Pollard, Archer among major award-winners in 2020 IPL season

Kieron Pollard and Jofra Archer were among the major award winners of the IPL.
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Kieron Pollard and Jofra Archer were among the major award winners of the just-concluded 2020 IPL season.

Pollard, whose team the Mumbai Indians won the league for a record fifth time, was voted the Super Striker of the Season Award.

The powerful Trinidadian, batting down the order for the 2020 champions, scored 268 runs at an incredible average of 53.60 and at a phenomenal strike rate of 191.42. Among those 268 runs were 15 fours and 22 sixes.

The Barbados-born Archer, who now represents England, was the tournament MVP.

He proved to be a valuable member of the Rajasthan Royals for whom he took 20 wickets at an economy rate of 6.55, the best in the league. He produced his best bowling against the Delhi Capitals on October 14 when he returned figures of three for 19 from his allotment of four overs.

He was also productive with the bat scoring 113 runs that included a top score of 27. Even more impressive was his strike rate of 179.36, second only to Pollard. During the tournament, he smashed five fours and 10 massive sixes.

The other major awards went to KL Rahul of the Kings XI Punjab, who won the Orange Cap having scored a league-leading 670 runs. He was also named Game Changer of the Season.

Kagiso Rabada of the first-time finalists, Delhi Capitals, was awarded the Purple Cap for his 30 wickets during the competition.

Devdutt Padikkal of the Royal Challengers Bangalore was named Emerging Player of the Season.

Ishan Kishan of the Mumbai Indians hit the most sixes, 30, during the season while his teammate Trent Boullt was the Powerplayer of the Season.

Boullt took 25 wickets during the season. (www.sportsmax.tv)

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