IPL 2012 performance analysis

Steyn, Gayle take pole position

An analysis of individual batting and bowling performances in IPL 2012

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

May 28, 2012

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Dale Steyn's outstanding bowling was rewarded with figures of 4-0-10-2, Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers, IPL, Mumbai, April 29, 2012
Dale Steyn's consistency sees him come out on top of the list of best bowlers in IPL 2012 © Associated Press
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Just when it seemed like Chennai Super Kings would continue their march towards a third consecutive title, Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis produced their best batting performances of IPL 2012 to give Kolkata Knight Riders their first IPL championship. Bisla, who was only included because of an injury to L Balaji, made a superb 89 and added 136 with Kallis, who scored 69. Super Kings, who qualified for the play-offs with great difficulty, were outstanding in the two play-off games before the final. They batted first on both occasions and registered comfortable wins after posting huge totals of 187 and 222. M Vijay, badly out of form in the league phase, turned it around with a stunning century against Delhi Daredevils. His 113, scored at a strike-rate of 194.82, is fifth on the list of top batting performances in IPL 2012. The rest of the batsmen in the game managed a strike-rate of 141.61. Another notable performance from last week (in 12th position) was MS Dhoni's rapid half-century against Mumbai Indians. Dhoni scored at an outstanding strike-rate of 255 in a match where the other batsmen managed a combined strike-rate of 122.22.

Chris Gayle, the leading run-getter in IPL 2012, with 733 runs, is on top of the list of best batting performances for his 128 against Daredevils. Shane Watson is second and is followed by AB de Villiers, who scored a brilliant 59 against Rajasthan Royals. While six of the top ten innings are centuries, the lowest score to make the top-20 list is Dhoni's 51 against Mumbai Indians. David Warner, who scored his second IPL century in the game against Deccan Chargers, is the only player with two innings in the top ten. Interestingly, there are only three innings in the top 20 (two for Knight Riders and one for Super Kings) for the finalists. This is a strong indicator of the fact that the teams were not overly reliant on one or two players like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Daredevils.

Top 20 innings in IPL 2012
Batsman Team Opposition Runs Points
Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Daredevils 128 61.54
Shane Watson Rajasthan Royals Pune Warriors 90 61.18
AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajasthan Royals 59 59.31
Rohit Sharma Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders 109 58.38
M Vijay Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils 113 57.29
Mayank Agarwal Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians 64 54.89
David Warner Delhi Daredevils Deccan Chargers 109 54.73
Ajinkya Rahane Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore 103 54.25
Kevin Pietersen Delhi Daredevils Deccan Chargers 103 53.46
David Warner Delhi Daredevils Kings XI Punjab 79 53.33
Gautam Gambhir Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore 93 52.82
MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians 51 52.40
Virender Sehwag Delhi Daredevils Pune Warriors 87 52.09
Virender Sehwag Delhi Daredevils Rajasthan Royals 73 50.03
JP Duminy Deccan Chargers Royal Challengers Bangalore 74 49.89
Owais Shah Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore 60 49.83
Ajinkya Rahane Rajasthan Royals Kings XI Punjab 98 47.72
Manvinder Bisla Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings 89 47.22
Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore Kings XI Punjab 87 46.16
Cameron White Deccan Chargers Pune Warriors 78 46.14

Needless to say, Gayle ended as the top batsman in IPL 2012. Remarkably, his points tally is more than 30% higher than that of the second-placed Gautam Gambhir. Gayle, without cutting down on his aggression, has managed a high average of 61.08. Kevin Pietersen played just eight matches but was exceptional in the short period. He finished marginally behind Gambhir in third position. Chargers finished second from bottom but spoilt Royal Challengers' party in their final game. They were able to compete on the batting front purely because of the form of Cameron White and Shikhar Dhawan, who are in fourth and fifth positions respectively. Faf du Plessis, who is in sixth position, could not find a place in the Super Kings team towards the end of the tournament but did his bit in the league phase when the rest of the line-up was struggling for runs. Steven Smith's presence in the top ten is also ironic because his team (Pune Warriors) lost nine consecutive games towards the end of the league phase.

