The 2017 season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 10, was the tenth edition of the IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the BCCI in 2007. The tournament featured the eight teams that played in the previous season. The 2017 season started on 5 April 2017 and finished on 21 May 2017, with Hyderabad hosting the opening match and the final. Mumbai Indians won by 1 run against Rising Pune Supergiant in the final, winning their third title.
Mumbai Indians did the same in 2013. MI have now won five finals in T20 cricket which is the second most by any team. Rohit Sharma has now won three IPL titles which is the most by any captain.
Here is a comprehensive statistical analysis of IPL 2017.
Orange Cap (Most Runs)
The Orange Cap will be worn while fielding by the batsman who has scored the most runs in the league (including the Playoffs) during the season to date. It is first awarded once each team has played at least one match and then changes hands when another batsman becomes the highest run scorer in the league to date. The Orange Cap is presented to the batsman at the end of the innings in which he achieves this feat (either at one of the flash interviews or at the post-match presentation). In the circumstance where two or more batsmen have scored the same number of runs during the season to date, the Orange Cap will be retained or awarded, as appropriate, to the batsman (of those who are tied) who has the higher strike rate during the season to date.
Here is list of top 3 batsmen
- David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 641 Runs
- Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders) – 498 Runs
- Shikhar Dhawan (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 479 Runs
Purple Cap (Most Wickets)
The Purple Cap will be worn while fielding by the bowler who has taken the most wickets in the league (including the Playoffs) during the season to date. It is first awarded once each team has played at least one match and then changes hands when another bowler becomes the highest wicket taker in the league to date. The Purple Cap is presented to the bowler at the end of the innings in which he achieves this feat (either at one of the flash interviews or at the post-match presentation). In the circumstance where two or more bowlers have taken the same number of wickets during the season to date, the Purple Cap will be retained or awarded, as appropriate, to the bowler (of those who are tied) who has the lowest economy rate during the season to date.
Here is list of top 3 bowlers
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 26 Wicket
- Jaydev Unadkat ( Rising Pune Supergiant) – 24 Wicket
- Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians) – 20 Wicket
Most Valuable Player Award
A cheque and trophy will be awarded by BCCI to the player who has earned the most MVP points during the season (including the Playoff matches). MVP points are earned by hitting fours and sixes, taking wickets and bowling dot balls, taking catches and making stumping’s.
Here is list of top 3 Most Valuable Players
- Sunil Narayan (Kolkata Knight Riders) – 149 Point
- David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 136.8 Point
- Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant) – 135 Point
Most Sixes Award
A cheque and trophy will be awarded by YES Bank to the player who has hit the most sixes during the season. The cheque and trophy will be presented by a representative from YES Bank. In the case of a tie, the award will go the player (of those who are tied) who hit the longest six during the season.
Here is list of top 3 Players
- Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab) – 26 Sixes
- David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 26 Sixes
- Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils) – 24 Sixes
Fair Play Award
This will be awarded to the team judged by the Umpires, over the course of the league and playoff matches during the season, to have best upheld the spirit of the game in their matches. The Umpires will rate each of the two teams in each match based on the following criteria:
upholding spirit of the game during the match;
showing respect to the opposition;
showing respect for the laws of the game; and
showing respect to the Umpires.
Additional credit will be given for examples of exceptional behaviour in line with the above criteria (for example a fielder signalling that a ball had not been caught cleanly or a batsman walking without waiting for the Umpire’s decision).
Top 3 teams
- Gujarat Lions
- Delhi Daredevils
- Rising Pune Supergiant
Best Economy Rates
The economy rate is the average number of runs conceded for each over bowled. From the Bowler’s perspective, extras (byes and leg byes) are not counted as runs, hence not added to his tally of runs conceded in an over, but the error balls i.e. a wide and no-ball are counted and added to his over, which is displayed in his bowling figure.
The economy rate is more important in one-day cricket and Twenty20 matches than in Test match cricket. The shorter forms of the game (ODI and T20) demand that bowlers (and fielders) restrict the flow of runs from the opposition to give their team a better chance of finishing the game with more runs on the board.
Best Economy Rates
- Nathu Singh (Gujarat Lions) – 3.75 Econ
- Mohammad Nabi (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 5.27 Econ.
- Rahul Tewatia ( Kings XI Punjab) – 5.44 Econ.