IPL 9: Points table, Purple Cap, Orange Cap and fixtures after the RCB v KXIP Match 50
Published - May 19, 2016 9:15 am | Updated - May 19, 2016 9:15 am
IPL 9 is now getting towards its business end when all teams are closing in to get to the playoffs stage. Rising Pune Supergiants and the Kings XI Punjab are the only teams that are out of the race for the playoffs. All other teams have their chances to make it to the playoffs. Punjab suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore last night and continue to take the bottom spot in the points table.
RCB, on the other side, have jumped to the second spot kudos to their excellent net run rate. Sunrisers Hyderabad continue to be on the top of the points table. The winner of the match tonight, between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders, will move to the second spot.
IPL 9 Points Table:
Virat Kohli tops the list of Orange Cap with 865 runs to his name. The RCB skipper continued his excellent run of form and hit the 4th century of the season during the match against the Kings XI Punjab. With 2 centuries in 3 matches, Kohli is looking in ominous touch. His partner, AB de Villiers, could not add a run to his tally of 597 runs but continues to be on the second spot. David Warner follows next with 567 runs to his name.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir will be in action tonight and aim to move up the ladder after the game. He is currently on the 6th spot.
Players in the race for the Orange Cap:
|AB de Villiers||RCB||13||597||129*||54.27||172.54|
|Quinton de Kock||DD||10||381||108||42.33||147.67|
Mitch McClenaghan continues to lead the Purple Cap list with 17 wickets despite failing to pick up a wicket against the Delhi Daredevils. Bhuvneshwar Kumar rose to the 2nd spot after his 2/32 against the Kings XI Punjab at Vizag. He has bagged 16 wickets so far. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s leggie Yuzvendra Chahal leapfrogged to the 3rd spot after bagging a 4-wicket haul against the Kings XI Punjab.
His teammate Shane Watson bagged a couple of wickets too and is now placed on the 4th spot with 16 wickets to his name. It is the better economy rate of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, that gives him the 2nd spot over Chahal and Watson.
Players in the race for the Purple Cap:
GL v KKR match preview – IPL 9, Match 51 Preview: Lions and Knight Riders clash for the playoffs berth
Fixtures for the next 5 days:
19th May 2016 | 8.00 pm
51st Match – Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Kanpur
20th May 2016 | 8.00 pm
52nd Match – Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Raipur
21st May 2016 | 4.00 pm
53rd Match – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab, Vizag
21st May 2016 | 8.00 pm
54th Match – Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, Kanpur
22nd May 2016 | 4.00 pm
55th Match – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata
22nd May 2016 | 8.00 pm
56th Match – Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Raipur
24th May 2016 | 8.00 pm
Qualifier 1, Bengaluru