Top batsmen in IPL 2012 (min 300 runs)
Batsman Matches Runs Average Strike rate Points
Chris Gayle 15 733 61.08 160.74 27.85
Gautam Gambhir 17 590 36.87 143.55 20.99
Kevin Pietersen 8 305 61.00 147.34 20.23
Cameron White 13 479 43.54 149.68 20.08
Shikhar Dhawan 15 569 40.64 129.61 19.10
Virender Sehwag 16 495 33.00 161.23 17.70
Faf du Plessis 13 398 33.16 130.92 17.10
Ajinkya Rahane 16 560 40.00 129.33 16.93
AB de Villiers 16 319 39.87 161.11 16.58
Steven Smith 15 362 40.22 135.58 14.88

Gayle's top-class run in IPL 2012 has clearly established his status as the best batsman across all the seasons of the IPL. Shaun Marsh started the season on top but fell away as the tournament went on. Watson, who is in third place, had a spectacular 2008 season, when he was player of the tournament and has been fairly consistent ever since. The last six positions include five Indian batsmen and Michael Hussey. Dhoni, who was outside the top-ten, has moved up after making some vital middle-order contributions in the league phase and play-offs.

Top batsmen overall in IPL
Batsman Matches Runs Average Strike rate Points
Chris Gayle 43 1804 50.11 161.79 24.30
Shaun Marsh 42 1603 45.80 135.96 20.11
Shane Watson 39 1242 40.06 146.80 18.75
Matthew Hayden 32 1107 36.90 137.51 18.55
Virender Sehwag 66 1879 30.30 167.31 16.24
Sachin Tendulkar 64 2047 37.90 119.21 15.90
Michael Hussey 29 958 39.91 120.65 15.86
Gautam Gambhir 72 2065 33.30 128.90 15.52
Suresh Raina 81 2254 33.64 139.39 15.41
MS Dhoni 78 1782 37.12 136.44 14.82

In a week dominated by the bat, there were hardly any noteworthy bowling performances. Even the mysterious Sunil Narine found the going tough in the final as he leaked 37 runs off his four overs, his most expensive analysis this season. Ravindra Jadeja and Dale Steyn continue to retain the top two spots on the list of best bowling performances in IPL 2012. Ben Hilfenhaus, who returned figures of 2 for 25 in the final, was highly effective for Super Kings, especially in the opening overs. He is in fourth position for his superb spell of 2 for 8 against Rajasthan Royals. Steyn often bowled superbly for Chargers only to see the other bowlers fritter away the advantage. He, however, is the only bowler to figure twice in the top ten. Surprisingly, Morne Morkel, the leading wicket-taker in IPL 2012, does not have a single performance in the top ten and has his best performance of 4 for 20 coming in at 17th position.

Top 20 bowling performances in IPL 2012
Bowler Team Opposition Spell Points
Ravindra Jadeja Chennai Super Kings Deccan Chargers 5/16 59.08
Dale Steyn Deccan Chargers Royal Challengers Bangalore 3/8 59.06
Ajit Chandila Rajasthan Royals Pune Warriors 4/13 57.96
Ben Hilfenhaus Chennai Super Kings Rajasthan Royals 2/8 52.95
KP Appanna Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajasthan Royals 4/19 52.22
Pavan Negi Delhi Daredevils Rajasthan Royals 4/18 51.96
Sunil Narine Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab 5/19 51.40
Dale Steyn Deccan Chargers Mumbai Indians 3/12 49.66
Dimitri Mascarenhas Kings XI Punjab Pune Warriors 5/25 49.33
L Balaji Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/18 49.10
Munaf Patel Mumbai Indians Deccan Chargers 4/20 48.40
Shaun Tait Rajasthan Royals Pune Warriors 3/13 47.38
Shahbaz Nadeem Delhi Daredevils Deccan Chargers 3/16 47.14
Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore 2/13 47.06
Siddharth Trivedi Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/25 46.87
Muttiah Muralitharan Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai Super Kings 3/21 46.38
Morne Morkel Delhi Daredevils Kings XI Punjab 4/20 45.66
Kevon Cooper Rajasthan Royals Kings XI Punjab 4/26 45.60
Dhawal Kulkarni Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals 3/18 44.90
Ashok Dinda Pune Warriors Mumbai Indians 4/18 44.80

