IPL final MI vs CSK: Orange Cap, Purple Cap race alive

The IPL has always been a cash-rich tournament and players have often made it big after playing in this league.

David Warner has scored 692 runs this season, and has all but won the Orange Cap.   -  AFP

Chennai Super Kings takes on arch rival Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League final. Being dubbed as the 'El Clasico', both the sides have each lifted the trophy thrice, and will be gunning for a record fourth title on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

The IPL has always been a cash-rich tournament and players have often made it big after playing in this league.

Besides the regular payout and the prize money that has been alloted to the top-four, there are additional awards which will be up for grabs, as well.

One of them is the Emerging player award.

A player born after April 1, 1993 and who has played five or fewer Test matches, 20 or fewer ODIs, 25 or fewer IPL matches at the start of the season will be eligible for this award. He should also have never won the award in the previous editions of the tournament.

Previous winners of the award -

2008 - Shreevats Goswami (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

2009 - Rohit Sharma (Deccan Chargers)

2010 - Saurabh Tiwary (Mumbai Indians)

2011 - Iqbal Abdullah (Kolkata Knight Riders)

2012 - Mandeep Singh (Kings XI Punjab)

2013 - Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)

2014 - Axar Patel (Kings XI Punjab)

2015 - Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Daredevils)

2016 - Mustafizur Rehman (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

2017 - Basil Thampi (Gujarat Lions)

2018 - Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)

 

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The batsman who scores the highest runs will win the Orange Cap and Rs 10 lakhs. David Warner, with 692 runs, is all but certain to bag it this year.

Previous winners of the award -

2008 - Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab)

2009 - Matthew Hayden (Chennai Super Kings)

2010 - Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)

2011 - Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

2012 - Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

2013 - Michael Hussey (Chennai Super Kings)

2014 - Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders)

2015 - David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

2016 - Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

2017 - David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

2018 - Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

 

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The bowler who has taken the maximum wickets in the tournament is awarded the purple cap and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs. Kagiso Rabada tops the chart this season, but Chennai Super Kings' Imran Tahir who will feature in the squad on Sunday has an opportunity to overtake him. He just needs one wicket to equal Rabada's tally.

Previous winners of the award -

2008 - Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan Royals)

2009 - R P Singh (Deccan Chargers)

2010 - Pragyan Ojha (Deccan Chargers)

2011 - Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians)

2012 - Morne Morkel (Delhi Daredevils)

2013 - Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)

2014 - Mohit Sharma (Chennai Super Kings)

2015 - Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)

2016 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

2017 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

2018 - Andrew Tye (Kings XI Punjab)

 

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There is also an award for the most valuable player of the season, which is given to a player who outshone others in the team with his all-round capabilities.

Previous winners of the award -

2008 - Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)

2009 - Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers)

2010 - Jacques Kallis (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

2011 - Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

2012 - Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

2013 - Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)

2014 - Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab)

2015 - Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

2016 - Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

2017 - Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant)

2018 - Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

 

Apart from these awards, there are also a number of trophies and awards for the catch of the season and the Fairplay award.

The 'Dream 11 game-changer award' will be given to a player who changed the course of a game.

The batsman with the highest strike-rate will win a Tata Harrier SUV.

There will also be an 'FBB Stylish Player of the Season award', who will be awarded ₹10 lakh.