Let’s have a look at the Awards and Prize Money IPL 2019. Each season of the Indian Premier League brings with it not only the chance to be declared as the best side in the tournament but also a magnitude of individual glory on its way. With awards galore up for grabs, ranging from the prestigious orange and purple cap, the emerging player to alluring moments of brilliance being recognized with the catch and strike of the season. The IPL ensures that each bit of exuberant cricketing moment is recognized.
It’s not just about getting your name in front of the title and taking home a glistening trophy but with lucrative prize money put on each award. Along with team and player awards, ground management, grounds also reserve coveted prizes for their hammering efforts in conducting matches seamlessly throughout the two-month long season.
Awards and Prize Money IPL 2019
Winners: Prize Money- Rs 20Crores
The award is presented to the winner of the showpiece tournament. This is without a doubt the prize every side wants to get in their hands. With some extremely well-rounded teams participating in IPL 2019, it promises to be an exciting battle for the main prize.
- 2008 – Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- 2009 – Deccan Chargers (DC)
- 2010 – Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- 2011 – CSK
- 2012 – KKR
- 2013 – Mumbai Indians (MI)
- 2014 – KKR
- 2015 – MI
- 2016 – Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
- 2017 – MI
- 2018- CSK
Second Place: Prize Money- Rs 12.5Crores
Fully understanding that making it through to the final through a tedious process is no easy accomplishment either, colossal Rs 12.5crores are presented to the side that finishes up in second place.
- 2008 – Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- 2009 – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- 2010 – Mumbai Indians (MI)
- 2011 – RCB
- 2012 – CSK
- 2013 – CSK
- 2014 – Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
- 2015 – CSK
- 2016 – RCB
- 2017 – Rising Pune Supergiant
- 2018- SRH
Orange Cap: Prize Money- Rs 10Lakhs
Reserved for the highest run-getter, the orange cap battle is set to be one that goes right down to the last match. With names like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Rishabh Pant and Kane Williamson stamping their authority with sublime shots, runs galore is what IPL 2019 has in store for us.
Previous Highest Run-Getters
- 2008 – Shaun Marsh (KXIP) – 616 runs
- 2009 – Matthew Hayden (CSK) – 572
- 2010 – Sachin Tendulkar (MI) – 618
- 2011 – Chris Gayle (RCB) – 608
- 2012 – Chris Gayle (RCB) – 733
- 2013 – Michael Hussey (CSK) – 733
- 2014 – Robin Uthappa (KKR) – 660
- 2015 – David Warner (SRH) – 562
- 2016 – Virat Kohli (RCB) – 973
- 2017 – David Warner (SRH) – 641 runs
- 2018- Kane Williamson(SRH)- 735 runs
Purple Cap: Prize Money- Rs 10Lakhs
Capping off the bowler who delivered the most decisive performances, the purple cap is given to the bowler who picked up the most wickets throughout the season. It’s traditionally gone to pacers in the last 2 years and will be interesting to see if the spinners can break the tight hold the faster bowlers have over the prize.
Previous Highest Wicket Takers
2008 – Sohail Tanvir (RR) – 22 wickets
2009 – RP Singh (DC) – 23
2010 – Pragyan Ojha (DC) – 23
2011 – Lasith Malinga (MI) – 28
2012 – Morne Morkel (DD) – 25
2013 – Dwayne Bravo (CSK) – 32
2014 – Mohit Sharma (CSK) – 23
2015 – Dwayne Bravo (CSK) – 26
2016 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) – 23
2017 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) – 26
2018- Andrew Type (KXIP) – 24
Most Valuable Player: Rs 10Lakhs
Given to Sunil Narine in the last edition, this award is presented to the player who was best value for money with both the bat and ball in the tournament.
Emerging Player: Prize Money: Rs 10Lakhs
The Emerging player award was won by Rishabh Pant after he amassed 684 runs in 14 matches at an average of 52.52 in the 2018 edition of the marquee league. Presented to the best young player, the award is also seen as a huge step forward to push your place for a side in the Indian cricket team and earmark your skill set in the eyes of the selectors.
Fairplay Award: Prize- Trophy
Adjudged by all the umpired who officiated throughout the league, the fair play award is presented to the side who upheld the rules and regulations of the game and played it out in toothsome style.
The Umpires rate each of the two teams in each match based on a set of criteria.
- Upholding spirit of the game during the match;
- Showing respect to the opposition; showing respect for the laws of the game;
- Showing respect to the Umpires.
Additional credit is awarded for exceptional behaviour in line with the above criteria (for example a fielder signalling that a ball had not been caught cleanly or a batsman walking without waiting for the Umpire’s decision).
Mumbai Indians won the award last time around.
Perfect Catch of the season: Prize Money- Rs 10Lakh
Appreciating the work fielders do to turn matches around on their head, the perfect catch of the season was given to Delhi’s Trent Boult in IPL 11 after he picked off a blinding effort on the ropes to send back Kohli.
Super Striker of the season: Prize- Tata Harrier Car
Recipient of this award is the player who played in the most fearless fashion, connecting deliveries in effortless style to take on bowlers throughout the entry of the league.
Stylish player of the season: Prize Money- Rs 10Lakhs
Pant won the award last time around and with a hoard of outstanding performers in IPL 2019 gracing the stage; it’s anyone’s guess who’ll be walking home with the massive prize money for his resounding performances this year.
Also read: List of all IPL winners – Tentaran
(Nayi Soch) Innovative thinking of the season: Prize Money- Rs 10Lakhs
Presented for game-changing, divisive moments, the award is presented to the player who lit up the league with his quick thinking and proactive decision making. Presented to MS Dhoni in 2018.
Pitch and Ground award for hosting 7 or more matches: Prize Money- Rs 50Lakhs
Pitch and Ground award for hosting less than 7 matches: Prize Money- Rs 25Lakhs
Known for doling out perfect conditions for a T20 encounter, the Punjab Cricket Association was awarded the honor in 2018. It’s a highly coveted and stellar award, one that reaffirms the immense efforts put in by the ground management and workers to ensure that the players and spectators are given pristine playing conditions.