So finally, after 15 days and 20 matches the Indian Premier League moves to its home soil India.
It has been a long time since the United Arab Emirates has witnessed a sporting extravaganza of this magnitude on their soil and when it came their way, they participated in it wholeheartedly.
Be it kids, young girls or ladies, all seemed to have had a blast during the 15-day period. Not to mention about the small local businesses (cabs, hotels, even face painters) which got a big boost during that period, this was a win-win situation for all.
Now looking back at the UAE leg of the IPL, the Kings XI Punjab has been the best team while the Mumbai Indians have been the worst by some distance.
I think if Mumbai can field their support stuff (which consists of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Anil Kumble, Jonty Rhodes and John Wright); they might perform better than the players.
Glenn Maxwell took the IPL by storm while Gautam Gambhir at one stage failed to get off the mark even after three matches.
In bowling the rather unknown Yuzvendra Chahal was the most economical bowler with an economy rate of 5.31 (minimum 19 overs) while the more renowned Amit Mishra conceded 10.30 runs per over.
As of now the Orange Cap (player who scored the most runs) is with Maxwell while the Purple Cap (player taking the most wickets) is firmly sitting on Sunil Narine's head.
Let’s have a look on some stats at the end of the first phase of the tournament.
Top scorer of IPL 7
Highest Wicket Taker of IPL 7
Highest Strike Rate of the Tournament
Best Economy Rates
Highest Individual Score
Best Bowling Averages
Here are some more important statistics from IPL 7
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