Narine's poor performance in the final meant that he dropped down slightly to second on the list of top bowlers in IPL 2012. Steyn, on the other hand, produced impressive spells in his last few matches including the game against Royal Challengers. He picked up 18 wickets in 12 matches at an excellent economy rate of 6.10 and finishes IPL 2012 as the best bowler. Muttiah Muralitharan, who is in third position, provided Royal Challengers' weak bowling attack with the much-needed experience. Lasith Malinga and the leading wicket-taker Morne Morkel are in fourth and fifth positions. Brad Hogg rolled back the years and picked up ten wickets at an impressive economy rate of 7.02. The presence of Parvinder Awana and Azhar Mahmood in the top ten showcases the strength of Kings XI Punjab's pace attack.

Top bowlers in IPL 2012 (min 35 overs)
Bowler Matches Wickets Average Economy rate Points
Dale Steyn 12 18 15.83 6.10 29.12
Sunil Narine 15 24 13.50 5.47 28.02
Muttiah Muralitharan 10 15 17.33 6.50 27.67
Lasith Malinga 14 22 15.90 6.30 25.76
Morne Morkel 16 25 18.12 7.19 24.75
Parvinder Awana 12 17 21.88 7.91 23.60
Brad Hogg 9 10 25.30 7.02 22.49
Azhar Mahmood 11 14 23.50 7.71 22.00
Zaheer Khan 16 17 26.64 7.55 20.86
Munaf Patel 12 15 24.46 7.86 20.80

Malinga retains top spot on the list of best bowlers across the IPL seasons followed by Muralitharan and Steyn. The next two spots have been taken by two spinners Amit Mishra and Anil Kumble. Morne Morkel, by virtue of his recent display. is in sixth spot. R Ashwin, who conceded 41 runs in Super Kings' defeat in the final, finds a place in the top ten because of his economy rate of 6.22 across the five seasons. The top ten is rounded off by Ryan Harris, who has a highly impressive value of wickets per match (1.29), and Ashish Nehra.

Top bowlers overall in IPL
Bowler Matches Wickets Average Economy rate Points
Lasith Malinga 56 83 16.63 6.36 25.44
Muttiah Muralitharan 55 57 24.47 6.48 23.50
Dale Steyn 52 59 22.10 6.58 23.49
Amit Mishra 59 74 20.67 7.10 23.08
Anil Kumble 42 45 23.51 6.57 22.97
Morne Morkel 31 38 23.26 7.36 22.23
R Ashwin 49 49 22.95 6.22 22.05
Munaf Patel 57 70 21.48 7.37 21.51
Ryan Harris 34 44 22.15 7.69 21.45
Ashish Nehra 44 48 24.83 7.55 20.93

In the final, Kallis once again proved the value of an allrounder in the line-up. He bowled an important spell in the end overs and picked up the crucial wicket of Hussey before scoring 69 off 49 balls to set up Knight Riders' chase. Dwayne Bravo did better than Kallis with the bat but finished marginally behind on the bowling front. Kieron Pollard often came in lower down the order for Mumbai Indians but still managed to make a strong impact. His bowling in the middle overs also proved crucial to Mumbai Indians' run to the play-offs. Pollard, Bravo and Kallis are the only allrounders with strong performances on both the batting and bowling fronts (ten-plus points in batting and bowling). Shakib Al Hasan and Albie Morkel had an ordinary run with the bat but did much better with the ball. Considering he came at such a huge price, Jadeja was a disappointment. Mahmood, however, justified his inclusion with a fairly consistent all-round run. Watson, who managed six wickets in seven matches, had a terrific impact with bat and ball for Royals. His total tally of points was 41.88 with a distribution of 23.88 for batting and 18.00 on the bowling front.

