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Which Player Has Played the Most Matches for One Franchise in IPL

By Ravi - March 19, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 20, 2024 11:02 AM
Which Player Has Played the Most Matches for One Franchise in IPL

Which Player Has Played the Most Matches for One Franchise in IPL

Star batsman Virat Kohli is ready to return to the field after a long time. Kohli will once again play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Kohli has captained RCB for a long time, but now his role in the team is only that of a batsman. Kohli has left the captaincy of RCB and in his place Faf Duplessis is taking command of the team. RCB team has never won the IPL trophy till now and Kohli will try to end the title drought this time.

Virat kohli

Virat Kohli is among the few players who have been a part of this tournament since the first season of IPL. Kohli has been playing IPL since 2008 and has been wearing only RCB jersey since the beginning. There is a special achievement associated with his name. Kohli is the player who has played the most matches for one franchise in the IPL. In this matter, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and former Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma are also behind him. Kohli has played a total of 237 matches for RCB since 2008, while Dhoni has played 220 matches for Chennai and he is second in this list after Kohli. At number three is Rohit who has played 198 matches for Mumbai Indians.

Players who have played most matches for a franchise

Virat KohliRoyal Challengers Bangalore237
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Chennai Super Kings220
Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians198
Sunil NarineKolkata Knight Riders162
Bhuvneshwar KumarSunrisers Hyderabad129
Sanju SamsonRajasthan Royals124
Amit MishraDelhi Capitals99
Piyush ChawlaPunjab Kings87
Shubhman GillGujarat Titans33
KL RahulLucknow Supergiants24

Only two players hold the record of playing more than 200 matches for a franchise. Only Kohli and Dhoni have done this so far, while Rohit will have to play two more matches to achieve this feat. Talking about foreign players, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Sunil Narine has played the most number of matches for any one franchise. Narine has played 162 matches for KKR so far and this season also Narine will play for KKR. Narine was associated with the Kolkata franchise under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir and since then he has made the team win many matches. Narine was part of the KKR team that won the IPL title in 2012 and 2014.

Also Read: Punjab Kings (PBKS) Strengths and Weakness for IPL 2024

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