Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were the champions of CLT20 2014 © PTI
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were the champions of CLT20 2014 © PTI

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) eventually became the champions of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 in India. Bharath Seervi presents the numbers and statistics of the tournament.

CSK, led by MS Dhoni has been the most dominating Twenty20 team since their introduction in 2008. After being Indian Premier League (IPL) Champions twice and IPL runner-ups thrice, CSK lifted their second CLT20 trophy by defeating Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders  (KKR) by eight wickets in the finals at Chinnaswamy.

This edition saw many good scores being chased with some fine innings by batsmen. There were 228 sixes hit throughout the tournament and 625 fours. The average run rate (including the qualifiers) in this edition was 8.03, which is the highest among all the previous five editions of the tournament.

Average run rate in the Champions League editions (including Qualifiers)

Edition Run Rate
1 (2009) 7.25
2 (2010) 7.95
3 (2011) 7.67
4 (2012) 7.38
5 (2013) 8.00
6 (2014) 8.03

 

Let us see all the numbers and statistics of this edition of CLT20 in the following tables. All the figures in the tables correspond only to the main stage of the tournament and not the qualifiers.

Batting& Bowling Run Rate in different phases of innings

In the PowerPlay overs (the first six), Cape Cobras’ batsmen scored with the highest average run rate (9.33). Correspondingly, Lahore Lions (5.77) were the only team to score less than run a ball in the PowerPlay. In the last five overs, CSK scored at 12.25, the highest among all the teams and Barbados Tridents (8.56) the lowest. The team which conceded runs with the lowest run rate in PowerPlay was Perth Scorchers (6.12) and team which conceded runs with highest run rate was Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at 8.30.

Team Over 1 to 6 Over 7 to 15 Overs 16 to 20 Overall
Bat Bowl Bat Bowl Bat Bowl Bat Bowl
Barbados Tridents 6.91 7.70 7.66 6.66 8.56 10.52 7.64 7.84
Cape Cobras 9.33 7.70 6.74 8.86 9.03 11.58 8.15 9.10
Chennai Super Kings 8.46 7.56 8.42 7.24 12.25 10.43 9.35 8.07
Dolphins 8.87 7.08 7.13 9.88 9.05 11.60 8.13 9.47
Hobart Hurricanes 6.16 7.20 7.24 7.38 11.37 8.44 7.85 7.56
Kings XI Punjab 8.06 8.30 7.82 7.26 10.55 8.17 8.44 7.77
Kolkata Knight Riders 6.80 7.55 8.05 7.31 10.71 9.40 8.29 7.89
Lahore Lions 5.77 6.66 7.22 6.14 9.33 10.74 7.31 7.36
Northern Knights 7.66 7.62 7.11 7.76 10.60 12.58 7.92 8.71
Perth Scorchers 5.83 6.12 7.02 6.69 10.26 10.57 7.44 7.48

 

Wickets Lost and taken in different phases of innings

The table below shows the number of wickets lost and took by the teams in the various phases of innings in the tournament. Overall 262 wickets fell in the tournament — 75 in the PowerPlay (over 1 to 6), 105 in the overs between seven and 15 and the rest 82 in the last five overs of the inning (16 to 20).

Team

Over 1 to 6

Over 7 to 15

Overs 16 to 20

Overall

Lost

Took

Lost

Took

Lost

Took

Lost

Took

Barbados Tridents

8

4

8

11

12

8

28

23

Cape Cobras

5

4

9

9

9

7

23

20

Chennai Super Kings

9

12

10

16

6

12

25

40

Dolphins

11

7

15

5

8

5

34

17

Hobart Hurricanes

6

9

12

8

5

10

23

27

Kings XI Punjab

9

8

16

17

4

14

29

39

Kolkata Knight Riders

10

6

8

15

13

13

31

34

Lahore Lions

7

7

6

10

5

5

18

22

Northern Knights

3

4

12

7

11

3

26

14

Perth Scorchers

7

14

9

7

9

5

25

26

Total

75

105

82

262

 

Over-wise aggregates

The most productive over was the 20th over in which the runs were scored at a run rate of 11.81 whereas the first over of the inning produced runs at the lowest run rate (5.95). The 17th over saw 17 wickets felling in the tournament and the seventh over saw just six wickets to fall in the tournament.