Top allrounders in IPL 2012 (min 75 runs and 10 wickets)
Player Batting points Bowling points Total points
Shakib-Al-Hasan 6.53 24.52 31.05
Kieron Pollard 11.17 19.48 30.65
Azhar Mahmood 8.52 22.00 30.52
Dwayne Bravo 13.27 16.82 30.09
Jacques Kallis 10.68 17.06 27.74
Piyush Chawla 2.21 19.78 21.99
Albie Morkel 3.18 16.93 20.11
Ravindra Jadeja 6.56 10.72 17.28

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Kam1984 on (May 29, 2012, 21:04 GMT)

I wonder why nobody talks about the innings Ambati Rayudu played against Bangalore in 62nd Match. Mumbai were 5 down in 9 overs with RRR of 11 and Rayudu along with Pollard chased an almost impossible looking target. I feel his innings is deserved to be in the list of top 10????? On what basis these analysis done???

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 19:31 GMT)

I would love to see the way points are awarded but I agree with the rankings.

Posted by ShantaSheikh on (May 29, 2012, 17:44 GMT)

Best Wishes 4 "SHAKIB".gO ahead mAn :)

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 16:02 GMT)

Proud to be a Bangladeshi for Shakib Al Hasan

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 15:36 GMT)

shakib al hasan....cud have been best bowler even if he were given the chance in all matches.....KKR understood much later abt the credence of SHAKIB..even then SHAKIB holds the hallmark of best ALL ROUNDER in this format.....he is the most effective cricketer amongs all

aa batsman GAYLE no doubt... but GAUTAM played responsible innings...gayle's was, though spectacular...

Posted by IndiaRulesEverybody on (May 29, 2012, 15:10 GMT)

@SportsCenter-BD - Excuses, Excuses, Excuses- That's all what you Shaking Al Hassan fans have!

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 14:33 GMT)

Where there is Shakib in an article, there are fountains of comments! How cricket is loved in Bangladesh, just think of it! Bangladesh is gonna be the power house of cricket one day... just wait and see!

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 14:12 GMT)

Now its turn to be top in the T20 rankings as well for Shakib, after topping in Test & One Day....that day is not so far...so beware of Shakib !!!

Posted by keyur_s on (May 29, 2012, 13:34 GMT)

the post mentions that only 3 out of top 20 batting innings r by finalists(csk & kkr) but there are 4 such innings in the top 20 - bislas final knock, gambhirs 93, vijays hundred and dhonis whirlwind 51.

Posted by nzcricket174 on (May 29, 2012, 12:55 GMT)

Shakib is an OVERRATED PLAYER! Come at me bro!

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 12:52 GMT)

I just wish that cricinfo would stop publishing articles from some random people with their own personal unexplained points system. Come on, I visit this site everyday, nobody wants to see stuff like this.

Posted by satish619chandar on (May 29, 2012, 12:48 GMT)

@Posted by on (May 29 2012, 08:52 AM GMT) : BD will win T20 WC then? All the best mate.. Or Best of Luck!

Posted by nsn26 on (May 29, 2012, 12:30 GMT)

hahahahaha.... :D blind anti-shakib people.... :D :D how funny u people talk... good entertainment for joke lovers... :p ,,|,

Posted by rasel_drubo on (May 29, 2012, 11:31 GMT)

Cricinfo can you tell me why there is no SAKIB in "Top 20 bowling performances in IPL 2012"list ? if Muralidharan is in the list for 3/21,Dhawal Kulkarni in the list for 3/18 why SAKIB is not there 3/17 can anybody explain me? Is it b"coz he is from BD? this is just crap...Cheap mentality

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 11:22 GMT)

gayle is a superb batsman, gambhir was consistent run getter, steyn & naraine have done far better than others, no dispute over shakib's excellence, undoubtedly he is the no. 1 allrounder in odi, test & now ipl... congratez to all...

