IPL 2019 - IPL Debut Sherfane Rutherford

20-year-old Sherfane Rutherford, who played for Guyana Amazon Warrior, is a finisher every team would love to have. He scored 159 runs in 6 innings, coming in at number 6 or 7 in the match.
In a match against TKR, Rutherford played scored 45 runs off just 13 balls against the most experienced bowling attack of CPL, hitting 6 sixes and a four in that innings.


IPL 2019 - IPL Debut Ali Khan

The only bowler in the list, Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan, is a Pakistan-born American cricketer. He bowls right-arm fast medium and has been a stand out bowler in the CPL.
Khan played a pivotal role in the TKR journey in the CPL. He was so consistent that TKR played only one specialist fast bowler in the tournament. He took 16 wickets in 12 matches with an economy rate of 7.8 runs per over.



IPL 2019 - IPL Debut Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetymer is a left-handed batsman who played for Guyana Amazon Warriors. Hetmyer was the third highest run scorer in the CPL, scoring 440 runs at an average of 40 and with a strike rate of 148.14. Hetmyer was the backbone of Guyana Amazon Warriors throughout the CPL.
He is fearless and has a solid technique which allowed him to score freely, and scored a wonderful hundred in just 49 balls against Jamaica Tallawahs. He hit 24 sixes in the tournament.


IPL 2019 - IPL Debut Fabian Allen

Fabian Allen is a spin bowling all-rounder who played for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the CPL 2018. He got very late opportunity in the tournament but was impressive in his limited outings.
In three innings, he scored 119 runs with a strike rate of 188. He played a wonderful knock of 64 not out against Tridents to win a crucial match for his side. He was also able to pick up two wickets with his slow left-arm orthodox.


IPL 2019 - IPL Debut Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips is a wicket-keeper opening batsman from New Zealand who played for Jamaica Tallawahs. Phillips performed well throughout the tournament and made his presence felt in a team of T20 stalwarts like Andre Russel, Rovman Powell, Ross Taylor, and David Miller.
With 457 runs in 11 Matches, Phillips is among the top run-getters in the CPL 2018, also scoring a hundred and 2 fifties in the tournament. The Kiwi is a perfect T20 opener who knows how to pace his innings according to the situation of the match.He has the balance of both technique and muscle power and also scored the most number of sixes in the tournament - 29.


Gary Kirsten to coach Royal Challengers Banglore in IPL 2019

IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore have announced former India coach Gary Kirsten as their head coach for the upcoming season of the cash-rich league. Kirsten's appointment comes on the back of strong coaching credentials as it was Gary Kirsten, who guided India to the 2011 World Cup triumph and also guided India to number one spot in ICC Test ranking. The South African will succeed former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori.
Gary said: “I had the privilege of coaching with the RCB team last season under head coach Vettori and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I look forward to continuing the journey with RCB and doing my best to help the franchise reach its potential.”“I want to thank the team management for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and I look forward to a successful few years,” he added.Moving on from RCB, Vettori said, “I am extremely grateful for the eight years I have spent with RCB, as a player and a coach and I wish the franchise all the best moving forward.”

Daniel Vettori dumped as coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL

Daniel Vettori has been dumped as coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The former Black Caps captain has been replaced by South African Gary Kirsten. Vettori has been with the side for last eight years - initially as a player and then, since 2014, as a coach. In a statement from the franchise, Sanjeev Churiwala, the RCB chairman, said: "During the last IPL season, Gary has proved to be a brilliant mentor to both seasoned
and young RCB players and we are confident that he will bring a fresh perspective to the team." In 11 editions of the IPL, RCB have never been able to win the title despite having some of the best T20 players over the years in Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Dale Steyn, and Mitchell Starc. In 2018, they failed to make it to the playoffs and finished sixth on the points table. Vettori has been mentioned by new Black Caps coach Gary Stead as an option for expertise in the T20 environment.

Daniel Vettori axed as Royal Challengers Bangalore coach

lack Caps great Daniel Vettori has been sacked as the head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Vettori has been replaced by Gary Kirsten of South Africa.The 39-year-old's poor last few seasons have cost him, after RCB finished sixth in the IPL this year and were last in the competition in 2017.The former New
Zealand spin bowler had coached Bangalore for the last five IPL seasons and was captain for the team when he played.RCB's chairman Sanjeev Churiwala said Gary will be a good mentor and head coach for the current playing group."During the last IPL season, Gary has proved to be a brilliant mentor to both seasoned and young RCB players," said Churiwala."We are confident he would bring a fresh perspective to the team."

