After 51 days and 60 matches, the Indian domestic cricket, the Indian Premier League has finally come to an end; Mumbai Indians take home their record 4th IPL trophy on 12th May. In an epic last ball drama, Lasith Malinga held his nerves yet again and delivered a yorker to trap Shardul Thakur leg before with CSK needing 2 runs to win off the last ball. Mumbai Indians win by 1 run, beating CSK for the fourth time in this season and the third time in an IPL final. However, this season was a turn around for some of the teams, few sides had to struggle throughout the league stage. But meanwhile few players proved their worth in their team.
Talking about the best players in the tournament, there are players who played an important role to lead their team to glory. Here is the complete list of players who have made their mark in the season.
Orange Cap Table:
Without a surprise, Sunrisers opener and Australian batsman David Warner finishes at the top in the Orange Cap table. With his massive runs of 692 runs in 12 innings with nine fifty-plus scores, makes to the top. The next player on the list, KXIP opener KL Rahul, the Karnataka lad stands exactly 99 runs short of Warner’s tally while also playing two innings more than the Aussie.
Purple Cap table:
Chennai Super Kings spinner Imran Tahir led the table with the most 26 wickets in 17 games, winning the Purple Cap award. Just behind him was Delhi Capital’s pacer Kagiso Rabada with 25 wickets with only 12 games. However, Rabada was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
Most Valuable Player of the Tournament:
MVP of the tournament has to be the West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell. His thunderous batting has destroyed almost every bowler in the opponent team. He was the backbone for KKR this season.
Stylish Player of the Season:
The young Karnataka lad KL Rahul was bought for Rs 11 crore by KXIP during the player auction in 2018. The team retained him for this year and he has proven to be a great buy.
The Gamechanger of the Season: Rahul Chahar
Perfect catch of the Season: Kieron Pollard
Fairplay award: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Pitch and ground Trophy: Punjab (Mohali) and Hyderabad win the award
Best stats with the bat
Most Fours: Shikar Dhawan
Most Sixes: Andre Russell
Most Fifties: David Warner
Most Centuries: David Warner, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Jonny Bairstow, Ajinkya Rahane, and Sanju Samson each have 1 century in their name.
Best Batting Strike Rate: Andre Russell with 204.81 strike rate
Biggest Sixes: MS Dhoni with a distance of 111.0 m
Best stats with the Bowl
Most Maidens: Jofra Archer with 2 maidens
Most Dot Balls: Deepak Chahar with 190 dot balls
Best Bowling Innings: Alzarri Joseph 3.4 over 12 runs 6 wickets
Fastest Balls: Kagiso Rabada 153.23 Kmph
Most Hat Tricks: Shreyas Gopal and Sam Curran have 1 each
Most Four Wickets: Kagiso Rabada has twice 4 wicket haul