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IPL: Indian Player Becomes First to Win Three Consecutive Titles

Cricketnext Staff |May 30, 2018, 9:12 AM IST
IPL: Indian Player Becomes First to Win Three Consecutive Titles

Indian spinner Karn Sharma has become the first player to win three consecutive IPL titles after Chennai Super Kings latest IPL triumph.

On the previous two occasions, Karn Sharma was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians title winning seasons in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

He even tweeted a photo, with the helmets of the three teams he has played for.

Though, he wasn't a regular feature in the side, Karn did play the final in place of the experienced Harbhajan Singh.

Later on Stephen Fleming revealed that it was indeed MS Dhoni's idea to bring in the leg-spinner,

“If you look at the last few games we played, Harbhajan didn’t bowl a lot, so it was a case of what the skipper felt. He wanted a good option against right-handers,” revealed Fleming.

“There was a lot of discussion, on whether to open with spinners, their combination. Both Harbhajan and Karn have got wickets. It was the captain’s choice.”

Karn Sharma repaid the captain's faith as he got the big wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson in the final.

Karn picked 4 wickets in the 6 matches he played and was expensive with an economy rate of 9.36.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
2
AUS
6 5 1 0 10 +0.84
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
6 4 2 0 8 +1.45
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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