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Indian Premier League 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders won the championship defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad

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The 17th season of the Indian Premier League - 2024Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) captained by Shreyas Iyer(Indian cricketer) has won the champions title of the 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) captained by Pat Cummins(Australian cricketer) by eight wickets in the finals held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu(TN).

  • This marks KKR’s 3rd IPL title. The team has previously won the title in 2012 and 2014 under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir.
  • The finals between KKR and SRH lasted only 29 overs and became the shortest-ever IPL playoff game (without weather interruptions).
  • Shreyas Iyer has become the 5th Indian captain after MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya to lead a team to victory in the IPL.

About Indian Premier League:

IPL is a franchise Twenty20(T20) cricket league annually held in India, organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI). The first edition of IPL was held in 2008.

Most successful teams: By winning five titles each, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians(MI) are the most successful teams of the IPL. KKR stands 2nd with three titles.

About IPL 2024: 

i.IPL 2024 featured 10 teams competing in 74 matches from 22nd March 2024 to 26th May 2024.

ii.It was held across 13 cities in India. Chennai(TN) hosted the opening ceremony and the final.

iii.Title Sponsor: TATA Group has secured the title sponsorship rights of IPL for 5 years (2024 to 2028)  for Rs 2500 crore.

  • The TATA Group previously held the title sponsorship rights for the IPL in 2022 and 2023 and is also the title sponsor of the Women’s Premier League, the biggest women’s T20 league in the world.

iv.The Official Broadcaster of IPL 2024 is Star Sports and the Official digital streaming partner is JioCinema.

v.The Associate Partners of IPL 2024 are, My11Circle, AngelOne and RuPay.

  • Mumbai(Maharashtra) based Financial services firm Angel One has partnered with the IPL for a period of 5 years from 2024 to 2028 as an associate partner in the financial services category. This aims to promote financial awareness and empowerment in India, particularly among young Indians.

About Kolkata Knight Riders:

i.The KKR franchise is owned by Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan; Actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta.

ii.Head Coach– Gautam Gambhir

iii.Sponsors– The principal sponsors were Dream11 and BKT Tyres. The Associate Partners were Jio, Lux Cozi, Acko General Insurance, JSW Paints, Manipal Hospitals, Joy and Royal Green.

IPL 2024 – Awards and Prizes:

AwardWinner/TeamPrize Money
WinnerKolkata Knight Riders(KKR)Rs 20 crore
Runner UpSunrisers Hyderabad(SRH)Rs 12.5 crore
Third PlaceRajasthan Royals(RR)Rs 7 crore
Fourth PlaceRoyal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)Rs 6.5 crore
Orange Cap (Batting) (most runs)Virat Kohli (RCB) (741 runs)Rs 10 lakh
Purple Cap (Bowling) (most wickets)Harshal Patel (Punjab Kings – PBKS) (24)Rs 10 lakh
Most Valuable Player of the seasonSunil Narine (KKR)Rs 10 lakh
Ultimate Fantasy Player of The SeasonSunil Narine (KKR)Rs 10 lakh
Emerging Player of the SeasonNitish Kumar Reddy(SRH)Rs 10 lakh
Most Sixes AwardAbhishek Sharma (SRH) (42)Rs.10 lakh
Most Fours AwardTravis Head (SRH) (64)Rs.10 lakh
Best Strike Rate AwardJake Fraser-McGurk (Delhi Capitals -DC) (234.04)Rs.10 lakh
Catch of the SeasonRamandeep Singh (KKR)Rs.10 lakh
Fair Play AwardSunrisers HyderabadRs.10 lakh
Pitch and Ground AwardRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, TelanganaRs.50 lakh

Award of IPL 2024 Finals:

AwardWinner (Team)Prize Money
Player of the MatchMitchell Starc (KKR)Rs 5 lakh
Ultimate fantasy player of the matchMitchell Starc (KKR)Rs 1 lakh
Electric striker of the matchVenkatesh Iyer (KKR)Rs 1 lakh
Green dot balls of the matchHarshit Rana (KKR)Rs 1 lakh
Most fours of the matchRahmanullah Gurbaz (KKR)Rs 1 lakh
Most sixes of the matchVenkatesh Iyer (KKR)Rs 1 lakh

KKR WINS IPL 2024 TrophyKey Points:

i.Virat Kohli (RCB) concluded the tournament as the highest run-scorer, with 741 runs in 15 matches, which includes a century and 5 fifties. He received the Orange Cap for most runs in the season.

  • He became the only Indian to achieve the feat twice. He previously received the Orange cap in 2016.

ii.Harshal Patel (PBKS) won the Purple Cap after taking 24 wickets in 14 appearances . He became only the 2nd Indian bowler and 3rd bowler (overall) in the history of IPL to win the Purple Cap for the 2nd time. He previously won the Purple Cap in 2021 with RCB.

