Thursday, April 27, 2017


IPL 2017: Most Runs by Batsmen so Far


Orange cap, the dream of an IPL player come true. It is a prestige to wear the orange cap. The first person to wear the orange cap was Brendon McCullum and the first person who was crowned as the winner of the orange cap was Shaun Marsh of Kings XI Punjab in the very first season of IPL.

The orange cap until now has been awarded to only 3 Indian batsmen in all the 9 seasons. The orange cap was last won by Virat Kohli the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 9th edition.

READ MORE: IPL 2017: Points Table Updated

1. Suresh Raina

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The race for orange cap in the ongoing 10th edition is son a roll with Suresh Raina the Captain of Gujarat Lions being on the top position. Raina has played 8 matches and has scored 309 runs with a strike rate of 141.74.

2. Gautam Ghambir

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The second spot is being tightly hold by Gautam Ghambir the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders. Gautam has also played 8 matches but is only 4 runs behind Raina.

3. Hashim Amla

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Then follows Hashim Amla, who has the highest individual score of 104 not out against Mumbai Indians. Hashim has played 7 matches compared to the other top two who have played 8 matches, so he needs to score 10 more runs in the 33rd match to claim the top spot.

4. David Warner

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The 4th player on the list is David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad who is yet to play his 8th match on Friday, April 28, 2017 against Kings XI Punjab. David has scored 282 runs with a batting average of 56.40.

5. Steve Smith 

RPS Captain Steve Smith (Pic Credit: The Indian Express)

The last person on the top 5 list is Steve Smith who has scored 275 runs and is only 3 runs ahead of Robin Uthappa of Kolkata Knight Riders.

Still a total of 25 group matches are left to play and anyone who is on the top 5 list can be a winner of the orange cap so keep your fingers crossed until May 21, 2017.

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