IPL 2019: Gary Kirsten Replaces Daniel Vettori as RCB Coach

Bengaluru: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday announced former India coach Gary Kirsten as their head coach and mentor for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league. Kirsten, who guided India to the 2011 World Cup title, will succeed former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who had been associated with the franchise both as player and coach for the past eight editions. Kirsten, the former South Africa opener joined the RCB as batting coach in the 2018 edition of the league, and brings to the team a wealth of experience having played close to 700 matches (ODI, Tests and First Class) scoring close to 40,000 runs across all formats.
 
The move comes after RCB have failed to make it to the playoffs for two years on the trot. Interestingly, in these years the team just have nine wins to their name. Once a formidable unit, the Virat Kohli-led team has never managed to win the coveted trophy, but have ended runners-up on two occasions — in 2011 and 2016.Not known as a very strong batting unit, Kirsten would look to finish Bangalore's dependence on Kohli, who has been their most successful batsman by a mile.

MS Dhoni is the only player to still captain the team he led in 2008

You can't expect this list to end without a 'Thala' record, can you? CSK owe a lot of credit to their skipper, MS Dhoni. He was picked up by the franchise at the 2008 Auction for a whopping 1.5 Million USD and the then Indian T20I skipper was handed the reins of the franchise.
Come 2018 and MSD is still leading the team. CSK are the only team that haven't seen a shift of captaincy over the 11 seasons that have been played. Moreover, MS Dhoni has the highest win-loss percentage among captains who have captained over 10 matches - 58.86. Suffice to say, there is only one KING in the Jungle.


CSK have the highest win percentage

Including the 2018 season, CSK have played 148 games, out of which they have won 90, boasting an impressive win percentage of 61.56. Next in line are the Mumbai Indians with a win percentage of 57.01. In addition,
Mumbai are the only team against whom CSK have a win percentage of less than 50.They enjoy a win percentage of 80 (the highest against any team) over Sunrisers Hyderabad whom they defeated in the Final of the 2018 season.


CSK were the first team to win all their home games in a single season

In the 2011 edition of the Indian Premier League, CSK won all their fixtures at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, becoming the first team in the history of the league to have a 100% win record at home in a single season.To top that,
they also won the final at the same ground against RCB to clinch their second IPL title. Over the years, as one would expect, CSK have made the Chepauk or the "Den" as it is called by their fans, a yellow fortress that is extremely difficult to breach.


CSK are the only team to retain the IPL Trophy

CSK are the only team to have retained the IPL trophy. They claimed their first title in 2010 when they beat the Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium. In 2011,
the defending champions replicated their feat by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore. No other team has, as of now, successfully defended the title.


CSK have won the most number of Fair Play Awards

With MS Dhoni as their skipper and Stephen Fleming as the coach, CSK have some of the calmest characters in their ranks. Hence, it comes as no surprise that they have won the
most number of Fair Play Awards as a team.CSK have bagged that award 6 times across the 11 seasons. They won it in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015.




Innovative thinking of the season: MS Dhoni

(Nayi Soch) Innovative thinking of the season: MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings) – (Prize Money: Rs 10 Lakhs) MS Dhoni won this award for thinking out of the box most of
the times during his team’s journey to the triumph. The captain cool was once again at the top of his tactics and got better of the other seven skippers in the comeback season for CSK.

IPL 2018 Stylish player of the season: Rishabh Pant

Stylish player of the season: Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils) – (Prize Money: Rs 10 Lakhs) Rishabh Pant was the owner of the Stylish Player of the Season award as well.
He literally mesmerized the fans with his batting and won it as many as 5 times during the league stages. The left-hander was one of the most explosive players of the season and more will be expected of him next 

IPL 2018 Super Striker of the season: Sunil Narine

Super Striker of the season: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) – (Prize: Tata Nexon Car) Sunil Narine won the award for maintaining the strike-rate of 189.89
throughout the 16 matches which he played. He batted fearlessly in all the matches while opening the season and got his team off to a great start more often than not.

IPL 2018 Perfect Catch of the season: Trent Boult

Perfect Catch of the season: Trent Boult (Delhi Daredevils) – (Prize Money: Rs 10 Lakhs) Trent Boult won the award of the Perfect Catch of the season.
He took the catch of Virat Kohli at the Chinnaswamy Stadium which was absolutely a blinder and had left everyone in awe of him.

IPL 2018 Fairplay Award: Mumbai Indians

Fairplay Award: Mumbai Indians – (Prize: Trophy) The defending champions Mumbai Indians won the Fairplay award this year for abiding
the rules of the game and playing all the matches with sportsmanship. They failed to qualify for the playoffs and would be itching to come back strong next year.

IPL 2018 Emerging Player: Rishabh Pant

Emerging Player: Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils) – (Prize Money: Rs 10 Lakhs)
The Emerging player award was won by the ever so impressive Rishabh Pant. The left-hander scored 684 runs in 14 matches
at an unbelievable average of 52.52 and a strike-rate of 173.60. He deserved the award and is now being touted as the next big thing in the Indian cricket.