IPL 9: Points table, Purple Cap, Orange Cap and fixtures after the RPS v GL Match 25
Published - Apr 30, 2016 8:31 am | Updated - Apr 30, 2016 8:31 am
In the 25 matches played thus far, IPL 9 has already seen some tremendous ups and downs in the points table. Almost half way through the tournament, it is still very much in favour of every team to qualify for the playoffs, the Kings XI Punjab and the Rising Pune Supergiants, though, will have to win all their games hereafter in their bid to do so.
Rising Pune Supergiants have only made it tougher for themselves by losing the match against the Gujarat Lions. They remain at the 6th position with 5 defeats now. The Gujarat Lions have continued their dominion and have registered 6 wins in 7 matches to be on the top of the table with 12 points. Mumbai, with 8 points, has played the most number of matches in the tournament so far. The Kolkata Knight Riders, also on 8 points, maintained their second spot in the table kudos to a healthy net run rate, despite their loss against the Mumbai Indians.
IPL 9 Points Table:
The Orange Cap sits comfortably with the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli, with 367 runs in 5 matches is country mile ahead of the rest of the contenders in the list. Rohit Sharma, with his match-winning knock of 68 against KKR has taken the second spot in the list with 298 runs. Though only 2 runs separate him and Gautam Gambhir’s. Ajinkya Rahane added 53 to his tally to rise to the 5th spot. His teammate, Steve Smith, has broken into the top 10 with a magnificent ton the other night against the Gujarat Lions. Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum have also made it to the top 10 after their cameos against the RPS.
Players in the race for the Orange Cap:
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Mumbai Indians will be a mighty pleased side to see three of their frontline bowlers in the top 10 wicket takers this season. Mitchell McClenaghan continues to be at the top spot with 12 wickets in his kitty. Jasprit Bumrah remains at the 3rd spot despite going wicketless in the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Tim Southee, with his 2/38 against the Knights, has made his way to the top 10 with 7 wickets to his name in 7 matches. Dwayne Bravo, the all-rounder from Gujarat Lions, with his solitary wicket in the match against RPS, has climbed to the 5th spot. RPS bowler Thisara Perera rose to the 4th spot after picking up 2/41 against the Lions.
Players in the race for the Purple Cap:
Fixtures for the next 5 days:
30th April 2016 | 4.00
26th Match – Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi
30th April 2016 | 8.00
27th Match – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Hyderabad
1st May 2016 | 4.00 pm
28th Match – Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab, Rajkot
1st May 2016 | 8.00
29th Match – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians, Pune
2nd May 2016 | 8.00
30th Match – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Bengaluru
3rd May 2016 | 8.00
31st Match – Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils, Rajkot
4th May 2016 | 8.00
32nd Match – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata
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