What has been Mumbai Indians’ record in their opening match each season of the IPL? Sumedh Dixit on Twitter
Defending and four-time champions Mumbai Indians have now lost their opening encounter of an IPL season for the eighth successive occasion since 2013. And interestingly during this period, MI has also managed to win four titles. Their recent opening match on 19 September, 2020 at Abu Dhabi against CSK was their ninth defeat at the start of an IPL tournament. The details are given in the list below:
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How many batsmen have been hit wicket in IPL? Avi Patel on Facebook
A2) Mumbai Indians’ Hardik Pandya’s hit wicket dismissal against KKR at Abu Dhabi provided the 11th such instance. Interestingly, this is the second occasion Andre Russell was able to dismiss a batsman hit wicket. Last year too he had claimed the wicket of RR’s Riyan Parag Das at Kolkata in this manner. This means Russell and S Sreesanth are the only two bowlers in the IPL to claim hit wicket dismissals on two occasions. The list below has the details, which have some interesting, famous names among the victims!
Is KL Rahul’s unbeaten 132 the highest by an Indian in any T20 match? Ajay Kamat on Twitter
A3) KL Rahul’s unbeaten 132 for Kings XI Punjab against RCB at Dubai is now the highest by an Indian batsman in the IPL. And overall, it is the fourth-highest individual score in IPL history after Chris Gayle (175* for RCB in 2013), Brendon McCullum (158* for KKR in 2008) and AB de Villiers (133* for RCB in 2015). However, Rahul’s effort is now the second-highest by an Indian in all T20 cricket. The distinction of registering the highest score by an Indian in T20 cricket goes to the Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, who made 147 while playing for his home state Mumbai against Sikkim at Indore in February 2019 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The list below as the details.
How many opening batsmen have made a century and then a duck in the same Test match? - Anand Kumar on Twitter
There are several openers who done have this in Test cricket, with Pakistani opener Shan Masood (156 & 0) being the most recent entrant in this list. However, Masood became the only sixth opening batsman to make a 150-plus score in the first innings of a Test and then being dismissed for a duck in the second innings. The list below has all the details.
Thanks for the interesting details on Nawab of Pataudi’s eye injury. Just needed to know how many times has he led a first-class side before he became the captain of India in the Caribbean in 1962? - S Jayshankar on Twitter on Twitter
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was made captain in the Bridgetown Test match after the regular captain Nari Contractor was injured in the tour game just a week before the Test match. At that stage of his career, he had captained Oxford University in 15 first-class games during the season of 1961 and then one other first-class match in India for the Board President’s XI against the touring MCC side, before his Test debut against England at Delhi in December 1961. This means that he had captained in 16 first-class games before leading India. During this period, he also did not captain any Ranji Trophy side. However, it should be noted here that, though he was just 21 years, he had been playing first-class cricket since 1957 and majority of them were in England for Sussex and Oxford University. His maiden Test match as India captain was then his 77th first-class match of his career.
-Mongia in the above list the only 'keeper and the only one to do so in a winning cause.
-Andrew Hudson did so on his Test debut
All records mentioned above are correct and updated as on 27 September 2020.
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