament.
Shikhar Dhawan & Virat Kohli
So far, Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan has scored 47 fifties in IPL, while Royal Challengers Bangalore star Virat Kohli has scored 44. Both batsmen will be aiming to surpass the 50-fifty mark in the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, David Warner holds the record for the most half-centuries in the history of the Indian Premier League. He has scored 55 fifties to date.
KL Rahul, the skipper of Lucknow Super Giants, has an impressive record of 3889 runs in IPL with a remarkable average of 48.01. With his consistency in the past few seasons, he has the potential to become the first batsman with a 50+ average in IPL.
David Warner holds the second-best average in the Indian Premier League, scoring at an average of 42.
Yuzvendra Chahal needs only 18 more wickets to become the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL, having taken 166 wickets so far. He is currently in third place on the list of highest wicket-takers, behind Dwayne Bravo of CSK with 183 wickets and Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians with 170 wickets.