Over Runs Wickets Run Rate
1 256 13 5.95
2 311 12 7.23
3 317 12 7.37
4 373 11 8.67
5 330 15 7.67
6 324 12 7.53
7 294 6 6.83
8 294 11 6.94
9 326 9 7.76
10 309 9 7.35
11 280 14 6.66
12 320 9 7.61
13 338 14 8.04
14 350 16 8.33
15 345 17 8.21
16 349 15 8.44
17 412 20 9.88
18 437 16 10.74
19 408 17 11.22
20 327 14 11.81
Overall 6700 262 8.12

 

Distribution of Runs Scored by teams

KKR faced the most dots, scored the most singles, threes and fours whereas CSK hit most number of sixes. The table below contains the spilt up of runs scored by all the teams in the tournament.

Team Dots Ones Twos Threes Fours Sixes Runs Balls
Barbados Tridents 198 161 36 1 53 22 580 471
Cape Cobras 160 139 24 2 56 16 513 397
Chennai Super Kings 207 227 41 1 73 46 880 595
Dolphins 189 175 27 1 64 25 638 481
Hobart Hurricanes 218 233 43 1 74 18 726 587
Kings XI Punjab 217 196 50 4 78 21 746 566
Kolkata Knight Riders 255 288 38 6 83 34 918 704
Lahore Lions 158 128 22 1 34 17 413 360
Northern Knights 184 135 42 1 51 14 510 427
Perth Scorchers 186 186 28 1 59 15 571 475
Total 1972 1868 351 19 625 228 6495 5063

 

Distribution of runs conceded by teams

Like the table above, this table shows the split up of runs conceded by the teams in the tournament. Dolphins conceded the most number of sixes and Northern Knights the least. KKR conceded the most number of fours and Lions the least.

Team Dots Ones Twos Threes Fours Sixes Runs Balls
Barbados Tridents 188 163 42 1 59 14 570 467
Cape Cobras 161 160 53 3 65 23 673 465
Chennai Super Kings 219 230 39 1 67 30 759 586
Dolphins 155 204 21 2 65 36 728 483
Hobart Hurricanes 250 194 29 3 67 18 637 561
Kings XI Punjab 229 201 34 2 72 25 713 563
Kolkata Knight Riders 279 270 45 2 82 33 892 711
Lahore Lions 153 121 19 1 41 16 422 351
Northern Knights 141 147 39 0 60 12 537 399
Perth Scorchers 197 178 30 4 47 21 564 477
Total 1972 1868 351 19 625 228 6495 5063

 

Batsmen Statistics:

Batsmen with Batsman 1 Batsman 2 Batsman 3
Most dots Robin Uthappa (61) Jordan Carter (57) Ben Dunk (49)
Most ones Shoaib Malik (61) Aiden Blizzard (60) Robin Uthappa (58)
Most twos Jordan Carter (17) Suresh Raina (14) Aiden Blizzard (12)
Most threes Suryakumar YadavManan Vohra

Robin Uthappa (2 each)

Most fours Robin Uthappa (28) Manan Vohra (20) Ben Dunk (19)
Most sixes Suresh Raina (16) Robbie Frylinck (9) Manish Pandey (8)

 

Batsmen with highest percentage of…  (restriction: 30 balls faced)

Dots Keshav Maharaj (64.7%) Nasir Jamshed (59.37%) Daryl Mitchell (54.76%)
Ones Faf du Plessis (52.94%) Adam Voges (52.8%) Khaya Zondo (51.06%)
Twos Wriddhiman Saha (14.92%) Kane Williamson (14.1%) David Miller (13.25%)
Fours Dilshan Munaweera (23.37%) Hashim Amla (22.61%) Dwayne Smith (20.83%)
Sixes Robbie Frylinck (18.75%) MS Dhoni (15.38%) Suryakumar Yadav (13.95%)

 

Most Runs:

Runs Batsman Innings Ave 50s/100s S/R 4s/6s HS
234 Suresh Raina 5 58.50 1/1 173.33 14/16 109*
210 Robin Uthappa 5 52.50 1/0 131.25 28/3 85*
203 Jordan Carter 4 67.66 0/1 136.24 18/8 111*
188 Aiden Blizzard 5 47.00 2/0 140.29 17/6 78*
172 Manish Pandey 5 43.00 1/0 140.98 16/8 76*

 

 

