IPL Orange Cap Winners List 2008-2020
Every year, the Orange Cap is awarded to the player who scores the most runs at the end of the IPL season. To grab this prestigious award, a batsman needs to be at the top of his game and extremely consistent throughout the season. In the past 13 years of the IPL, only four Indian players have scored the most runs in an IPL season to win the Orange Cap. Want to know IPL 2021 Final Winner Prediction?
Sachin Tendulkar became the first Indian to win the Orange Cap in the 2010 edition of the IPL followed by Robin Uthappa (2014), Virat Kohli (2016), and KL Rahul (2020). David Warner holds the record for winning the Orange Cap thrice (2015, 2017, and 2019) closely followed by Chris Gayle, who’s won the award twice in successive seasons in IPL 2011 and IPL 2012.
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KL Rahul was the leading run-scorer in IPL 2020 with 670 runs in 14 games. He hit 5 half-centuries and one century in the tournament. Punjab Kings did not qualify for playoffs but KL Rahul’s spectacular batting earned limelight and fans’ appreciations.
KL Rahul’s quick and hard-hitting batting style has also promoted him as a trustworthy opener in the national team. KL Rahul has been in great form since IPL 2020. In IPL 2021, he will again lead Punjab Kings and is expected to entertain fans with his brilliant batting. So he is a worthy contender for the orange cap in IPL 2021.
David Warner is a three-time Orange Cap winner, which is the most for any batsman. The Australian batsman has amassed 5254 runs in his IPL career so far which includes four centuries. The left-hander managed to score 548 runs in his last season, and was the top scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad. There is no doubt that Warner will be among the top contenders for the Orange Cap this year. His highest tally of runs came in 2016, when he amassed 848 runs, however, even that was not enough to earn him the Orange Cap that season.
Rohit Sharma is the most successful skipper in the Indian Premier League, winning five titles for his team Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma bats as an opener for Mumbai Indians which gives him the opportunity to play more overs. Rohit Sharma is a magnificent batsman, who has a great reputation at the international and domestic level. Rohit Sharma has not won the orange cap once but he has the ability to win the award. IPL 2021 might be the season when Rohit Sharma bags his first orange cap.
Ever since his 973 run season in IPL 2016, Virat Kohli has breached the 500 run mark only once in 2018. He did a decent job last season, scoring 466 runs in 15 innings for his side, however, according to the class and quality he possesses, that total is nowhere close to his best. If Virat Kohli is to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to their maiden IPL title, he will have to make it count with the bat this season. The Indian skipper has rediscovered his form as was evident in his classy knocks against England. He will hope to be among the top run-getters this season.
In IPL 2020, Ishan Kishan emerged as a commendable batsman to look out for. The Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeper smashed 516 runs in 14 games, at an average strike rate of 145+. He also hit the highest number of 30 sixes in the tournament. He hit 4 half-centuries with one knock of 99 runs. Ishan Kishan was the 5th most leading run-scorer in IPL 2020.
However, he did not feature in all the 17 games that Mumbai Indians played. There was a sheer possibility that Ishan Kishan could have won the orange cap if he had played all 17 games for Mumbai Indians. He ended with 154 runs less than the orange cap winner KL Rahul. In IPL 2021, Ishan Kishan will be in the spotlight in the race for the orange cap.
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