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| On Aug 17, 2021 10:30 AM IST

Top and Lead Run Scorer and Orange Cap Players in this IPL

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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.

List of Orange Cap Players in IPL 2021

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.

  1. Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals)- Runs 380, Avg. 54.28
  2. KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)- Runs 331, Avg. 66.20
  3. Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)- Runs 320, Avg. 64
  4. Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals)- Runs 308, Avg. 38.50
  5. Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)- Runs 277, Avg. 46.16
  6. Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings)- Runs 260, Avg. 43.33
  7. Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)- Runs 254, Avg. 36.28
  8. Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)- Runs 250, Avg. 35.71
  9. Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad)- Runs 248, Avg. 41.33
  10. Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore)- Runs 223, Avg. 37.16

Orange cap in this IPL

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.


Rules for Orange Cap in IPL 2021

  • The batsman with the most number of runs in IPL 2021 gets the Orange Cap.
  • The batsman with most number of runs during an IPL season can wear the Orange Cap on the field.
  • If two batsmen have scored equal amount of runs, then their respective strike rates determine the winner.
  • Shikhar Dhawan is currently the leading run scorer in IPL 2021but that may change when the remaining part of IPL gets underway. KL Rahul is not very far behind.
  • If you look at overall IPL Orange Cap players list, Virat Kohli sits at the top. Kohli’s consistency over the years makes him the king of IPL. He has 6076 runs to his name at an average of 38. He has scored runs at a strike rate of 130.
  • For a long time, Suresh Raina was consistently among the. He is currently No. 3 on the list. But with some superb form in the last few years, Shikhar Dhawan has made his way to the second on the list.

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Top run scorer in IPL 2021

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.


FAQs

Who is the top scorer in IPL 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.

Who hit biggest six in IPL?

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.

Who is the dangerous batsman in IPL?

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.

  1. AB de Villiers (RCB)- Runs 5056, SR. 152
  2. Chris Gayle (PBKS)- Runs 4950, SR. 149
  3. Andre Russell (KKR)- Runs 1680, Avg. 179
  4. MS Dhoni (CSK)- Runs 4669, Avg. 136
  5. Kieron Pollard (MI)- Runs 3191, Avg. 151
  6. David Warner (SRH)- 5447, SR. 140
  7. Hardik Pandya (MI)- Runs 1401, Avg. 157

Who has purple and orange cap in IPL 2021?

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.

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