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IPL 9: Points table, Purple Cap, Orange Cap and fixtures after the league stage

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: BCCI)

IPL 9 has now reached its business end. The league stages has finally ended and the top four teams are now ready to lock horns in the playoffs. Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the top two teams who will get two attempts at the final berth. They will play the Qualifier 1 at Bengaluru tomorrow. Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face the heat of the Eliminator. The winner of Eliminator will compete with the loser of the Qualifier 1 in the Qualifier 2 at Delhi in a bid to play the finals against the winner of Qualifier 1.

IPL 9 Points Table:

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Teams MAT WON PTS Net RR
GL 14 9 18 -0.374
RCB 14 8 16 0.932
SRH 14 8 16 0.245
KKR 14 8 16 0.106
MI 14 7 14 -0.146
DD 14 7 14 -0.155
RPS 14 5 10 0.015
KXIP 14 4 8 -0.646

 

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Virat Kohli remained the undisputed holder of the Orange Cap after the league stages with an aggregate of 919 runs in 14 matches. He is way ahead of the second placed David Warner, who has 658 runs to his name. Kohli struck his 10th half century of the season in the last league game to ensure that his side finishes among the top two. His teammate AB de Villiers could add only 6 to his tally and is placed at the 3rd spot with 603 runs.

Players in the race for the Orange Cap:

Player Team Mat Runs HS Ave SR
Virat Kohli RCB 14 919 113 91.9 152.4
David Warner SRH 14 658 92 54.83 150.91
AB de Villiers RCB 14 603 129* 50.25 170.33
Rohit Sharma MI 14 489 85* 44.45 132.88
Ajinkya Rahane RPS 14 480 74 43.63 126.64
Gautam Gambhir KKR 14 473 90* 39.41 123.49
Shikhar Dhawan SRH 14 463 82* 46.3 118.71
Murali Vijay KXIP 14 453 89 34.84 124.45
Quinton de Kock DD 13 445 108 37.08 136.08
Suresh Raina GL 13 397 75 33.08 133.22

 

Mitch McClenaghan was finally displaced from the top stop of the Purple cap list. RCB’s Yuzvendra Chahal bagged another 3-wicket haul to take the Purple Cap with 19 wickets to his name. Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had earlier bagged 2 wickets against the Kolkata Knight Riders to claim the Purple Cap for a brief while before Chahal became the proud owner of it. Mitch McClenaghan has 17 wickets to his name and is placed at the 3rd spot. Chahal and Bhuvi will be in action during the playoffs that will kick start tomorrow.

Players in the race for the Purple Cap:

Player Team Mat Runs Wkts Econ
Yuzvendra Chahal RCB 11 324 19 7.87
B Kumar SRH 14 419 18 7.75
MJ McClenaghan MI 14 436 17 8.17
Mustafizur R SRH 14 356 16 6.71
Shane Watson RCB 14 395 16 8.14
Sandeep Sharma KXIP 14 366 15 7.32
J Bumrah MI 14 406 15 7.8
Andre Russell KKR 12 291 15 7.97
DJ Bravo GL 13 436 15 8.89
Dhawal Kulkarni GL 12 318 14 7.75

 

Fixtures for the IPL 9 playoffs:

24th May 2016 | 8.00 pm

Qualifier 1, Bengaluru – GL v RCB

25th May 2016 | 8.00 pm

Eliminator, Delhi – SRH v KKR

27th May 2016 | 8.00 pm

Qualifier 2, Delhi

Final, Bengaluru

29th May 2016 | 8.00 pm

 

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