IPL 2014 Table: Latest Standings, Top Stats and Forthcoming Fixtures

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2014

Australia's batsman Glenn Maxwell, right, is bowled out by India's bowler Ravichandran Ashwin during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Aijaz Rahi

Kings XI Punjab won once again as they beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 23 runs in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, and they now sit two points clear at the head of the IPL.

Saturday's other game saw Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated by Rajasthan Royals courtesy of an appalling batting performance which saw them bowled out for just 70.

Rajasthan moved up to third, while Bangalore sit fifth after a second loss in as many games.

Here's the updated table.

IPL 2014 Table: Updated Table after April 26 Matches
Kings XI Punjab4008
Chennai Super Kings3106
Rajasthan Royals2204
Kolkata Knight Riders2204
Royal Challengers Bangalore2204
Sunrisers Hyderabad1202
Delhi Daredevils1302
Mumbai Indians0300


Key Stats

Despite not scoring heavily against Kolkata, Glenn Maxwell remains the leading scorer in the competition so far with 294 runs in four games, 120 runs more than second-placed Dwayne Smith.

He also heads the most sixes table, having scored 17 maximums while Smith and teammate David Miller are tied in second with 10 strikes to have cleared the ropes.

In the bowling stakes, Sunil Narine did his average no harm with three wickets for 24 from his four overs against Kolkata.

He tops the average charts on 8.77 and is also the leading wicket taker in the tournament having claimed nine wickets.

Shane Watson's reputation as a frugal bowler continues to be enhanced in this tournament. While he has only bowled three overs so far he has gone for only 10 runs and is the most economical bowler.

Narine's economy is also very impressive at 4.93, having bowled 16 overs in four matches so far.

The only side yet to have recorded a win and the defending champions sit rock bottom of the table.

All key stats via IPLT20.com 


Forthcoming Fixtures

Let's take a look at the final fixtures to come in the UAE before the competition moves to India.

IPL 2014: Final UAE Fixtures
DateTime (BST/local)FixtureVenue
April 2711:30 a.m./2:30 p.m.Deli Daredevils vs. Mumbai IndiansSharjah
April 273:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Chennai Super KingsSharjah
April 283:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.Kings XI Punjab vs. Royal Challengers BangaloreDubai
April 293:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan RoyalsAbu Dhabi
April 303:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.Mumbai Indians vs. Sunrisers HyderabadDubai

Mumbai Indians will look to finally claim a victory in the tournament when they take on Delhi Daredevils on Sunday.

The defending champions have had a nightmare start to the competition losing games heavily to Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai, per ESPNcricinfo.

Rohit Sharma's side's highest score in the tournament so far is the 141 runs they put on the board in defeat to Chennai on Friday, a statistic they need to improve to be competitive. 

Delhi Daredevils have been little better so far, winning only one game from four against Kolkata Knight Riders.

They will hope that Kevin Pietersen can get into the groove, having returned form injury to make his first appearance as skipper in a four-run defeat to Hyderabad with the Englishman scoring 16, per BBC Sport.

Elsewhere, Royal Challengers Bangalore need to find some form, having lost two on the bounce after a good start to the tournament.

They face table-topping Kings XI Punjab, who have been scoring hugely so far throughout the tournament.

Conversely, Bangalore's most recent outing saw them all out for just 70 in defeat to Rajasthan Royals, an ignominious performance they cannot afford to repeat.

Shane Watson's Rajasthan side will hope to kick on after their win against Bangalore when they take on Kolkata on Tuesday.

A third win for the Royals would stand them in good stead when they move to India where they will first take on Delhi in the country's capital.