Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina will compete against each other to touch the 200 sixes mark in the Indian Premier League 2019. Whosoever reaches the 200 mark will become the first Indian batsman to reach the milestone.
MS Dhoni has 186 sixes under his belt and stands third in the list of most number of sixes hit by an individual in the league. Top scorer Suresh Raina is placed at number four in the list with 185 sixes, while Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma stands fifth in the list with 184 sixes.
Meanwhile, superstar of T20 cricket Chris Gayle tops the list with mammoth count of 292 sixes. South African batsman AB de Villiers is on second position with 186 sixes, equals with MS Dhoni.
Eight teams will fight for the coveted cup this year. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will took to retain the trophy once again. The tournament will begin without an opening ceremony for the first time as the BCCI had decided to donate the budget to the families of CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama attack on February 14.
The dates for 2019 edition of Indian Premier League has been announced by the organisers. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will play Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener on March 23 in Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium.
However, the dates announced are only for first seventeen matches, where each team will play a minimum of 4 matches each while Delhi and Bangalore will play five matches. Every team will play two away and two home matches with Delhi playing three home matches and Bangalore playing three away games.