28 May 2013

Australian stats for the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL)

Here's a statistics wrap up for Australia's leading IPL contestants. This has been posted to The Baggy Green Blog Facebook page. County updates and general chirps regarding all the news is posted daily too.

The Mumbai Indians (initially lead by Ricky Ponting - The Maestro) took the title for the sixth event, while Chennai Super Kings were unable to secure the title for what would have been their third victory. They have however done well to be regular finalists in the event season in, season out.

Most of our Aussie boys did well in the IPL this time around.

Michael Hussey was the leading run-scorer in the tournament so he took the Orange Cap. He just won the battle against Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) who also scored that unreal century, breaking all kinds of records.

Huss entered the top 20 run-scorers in IPL history. He has scored 1,691 runs at 44.50 (2008-2013). From 45 innings he has scored one century (117*) and 12 half-centuries.

Only Chris Gayle has a better average than him. The Gayle-Force has 2,512 runs at 52.33.
Shaun Marsh has 1,903 runs at 44.25 and had a decent time this IPL scoring 300 runs from 8 innings. These statistics are courtesy of ESPN Cricinfo.com.

Huss certainly has the goods to keep going for WA with a performance like this but I wonder if he will return to the tournament in the future?

James Faulkner did an outstanding job and is really paving his way now. Dwayne Bravo, of the West Indies, took the most wickets but James was just behind him with 28 wickets, including two five wicket hauls.

Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson also walked away with really strong performances, which will give both of them a hop in their step come the ICC Champions Trophy.

For the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, please check out the previous article posted regarding a SWOT analysis of our squad, or click the link right here.


- Michael Hussey (Chennai): 17 innings, 733 runs at 52.35, HS 95, 6 (50s)
- Shane Watson (Rajasthan): 16 innings, 543 runs at 38.78, HS 101, 1 (100) 2 (50s)
- Aaron Finch (Pune): 14 innings, 456 runs at 32.57, HS 67, 4 (50s)
- David Warner (Delhi): 16 innings, 410 runs at 31.53, HS 77, 4 (50s)
- Shaun Marsh (Punjab): 8 innings, 300 runs at 37.50, HS 77, 3 (50s)
- Adam Gilchrist (Punjab): 13 innings, 294 runs at 24.50, HS 85*, 1 (50)
- Brad Hodge (Rajasthan): 14 innings, 293 runs at 41.85, HS 54*, 1 (50)
- David Hussey (Punjab): 11 innings, 235 runs at 23.50, HS 41
- Cameron White (Hyderabad): 13 innings, 209 runs at 17.41, HS 52, 1 (50)
- Ben Rohrer (Delhi): 8 innings, 193 runs at 32.16, HS 64*, 1 (50)
- Moises Henriques (Bangalore): 9 innings, 165 runs at 41.25, HS 44
- Steve Smith (Pune): 7 innings, 159 runs at 39.75, HS 41


- James Faulkner (Rajasthan): 16 matches, 28 wickets at 15.25, BBI 5/16, 63.1 overs
- Mitchell Johnson (Mumbai): 17 matches, 24 wickets at 19.12, BBI 3/27, 64 overs
- Shane Watson (Rajasthan): 16 matches, 13 wickets at 22.92, BBI 3/22, 41.4 overs
- Mitchell Marsh (Pune) 9 matches, 7 wickets at 26.00, BBI 2/7, 19.2 overs
- Moises Henriques (Bangalore): 10 matches, 7 wickets at 26.41, BBI 2/14, 21.1 overs

Fielding and Wicketkeeping:

Cameron White (Hyderabad) took 10 catches.
Michael Hussey (Chennai) took 10 catches.

Adam Gilchrist (Punjab) took 12 catches
operating behind the stumps.
Gilly also took a wicket with his one and only delivery in Twenty20 cricket. It was also his final match for the IPL.

Here's the video to see Gilly take a wicket, followed by a dance...of sorts.

Definitely going to be some questions raised regarding the IPL after all the controversy with spot-fixing, along with the recent departures of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Adam Gilchrist and also Matthew Hayden, Andrew Symonds and Shane Warne in previous seasons.

There's certainly enough viewers in India to keep the hype due to the obsession for their cricket stars, but the international viewership is most likely to be seriously affected by the off-field drama and loss of opportunity to see the greats who have retired from the international games playing yet again. Tough times ahead for the IPL.

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