Punjab Kings finished in 6th position on the IPL 2022 Points Table with their 7th win of the season while Sunrisers Hyderabad ended at 8th spot with just 6 wins.
Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab Kings were already out of IPL 2022 Playoffs race but managed to end up in 6th place on the Points Table with their comprehensive five-wicket win with 29 balls to spare against Punjab Kings in Mumbai on Sunday (May 22). PBKS ended up with 14 points from 14 matches – same as Delhi Capitals but finished 6th due to a poor NRR of 0.126 as compared to 0.204.
SRH, who had a rollercoaster season, finished in 8th place with just 6 wins and 8 losses to their name. SRH finished ahead of MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians. Bhuvneshwar Kumar-led side were level on points with IPL 2021 runners-up Kolkata Knight Riders but Shreyas Iyer’s side had a better NRR – 0.146 as compared to -0.379 of SRH.
The four playoff spots were already decided on Saturday (May 21) after Delhi Capitals’ loss to Mumbai Indians. Gujarat Titans ended up at No. 1 position, followed by Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Qualifier 1 between the Titans and the Royals will take place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday (May 24)
Orange Cap – Jos Buttler (629 runs)
Royals opener Jos Buttler has ended up IPL 2022 league stage as the leading run-scorer with 629 runs from 14 matches with three hundreds and three fifties. PBKS opener Shikhar Dhawan finished in 4th place on the list with 460 runs from 14 matches at an average of 38.33 with three fifties.
Teammate Liam Livingstone finished in sixth place with 437 runs from 14 matches with 4 fifties and a strike-rate of 182.08. LSG openers KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock are in 2nd and 3rd place on the Orange Cap table with 537 runs and 502 runs respectively.
Purple Cap – Yuzvendra Chahal (26 wickets)
Royals leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has ended as the highest wicket-taker after the league stages with 26 wickets from 14 matches at an average of 16.53. Punjab Kings pacer Kagiso Rabada will end the league stage and the tournament with 23 wickets from 13 matches and his currently in third position.
SRH tearaway Umran Malik is currently in 4th spot with 22 wickets from 14 games at an average of 20.18 and a best of 5/25. RCB spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is currently in 2nd place on the Purple Cap list with 24 wickets from 14 matches.