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Orange Cap holders in the history of IPL: List of batsmen finishing as highest run-scorers in a season

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Make runs, it’s Indian Premier League (IPL) time – is Twenty20’s manner of urging the batsmen to make hay whereas solar shines. Little doubt over the format which is skewed closely in favour of batsmen, who will as soon as once more look to wield their bats to smack the white orb round throughout the Indian summer season.

The fifteenth version of the IPL is simply round the nook as we glance again at orange cap holders in the history of the event thus far:

2008 – Shaun Marsh, Kings XI Punjab
616 runs at 66.84

The curtain-raising season of the IPL turned out to be a breakthrough yr for Australia’s Shaun Marsh. The Western Australian left-handed batsman made fairly an impression smashing a century and 5 half-centuries to mild up the league. Marsh scored at wholesome strike-rate of 139.68 and went on to carve his title in the orange cap holders record. The success in the IPL noticed Marsh make restricted overs debut for the nationwide aspect in the similar yr.

2009 – Matthew Hayden, Chennai Super Kings
572 runs at 52.00

Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden of the Chennai Super Kings plays a stroke for the boundary off Indian pacer RP Singh of Deccan Chargers during their IPL Twenty20 match at The Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban on April 27, 2009. Chennai Super Kings are currently at 65 runs for the loss of two wickets in seveon overs after the Deccan Chargers won the toss and elected to field. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN

Matthew Hayden clobbers one out of the floor at The Kingsmead, Durban. AFP

With the IPL shifting to South Africa, it wasn’t the greatest information for the Indian batsmen as solely three batsmen completed in the prime ten run-scorers, and  solely solely Suresh Raina in prime eight. The situations had been exploited completely by Aussie nice Mathew Hayden. On the again of 5 scores in extra of 50, the burly opener smashed 572 runs, changing into the second Australian to brag the rights for the orange cap.

2010 – Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai Indians
618 runs at 47.53

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. MOBILE USE WITHIN NEWS PACKAGE Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Pune Warriors and Mumbai Indians at The D.Y. Patil Cricket stadium in the outskirts of Mumbai on May 4, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Punit PARANJPE / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE

Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar grew to become the first Indian to clinch the orange cap. AFP

No shock there as Sachin Tendulkar went on to turn into the first Indian to put on the orange cap at the finish of the IPL 2010. The yr that noticed Tendulkar roll again time as he went on to pile a staggering 1562 runs in Tests changing into the highest run scorer in the calendar yr. The maestro additionally grew to become the first male participant to attain a double century in ODIs. He carried his purple patch and the bat with a bruised candy spot to clinch prime honours in the IPL. Unfortunately, he couldn’t see his crew to the title shedding to Chennai Super Kings in the finals.

2011 – Chris Gayle, Royal Challengers Bangalore
608 runs at 67.55

Called in as a late alternative for Dirk Nannes, Chris Gayle joined Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2011 version, after spending three unusual years with KKR. Change in franchise resulted in change in fortunes for Gayle in the IPL, one that will be remembered for a very long time. The explosive West Indian opener grew to become a crowd favorite at Bangalore for his big-hitting prowess. The Jamaican roared his approach to 608 runs from 12 innings together with two centuries and three half-centuries.

2012 – Chris Gayle, Royal Challengers Bangalore
733 runs at 61.08

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. MOBILE USE WITHIN NEWS PACKAGE Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle looks on with his highest run scorer Orange Cap after the IPL Twenty20 cricket final match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at The M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 29, 2011. Chennai Super Kings won the match by 58runs to retain the title. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP PHOTO / DIBYANGSHU SARKAR

Chris Gayle was the first participant to win the orange cap in back-to-back editions .AFP

As if to say his pyrotechnics in 2011 weren’t sufficient, the ‘Gaylestrom’ struck twice in the IPL for the second yr in a row. Gayle’s brilliance noticed him earn a full contract with RCB forward of the fourth version. Gayle breached the 700-run mark to script his title in the annals of IPL. Gayle’s repute as power-hitter reached its crescendo in 2012. The juggernaut hammered one ton and 7 fifties in the season.

2013 – Michael Hussey, Chennai Super kings
733 runs at 52.35

Michael Hussey pipped ‘Universe Boss’ by 25 runs to say the orange cap and halt Gayle from finishing a hat-trick of the coveted prize at the finish of the 2013 version. Mr Cricket reiterated that age was no bar even in the youngest format of cricket, as the opener performed an instrumental function in Chennai’s marketing campaign with the crew falling agonisingly brief of the title in the finals. Hussey went on to slam six half-centuries in the season.

2014 – Robin Uthappa, Kolkata Knight Riders
660 runs at 44.00

Robin Uthappa’s consistency in the seventh version bore fruit as he topped the run charts in 2014 together with a string of eight 40+ scores and 5 fifties. Uthappa grew to become solely the second Indian to win the Orange cap scoring. He solid a formidable opening mixture with skipper Gautam Gambhir that impressed Kolkata Knight Riders to their second IPL title.

