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IPL 2016: Who won the battle - Indians or Foreigners?

Who was better amongst the Indian & Overseas players in the IPL. We take a look.

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Another incredible season of the IPL has to come to an end. This time, the ‘Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched the title after defeating RCB in the final. Having lost the first two matches from RCB and KKR respectively, the team came back strongly and won their next three.

From there onwards, they didn’t look back and went on to win the glorious Vivo Indian Premier League 2016 trophy. The team that was led by the Australian batting giant, David Warner, who showed that what good captaincy can give you.

Just like the previous year’s edition had given some interesting stats to remember, this time also the story is exciting. RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who won the orange cap this time, scored 4 centuries and 7 half centuries.

AB de Villiers too was enjoying batting with the Indian legend & played some brilliant knocks. While Chris Gayle was silent in the first half of the season, the big man later fired with 76 in the final against the Sunrisers and 73 against Kings XI in the group stage.

Gautam Gambhir also batted brilliantly throughout the season with the score of 501 to his credit. Let’s see whether Indian talent had an edge over overseas players or they lost the battle.

Batsmen

Most Runs in IPL 2016   

Batsman

Matches

Runs

100

50

Virat Kohli

16

973

4

7

David Warner

17

848

0

9

AB De Villiers

16

687

1

6

Gautam Gambhir

15

501

0

5

Shikhar Dhawan

17

501

0

4

Rohit Sharma

17

489

0

5

Ajinkya Rahane

14

480

0

6

Murli Vijay

15

453

0

5

Quinton de kock

12

445

1

3

Suresh Raina

15

399

0

3

7 Indians found themselves in the top 10 list of scoring runs. 

Talking about centuries and half centuries, Indians are way too ahead of overseas players this time. With the Indian Test captain, Virat Kohli scoring 4 centuries, there was no one in the frame who could match his ability this time. Similarly in half centuries, 35 half-centuries were scored by the Indians in the list of top 10 batsmen. 

Average plays a major role in the game of cricket! Especially in shorter formats of the game. Let’s see who won the battle of average this year (2016):

Batsmen

Average (2016)

Virat Kohli

81.08

Yusuf Pathan

72.20

Chris Morris

65.00

David Warner

60.57

AB de Villiers

52.85

Steven Smith

45.00

Rohit Sharma

44.45

Lokesh Rahul

44.11

Ajinkya Rahane

43.64

MS Dhoni

40.57

Virat & Yusuf were exceptionally well in this year’s IPL. Their respective averages tell the whole story. Warner, ABD and Smith too had taken the responsibility on their shoulders whenever their team was in need.   

If we talk about the average runs scored by each Indian and overseas player in a match, one can easily compare their performances.

Batsmen

Runs

Innings

Average

Indians

10385

496

20.93 runs per match by each player

Overseas

7415

333

22.26 runs per match by each player

Talking about the performance from the 1st edition till this year’s, Indians are leading the battle with 51 batsmen who made the cut in the top 10 list. While overseas players are not very far away with 39 players in the list to their credit. Let us have a clear look at the stats:

Battle of 9 years (Number of Batsmen in top 10 from Season 1)

Year

Indians

Overseas

2008

5

5

2009

3

7

2010

7

3

2011

6

4

2012

8

2

2013

7

3

2014

4

6

2015

4

6

2016

7

3

Total

51

39

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