As the 2017 Indian Premier embraces the business end, the Orange Cap winner of this year has become almost apparent. Orange Cap was introduced in 2008 IPL to reward the highest run scorer of a season. During the time of IPL, many batsmen sport the hat as they grab the pole position on many occasions, but a batsman who ultimately finished at the top of the points table will win the prestigious Orange Cap.
The 2017 Orange Cap list is currently leading by Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner with 604 runs in 13 games at an average of 60.40 with a hundred. The southpaw has been chasing by his teammate Shikhar Dhawan and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir respectively.
Dhawan scored 468 runs in 13 matches at an average of 39 while Gambhir has scored 454 runs in 14 matches at an average of 41.27.
The fourth place is occupied by Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina who scored 442 runs in 14 matches. At fifth position is held by Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith who scored 421 runs in 14 matches so far. He will get another opportunity to bolster his IPL tally in IPL 2017.
The sixth and seventh places are enlightened by classy Hashim Amla of Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders’ Manish Pandey. Amla finished his IPL 2017 with 420 runs in 10 matches at an average of 60. He also scored a hundred. He proved that even batsman like him could be successful at the fast paced T20 cricket with proper shots.
The discovery of IPL 2017 is Rahul Tripathi of Rising Pune Supergiant. The right-hander is currently placed at eighth position.
The ninth position is held by KKR’s Robin Uthappa with 386 runs in 12 matches while at the 10th position Daredevils youngster Sanju Samson stood tall with 386 runs in 14 matches.
The maiden IPL Purple Cap was won by KXIP batsman Shaun Marsh. Chris Gayle has won the cap twice in his IPL career, the most in IPL. India’s Virat Kohli won the cap last year with record 978 runs in 16 matches.
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