Friday 2 May 2014 

IPL 2014 - The Key Stats So Far

Abu Dhabi
After a successful sojourn in the UAE, the tournament now heads to India
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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

  • Most sixes hit by a player in a match is Glenn Maxwell (9) against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Once again Maxwell leads the table when it comes to hitting most 6s in the tournament. He has hit 17 sixes in total. He even tops the list of scoring most fours in the tournament - 30 in total.
  • Most dot balls bowled by a bowler is Wayne Parnell (17) against Mumbai Indians. The chart for bowling maximum dot balls in the tournament is jointly led by Mitchell Starc and Morne Morkel; both bowled 59.
  • Kings XI Punjab has the best run rate in the tournament (8.83 runs/over) while Mumbai Indians has the worst (6.60 runs/over).
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore conceded the least number of runs (6.63 runs/over) while Delhi Daredevils conceded the most (8.26 runs/over). In fact Bangalore is the only team to concede less than 7 runs/over.
  • In the whole tournament taking every matches of IPL 7 in account, the second over of the innings proved to be the most economical one (4.95 runs/over) while the 20th over the most expensive one (10.39 runs/over).

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