On May 21, 2017, the finals of the 10th Edition of IPL went down and it seemed like the perfect end to the latest edition of this extravaganza with the nail-biting finish. 8 teams battled out, and Mumbai Indians finally emerged as the victorious team. But there were special performers across the teams who we think deserved the spotlight.
So, we at CupoNation, did some analysis to come up with who we think are the best players across the three categories of batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders. We based our analysis on at what cost the players were picked up on the auction, and their various statistics at the end of the league stage. We picked up our data of the players' performance from the IPL's official website, and for the prices we headed over to ESPN Cricinfo's auction page for 2017. For the players who were not selected during the auction, but received a contract later on like Imran Tahir and Irfan Pathan, we went with their base price.
For the batsman, we kept a cut off of minimum 200 runs; for bowlers, a minimum of 10 wickets; and for all-rounders, a minimum of 100 runs and 5 wickets. We ended our analysis on the day of the first elimination match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians on May 16, 2017.
With that in mind our little investigation and analysis led to the following results….
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