Nitish Rana of Mumbai Indians (MI) pushes Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner to wear the Orange Cap in VIVO Indian Premier League 2017. With 255 runs in six matches, the 23-year-old is currently leading the list of batsmen with maximum runs in VIVO IPL 2017. Nitish Rana blasted 62 not out off 34 deliveries to power Mumbai to an 8-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and claim the first place in IPL 2017 points table. SRK skipper David Warner is second leading run-scorer in the tenth edition so far, making 239 runs in six matches. The tenth edition of Indian Premier League or VIVO IPL 2017 got underway on 5th April 2017. The cash-rich tournament of BCCI organized Twenty20 cricket event is typically touted to be a batsman’s format with Orange Cap, an annual award given to the leading run-scorer at the end of each edition.
West Indies’ blistering cricketer, Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), is the owner of Orange Cap on two occasions. RCB captain Virat Kohli is the current Orange Cap holder after smashing 973 runs in IPL 2016 season. In VIVO IPL 10, the likely contenders to bag the prestigious IPL 2017 Orange Cap are David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Glenn Maxwell of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Steven Smith of Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). But knowing the unpredictability of the event, any batsman can be the best batsman and join the list of leading run-scorers for each edition of Indian Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament. IPL 2017 Live Streaming & Telecast Schedule: How to watch VIVO Indian Premier League 10 Online & List of TV channels with Match Timings.
When IPL was flagged off in 2008, the first season saw Australian batsman Shaun Marsh amassed 616 runs in mere 11 matches played for King XI Punjab. The impressive batting performance from Marsh helped the KXIP side claim the second place in the team standings, one of their best showings ever in the points table. Shaun Marsh scored a century, 115 against Rajasthan Royals along with five half-centuries in the IPL 2008. He blasted 59 fours and 26 sixes in the tournament. Indian Premier League 2017 Schedule in PDF: Download updated VIVO IPL 10 complete time table with venue details.
Orange Cap Players – Most Runs Made By Batsmen (2008 to 2017)
||Kings XI Punjab
||Chennai Super Kings
||Royal Challengers Bangalore
||Royal Challengers Bangalore
||Chennai Super Kings
||Kolkata Knight Riders
||Royal Challengers Bandalore
*Table updated till Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab on April 21, 2017.
In IPL 2009, another batting great from Australia, Matthew Haydon playing for the Chennai Super Kings blasted 572 runs in 12 matches. With a strike rate of 144.81, the left-handed opening batsman took MS Dhoni’s side finished second in the points table. He smashed five 50s hitting 60 fours and 22 sixes with the highest score of 89.
In IPL 2010, it was Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar of Mumbai Indians who was awarded the Orange Cap. The former Indian captain made 618 runs in 15 matches with an impressive strike rate of 132.61. Despite Mumbai losing to Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2010 final, it was Sachin Tendulkar who was adjudged the Player of the Series apart from the Orange Cap.
In IPL 2011, West Indies batting giant Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers bagged the Orange Cap. He made a total of 608 runs in 12 matches with the highest score of 107. Gayle made two hundred, three fifties which included 57 fours and 44 sixes. Royal Challengers Bangalore finished top of the points table but lost to Chennai Super Kings in the final of IPL 2011.
For the consecutive years, Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore was the leading scorer of the season. In IPL 2012, Gayle made 733 runs in 15 matches with a fantastic strike rate of 160.74. The big guy smashed one century and seven half-centuries including 46 fours and 59 fours. RCB finished fifth in the table failing to make to the playoff stage, but that did not stop Chris Gayle from being adjudged the Player of the Series and Orange Cap awards.
In IPL 2014, it was Kolkata Knight Riders player Robin Uthappa who bagged the Orange Cap, becoming the second Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar. Robin made 660 runs in 16 matches which included five fifties and a highest score of 83 not out. Robin hit 74 fours and 18 sixes in the season helping Gautam Gambhir side become the IPL champions for the second time.In IPL 2013, Michael Hussey added to the list of batsman with maximum runs in an IPL season. Hussey representing Chennai Super Kings also showed the dominance of Australian batsmen in the annual cricketing tournament played in India. Michael Hussey made 733 runs in 17 matches with CSK topping the team standings but lost to Mumbai Indians in the final of IPL 2013.
In IPL 2015, David Warner of Australia took the Orange Cap riding on his extraordinary batting performance. In 14 matches, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain made 562 runs with a fantastic strike rate of 156.54. He smashed seven fifties which included 65 fours and 21 sixes. Sunrisers Hyderabad finished with a disappointing sixth place, but it was Warner who bagged the Orange Cap.
In IPL 2016, it was Virat Kohli of India who stole the show. The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain was impressive as he smashed a mammoth 973 runs in 16 matches. Kohli scored four hundred and seven fifties to finish the season as the highest run-scorer and rightful owner of Orange Cap. With a blistering 151.42 strike rate, Kohli slammed 88 fours and 31 sixes. Kohli has set a competitive yardstick for the batsman in this 2017 Indian Premier League. While it is still early days in the IPL 10, it will be interesting to watch the cricketers who finish as the highest run-scorers and bag Orange Cap.