IPL 11 - What the numbers tell us

Andrew Tye finished the season with 24 wickets in this IPL. He also became the first KXIP bowler to claim 20 or more wickets in a single IPL season.   -  PTI

735

The number of runs scored by SRH’s Kane Williamson in this year’s edition of the IPL. He becomes the fifth batsman to aggregate 700+ runs in a single IPL season for the sixth time after Virat Kohli (973 in 2016), David Warner (848 in 2016), Chris Gayle (733 in 2012 and 708 in 2013) and Mike Hussey (733 in 2013). His run aggregate is now the third highest by a batman in an IPL season. The leading run-getters in this year’s IPL are:

 

Leading run-getters in IPL 2018 and the distribution of their runs

Runs

Batsman

For

Dots

1s

2s

3s

4s

5s

6s

Balls

735

Kane Williamson

SRH

155

229

38

2

64+

0

28

516

684

Rishabh Pant

DD

123

145

20

0

68

1

37

394

659

Lokesh Rahul

KXIP

142

149

27

0

66

0

32

416

602

Ambati Rayudu

CSK

137

170

8

0

53

0

34

402

555

Shane Watson

CSK

133

128

18

0

44

1

35

359

548

Jos Buttler

RR

101

146

31

2

52

0

21

353

530

Virat Kohli

RCB

121

166

24

0

52

0

18

381

512

Suryakumar Yadav

MI

156

130

21

0

61

0

16

384

+ includes all run four


 

24

The number of wickets claimed by KXIP’s pacer Andrew Tye in this year’s edition of the IPL. He becomes the first KXIP bowler to claim 20 or more wickets in a single IPL season. Previously, S. Sreesanth had taken 19 wickets in the inaugural season of 2008.

Leading wicket-takers in IPL 2018 and how their wickets were claimed

 

Batting Style Mode of dismissals

Wkts

Batsman

For

RHB

LHB

Bld

LBW

Ctf

Ctwk

C&b

Sts

24

Andrew Tye

KXIP

16

8

3

0

16

5

0

0

21

Siddarth Kaul

SRH

14

7

4

2

12

3

0

0

21

Rashid Khan

SRH

18

3

7

5

7

1

0

1

20

Umesh Yadav

RCB

13

7

5

3

8

4

0

0

18

Trent Boult

DD

12

6

5

0

12

1

0

0

18

Hardik Pandya

MI

15

3

1

0

15

1

1

0

17

Jasprit Bumrah

MI

14

3

2

0

10

5

0

0

17

Kuldeep Yadav

KKR

10

7

1

2

9

1

3

1

17

Sunil Narine

KKR

13

4

5

2

9

1

0

0

16

Shardul Thakur

CSK

12

4

1

0

11

3

1

0


 

5

The number of players who achieved the distinction of scoring over 200 runs and also claim 10 or more wickets in this season’s IPL.

 

Leading all-rounders in IPL 2018

Runs

S/r

50s

HS

wkts

R/o

4wk

Best

Player

For

Mts

357

189.89

2

75

17

7.66

0

3-18

Sunil Narine

KKR

16

260

133.33

1

50

18

8.93

0

3-24

Hardik Pandya

MI

13

228

145.22

0

41*

12

7.07

0

3-28

Krunal Pandya

MI

14

316

184.79

1

88*

13

9.38

0

3-31

Andre Russell

KKR

16

239

121.31

0

35

14

8.00

0

2-18

Shakib Al Hasan

SRH

17


 

4

The number of occasions CSK has managed to defeat SRH this season. They become the first side to win all their four matches against the same opponent in an IPL season. Incidentally it is the sixth occasion where two sides played each other on four occasions.

 

Four H2H games between two IPL sides during same season

Year

Team1

wins

Team2

wins

2011

CSK

3

RCB

1

2013

MI

3

CSK

1

2014

KKR

3

KXIP

1

2015

MI

3

CSK

1

2017

RPS

3

MI

1

2018

CSK

4

SRH

0

Note: Mumbai in 2017 is the only side (above) to win the IPL title despite losing 1-3 to their opponents (RPS).


 

29

The number of sixes hit of the bowling of CSK’s Dwayne Bravo this season.

 

Bowler conceding most sixes in IPL 2018

6s

Bowler

For

Balls

%6

29

Dwayne Bravo

CSK

321

9.03

24

Kuldeep Yadav

KKR

308

7.79

24

Shardul Thakur

CSK

280

8.57

21

Mohd Siraj

RCB

246

8.54

20

Shakib Al Hasan

SRH

342

5.85

20

Sunil Narine

KKR

366

5.46


 

61

The number of fours hit of the bowling of SRH’s Siddarth Kaul this season.

 

Bowler conceding most fours in IPL 2018

6s

Bowler

For

Balls

%6

61

Siddarth Kaul

SRH

397

15.37

49

Jaidev Unadkat

RR

303

16.17

46

Trent Boult

DD

317

14.51

44

Piyush Chawla

KKR

294

14.97

40

Umesh Yadav

RCB

321

12.46

 

Queries Corner

Q1. Has any batsman reached a fifty in this IPL during the Powerplay? – Akhil Vartak, Udipi

A2. Two batsmen Lokesh Rahul for KXIP and Sunil Narine for KKR have managed to do so. Rahul made 51 in 16 balls against DD at Mohali, while Narine managed 50 in 19 balls against RCB at Kolkata. Both were dismissed inside the Powerplay overs: Rahul (4.5 overs) and Narine (5.2 overs). Interestingly both the above instances came on the same day – April 8, 2018!

Q2. What were the most productive overs in terms of runs and wickets in IPL 2018? – Mayank Sethi, New Delhi

A2. The most productive over in this year’s IPL in terms of runs scored has been the 18th over, in which 1180 runs have been scored, followed by 1097 runs which came in the 19th over and 1092 runs in the third over of the match. The fewest runs came in the very first over – 771 runs! The most productive over for the bowlers has been obviously the 20th over, which saw 71 wickets fall, followed by 53 wickets each in the 18 and 19 overs respectively. For the record, the least productive over for the bowlers has been the seventh over, that saw just 20 wickets!

 

Q3. In two successive IPL matches, eight catches were taken by fielders of their own bowling. Is this some sort of a record? – Rohit Kumar, Jaipur

A3. Four ‘caught and bowled’ dismissals in the same match is an IPL record. It is a coincidence that this happened in successive matches during the recent playoffs at the Wankhede Stadium and Eden Gardens. The previous best in IPL was three c&b catches in a match that occurred on three occasions!


Q4. In the recent Test Match against Pakistan, Ireland's Kevin O'Brien top scored in both innings of the inaugural Test match his country played. How many batsmen have done this feat in a country's inaugural Test and also how many debutants have done the feat of top scoring in both innings of a Test Match? – T Ajit Krishnan, Chennai

A2. Only two players have this distinction of top scoring in each innings of their country’s maiden Test match - South African Bernard Tancred made 29 runs in each innings (in March 1889) against England at Port Elizabeth and now Ireland's Kevin O'Brien (40 & 118) at Malahide, near Dublin.

The following 14 batsmen did so on their Test debut:

England: Edmond Tylecote, George Gunn, Tony Greig, Kevin Pietersen

Australia: Harry Moses, Reggie Duff

South Africa: Bernard Tancred

New Zealand: Lee Germon

India: Lala Amarnath, Dilawar Hussain

Pakistan: Umar Akmal

Bangladesh: Mohd Ashraful, Tamim Iqbal

Ireland: Kevin O'Brien

Note: Kiwi Germon was also captain

 

Note: All figures above are updated as on 28 May 2018