IPL 2021 is set to begin next month with the first match on April 9, 2021. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face each other in the first match in Chennai. The tournament is set to take place at six different venues across the country.
The tournament will conclude with the final match at Narendra Modi cricket stadium in Ahmadabad on May 30, 2021. Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals, and Rajasthan Royals are the eight teams who will be part of IPL 2021.
Due to Covid-19 concerns in the country, BCCI has taken several measures for IPL 2021. For instance, only 6 venues will host all the matches. Each team will travel just three times during the group stages. The initial matches will be held under closed doors but a call will be taken later to allow spectators inside the stadium.
IPL is one tournament that witnesses players hitting brilliant knocks during matches. Many cricketers have hit big knocks in the Indian Premier League which still is part of the record books.
IPL 2021: Here we look at 5 players with the highest individual scores in the history of the IPL:
AB de Villiers – 129*
The 5th highest individual score in IPL is held by South African cricketer AB de Villiers. Villiers hit an unbeaten knock of 129 runs off 52 balls while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match against Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016. The right-handed batsman smashed 12 sixes and 10 boundaries in the match and took Royal Challengers Bangalore to 248/3 in 20 overs. In the match, Virat Kohli also smashed a century with 109 runs off 55 balls.