Posted by Rockstar_Shaheen on (May 29, 2012, 10:50 GMT)

Remember T20 is not a very good format for the bowlers.Shakib got 12 wickets in 8 match with a very good iconomy rate.And got some few runs in batting.Pollard, Gayle, Kallis, Morkel, etc etc got the chance to perform every match and they all r batted in top position. Shakib played only 8 matches and he doesn't get chance to bat in every match.Shakib contributed every win for kkr and selected for man of the match for 2 times.......So he is the best allrounder in IPL 2012, ODI and Test.............

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 10:30 GMT)

Shakib is indeed an underrated player and he did not receive much credit for his valuable contribution to his team.

Posted by rasel_drubo on (May 29, 2012, 10:29 GMT)

Where is Sakib's 3/17 in "Top 20 bowling performances in IPL 2012"list? Cricinfo should have the info.

Posted by OttawaRocks on (May 29, 2012, 9:55 GMT)

This is a poorly presented article for the sole reason that the calculation of the points system was not explained. Please explain the points system.

Posted by daniel_fishman on (May 29, 2012, 9:41 GMT)

If your "point" system is designed to identify the best performances of the tournament, then it needs some work. Because there is no way Jadeja's cleaning up the Deccan tail - having come on with one of the worst teams in the tournament needing 110+ off 10 - is the best bowling performance of the IPL.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 9:30 GMT)

KKR should give chance to sakib to play all matches of IPL then u can say ...

Posted by Breaking_Point on (May 29, 2012, 9:28 GMT)

Indiaruleseverybody@@ hahaha u just proved that u don't understand cricket... to be in the top 10 bowlers..u must bowl 35 overs but Shakib played 8 games..so total overs--31(final 3 ovrs) so he is not in the list to be in top 10 batsmen,one must score 300 runs! So i hope u get it now & cricinfo didn't publish top 20,they published top 10! Read the article carefully

for xample watson took 6/7 wicketes!that's why he is not even in the allrounder list coz to be in that list 10 wicketes r must!

Posted by saif_bd007 on (May 29, 2012, 9:04 GMT)

Across the 2011-12 IPLs, SHAKIB never got the alrounder's spot in the team. Because he always played with Kallis. Yousuf played as Batsman and Shakib as bowler. So he had to compete with specialist bowlers for his place without being a specialist bowler. So dont judge him by his batting failure becos he played in a different role. Still check the stats. What are the judging criteria of bowling? Average and strike rate, isn't it? In both case he is second throught the 5 IPL season. His stats are M 15 Wkt 23 Avg 16.08 SR 14.4 ER 6.66. Isn't it great for man who plays only when team require badly? He is just after Naraine: M 15 Wk 24 Avg 13.5 SR 14.7 ER 5.47

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 8:52 GMT)

Of Course Sakib Is the top allrounder of the world..........He played only 7 matches and Man of the match in 2 matches. Lets see how can india win the t20 world cup....

Posted by gamespplplay on (May 29, 2012, 8:39 GMT)

How have the 'points' in the right column been calculated?

Posted by TheCricketeer on (May 29, 2012, 8:35 GMT)

Yeah. I'm South African and a huge Steyn fan and there is no denying he had a very good IPL. But any points system that can rank his performance above Narines when Narine took more wickets, at a lower average, at a lower economy rate is quite simply beyond my understanding.

Its not even like they played different teams.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 8:26 GMT)

Shakib statistics in batting would have been more better if he was given more chances at # 3 or 4. He became man of the match in 2 out of his 8 performance. His team spirit, bowling and batting is more matured compared to others. Eventually KKR has evaluated his performances & played him in the final. A great all rounder in today's cricket.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 7:36 GMT)

Shakib is the best all-rounder. I am not saying, stats have proved it.

Posted by IndiaRulesEverybody on (May 29, 2012, 7:19 GMT)

What I find very amusing is that Shaking Al Hassan is not in the list of Top 20 list in either batting or bowling!! He is the type of player who will put mediocre performances with both bat and ball but cannot excel in either. I mean really .. Not even in the TOP 20??!!!!