2015 – David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad
562 runs at 43.23

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. Sportzpics

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner grew to become the fourth Australian end as the main run scorer in an IPL version. Sportzpics

David Warner set the stage ablaze racking up seven half-centuries as he went on to compile 562 runs in the 2015 season. Another Australian, one other left-hander to function on the prime run-scorers record. The diminutive dynamo together with Shikhar Dhawan shaped a strong alliance at the prime of the order for the Sunrisers, however couldn’t catapult their crew to the play-offs as they completed sixth with 14 factors in the eighth version.

2016 – Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore
973 runs at 81.08

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli batted like he was possessed in the 2016 edition. Sportzpics

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli batted like he was possessed in the 2016 version. Sportzpics

Nobody in addition to Kohli deserved to don the orange cap at the finish of 2016 season. Like he so usually does in International cricket, the RCB captain went on shatter one file after the different. Kohli’s urge for food for runs noticed him end with Bradmanesque numbers with 973 runs in 16 video games that had been scored at a jaw-dropping strike charge of 152.03 together with 4 centuries – the most in a season – and 7 fifties.

The numbers will stand the check of time and if there may be anyone who can scale down the colossal figures set by Indian captain, it should almost definitely be the man himself.

2017 – David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad
646 runs at 58.27

Not tough to fathom as to why Warner is rated so extremely in the IPL and why he’s the very important cog in the Hyderabad aspect. Despite amassing 848 runs in the ninth IPL season, Warner fell 125 runs brief of.. who else, however Kohli. However, southpaw smashed 646 runs the following yr and gained his second orange cap in the area of three years. Unfortunately for Sunrisers Hyderabad, they are going to be with out their talismanic opener for the upcoming season as he serves the yearlong ban that was handed to him for his involvement in ball tampering scandal in the third Test in South Africa by Cricket Australia.

2018 — Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad

735 runs at 52.50

Kane Williamson finished as the highest run-getter with 735 runs at an average of 52.50. Sportzpics

Kane Williamson completed as the highest run-getter with 735 runs at a mean of 52.50. Sportzpics

Kane Williamson led the Sunrisers Hyderabad from the entrance after Warner had stepped down from the place on account of the ball-tampering scandal that came about a month earlier than the 2018 version kicked off.

The New Zealand skipper was at his fluent greatest all through the season, accumulating 735 runs at a mean of 52.50, slamming eight half-centuries alongside the manner. His contributions with the bat, together with very important performances from the bowling unit, helped the then-defending champions attain the remaining for a second season operating, earlier than they had been vanquished by Chennai Super Kings.

2019 — David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad

692 runs at 69.20

The third time the Australian southpaw finds a point out in the record, and the fourth the time in the final 5 editions that a Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman has gained the coveted ‘Orange Cap’. Warner has undoubtedly performed a large half in the crew’s resurgence in latest years, with the Sunrisers reaching the playoffs in every version since 2016.

The 2019 IPL saw David Warner amass 692 runs from 12 matches at a stunning average of 69.20. Sportzpics

The 2019 IPL noticed David Warner amass 692 runs from 12 matches at a gorgeous common of 69.20. Sportzpics

The 2019 IPL noticed Warner amass 692 runs from 12 matches at a gorgeous common of 69.20, smashing eighth half-centuries and an unbeaten 100 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their third outing of the group stage — a recreation that’s primarily remembered for the 185-run opening stand between Warner and Jonny Bairstow (114).

Warner, nonetheless, needed to go away the SRH camp to affix his Australia teammates to organize for the World Cup marketing campaign at the finish of April, leaving the 2016 champions all the poorer for the the rest of their marketing campaign. Sunrisers misplaced their final two group video games (one in a tremendous over), earlier than shedding to Delhi Capitals in the Eliminator by two wickets.

2020 — KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab 

 670 runs at 55.83

KXIP skipper KL Rahul, the Orange Cap winner in IPL 2020, was in a league of his personal. His crew didn’t make the playoffs, and regardless of taking part in solely 14 matches, the right-hander amassed 670 runs. Sample this: The in-form Shikhar Dhawan, second solely to Rahul, performed three extra matches and but, completed with 618 runs. Averaging 55.83, the trendy right-hander set lofty requirements with the bat, each for his teammates and opponents. His greatest knock – 132 off 69 balls in opposition to RCB – was additionally the highest particular person rating of IPL 2020.

2021—Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinched a fourth IPL title in the 2021 version, inching nearer to Mumbai Indians’ file of 5, and most of the harm for CSK with the bat was finished by Ruturaj Gaikwad. He amassed 635 runs from 16 matches final season at a strike-rate of 136.26, and got here out on prime of the batters’ charts after a shut competitors with then CSK teammate Faf du Plessis (633 runs from 16 matches).

Ruturaj Gaikwad of Chennai Super Kings celebrates his fifty against Mumbai Indians. Image: SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Ruturaj Gaikwad of Chennai Super Kings celebrates his fifty in opposition to Mumbai Indians. Image: SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The 25-year-old’s 101* in opposition to Rajasthan Royals was the fourth highest particular person rating in an innings final season, behind Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal.

Gaikwad’s run tally of 635 was additionally a important enchancment from the 204 runs he scored in the 2020 version. His stellar efficiency with the bat noticed him being retained by CSK for the upcoming season, together with skipper MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali.

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