Google Search reveals that online searches intensify as IPL 7 draws to a close

May 28 2014, 22:19 IST
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SummarySeason favourites MS Dhoni, Glen Maxwell among the most searched ‘Man of the Match’ players...

With fans and cricket enthusiasts counting down to the final of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), web searches for players and teams have intensified. Whether it’s the resurgent performance by Mumbai Indians or the stunning game by KKR during the playoffs, each team has been bolstered by the exceptional performance of one player, the Man of the Match.

As fans continue to search and support their favourite teams- Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), have made it to the qualifier games. Here’s a look at how things stand on Google Search.

Search Ranking of Teams in the Qualifiers (Ranking in terms of Search Popularity):

1. Chennai Super Kings

2. Kolkata Knight Riders

3. Mumbai Indians

4. Kings XI Punjab

Google Search Trend analysis on Man of the Match award winners in the last 40 odd games highlights the top 10 most searched game changers:

Match winners whose performances reflected a surge in online traffic (in order of search ranking):

1. MS Dhoni

2. Yuvraj Singh

3. AB De Villiers

4. Gautam Gambhir

5. Rohit Sharma

6. Glen Maxwell

7. Dale Steyn

8. Robin Uthappa

9. Ravinder Jadeja

10. Yusuf Pathan

Interesting Search Insights about the Top performers & their performances in the seventh season of Indian Premier League

MS Dhoni:

Awarded Man of the Match for his winning knock against RCB in Bangalore on (May 24) where he remained not out but barely missed out on making a half century hitting 49 runs of 25 balls

Although he is being searched consistently, he saw spikes on April 06 (Start of the IPL) and May 11 when the CSK skipper hit a six and a four in the last over bowled by Kieron Pollard to guide the visitors (Mumbai Indians) home after they needed 11 in final over. CSK’s Dwayne Smith won the Man of the match

Yuvraj Singh:

Yuvraj ruled the search charts during the election results week as he slammed an unbeaten 68 of 29 balls cracking nine sixes against Delhi Daredevils. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 16 runs

AB De Villiers:

Searches on AB De Villiers peaked on May 05 as he produced one of the most devastating Twenty20

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