IPL has struck the chord of the T20 cricket games fans. And we are sure you have been glued to your mobile screens and laptops and also playing fantasy cricket games. IPL is the most successful T20 cricket league in the world.
At the end of each season, the players get many awards for their performances in the entire series. One of those awards is the award of “Most Valuable Player” award. It is the most prestigious awards of all in Indian IPL fantasy league.
In the earlier 11 seasons, 10 players have won this award. Shane Watson is the only player to win it twice. In this post, we attempt to make a list of 10 most valuable players in IPL history putting together all the 11 seasons. Let’s check out their achievement in the league.
We have seen David Warner in two teams. Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad is entirely different player from the Warner of Delhi team. He has performed consistently for Hyderabad after shifting from Delhi and led his team to win IPL trophy in 2016.
In 9 IPL seasons, Warner scored 4014 runs at an average of 40.55. He hit 401 fours and 151 sixes with a strike rate of 142.14. In SRH, he has scored in 528, 562, 848, and 641 runs in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 respectively. Warner also won the Orange Cap twice, during IPL 2015 and IPL 2017.
AB de Villiers
He is known as Mr 360 in his world and needs no introduction. For the first three seasons, he played for Delhi and then shifted his base to Bangalore. He is now the core member of the Bangalore team. Villiers has been part of 11 IPL seasons and has scored 3953 runs. He records an average of 39.53 and strike rate of 150.94. He has made 28 half-centuries and 3 centuries hitting 326 fours and 185 sixes.
Watson has first won the MVP award in the inaugural season. He has played 10 seasons and has a total of 3177 runs to his name. He has a strike rate of 141.20 with an average of 32.42. Moreover, he has also picked up 92 wickets at a decent strike rate of 22.01.
Piyush Chawla is one of the most underrated players in IPL. In 144 IPL matches, he has picked up 140 wickets and is the second most effective Indian bowler in the T20 cricket games. He has a decent economy rate of 7.71 and also has picked up wickets at a strike rate of 20.41.
Uthappa is the second Indian batsman in IPL after Sachin Tendulkar to receive the orange cap. He is the fifth highest run-getter in IPL history scoring 4129 runs. Robin Uthappa has a strike rate of 131.71 and an average of 28.67. Added to that, he has taken 82 catches.
All-rounder Pathan has hit 261 fours and 151 sixes. After Shane Watson, he is the only IPL player to score above 3000 runs and pick 40 wickets. He also has scored a century off just 37 balls and is the fastest Indian to reach this landmark in IPL. In 11 seasons, he scored a total 3164 runs at a strike rate of 144.08 with an average of almost 30. He has picked up 42 wickets with an economy rate of 7.33.
Dwayne Bravo is the only player in IPL history to pick up above 100 wickets and score above 1000 runs. He has won a purple cap in 2013 and 2015 and became the first bowler to win the award more than once. Bravo played 9 seasons has a strike rate of 17.19. His economy rate is 8.44. He also scored 1403 runs at a decent strike rate of 128.72. Bravo is also an excellent fielder and has 69 catches in his record.
In the 11 seasons, Rohit Sharma has scored 4493 runs at a strike rate of 131.03. He has an average of 31.87. Sharma has been steady in IPL scoring at least 300 runs in every season except in IPL 2018.
Harbhajan Singh is the most successful off-spinner in IPL history with 134 wickets to his name. He gained this conceding runs at a meagre rate of 7.08. He is also a convenient batsman in the lower order and at a strike rate of 138.69has scored 828 runs.
Suresh Raina is synonymous to consistency. He has scored the highest with 4985 runs in 172 innings. He has a strike rate of 138.47 and an average of 34.38. His role at the batting position of no. 3 is one of the major causes of CSK being the most successful team in IPL. He has also picked up 25 wickets with an economy rate of 7.43.
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