Highlights of Indian Premier League 2019

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
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Highlights of Indian Premier League

And it ended on the last ball with Mumbai Indians holding their nerves and beating Chennai Super Kings in what was a fitting final bringing an end to the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. We got our prediction for the final right and we also got it right for Qualifier 1, Qualifier 2 and Eliminator as well. We got our choice right for the qualifiers for the play-offs right too and three teams we picked at the start of the tournament made it to the last four. It was a quite a tournament that our cricket analysts enjoyed covering.

 

Coming back to the finals it was anybody’s game till the very last ball. Lasith Malinga who is the highest wicket taker in the history of this league perhaps preserved his best ball of the season for the last as he stunned the CSK supporters to grab the trophy from under their nose.  Few would have expected Mumbai Indians to win the game after their innings with the bat and perhaps even fewer once Chennai Super Kings were past the halfway mark while batting. In the end it was one of the most competitive finals in IPL we have seen for many seasons earning Mumbai their 4th title the highest so far for any side in the tournament’s history.

 

This season of IPL was being watched closely as some of the biggest stars would be seen in action in the upcoming Cricket World Cup. Here we take a look at some of the highlights of the tournament and recall the name of players who did well in the season –

 

  • Man of the Match (Final) – Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)
  • Emerging Player of the Tournament – Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Orange Cap (Most Runs) – David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Purple Cap (Most Wickets) – Imran Tahir (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Fair Play Award – Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Fastest Fifty Award – Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
  • Super Striker of the Season – Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Stylish Player of the Season – KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
  • Catch of the Season – Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians)
  • Game Changer of the Season – Rahul Chahar (Mumbai Indians)

 

Most Runs

Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David warner topped the batting charts scoring 692 runs at an average of 69.2 in 12 games. He was followed
by KL Rahul of Kings XI Punjab with 593 runs @ 53.90 and Quinton de Kock for Mumbai Indians with 529 runs @ 35.26

 

Most Wickets

Chennai Super Kings’ Imran Tahir was the highest wicket taker this season with 26 wickets in 17 games. He was followed by Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada with 25 wickets in 12 games and Chennai Super Kings’ Deepak Chahar with 22 wickets in 17 games.

 

Highest Individual Score


The 2019 season of the Indian Premier League saw six hundred being scored. Sunrisers’ Jonny Bairstow scored 114 against Royal Challengers Bangalore followed by Rajasthan Royals’ Ajinkya Rahane scoring 105* against Delhi Capitals and fellow teammate Sanju Sampson making 102* against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

 

Best Bowling Performance


Mumbai Indians’ Alzarri Joseph had the best bowling figures for the season of 6 for 12 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sunrisers’ Mohammad Nabi picked 4 for 11 against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sam Curran also picked 4 for 11 for Kings XI against Delhi Capitals

 

Highest Team Score

Kolkata Knight Riders made the highest total of the season 232 for 4 against Mumbai Indians. Sunrisers Hyderabad made 231 for 2 against Royal Challengers Bangalore and KKR registered the third highest score of 218 for 4 against Kings XI Punjab

 

Most Catches


Chennai Super Kings’ Faf du Plessis took 12 catches in the season and was followed by Hardik Pandya with 11 catches for Mumbai Indians and Deepak Hooda with 10 catches for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

 

Most Wicket Keeping Dismissals

Delhi capitals’ Rishab Pant has 24 dismissals to his credit (c 18, st 6) in the season. Mumbai Indians’ Quinton de Kock had 19 (c 17, st 2) and Chennai Super Kings’ MS Dhoni had 16 (c 11, st 5)

 

Indian Premier 2019 would surely go down in the history as one of the most competitive seasons in the league’s history where the only a single point separated the fourth team to qualify for the play-offs and the seventh team on the points table. With the season done and dusted the franchises are expected to get to the drawing board and prepare for the next season.

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