Bowler Statistics:

Bowler with… Bowler 1 Bowler 2 Bowler 3
Most Dots Ben Hilfenhaus (67) Sunil Narine (58) Akshar Patel (55)
Most Ones Yusuf Pathan (52) Piyush Chawla (51) Kuldeep Yadav (49)
Most Twos Vernon Philander (15) TG Southee,Ravi Rampaul (11 each)
Most Threes Nathan Coulter-Nile,Rory Kleinveldt,

Piyush Chawla (2 each)

Most Fours Ben Hilfenhaus (19) Trent Boult,Parvinder Awana (17 each)
Most Sixes Keshav Maharaj,Piyush Chawla (10 each) Yasir Arafat (9)

 

Bowlers with highest % of… (restriction: 30 balls bowled)

Dots Keshav Maharaj (64.7%) Nasir Jamshed (59.37%) Daryl Mitchell (54.76%)
Ones Faf du Plessis (52.94%) Adam Voges (52.8%) Khaya Zondo (51.06%)
Twos Wriddhiman Saha (14.92%) Kane Williamson (14.1%) David Miller (13.25%)
Fours Dilshan Munaweera (23.37%) Hashim Amla (22.61%) Dwayne Smith (20.83%)
Sixes Robbie Frylinck (18.75%) MS Dhoni (15.38%) Suryakumar Yadav (13.95%)

 

Most Wickets:

Wickets Bowler Inns Ave Eco S/R BBI
12 SP Narine 5 8.83 5.30 10.0 4/31
10 Ashish Nehra 5 15.30 8.05 11.4 4/21
9 Doug Bollinger 5 16.00 8.07 11.8 3/22
9 Parvinder Awana 5 18.00 8.52 12.6 4/30

 

Bowlers with worst and best economy rate in PowerPlay (restriction: 24 balls)

Worst Economy

Best Economy

Economy Bowler Economy Bowler
13.00 Jason Holder 4.57 Mohammad Hafeez
11.20 Craig Alexander 4.83 Charl Langeveldt
10.40 Aizaz Cheema 5.00 Joel Paris
10.00 Ravichandran Ashwin 5.00 Akshar Patel
9.75 Thisara Perera 5.33 Sunil Narine

 

Bowlers with worst and best economy rate in the last five overs (restriction: 24 balls)

Worst Economy

Best Economy

Economy Bowler Economy Bowler
15.25 Pat Cummins 5.40 Sunil Narine
15.20 Ashish Nehra 7.00 Akshar Patel
14.25 Trent Boult 7.20 Ben Laughlin
14.00 Vernon Philander 7.50 Joel Paris
13.00 Aizaz Cheema 7.75 Sybrand Engelbrecht

 

Batsman vs Bowler Statistics:

Runs (Balls) 4s/6s S/R Batsman Bowler
40 (17) 1/4 235.29 Suresh Raina Piyush Chawla
31 (9) 0/4 344.44 MS Dhoni Yasir Arafat
29 (9) 2/3 322.22 Richard Levi Jason Holder
29 (10) 6/0 290.00 Aiden Blizzard Trent Boult
28 (8) 0/4 350.00 Robbie Frylinck Aizaz Cheema
28 (8) 2/3 350.00 Manish Pandey Kyle Abbott

 

Most expensive overs:

Runs Bowler Batsmen Sequence Over Number
27 Yasir Arafat MS Dhoni (21)/Ravindra Jadeja (5) 2 1 4 1 6NB 6 6 19
26 Jason Holder Richard Levi (26) 0 6 6 4 4 6 3
26 Aizaz Cheema Robbie Frylinck (26) 6 2 6 6 0 6 18
24 Vernon Philander Aiden Blizzard (19)/Jonathan Wells (4) 6 NB 6 4 2 1 4 18
24 Keshav Maharaj Ravindra Jadeja (23)/Dwayne Bravo (1) 6 6 1 1 6 4 17

 

Most runs in a PowerPlay: 85 by Dolphins vs CSK

Least runs in a PowerPlay: 25 by KXIP vs CSK

Most runs in last five overs: 76 by Hurricanes vs Northern Knights

Least runs in last five overs: 29 by Dolphins vs KKR (Only if the team played complete five overs)

Note: Except the first table, rest all the tables contain numbers of main stage matches only. Qualifiers are not included.

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)