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The 2011 Indian Premier League season, abbreviated as IPL 4 or the IPL 2011, was the fourth season of the Indian Premier League, the top Twenty20 cricket league in India. The tournament was hosted in India and the opening and closing ceremonies were held in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, the home venue of the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings. The season ran from 8 April to 28 May 2011.[2] This season the number of teams in the league went from eight to ten with the additions of the Pune Warriors India and the Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

2011 Indian Premier League
Dates8 April 2011 (2011-04-08)–28 May 2011 (2011-05-28)[1]
Administrator(s)BCCI
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Group stage and playoffs
Host(s)India
ChampionsChennai Super Kings (2nd title)
Runners-upRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Participants10
Matches played74
Player of the seriesChris Gayle (RCB) (608 runs, 8 wickets)
Most runsChris Gayle (RCB) (608)
Most wicketsLasith Malinga (MI) (28)
Official websitewww.iplt20.com
2010
2012

The tournament was won by the Chennai Super Kings for the second successive season defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in the final in Chennai, with the winning team's Murali Vijay being named Man of the Match. With this win CSK became the only team to have won the IPL on more than one occasion.[3] Despite Bangalore failing to win the title, one of the team's players, Chris Gayle was named as the tournament's best player. He scored 608 runs in twelve innings[4] – the most in the tournament – as well as picking up eight wickets, having joined the team after the start of the season due to an injury to another overseas player, Dirk Nannes.[5] Mumbai Indians' Lasith Malinga set a new record for most wickets taken within an Indian Premier League season, claiming 28 wickets during the campaign,[6] but Mumbai had to settle for third place in the tournament, having lost to Bangalore in the second qualifier. Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai represented India in the Champions League 2011 tournament in September. The Fly Kingfisher Fair Play Award was again won by the Chennai Super Kings for topping the fair-play table.

Contents

Format

With the introduction of 2 new teams, a new ten-team format was created. This new format consists of 74 matches and was introduced as retaining the previous format would result in 94 matches, significantly greater than the 60 matches from the previous season, where teams compete in a double round-robin tournament. The knockout stage was changed to a playoff format. If a match ends in a tie, a Super Over will be played to determine the winner.

The ten teams are divided into two groups of five. In the group stage, each team plays 14 games: facing the other four teams in their group two times each (one home and one away game), four teams in the other group once, and the remaining team two times. A random draw was used to determine the groups and who plays whom across the groups once and twice.

Each team plays the team in the same row and the same column twice, and all others once. For instance, Pune Warriors India will play Chennai Super Kings and the other Group A teams twice but the other teams from Group B (Kolkata Knight Riders, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals) only once. Similarly Kochi Tuskers Kerala will play Delhi Daredevils and the other Group B teams twice but all other teams from Group A only once.

Group A Group B
Deccan Chargers Kolkata Knight Riders
Delhi Daredevils Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Kings XI Punjab Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals
Pune Warriors India Chennai Super Kings

Team winning a match will be awarded 2 points. The losing team will not receive any points. In case of a draw or no result, both teams will be awarded 1 point.

A four-game playoff stage following the Page playoff system is held after the group stage.[2] Four games will be played in the playoffs:[2]

  • Qualifier 1: between the teams ranked first and second in the group stage.
  • Eliminator: between the teams ranked third and fourth in the group stage.
  • Qualifier 2: between the loser of the Qualifier 1 and winner of the Eliminator.
  • Final: between the winners of the Qualifiers 1 and 2.

The top three teams from the tournament qualify for the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 while the fourth team enters the qualifying stage of the tournament. Due to the playoff format, the qualifying teams will be the top two teams of the group stage and the winner of the Eliminator in the playoff stage.[7]

Venues

Squads

Each team can have a squad of at most 30 players with a maximum of US$9 million to spend on purchasing players. . Choosing to retain players would subject to a reduction in their salary cap, reducing the amount they may spend on other players. All other players are added to the auction held on 8 and 9 January 2011.[2]

The catchment areas of the eight existing teams were changed to account for the two new teams. Catchment areas are nominated areas to help each side select their local players. Each team must select four players from their area.

A total of 12 players have been retained by all the franchises while the remaining go to the auction list. The retained players – who must have been part of the franchise's registered squads for the 2010 season – were valued at $1.8 million for the first player, $1.3 million for the second, $900,000 for the third and $500,000 for the fourth. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have retained the maximum of four players while the Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders released all their players.[11] The RCB franchise owners only retained one player (Virat Kohli), but let go few key players – Rahul Dravid, Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis. These players emerged very consistent subsequently in the years 2012, 2013.

