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May 25, 2015

Indian Premier League (IPL 8) – Important Details you should Know

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The 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League ended yesterday's Night (24th May 2015). Mumbai Indians won the title for the second time in the last three years. Here are some important details you should know about IPL. The below given data will be helpful for upcoming interviews and other competitive exams. Happy Reading. 


Important Details you should know about IPL

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) is an annual Twenty20 cricket tournament, founded in 2008 by the BCCI. 
  • IPL 2015 is the eighth season that was started on 8 April 2015 and ended on 24th May 2015
  • The present Chairman of the IPL Governing council is Rajeev Shukla.
  • There have been a total of 11 teams since its inception. Till present five teams have won the title:  Kolkata Knight Riders (2), Chennai Super Kings (2), Rajasthan Royals (1), Deccan Chargers (1), and Mumbai Indians (2).
  • Chennai Super Kings being the most successful team so far having won the title twice and a semi final berth in all the seasons.
  • The current champions are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2015 season by beating the Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs.
  • Suresh Raina of CSK has scored the most runs in IPL till now. 
    • He has scored 3671 runs till now.
  • Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians has taken the most number of wickets
    • that is, 143 wickets till now.
  • Three teams are now defunct or do not participate for various reasons. They are: 
    • Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 
    • Pune Warriors India and 
    • Deccan Chargers.
  • The Orange cap is given to the player who scores the most number of runs in a particular season. 
  • The Purple cap is given to the player who takes the maximum number of wickets in the particular season.
Champions Till now:
  • 2015 : Mumbai Indians
  • 2014 - Kolkata Knight Riders
  • 2013 - Mumbai Indians
  • 2012 - Kolkata Knight Rider
  • 2011 - Chennai Super Kings
  • 2010 - Chennai Super Kings
  • 2009 - Deccan Chargers
  • 2008 - Rajasthan Royals.

Hilights of IPL 8

  • Champions - Mumbai Indians (Rs 15 crore prize money)
  • Runner-up - Chennai Super Kings (Rs 10 crore)
  • Orange Cap (most runs)
    • 562 runs in 14 innings - David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • Purple Cap (most wickets)
    • 26 wickets in 16 innings - Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Emerging Player
    • Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Daredevils) - 439 runs in 14 innings
  • Man-of-the-Final - Rohit Sharma (MI)
  • Maximum Sixes award in the final
    • 3 - Kieron Pollard (MI)
  • Fair Play Award - Chennai Super Kings
  • Best catch of the tournament
    • Dwayne Bravo (CSK Vs RR) [Took Shane Watson's catch at the boundary]
  • Most Valuable Player
    • Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  • Total centuries
    • 4 (AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and Shane Watson)
  • Highest individual score
    • 133 not out - De Villiers (RCB Vs MI)
  • Fastest century
    • Chris Gayle - 46-ball ton Vs Kings XI Punjab
  • Fastest half century
    • 19 balls - Andre Russell (KKR Vs KXIP) and Harbhajan Singh (MI Vs KXIP). 
      • Note : Russell won the award as he had better strike rate
  • Most sixes (Maximum Season award)
    • 38 - Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • Most fours
    • 65 - David Warner (SRH)
  • Total sixes in the tournament - 692
  • Total wickets in the tournament - 686
  • Highest team score
    • 235/1 - RCB Vs MI
  • Best bowling in an innings
    • 4/10 - Ashish Nehra (CSK Vs RCB)
  • Fastest ball bowled
    • 151.11 kmph - Mitchell Johnson (KXIP)
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