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In the 10 games played in this IPL tournament, teams have been doing pretty well as far as adjusting to ...

Saturday, April 26, 2022



Momentum Building up


Krishna Tunga

In the 10 games played in this IPL tournament, teams have been doing pretty well as far as adjusting to the format is concerned. However, if a home team doctors a pitch at a later stage in the tournament, it would be interesting to see how the players perform on them. 

So far, 6 games have been won by teams batting second; however this doesn't give a clear picture at all. The teams have been unable to post 200 or more runs on a consistent basis, which has made the chase achievable. Only four times in the tournament up to now, a team managed to surpass the score of 200, out of which only one was chased successfully by the Rajasthan Royals against Hyderabad Deccan Chargers. 

The saddest part of this tournament has been the lack of opportunity given to domestic players from India. The overseas players, instead, have been getting a better exposure. The batsmen haven’t got enough occasions to prove themselves; this, however, has not been the case with bowlers.

So far, all the venues have been used up and Deccan has lost both its games at home, one to a poor start and another to a last over slam bang by Warne. 

Let’s have a look at the top batsmen and bowlers in the tournament, at this point:
 

Top Batsmen Team Bat position Mts Runs Sr 50/100+ Partnerships
Sanagakkara Punjab 1 3 168 173.19  
McCullum Kolkata 1 2 163 208.97 4/0
Symonds Hyderabad 4 3 161 153.33 0/1
M Hussey Chennai 3 2 121 192.00 2
M Hayden Chennai 1 2 106 168.25 1/1
V Sehwag Delhi 2 2 106 235.35 0/1







 



 

 

Top Bowlers Teams  Mat  Overs Runs  Wkts   Econ
 AB Agarkar  Kolkata  2  6.0  44  5  7.33
Harbhajan Singh  Mumbai  3  10.0  82  5  8.20
SK Warne  Rajasthan  3  10.0  82  5  8.20
 IK Pathan  Punjab  3  12.0  87  5  7.25
 MF Maharoof  Delhi  2  8.0  47  4  5.87

 














The chart below shows the runs scored at the end of a power-play, as compared to the runs amassed in the last five overs of that innings:

Batting first 1st wicket Poweplay(0-6)overs Last 5 overs Total
Game 1 61 61 68 222
Game 2 26 53 77 240
Game 3 17 40 33 129
Game 4 21 39 33 110
Game 5 9 47 60 165
Game 6 34 54 51 166
Game 7 9 25 69 142
Game 8 34 53 65 208
Game 9 22 58 66 214
Game 10 8 60 44 182































While chasing a target, this is how the teams have performed in the last five overs. Interestingly, as the tournament has progressed, the teams have been able to accumulate more runs in the last phase:

Batting second Last 5 overs 4s/6s
Game 1 32 2-2
Game 2 42 2-1
Game 3 37 4-0
Game 4 31 3-0
Game 5 40 4-3
Game 6 41 7-1
Game 7 83 6-6
Game 8 68 6-5
Game 9 58 5-3
Game 10 15 1-0

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