Player Franchise
  Mahendra Singh Dhoni Chennai Super Kings
  Suresh Raina Chennai Super Kings
  Murali Vijay Chennai Super Kings
  Albie Morkel Chennai Super Kings
  Sachin Tendulkar Mumbai Indians
  Harbhajan Singh Mumbai Indians
  Kieron Pollard Mumbai Indians
  Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians
  Shane Warne Rajasthan Royals
  Shane Watson Rajasthan Royals
  Virender Sehwag Delhi Daredevils
  Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore

Teams and standings

Team
Grp Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Royal Challengers Bangalore (R) B 14 9 4 1 19 +0.326
Chennai Super Kings (C) B 14 9 5 0 18 +0.443
Mumbai Indians (3) A 14 9 5 0 18 +0.040
Kolkata Knight Riders (4) B 14 8 6 0 16 +0.433
Kings XI Punjab A 14 7 7 0 14 −0.051
Rajasthan Royals B 14 6 7 1 13 −0.691
Deccan Chargers A 14 6 8 0 12 +0.222
Kochi Tuskers Kerala B 14 6 8 0 12 −0.214
Pune Warriors India A 14 4 9 1 9 −0.134
Delhi Daredevils A 14 4 9 1 9 −0.448

Note: Top four teams qualified for the Playoffs.
The top three teams qualified for the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 while the fourth team played in the Qualifying stage.


Pune and Kochi are new to the league. The auction for these teams was held at Chennai on 22 March 2010. These two bids, worth a total of Rs 3,235 crore, were more than the Rs 2,853 crore collectively paid for the eight franchises in the first auction, on 24 January 2008.[12]

The Rajasthan Royals, and the Kings XI Punjab were temporarily ejected from the league due to issues with their unreported ownership changes. The teams were reinstated with involvement from the High Court.[13] Their owners were broken into several legal entities when the BCCI required the incorporation of the companies.[14][15] Kochi was also at risk of ejection for the same reasons before BCCI cleared their new ownership pattern for the tournament.[16]

League progression

Results

Group stage

Visitor team →CSK DC DD KXIP KTK KKR MI PWI RR RCB
Home team ↓
Chennai Super KingsChennai
19 runs
Chennai
18 runs
Chennai
11 runs
Chennai
2 runs
Chennai
25 runs
Chennai
8 wickets
Chennai
21 runs
Deccan ChargersDelhi
4 wickets
Punjab
8 wickets
Kolkata
20 runs
Mumbai
37 runs
Pune
6 wickets
Rajasthan
8 wickets
Deccan
33 runs
Delhi DaredevilsDeccan
16 runs
Delhi
29 runs
Kochi
7 wickets
Kolkata
17 runs
Mumbai
8 wickets
Match
abandoned
Bangalore
3 wickets
Kings XI PunjabPunjab
6 wickets
Deccan
82 runs
Punjab
29 runs
Punjab
76 runs
Pune
5 wickets
Punjab
48 runs
Punjab
111 runs
Kochi Tuskers KeralaKochi
7 wickets (D/L)
Deccan
55 runs
Delhi
38 runs
Punjab
6 wickets
Kochi
17 runs
Kochi
8 wickets
Bangalore
6 wickets
Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata
10 runs (D/L)
Kolkata
9 runs
Kolkata
8 wickets
Kochi
6 runs
Mumbai
5 wickets
Kolkata
8 wickets
Bangalore
9 wickets
Mumbai IndiansMumbai
8 runs
Deccan
10 runs
Mumbai
32 runs
Mumbai
23 runs
Kochi
8 wickets
Mumbai
7 wickets
Rajasthan
10 wickets
Pune Warriors IndiaChennai
8 wickets
Deccan
6 wickets
Delhi
3 wickets
Pune
7 wickets
Pune
4 wickets
Kolkata
7 wickets
Mumbai
21 runs
Rajasthan RoyalsChennai
63 runs
Rajasthan
6 wickets
Rajasthan
8 wickets
Kolkata
9 wickets
Rajasthan
7 wickets
Rajasthan
6 wickets
Bangalore
9 wickets
Royal Challengers BangaloreBangalore
8 wickets
Bangalore
85 runs
Bangalore
9 wickets
Bangalore
4 wickets (D/L)
Mumbai
9 wickets
Bangalore
26 runs
Match
abandoned
Home team wonVisitor team won
  • Note: Results listed are according to the home (horizontal) and visitor (vertical) teams.
  • Note: Click on a result to see a summary of the match.