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 6:11 GMT)

Sakib's statistics in batting would have been better if he was given more chances at no. 3 or 4. In 8 match which Sakib played, he got man of the match in 2. His performance as a filder in all matches is also very impressive. Which KKR realised and evaluated his performances & played him in the final. He could be the highest wicket taker if allowed to play all the games. A great all rounder.

Posted by DIDAR421 on (May 29, 2012, 6:04 GMT)

Mr. Chithsabesh Sivasankar Bharadwaj & Rijujacobs,

You both have the tendency to underestimate Sakib. I don't know why, may he is Bangladeshi that's why. If he would be from Australia, South Africa or England you would love to cheer for him. Anyways, you all cannot change the statistics, right??

Please consider that he didn't play at least 40% match and still ranked top. He is not only IPL 2012 best allrounder but also Internationally top ranked allrounder. One of our best player Tamim (for PWI) didn't got the chance to play a single match. Otherwise, I am sure Two Bangladeshis would be in the Top.

Proud to be BANGLADESHI!!!!!

Posted by mohsinali57 on (May 29, 2012, 6:03 GMT)

shakib is number 1 all rounder in presence, no doubt about this. If he got the chance to play all the matches he should then hopefully prove his best bowling in IPL.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 5:41 GMT)

stats prove tht SAKIB is the best all-rounder, so people shud stop giving personal views

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 5:34 GMT)

Is there any aorounder in India now like Shakib????? so why u people feel jealous about Shakib????

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 5:28 GMT)

ordinary players play good always. but extra ordinary players players play best when their team's need too much. Shakib is an example of that. And if gayle, pollard & bravo is best player, so why they cant play international match for his country.And why their team cant win the IPL???

Posted by Rockstar_Shaheen on (May 29, 2012, 5:25 GMT)

Remember T20 is not a very good format for the bowlers.Shakib got 12 wickets in 8 match with a very good iconomy rate.And got some few runs in batting.Pollard, Gayle, Kallis, Morkel, etc etc got the chance to perform every match and they all r batted in top position. Shakib played only 8 matches and he doesn't get chance to bat in every match.Shakib contributed every win for kkr and selected for man of the match for 2 times.......So he is the best allrounder in IPL 2012, ODI and Test.............

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 5:24 GMT)

Narine has a better average and better rpo rate than Steyn, yet scores less points? I think this shows that there are some issues with this form of analysis. Narine took more wickets per game, had a better average and went for less runs per over and still came out as the 'second best bowler' of the tournament? Please...

M W Avg RPO Points Dale Steyn 12 18 15.83 6.10 29.12 Sunil Narine 15 24 13.50 5.47 28.02

Posted by pjbarua on (May 29, 2012, 5:21 GMT)

Shakib definitely deserves more. His statistics in batting would have been better if he was given more chances at no.4. Eventually KKR has evaluated his performances & played him in the final. Shakib's stats in t20 is going to be far more better. Stats definitely tells u the overall story & all u guyz, it is a fact u admit it or not!

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 5:04 GMT)

A few chance in the team was enough for him. Salam Shakib

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 5:02 GMT)

Sakib Al Hasan is best .prove again ....................

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 4:29 GMT)

I dont know whether any Shakib fans no anything about cricket. Shakib is not even half of Kallis and watson. He is just better than Ravindra Jadeja.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2012, 4:05 GMT)

Sakib player more a bowler with the chance he got with bat... Pollard the best all rounder next to him is Kallis and Bravo as they are consistent ...

Posted by OVEY on (May 29, 2012, 3:49 GMT)

Here we go...once again he proved it !!! with so much little opportunity SAKIB still manages number one spot in best all-rounder list of IPL 2012. i am sure if he got opportunity to bat upper his batting averages would much higher.best of luck to the TIGERs for t20 WC.we know u'll make us proud..

