The high-octane pace of the Indian T20 League is one of the many reasons why this domestic competition took off quite fabulously in the country. The kind of excitement and drama it brings is simply unmatchable to that of the other domestic competitions. So as we are drawing closer to the 13th edition of the tournament, it is high time we give prominence to some unspoken stats.
That said, today we are listing down the five players with the most number of not-outs. Spoiler alert: there will be some surprising names in the list, so just buckle up.
- MS Dhoni – 65 not-outs
A cult hero of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni has been equally brilliant in the league since 2008. Serving Chennai since the inception of the tournament, Dhoni holds the record of most number of not-outs in the league, with his figure standing at 65 in 170 innings. Throughout his tenure in the tournament, the former Indian captain has scored 4432 runs at an average of 42.21, with his highest score being 84*.
- Ravindra Jadeja – 48 not-outs
The most surprising name in the list has to be of Ravindra Jadeja. The 31-year-old all-rounder, who was instrumental in Rajasthan Royals’ title triumph in the inaugural season, has represented as many as three teams in the tournament (played for Kochi, who aren't a part of the competition anymore), with his longest stint being at the Chennai. Throughout his career, Jadeja hasn’t been dismissed on 48 occasions.
- Yusuf Pathan – 44 not-outs
Again an important member of Rajasthan’s title-winning squad in 2008, Yusuf Pathan has delivered some of the most memorable moments in the Indian T20 League. Same as Jadeja, the 37-year-old has represented three teams (Rajasthan, Kolkata and Hyderabad) in the tournament, and in 154 innings, he has remained unbeaten on 44 occasions.
- Kieron Pollard – 39 not-outs
A man for all the big occasion, Kieron Pollard has time and again proved why he remains one of the most feared players in the shortest format of the game. In the Indian T20 League, he has been a one-team man, representing Mumbai since 2008. During his time, the West Indies all-rounder has played 135 innings in 148 games and hasn’t been dismissed in 39 of them.
- Dwayne Bravo – 38 not-outs
Representing Mumbai alongside Pollard in the first three seasons of the Indian T20 League, Bravo moved to Chennai in 2011 and has been with the team since. Throughout his career in India’s domestic club competition, the 36-year-old has played 133 games (102 innings) and has been not-out on 38 occasions. During the tenure, the all-rounder has accumulated 1156 runs and has scored five half-centuries.