Playoff stage

Preliminary Final
  29 May — M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
24 May — Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
1 Royal Challengers Bangalore 175/4 (20 ov)
2 Chennai Super Kings 177/4 (19.4 ov) 2 Chennai Super Kings 205/5 (20 ov)
Chennai won by 6 wickets  1 Royal Challengers Bangalore 147/8 (20 ov)
Chennai won by 58 runs 
27 May — M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
1 Royal Challengers Bangalore 185/4 (20 ov)
3 Mumbai Indians 142/8 (20 ov)
Bangalore won by 43 runs 
25 May — Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
3 Mumbai Indians 148/6 (19.2 ov)
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 147/7 (20 ov)
Mumbai won by 4 wickets 

Fixtures

All match times in Indian Standard Time (UTC+5:30)

Group stage

10 April
Scorecard
(H) Delhi Daredevils
95 (17.4 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
99/2 (16.5 overs)
19 April
Scorecard
Deccan Chargers
168/4 (20 overs)
v
Delhi Daredevils (H)
152/7 (20 overs)
22 April (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Mumbai Indians
164/4 (20 overs)
v
Chennai Super Kings
156/9 (20 overs)
23 April (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Delhi Daredevils
231/4 (20 overs)
v
Kings XI Punjab
202/6 (20 overs)
14 May (D/N)
Scorecard
Deccan Chargers
135/6 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians (H)
125/8 (20 overs)

Playoff stage

Qualifier 1
24 May
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Chennai Super Kings
177/4 (19.4 overs)
Virat Kohli 70* (44)
Doug Bollinger 1/20 (4 overs)
Suresh Raina 73* (50)
Zaheer Khan 2/31 (4 overs)
Chennai won by 6 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Suresh Raina (CSK)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field.
Eliminator
25 May
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kolkata Knight Riders
147/7 (20 overs)
v
Mumbai Indians
148/6 (19.2 overs)
Ryan ten Doeschate 70* (49)
Munaf Patel 3/27 (4 overs)
Aiden Blizzard 51 (30)
Jacques Kallis 2/18 (4 overs)
Mumbai won by 4 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Simon Taufel (Aus) and Asad Rauf (Pak)
Player of the match: Munaf Patel (MI)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.
Qualifier 2
27 May
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Mumbai Indians
142/8 (20 overs)
Chris Gayle 89 (47)
Munaf Patel 2/27 (4 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 40 (24)
Daniel Vettori 3/19 (4 overs)
Bangalore won by 43 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (RCB)
  • Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field.

Final

28 May
20:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Chennai Super Kings
205/5 (20 overs)
v
Murali Vijay 95 (52)
Chris Gayle 2/34 (4 overs)
Saurabh Tiwary 42* (34)
Ravichandran Ashwin 3/16 (4 overs)
Chennai won by 58 runs
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Simon Taufel (Aus) and Asad Rauf (Pak)
Player of the match: Murali Vijay (CSK)
  • Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

Statistics

Most runs

Nat Player[17] Team Runs Inns Mat BF SR Ave HS 100 50 4s 6s
  Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore 608 12 12 332 183.13 67.55 107 2 3 56 44
  Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore 557 16 16 460 121.08 46.41 71 0 4 55 16
  Sachin Tendulkar Mumbai Indians 553 16 16 488 113.31 42.53 100* 1 2 67 5
  Shaun Marsh Kings XI Punjab 504 13 14 344 146.51 42.00 95 0 4 52 20
  Michael Hussey Chennai Super Kings 492 14 14 414 118.84 41.00 83* 0 4 53 6

     The leading scorer of the league phase wears an orange cap when fielding.

Most wickets

Nat Player[18] Team Wkts Ov Mat Econ Ave SR BBI
  Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians 28 63.0 16 5.95 13.39 13.5 5/13
  Munaf Patel Mumbai Indians 22 54.2 15 6.58 16.27 14.8 5/21
  Sreenath Aravind Royal Challengers Bangalore 21 46.0 13 8.00 17.52 13.1 4/14
  Ravichandran Ashwin Chennai Super Kings 20 63.0 16 6.15 19.40 18.9 3/16
  Amit Mishra Deccan Chargers 19 53.2 14 6.71 18.84 16.8 4/9

     Tournament's leading wicket taker wears a purple cap when fielding.


2011 IPL Cricinfo XI

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