Karnataka Premiere League - Data Analysis of the previous season

Karnataka Premiere League – Data Analysis of the previous season

Karnataka Premiere League
Karnataka Premiere League – Data Analysis of the previous season. (Photo Source: NewsKarnataka)

Karnataka Premiere League – Data Analysis of the previous season: The Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2015 is all set to serve the cricket crazy lovers with high quotients of exhilaration, ecstasy and delight. KPL might well be a scaled down version of Indian Premiere League (IPL) but it has enough glittering stars in its ranks who can spread their radiance and shine like stars in this T20 league. The tournament was established by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in August 2009 and till now 3 editions have unfolded its jubilant colours over the state of Karnataka. KPL 2015 will commence on 3rd September and will conclude on 20th September. It will feature 8 teams and the matches will be played at Mysore and Hubli.

The league promises a lot and seems to be a perfect platform for the young domestic players from Karnataka who will get a chance to play alongside some of the big names of Karnataka cricket. Players like Stuart Binny, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Robin Uthappa, R Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Sreenath Aravind, Abhimanyu Mithun, K.C. Cariappa, Jagadeesha Suchith and many more will feature in the league.

On the eve of the KPL 2015, let’s have a look at the Karnataka Premiere League – Data Analysis of the previous season:

347 –The number of runs scored by KL Rahul in KPL 2014. Rahul was the leading run-scorer of the KPL 2014. He had played 6 matches and scored 347 runs at an average of 69.40.

106 – The highest individual batting score in KPL 2014. KL Rahul had stroked a 51 ball 106 run knock against Rockstars in the previous edition of KPL.

160.64 – The highest strike-rate in KPL 2014 if we consider a minimum of 100 runs for qualification of players, was also held by KL Rahul.

4 – The number of 50 plus scores made by Shishir Bhavane. It was the most number of 50 plus scores in the 2014 edition of KPL.

13 – The number of sixes hit by KL Rahul in KPL 2014; was also the highest number of maximums in the previous season.

340 – The highest strike-rate in an innings by a player in KPL 2014 if we consider a minimum of 10 balls for qualification. S Arvind had blasted 34 runs off just 10 balls against Mangalore United at Bangalore.

162 – The highest partnership for any wicket in KPL 2014. The pair of Karun Nair and Rohit Sabharwal had added 162 runs for the 1st wicket against Bijapur Bulls.

245/6 – The highest inning total of KPL 2014 was scored by Hubli Tigers against Rockstars at Hubli.

136 – The Hubli Tigers had defeated Rockstars by 136 runs which was the biggest margin of victory runs-wise in KPL 2014.

10 – Mysore Warriors had defeated Rockstars by 10 wickets. They had chased down the target of 95 runs with 60 balls remaining. It was the biggest margin of victory as far as wickets are considered in KPL 2014.

354 – The number of runs aggregated by Hubli Tigers and Rockstars in a single match. It was the highest match aggregate of KPL 2014.

16 – The number of wickets taken by Jagadeesha Suchith in KPL 2014. He was the leading wicket-taker of the previous edition. Suchith had featured in 8 matches and took 16 wickets at an economy of 5.53.

3.25 – The economy rate of Sreenath Aravind in the last season. Arvind was the most economical bowler of the KPL 2014 as he held the best economy rate in the tournament.

54 – The number of runs conceded by Gneshwar Naveen in his full quota of 4 overs against the Belagavi Panthers at Hubli. He had conceded the most number of runs in an innings in KPL 2014.

9 – The number of catches taken by Jagadeesha Suchith in KPL 2014. He took the maximum number of catches in the season.