IPL 2018: List of individual award winnersMay 28, 2018
With Chennai Super Kings winning the Indian Premier League 2018 title on Sunday after beating finalists Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets, the season came to an end with spotlight on a few cricketers who displayed sublime skills throughout their campaigns.
Chennai had finished behind table-toppers Hyderabad in the group stage but defeated them in the final on Sunday to claim the title. As MS Dhoni-led CSK lifted their third title, IPL awarded some of the extraordinary players with individual awards. Here is a look at various award winners after the final match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai:
Man-of-the-match of the final – Shane Watson
Shane Watson smashed an unbeaten 57-ball 117, his fourth IPL hundred, to set the highest individual score in an IPL final. “It’s been a special season to be honest. To get a special season especially after the last season with RCB. It means a lot to be with a franchise like CSK. After those first ten balls I was only hoping to catch up to at least a run-a-ball. Bhuvi is really good with the new ball and was lucky to get the opportunity to catch up. It was good that I got a couple of boundaries to hit and get on par to take it from there,” he said.
Emerging player of the season – Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant ended as the second highest run-getter in the tournament with 684 runs from 14 matches.
Perfect Catch of the Season – Trent Boult
Trent Boult was awarded the perfect catch of the season for his excellent back-peddling catch to get RCB captain, Virat Kohli, out.
Stylish Player of the Season – Rishabh Pant
Delhi Daredevils wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant holds the records for most fours (68), most sixes (37), and the highest score of unbeaten 128 against SRH this IPL.
Purple cap – Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye won the Purple cap with 24 wickets from 14 matches. He said, “I accept the purple cap with great honour. India’s been a great place with a lot of memories to take home. Unfortunately, our team couldn’t make it to the finals but we’ll try hard to get back next year.”
Orange cap – Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson spearheaded Sunrisers Hyderabad’s attack and won the Orange cap with 735 runs from 17 matches.
Most Valuable Player – Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine was awarded the Most Valubale Player (MVP) for taking 357 runs and 17 wickets from 16 matches. He said, “Unfortunately I couldn’t be there as our team were knocked out. Really wish we were in the finals. It has been a successful journey with the bat and ball. I would like to continue it and I really wish I could be there to collect the award.”
Super Striker of the Season – Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine showed some excellent batting skills this season. He said, “Unfortunately I couldn’t be there as our team were knocked out. Really wish we were in the finals. It has been a successful journey with the bat and ball. I would like to continue it and I really wish I could be there to collect the award.”
Fairplay award – Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians failed to make it to the playoffs this season as they ended fifth in the IPL points table.
Pitch and ground award – Cricket Association of Bengal
Cricket Association of Bengal received the pitch and ground award for grounds who’ve hosted seven matches or more.
Pitch and ground award – Punjab Cricket Association
Punjab Cricket Association was awarded pitch and ground award for grounds who’ve hosted less than seven matches.