Posted by rijujacobs on (May 29, 2012, 2:42 GMT)

Nice analysis, though could have been better on Allrounders had you consider the points difference between bowling and batting. The clear distinction between a genuine allrounder and a part timer can be very well seen with the points difference. You cannot compare Chawla with Pollard, Bravo or Kallis simply because he has high total points. On the same lines, Shakib's inclusion in the list for this tournament ( and only this tournament) is questionable. No doubt he is one of the better allrounders at present, but in IPL 2012, sorry mate. And seeing Ravindra Jadeja in this list and even topping the bowling performance list was a shocking experience

Posted by tongue on (May 29, 2012, 1:30 GMT)

Dale Steyn -- 1.5 wicekts/game; average 15.83; econ. rate 6.10 Sunil Narine -- 1.6 wickets/game; avergae 13.50; econ. rate 5.47 And Dale Steyn wins the #1 position.WHY IS THIS POSSIBLE? When will common sense rule the IPL?

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 23:13 GMT)

Sakib is a rockstar. He deserves a bit more respect from those who do not wish to acknowledge his ability.

Posted by sifter132 on (May 28, 2012, 22:24 GMT)

Must be a little concerning how few Indians are in the top of 2012 lists. Only 4 of the top 10 batsmen are Indian, 3 of the top 10 bowlers, 2 of the top 8 all-rounders. In a league where Indians make up well over half the team, these numbers must be a bit disappointing for India fans.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 21:47 GMT)

love da analysis..unfortunate for steyn that inspite of his excellence his team cudnt perform well

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 20:57 GMT)

Dale Steyn -- 1.5 wicekts/game; average 15.83; econ. rate 6.10 Sunil Narine -- 1.6 wickets/game; avergae 13.50; econ. rate 5.47 And Dale Steyn wins the #1 position!

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 19:56 GMT)

hahahaha yo what what stats about shakib.are u a joker bravo is the best ipl alrounder.shakib is no match to chris gayle pollard and bravo.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 19:24 GMT)

Ajoy jadeja is a suspended player. I dont know why IPL management give him opportunity in extra innings. He said that Sakib is a ordinary player.Now what he will say after show the top all-rounder list of IPL5.Good job Sakib. We always with you.

Posted by Marshal_of_the_Truth on (May 28, 2012, 19:06 GMT)

This is the Real Might of a ROYAL BENGAL TIGER. The Best All-Rounder in the World (both in ODI and Test) is also Ranked the Best All-Rounder in IPL !! Salute to SHAKIB AL HASAN, You are the Real King of Present Cricket World. :)

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 19:05 GMT)

congrats shakib.............................keep it up

Posted by G-Rocker on (May 28, 2012, 18:55 GMT)

Shakib Al Hasan Top allrounder of IPL-5...xD

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 18:54 GMT)

dear Baundele Shakib played only a few matches and he proved himself over n over again and he had been judged man of the match 2 times....so love him or don't love him he is the best...and its proved...

Posted by thszico on (May 28, 2012, 18:52 GMT)

Hey Mr. 0r Miss Baundele, seems like u r a indian, who never rate other people except ur country as players. If u followed cricket closely, u would be able to see that Shakib missed out the the matches not because of his poor performance, but due to KKRs team combination. Despite he played half of the matches that KKR has played, twice he was man of the match. Can u show me any other all-rounder with this achievment in IPL-2012?!!

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 18:49 GMT)

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Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 18:47 GMT)

where is Ajoy jadeja? Who say's Sakib is ordinary all rounder in IPL, can't you see the Indian all-rounder Rabindra Jadeja.....where I can't see in the table ! 2 milli

Posted by G-Rocker on (May 28, 2012, 18:44 GMT)

Shakib al Hasan top allrounder of ODI and Test and now Top allrounder of IPL-5...WoW

Posted by Breaking_Point on (May 28, 2012, 18:40 GMT)

Hahaha!yo! Shakib take a bow. . . #1 all rounder in Test #1 all rounder in ODI #1 all rounder in IPL & NOW waiting for him to take the #1 t20 int.all rounder spot in the upcoming t20's+t20 world cup. . .just wait till the t20WC! Then Shakib will take that spot in t20 as well. . .

Posted by Breaking_Point on (May 28, 2012, 18:31 GMT)

Hahahahahaha what a stat? Still Shakib Al Hasan tops the IPL ALL ROUNDER LIST! But he didn't even play 10 matches! & where's the Millioniare?

