IPL 9: Points table, Purple Cap, Orange Cap and fixtures after the MI v KKR Match 24
Published - Apr 29, 2016 9:34 am | Updated - Apr 29, 2016 9:34 am
The 9th edition of the IPL has already seen some tremendous ups and downs in the points table. Almost half way through the tournament, it is still an open contest and every team has their chance to qualify for the playoffs, the Kings XI Punjab, though, will have to win all their games in their bid to do so.
With a resounding win over the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Mumbai Indians have leapfrogged to the 3rd position in the points table with 4 wins in 8 matches. The only point to note here is that Mumbai has played the most number of matches in the tournament so far. The 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. The Gujarat Lions will have a chance to consolidate their top spot if they win against the Rising Pune Supergiants at Pune. However, if the RPS wins, they might break into the top 4.
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 in the list. MI captain Rohit Sharma, with his match winning knock of 68 against KKR has grabbed the second spot in the list with 298 runs. Though only 2 runs separate him and Gautam Gambhir’s run tally, who is at the third spot after his knock of 59 in the losing cause at Mumbai.
If Ajinkya Rahane adds another 76 to his aggregate of 223, he will take the second spot from Rohit Sharma. Rahane, who has been in top form, will have his opportunity tonight against the Gujarat Lions.
Players in the race for the Orange Cap:
|AB de Villiers||RCB||5||269||83||53.8||170.25|
|Faf du Plessis||RPS||6||206||69||34.33||127.16|
|Quinton de Kock||DD||5||198||108||49.5||163.63|
Mumbai Indians will be a mighty pleased side to see three of their frontline bowlers in the top 10 wicket takers this season. Mitch 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, will have a chance to soar up the table if he manages to pick at least one wicket in the match against the Rising Pune Supergiants.
Players in the race for the Purple Cap:
Fixtures for the next 5 days:
29th April 2016 | 8.00
25th Match – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions, Pune
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