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The IPL's Best

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Top Batsmen
 
One of the aspects of the IPL that was underplayed when it began but has pretty much bulldozed through a lot of other takeaways to come to the fore is the emergence of new Indian players.

It is a bit of an irony that the biggest find of the tournament was not an Indian but an Australian. So now, it is not surprising that the ranking points rate Marsh as the batsman of the tournament.
 
A surprise is the man who comes in at number 3, Sanath Jayasuriya, who has knocked out the myth that T20 is about youngsters with a bit more force than that applied on all the mighty sixes he hit.

A fairly revealing stat is that Kolkata finds only one batsmen in the top 10, one who made it based primarily on one innings – McCullum, while Bangalore find none at all.

That Hyderabad find two batsmen in the top 10 seems to show that their insipid bowling is possibly a bigger factor in their abysmal last place finish than fits-and-bursts batting.
 
Anyway, enough talk, here are the top 25 batsmen in the IPL, based on Squadstats Ranking Points.
 

Batsmen

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

SR

Ratings

Team

SE Marsh

11

2

616

115

56

139.68

567.11

Punjab

G Gambhir

14

1

534

86

38.14

140.89

405.98

Delhi

ST Jayasuriya

14

2

514

114*

36.71

166.34

393.76

Mumbai

AC Gilchrist

14

1

436

109*

31.14

137.10

385.47

Hyderabad

KC Sangakkara

9

0

320

94

35.55

161.61

380.70

Punjab

SR Watson

14

5

444

76*

31.71

152.05

352.33

Rajastan

RG Sharma

12

1

404

76*

33.66

147.98

345.79

Hyderabad

V Sehwag

14

2

406

94*

29

184.54

330.34

Delhi

YK Pathan

14

1

379

68

27.07

185.78

328.97

Rajastan

BB McCullum

4

1

188

158*

47

204.34

300.39

Kolkata

MEK Hussey

3

1

168

116*

56

168

262.08

Chennai

S Dhawan

14

5

340

68*

24.28

115.25

258.50

Delhi

SK Raina

13

3

378

55*

29.07

142.64

255.44

Chennai

A Symonds

3

1

161

117*

53.66

153.33

235.62

Hyderabad

GC Smith

11

2

441

91

40.09

121.82

231.57

Rajastan

ML Hayden

4

1

189

81

47.25

144.27

212.44

Chennai

SC Ganguly

13

1

349

91

26.84

113.68

201.04

Kolkata

SA Asnodkar

8

0

283

60

35.375

132.86

179.86

Rajastan

JR Hopes

11

0

221

71

20.09

149.32

179.32

Punjab

Y Venugopal Rao

10

2

288

71*

28.8

137.14

176.64

Hyderabad

S Badrinath

10

4

186

64

18.6

145.31

172.34

Chennai

MS Dhoni

13

3

385

65

29.61

131.39

170.31

Chennai

DJ Hussey

13

2

319

71

24.53

123.16

153.39

Kolkata

Rahul Dravid

9

0

198

66

22

113.14

138.03

Bangalore

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
Top Bowlers

The number 1 bowler isn’t a surprise at all, Tanvir has booked his slot ages ago. But the second ranker is the unexpected Amit Mishra, who has emerged as the spinner of the tournament.

Shane Watson makes it to both, the top 10 batsmen and top 10 bowlers lists, which explains why he was a clear choice for the Man of the Series trophy.

Mumbai have nearly their entire attack in the top 20 which goes to highlight how far they could have gone as a team had they not squandered several golden opportunities. Rajasthan have three bowlers in the top 10, and two batsmen, which reflects their all-round strength and high performance levels through the tournament.

Here, then, are the top bowlers in the IPL, based on Squadstats Ranking Points

 

Bowlers

Mat

Wkts

Ave

Econ

SR

Ratings

Team

Sohail Tanvir

10

21

10.76

6.08

10.62

43.00

Rajastan

A Mishra

6

11

12.55

6.90

10.91

41.20

Delhi

Umar Gul

6

12

15.33

8.18

11.25

40.22

Kolkata

CRD Fernando

5

10

16.00

8.00

12.00

40.00

Mumbai

MF Maharoof

10

15

16.60

6.92

14.40

38.58

Delhi

SK Warne

14

19

19.47

7.71

15.16

37.11

Rajastan

Shaun Pollock

12

15

20.60

7.63

16.20

36.56

Mumbai

L Balaji

8

11

22.18

8.41

15.82

36.26

Chennai

SR Watson

14

16

22.13

7.06

18.81

36.20

Rajastan

VY Mahesh

11

16

23.13

8.77

15.81

36.14

Delhi

DJ Bravo

9

11

21.09

8.19

15.45

36.14

Mumbai

IK Pathan

14

15

23.33

6.60

21.20

36.01

Punjab

DS Kulkarni

10

11

21.45

8.00

16.09

35.77

Mumbai

S Sreesanth

15

19

23.26

8.64

16.16

35.62

Punjab

DW Steyn

10

10

25.20

6.63

22.80

35.53

Bangalore

PP Chawla

15

17

22.88

8.31

16.53

35.45

Punjab

JA Morkel

12

15

24.93

8.50

17.60

35.34

Chennai

M Gony

15

16

25.81

7.38

21.00

35.25

Chennai

Shahid Afridi

10

9

25.00

7.50

20.00

34.80

Hyderabad

Z Khan

11

13

27.46

8.50

19.38

34.76

Bangalore

GD McGrath

14

12

29.75

6.61

27.00

34.63

Delhi

SC Ganguly

13

6

21.33

6.40

20.00

34.58

Kolkata

MM Patel

14

14

29.00

7.66

22.71

34.51

Rajastan

PP Ojha

13

11

25.82

7.68

20.18

34.43

Hyderabad


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