The second week of IPL 2015 is in the record books and we witnessed some memorable performances. The pace of the tournament picked up drastically in the second week compared to the first one and the points table is now shaping up pretty well.
There were a lot of outstanding team performances over the last week as well, but let take a look at which all individual players had their share of the lime light.
#1 IPL 2015 – Top Batsman – Ajinkya Rahane
Rajasthan Royals are enjoying a great unbeaten run at the moment and Rahane has been crucial for the same. He scored two half centuries from the second week games and has taken his run total to 231 runs from five matches. His opening wicket stand with Shane Watson in the Chennai Super Kings match is the most memorable outing from the lot.
#2 IPL 2015 – Best Knock – AB de Villiers
The South African captain notched up an impressive innings against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, when he scored 41 off just 11 balls. Although his efforts went in vain since the Royal Challengers Bangalore could not earn a win, it was an impressive knock indeed.
#3 Sandeep Sharma
Taking four wickets in a T20 Match is no cakewalk but Sandeep Sharma did just that in the Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab match. The KXIP bowler had impressive figures of 4-25 in the game and has a total of seven wickets in the tournament so far.
#4 Steven Smith
Steven Smith, who had a forgettable tournament so far, broke the jinx in the game against Mumbai Indians. He scored an unbeaten 79 from 53 balls and helped his team reach the target comfortably.
#5 JP Duminy
JP Duminy has been the most successful all-rounder in the 2015 IPL so far. Duminy’s best outing of the week came against Sunrisers Hyderabad where he picked up four wickets with the ball while also scoring 54 runs with the bat. This all round performance from the Delhi captain is the best performance of the second week.