The world’s most expensive and popular league of IPL has been ended. IPL Orange Cap holder gets a Cap for making more runs on the particular edition of IPL.
The Orange Cap is awarded to the player who scores the most runs in a single season in the league in which the world-famous players participate. In the previous 13 editions of the league, a total of 10 players have won the Orange Cap.
In the history of IPL, only 4 Indian players have won the Orange Cap while 6 foreign players have won the Orange Cap. The same player has a history of winning the Orange Cap three times at most. Here is a list of players who have won the Orange Cap each season in league history:
2008 – Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab)
Australian left-arm batsman Shaun Marsh won the Orange Cap in the opening season of the IPL. Representing Kings XI Punjab, he was the top scorer with 616 runs. Punjab had included Marsh in his place after another franchise did not field him.
Marsh also scored 115 against Rajasthan Royals that season. He had scored 616 runs at an average of 68.44 in just 11 games that season. He surpassed Gautam Gambhir who scored 534 runs.
2009 – Matthew Hayden (Chennai Super Kings)
Hayden, Australia’s explosive left-handed batsman, won the Orange Cap in the 2009 season. Representing Chennai, he was the top scorer with 572 runs at an average of 63.00 in 12 matches. The IPL of that season was held in South Africa. Hayden was followed by another Australian, Adam Gilchrist, who scored 495 runs.
2010 – Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)
Great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar won the Orange Cap in 2010. Although Sachin has played only one International Twenty20 in his career, he is a successful player for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. While captaining Mumbai that season, Sachin’s bat was flooded with runs.
Opening batting, he scored 618 runs in 15 games at an average of 47.53 with five half-centuries. He became the first Indian cricketer to win the Orange Cap, trailing Jacques Kallis by 572 runs.
2011 – Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
One of the best players in the T20 game, ‘Universe Boss’ Gayle, won the Orange Cap in the 2011 season. Chris Gayle’s bat remained calm in the first two seasons of the IPL, but the silence was broken in the third season. He scored 608 runs at an average of 67.55 and an unbeaten average of 183.83 in just 12 games while representing Royal Challengers Bangalore that season.
During this time he scored 2 centuries and 3 fifties. He had beaten his own team batsman Virat Kohli who scored 557 runs.
2012 – Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Gayle, who became the first batsman to win the Orange Cap for the second consecutive season, scored 733 runs in 15 games at an average of 61.08 and a strike rate of 160.74. He even played an unbeaten inning of 128 * at that time. The opening batsman, who scored a century and seven fifties, was behind Gautam Gambhir of Kolkata, who scored 590 runs in the Orange Cap race.
2013 – Michael Hussey (Chennai Super Kings)
Hussey, a former Australian cricketer, scored 733 runs in 2013 while representing the Chennai Super Kings. Hussey, who played 17 games, hit six fifties at an average of 52.35. With the help of his excellent rhythm, Chennai led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni was able to reach the final. However, in the final, Chennai lost to Mumbai Indians.
He trailed Chris Gayle by a narrow margin in the Orange Cap race that season. Gayle, who missed the Orange Cap for the third consecutive season, scored 708 runs.
2014 – Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Uthappa, a successful opener for Kolkata Knight Riders, scored 660 runs in the 2014 season to win the Orange Cap. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored that run in 16 games with an average of 44.00 and a strike rate of 137.78 with five fifties. In the Orange Cap race, Uthappa trailed Chennai batsman Dwayne Smith by 566 runs. Robin, who has done well for Kolkata, is currently with the Rajasthan Royals.
2015 – David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Warner is the only player to have won the Orange Cap three times in the IPL
Australia’s attacking left-arm batsman David Warner scored 562 runs in 2015, winning the Orange Cap, representing Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner, who played 14 games, scored seven half-centuries at an average of 43.23 and a strike rate of 156.54. In the Orange Cap race, he was just 22 runs behind Rajasthan Royals’ Ajinkya Rahane and Mumbai’s Lendl Simmons.
2016 – Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Kohli, the current captain of the Indian team, was able to win the Orange Cap in 2016 despite batting consistently well in the IPA. While batting as the captain of Bangalore, Virat had batted awkwardly that season. He scored 973 runs in 16 games that season at an impressive average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03.
Kohli, the highest run-scorer in IPL history, set the record for most runs scored in a single season, which no one has been able to break till date.
Kohli had scored 4 centuries and 7 fifties in 16 games. Second in the Orange Cap race was David Warner, who scored 848 runs in 17 games.
2017 – David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Warner, who became the second batsman after Chris Gayle to win the Orange Cap twice in 2015 and 2017, had scored 641 runs in 14 games while captaining Sunrisers Hyderabad. With an average of 58.71 and a strike rate of 141.81, Warner also played the highest innings of 126 runs.
Warner, who scored 1 century and 4 fifties, was behind Kolkata’s Gautam Gambhir (498 runs).
2018 – Ken Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Warner, who won the Orange Cap last season, was banned for a year after being found guilty of tampering with the ball during the Test series against South Africa. Hyderabad then replaced Warner with New Zealand captain Ken Williamson. During the captaincy, Williamson did not miss Warner and performed brilliantly. He scored 735 runs in 16 games that season.
Williamson, who led the team to the finals, scored eight half-centuries at an average of 52.50 and a strike rate of 142.44. In the Orange Cap race, he trailed Delhi batsman Rishabh Pant, who scored 684 runs.
2019 – David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
After a 12-month ban, Warner made a comeback in the IPL. He played many memorable innings while re-assuming the captaincy of Hyderabad. He scored a total of 692 runs while holding the Orange Cap for the record third time.
Playing 12 games, he scored 8 half-centuries and 1 century at an average of 69.20 and a strike rate of 143.86. In this process, Warner was behind KL Rahul of Punjab who scored 593 runs.
2020 – KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
In this season KL Rahul made 670 Runs with his outstanding performance for his team.
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