The IPL 2021 had to be stopped midway in a disappointing fashion due to the increasing no. of Covid-19 cases in India at that time. A total of 29 matches were played by the time it got suspended. In these 29 matches, we saw lots of ups and downs and some brilliant performances from world-class players. Pitches like Chennai were difficult for batters while Mumbai and Delhi produced high-scoring games.
Orange Cap is awarded to the player who is the top run-scorer among all the teams. Here’s Orange Cap players over the years, latest first.
The Orange Cap in this IPL was with Shikhar Dhawan until the tournament got suspended indefinitely. The opener was in superb form at the top and batted with utmost freedom. Dhawan not only scored quick runs in the powerplay, but also played the middle overs excellently to get big scores consistently. Shikhar Dhawan, along with young Prithvi Shaw gave Delhi Capitals some outstanding starts and laid the foundation to chase big totals. Shikhar Dhawan was second in the Orange Cap list to KL Rahul in the IPL 2020. In IPL 2021, Rahul finds himself in the second position as IPL’s lead run scorer.
Shikhar Dhawan was the top run scorer in IPL 2021 with 380 runs to his name in 8 matches. Dhawan’s consistency allowed him to top the IPL 2021 Orange Cap player list. His opening partner Prithvi Shaw was equally destructive in the powerplay. Dhawan was fluent against both fast bowlers as well as the spinners.
KL Rahul was second on this list of top run scorers. In a fragile batting line-up, Rahul carries the team’s hopes and likes to play till the end. Whenever this year’s IPL restarts, there are high chances Rahul can become IPL top run scorer 2021.
Shikhar Dhawan is the highest run scorer of IPL 2021 with 380 runs at an impressive average of 54.28. Dhawan had a strike rate of 134 with a best score of 92 against Punjab Kings to his name. The dashing left-hander gave Delhi Capitals some solid starts at the top by making most of the powerplay restrictions. He had 3 fifty-plus scores to his name this season. Whenever the IPL 2021 restarts, Dhawan will have his chances of consolidating his pole position.
The biggest six in IPL was hit by South African all-rounder Albie Morkel in the inaugural edition of the tournament. While playing for Chennai Super Kings, Morkel hit a humongous six of 125 m which is still an IPL record. Praveen Kumar comes second on this list with a hit of 124 m while playing for Kings XI Punjab.
The biggest six of IPL 2021 was hit by Mumbai Indians star batsman Kieron Pollard. Pollard hit a massive six of 105 m. The second biggest hit of this season was also hit by Pollard which recorded 103 m.
Over the years, IPL has produced several dangerous batsmen who have the ability to destroy any bowling attack. Let’s have a look at some of the most dangerous batsmen in IPL history.
The Purple Cap in IPL 2021 is with Harshal Patel. While playing for RCB, the fast bowler was having an impressive outing until the tournament got suspended. Harshal had picked up 17 wickets in just 7 games. His economy of 9.17 was on the higher side as he bowled a lot of overs at the death.
The Orange Cap of IPL 2021 is with Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan has 380 runs to his name in just 8 matches. He has an average of 54 and a strike rate of 134. His consistency was the reason why Delhi Capitals were having an excellent season until the tournament got suspended.