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar(for SRH in 2016 and 2017) and Dwayne Bravo (for CSK in 2013 and 2015) are the other players to have won the award twice.

iii.Sunil Narine(KKR) has become the first player to win the ‘Most Valuable Player'(MVP) award in the IPL thrice. Previously, He won the MVP award in 2012, his debut season in which he took 24 wickets and in 2018, where he took 17 wickets and scored 357 runs.

Virat Kohli becomes the first batsman to reach 8000 IPL runs

i.Virat Kohli (RCB) has become the first batsman to reach 8000 runs in IPL. He achieved the feat during the hist 252nd IPL match against RR at Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat on 22nd May 2024.

ii.Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in IPL (8004), which includes 8 centuries and 55 fifties. PBKS captain Shikhar Dhawan holds the 2nd place with 6769 runs in 222 matches followed by former Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma with 6628 runs in 257 games.

iii.During IPL 2024, He also became the first Indian player to have two seasons with 700-plus runs. He previously scored 973 runs during the 2016 IPL.

iv.Kohli, the only player in history of IPL to play 16 seasons for one franchise — Royal Challengers Bangalore.

T20 Records achieved during IPL 2024: 

Virat becomes 1st Indian to score 12000 runs in T20: 

i.During the IPL 2024 match against RCB and CSK on 17th May 2024, Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score 12000 runs in T20 cricket

ii.This 12000 runs includes those he scored RCB in the IPL and the now-defunct Champions League, for Delhi in domestic Twenty Over Cricket, and for India in T20 Internationals.

iii.With this, he became the 6th cricketer to achieve the feat after Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Alex Hales, and David Warner.

Note: Rohit Sharma is the next Indian on the list having scored 11156 runs in 426 matches, followed by Shikhar Dhawan, who has 9645 runs in 329 matches.

Yuzvendra Chahal becomes 1st Indian to complete 350 wickets in T20: 

i.Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan Royals) became the first Indian bowler to complete 350 wickets in T20 format. Out of the 350 wickets, 96 were taken for Team India.

  • He also became the first bowler to achieve the 200 wickets mark in the history of IPL.

ii.He is also the fifth-highest wicket-taking spinner in the history of T20s after Rashid Khan (572), Sunil Narine (549), Imran Tahir (502) and Shakib Al Hasan (482).

iii.Dwayne Bravo is the leading wicket-taker in the T20 format of cricket with a total of 625 in 573 matches.

MS Dhoni becomes the 1st wicketkeeper to complete 300 dismissals in T20: 

i.Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni (CKS) became the first wicketkeeper to reach the 300 dismissal mark in T20 format. He achieved the feat during IPL 2024 match against DC on 31st March 2024. The 300 dismissal includes 213 catches and 87 stumpings.

  • Dinesh Karthik (RCB) stands 2nd with 274 dismissals(207 catches and 67 stumpings) followed by Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal with 274 dismissals (172 catches and 102 stumpings).

ii.During 2024 IPL, He also became the 1st Indian keeper to score 7,000 runs in T20 cricket.

Tilak Varma becomes the 2nd fastest Indian to achieve 1000 runs in IPL

Mumbai Indians’ batsman, Tilak Varma(21 years 166 days) became the 2nd fastest Indian to achieve the 1,000-run mark in his IPL career, after Sachin Tendulkar and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s joint record(31 innings). He completed 1,000 runs in 33 innings.

He has now become the 3rd youngest player to reach 1000 IPL runs, after Rishabh Pant (20 years) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (21 years 130 days).

Punjab Kings set a world record of highest successful run chase in T20

PBKS broke South Africa’s record to record the highest successful run chase in T20 cricket after scoring 262 runs during IPL 2024 match against KKR.  In 2023, South Africa chased down West Indies’ 258-run score.

  • PBKS also recorded their highest IPL total after scoring 232 against RCB in 2011.

Sunrisers Hyderabad sets a record of highest IPL total of all time

Sunrisers Hyderabad broke the record for the highest score in the Indian Premier League after scoring 277/3 against Mumbai Indians.

  • The Sunrisers broke the record of RCB who had scored 263/5 against Pune Warriors India in 2013.
  • This was the second-highest score in a men’s T20 and the highest in IPL.

Mumbai Indians make history by becoming the first team to win 150 T20 matches

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) made history after claiming their 150th win in T20 cricket (Super Over and tied matches).

  • CSK is in 2nd place with 148 victories. CSK has played 253 T20 matches, winning 148 and losing 101.
  • Indian team is in the 3rd place with 140 wins in 219 matches. excluding their four Super Over wins.

IPL Auction 2024 Expensive Player:

i.Mitchell Starc of Australia emerged as the most expensive player in the history of the IPL. He was bought by KKR for Rs 24.75 crore, breaking the record of Pat Cummins who was picked up for Rs 20.5 crore by SRH.

ii.Sam Curran(the United Kingdom-UK) for Rs 18.50 crore by PBKS, Cameron Green(Australia) for Rs 17.50 crore by MI, Ben Stokes(England) for Rs 16.25 crore by CSK and Chris Morris (South Africa) for Rs 16.25 crore by RR.