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 18:26 GMT)

hail shakib al hasan................ u deserve the place to be no.1.. though he didn't much scope to show his skill bt still no.1............. ohh shakib hero of bangladesh as well asthe all bangalis God bless u man!!

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 18:24 GMT)

You are the best Shakib :D congrats :)

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 18:18 GMT)

To all those who are fan of Shakib, no doubt he is a world class player, but No.1 spot belongs to BOOM BOOM "Shahid Afridi". Whether like it or dislike it. :D

Posted by Shafin1987 on (May 28, 2012, 18:05 GMT)

Congrats Shakib...........Proved again.............got once again no. 1 slot.....................:D

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 17:47 GMT)

Congrats Sakib!!! Ones again you have showed the world that you are the best allrounder. Though some jealous and blind people are surprised with your outstanding performance, you have proved that you achieved this position with your own performance, not with any kind of sympathy of others. Wish you all the best!!!

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 17:47 GMT)

Hopefully the stupid KKR team management will realise the value of Shakib and play him in more matches

Posted by Trevor_G on (May 28, 2012, 17:36 GMT)

When evaluating batting performances, you need to make the assessment using actual appearances at the crease. For example, AB was continuously penalized in this regard when the selfish Mr. Kohli kept promoting himself up the field, denying AB, the better batsman, the chance of a turn at bat.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 17:27 GMT)

conrz shakib_al_hasan...... u r truly no 1

Posted by rakib00 on (May 28, 2012, 17:07 GMT)

Sunil Narine is the most amazing discovery of this IPL. Heard his name before but never knew he is such an extraordinary bowler. Hope soon he will be included in WI team and prove himself in ODI and test matches. Nothing to say about Gayle. He is always an entertainment. Surprised to see Shakib at the top of all-rounder. He didn't get so much chance and struggled with his batting. Still he used the opportunity at his best and proved the point why he is the current number one ODI all-rounder in ICC rating.

Posted by rukii on (May 28, 2012, 16:49 GMT)

where is 2MIllion+ jadeja ?

Posted by nsn26 on (May 28, 2012, 16:46 GMT)

YES :D :D its the no. 1 SHAKIB AL HASAN :D :D :D no matter how many match u give him to play.... :D

Posted by Baundele on (May 28, 2012, 16:43 GMT)

How come Shakib becomes the #1 all rounder in the IPL? He was so ordinary that the KKR management most often dropped him from the playing XI. Please change the point system so that such non-performers do not make the cut; e.g., take minm 100 runs as the criteria.

Posted by admshafi on (May 28, 2012, 16:35 GMT)

WHAT A SURPRISE!!! Despite his infrequent appearances,Shakib still managed to get the top all-rounder honours in IPL 2012??? He has really deserved the position of the best allrounder of modern cricket!

Posted by passionate_cricket_follower on (May 28, 2012, 16:28 GMT)

where is dadaji in the list. the world's best allrounder.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 16:15 GMT)

Gayle (WI) , Steyn (BD), Malinga (SRI), Shakib (BD), Jadeja (IND) And Narine (WI). Congrats on your outstanding performances.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 15:57 GMT)

Top allrounders in IPL 2012 - Shakib al hasan

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 15:53 GMT)

Sakib has maintained his first place as an alrounder here, in IPL too. Even though he was ignored by guti, he has proved that he is the best alrounder. If he got more chances, I can bet that he would be the most wicket taker blower.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 15:49 GMT)

Take a bow JaKa. And RaDra - we wish to see u again - plizz be there!

Posted by mmorshed2k on (May 28, 2012, 14:57 GMT)

Love him or hate him, "Sir Shakib" always makes the cut :) :)

Posted by   on (May 28, 2012, 14:37 GMT)

How does the point system work? To score 89 off 40 odd balls while chasing a huge total in the final (when the team's best batsman/Captain got out for nothing) - deserves a lot of points in my book. The context of scoring runs is important and can't be ignored. Bisla's innings should be in the top 3 just because of the occasion and pressure.

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