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David Warner, captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad bagged the [prestigious orange cap of IPL 2015 as he became highest run-scorer of IPL 8 despite his team not making to the playoffs. The Australia opening batsman showed miraculous, red-hot form to amass 562 runs in 14 innings of IPL 8. Mumbai Indians (MI) opening batsman Lendl Simmons climbed to third spot in the list of highest run-getters of IPL 2015, after hitting 540 runs in 13 innings, including a half-century knock in the IPL 8 finals against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.  Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in the finals of IPL by 41 runs to become champions for the second time in history of the tournament. They had previously won the coveted trophy in 2013. Check the Orange Cap Players of IPL 2015.

At the end of 60 matches played so far in the IPL 2015 , there are four hundreds and several half-centuries hit so far in IPL 8. AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 133, Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 117, Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals) – 104*, Brendon McCullum (Chennai Super Kings) – 100*, Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) – 98*, Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 96, Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan Royals) 91*, Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals) – 79*, Albie Morkel (Delhi Daredevils) – 73*, Keiron Pollard (Mumbai Indians) – 70 are the highest individual run scorer.

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Orange Cap in IPL 2015 – List of leading run-scorers of IPL 8

No.

Name

Team

Mat. (Inn.)

Runs

Highest

100/50

1.

David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad

14(14)

562

91

0/7

2.

Ajinkya Rahane

Rajasthan Royals

14(13)

540

91*

0/4

3.

Lendl Simmons

Mumbai Indians

13(13)

540

71

0/6

4.

AB de Villiers

Royal Challengers Bangalore

16(14)

513

133*

½

5.

Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore

16(16)

505

82*

0/3

6.

Chris Gayle

Royal Challengers Bangalore

14(14)

491

117

1/ 2

7.

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians

16(16)

482

98*

0/3

8.

Shreyas Iyer

Delhi Daredevils

14(14)

439

83

0/4

9.

Brendon McCullum

Chennai Super Kings

14(14)

436

100*

1/ 2

10.

Kieron Pollard

Mumbai Indians

16(14)

419

70

0/2

Leading run-scorers table updated till Final of Pepsi IPL 2015, CSK vs MI on May 24, 2015.

The BCCI considered the richest board in world cricket leaves no stone unturned to promote this mega event. The prize money offered is quite massive in addition to the fame and frolic. While the contribution of IPL to the growth of Indian cricket might be debatable, one thing that is certain about this glamorous tournament is that the fans love it. With a fairly constant TRPs and looking at the atmosphere in most jam packed stadiums, IPL is a part of our lives. Check Out: IPL 2015 Schedule – All Match Fixtures and Complete Time Table of IPL.