Dwayne Bravo © IANS
Dwayne Bravo © IANS

Dwayne Bravo completed 1,000 runs in Indian Premier League (IPL). He has also picked up 87 wickets. Bharath Seervi lists the top all-rounders in IPL.

Dwayne Bravo became only the second player to aggregate 1,000 runs and 75 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The first to achieve this was Irfan Pathan, who has played 98 matches to score 1,111 runs and take 80 wickets. Bravo has played 79 matches. Indian Premier League (IPL): Lowest Powerplay over scores

Only eight players have managed the 500 run-50 wicket in double in the history of IPL. The following list names all eight:

500 runs and 50 wickets in IPL:

Player Teams Mat Runs Bat Ave W Bowl Ave
Dwayne Bravo MI, CSK 79 1049 26.23 87 22.77
Harbhajan Singh MI 101 671 16.37 100 24.60
Ravindra Jadeja RR, KTK, CSK 99 1276 23.20 58 28.41
Jacques Kallis RCB, KKR 98 2427 28.55 65 35.28
Albie Morkel CSK, RCB, DD 86 945 24.87 80 27.65
Irfan Pathan KXI, DD, SRH, CSK 98 1111 23.15 80 32.03
Kieron Pollard MI 83 1501 27.80 54 29.39
Shane Watson RR 70 2143 36.32 55 26.64

Bravo is the only one with a batting average of over 25 and a bowling average below 25 among the above names. Shane Watson has a batting average of 36.32 and a bowling average of 26.64. Indian Premier League (IPL): Highest Powerplay over scores

A few all-rounders who miss out of the list are Yusuf Pathan (2,179 runs and 39 wickets) and Yuvraj Singh (1,974 runs and 34 wickets).

Let’s have a look at the top all-rounding performances in an IPL season.

Top all-rounding performance in an IPL season (250 runs and 15 wickets)

Player Team Mat Runs Bat Ave W Bowl Ave Season
Shane Watson RR 15 472 47.20 17 22.53 2008
Irfan Pathan KXIP 14 276 34.50 15 28.40 2010
Kieron Pollard MI 14 273 22.75 15 18.27 2010
Jacques Kallis KKR 17 409 25.56 15 26.87 2012
Dwayne Bravo CSK 19 371 46.38 15 30.80 2012
Jacques Kallis KKR 16 311 20.73 16 24.63 2013

Watson was declared Player of the Tournament of the first edition of IPL in 2008 for his 472 runs at 47.20 and 17 wickets at 22.53.

Jacques Kallis is the only one who appears twice in the list, that too in consecutive seasons (2012 and 2013).

In this IPL, after 21 matches, the best all-round performance has come from JP Duminy, the skipper of Delhi Daredevils. He has 207 runs and 7 wickets from 6 matches. IPL: Parthiv Patel and others playing for most franchises

There are 39 more matches to go in IPL 2015. Who knows who will end as the best all-rounder of the season?

All figures updated till the 21st match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians.

(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)