The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) concluded on Sunday night (May 29), with Gujarat Titans (GT) lifting the trophy at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
In the final, Gujarat defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets at their home ground in front of over 1 lakh spectators. Shubman Gill hit a six off Obed McCoy in the 19th over to win the match.
Let’s talk about IPL 2022 Award and Prizes
This year’s league began on March 26 with 74 matches played across six venues. Gujarat had topped the table after the league phase and maintained that form to win the championship. Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the Orange and Purple Caps, respectively. There were also numerous individual awards.
Here is the full list of award winners from the Final:
- Super Striker in the Final: David Miller (GT) – Rs 1 lakh.
- Dream11 Game changer of the match: Hardik Pandya (GT) – Rs 1 lakh.
- Let’s Crack It Sixes of the match: Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR) – Rs 1 lakh.
- Power Player of the Match: Trent Boult (RR) – Rs 1 lakh.
- Upstox Most Valuable Asset of the match: Hardik Pandya (GT) – Rs 1 lakh.
- Swiggy Instamart Fastest Delivery of the match: Lockie Ferguson (GT) – Rs 1 lakh.
- Rupay on the go Fours: Jos Buttler (RR) – 5 fours – Rs 1 lakh.
- Player of the match in the Final: Hardik Pandya (INR 5 lakh).
Here are the stats and award winners from the season:
IPL 2022 Winner: Gujarat Titans (GT)
Gujarat Titans became the seventh team to win the IPL title in its fifteen-year history. With their emphatic performance, the tournament debutants joined Rajasthan Royals (2008) and Mumbai Indians (in 2017, 2019, and 2020) as teams that finished first in the league stage and went on to win the title.
The trophy and prize money was awarded to the team led by Hardik Pandya. All of the team’s players and support staff received IPL limited-edition watches.
Runner-ups: Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Sanju Samson, the RR captain, received a cheque for Rs 12.50 crore and a runners-up trophy. All of the team’s players and support staff received medals.
Orange Cap (Most runs in the tournament) – Jos Buttler (RR)
Jos Buttler of the Rajasthan Royals finished the season with 863 runs from 17 games (5x50s, 4x100s). England’s explosive wicketkeeper-batter lit up the stage with his electrifying performances. He finishes as the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer in a season, trailing only Virat Kohli’s 973 in IPL 2016. The right-handed batter received a cheque of Rs 10 lakh and a trophy.
Purple Cap (Most wickets in the tournament) – Yuzvendra Chahal (RR)
The leg-spinner for the Rajasthan Royals finished the season with 27 wickets in 17 games and was awarded the Purple Cap for his outstanding performance in the tournament. The renowned Indian wrist-spinner was presented with a cheque for Rs 10 lakh and a trophy.
Emerging Player of the season: Umran Malik (SRH)
Umran Malik, a young Sunrisers Hyderabad pace sensation, was named Emerging Player of the Season for his outstanding performance throughout the tournament. The award went to the right-arm pacer from Jammu for his quick pace and accuracy.
Umran finished the season with 22 wickets in 14 games, including a best of 5/25 in a losing cause. He was given a cheque for Rs 10 lakh.
Awards of the season
- Emerging Player of the Season – Umran Malik (SRH) – Rs 10 lakh
- Let’s Crack It Sixes of the Season – Jos Buttler (RR) – Rs 10 lakh
- Punch Super Striker of the Season – Dinesh Karthik (RCB) – TATA Punch
- Car Dream11 Game Changer of the Season – Jos Buttler (RR) – Rs 10 lakh FairPlay Award of the Season – Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals
- Cred Powerplayer of the Season – Jos Buttler (RR) – Rs 10 lakh
- Swiggy Instamart Fastest Delivery of the Season – Lockie Ferguson (GT) – Rs 10 lakh
- Rupay On the Go Fours of the Season – Jos Buttler (RR) – Rs 10 lakh Aramco Purple Cap Winner of the Season – Yuzvendra Chahal (RR) – Rs 10 lakh
- Aramco Orange Cap Winner of the Season – Jos Buttler (RR) – Rs 10 lakh Catch of the Season – Evin Lewis of LSG for taking Rinku Singh’s catch during the last league game – Rs 10 lakh
- Upstox Most Valuable Player of the Season – Jos Buttler (RR) – Rs 10 lakh