IPL 2018: Five statistical milestones and records of the season
Here we look at five best records and milestones accomplished during the 11th edition of the IPL.
Published - May 28, 2018 7:57 pm | Updated - May 28, 2018 7:57 pm
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 started with big changes in the squads of all the eight franchises. The season witnessed a huge spike in the number of sixes and also new variations by the bowlers. The tournament witnessed a lot of records being bettered and some first-time occurrences in the history of the league as well. We picked out five of the best records and milestone that constitute the highlight of the season.
1. Dhoni the keeper:
The spotlight is on MS Dhoni‘s captaincy and batting whenever he leads his troops in Twenty20 cricket and his primary role that of a wicketkeeper is given little attention. Dhoni has constantly managed to bag a few records here and there with his glove-work. The CSK skipper now has 219 dismissals behind the wickets including 146 catches which is the most for any player in the Twenty20 format.
He surpassed Kamran Akmal’s tally of 219 dismissals and Kumar Sangakkara’s 142 catches during their final league stage game. Dhoni now also holds the record for most number of stumpings in the IPL with the stumping of Kane Williamson in the final. He has effected 33 stumpings one more than Robin Uthappa (32). Dhoni already has the record for most dismissals (78) and most catches (49) as a keeper in the T20Is to his name.