IPL 2020: Why Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran are not wearing Orange and Purple Caps

Du Plessis and Sam Curran are leading the charts at the moment.

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Faf du Plessis. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

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The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) started on a perfect note. In the first contest, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in a close encounter. However, as the action moved to Dubai from Abu Dhabi, it became more exciting. The next two games saw a near-perfect nail-biting finish and the Sharjah game between CSK and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) was a complete run-fest.

Chennai is the only team that has played more than one game in the tournament and its players are the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker as well. Faf du Plessis (130 runs) and Sam Curran (4 Wickets) are at the top of the charts respectively. However, are you wondering why these Yellow army players are not wearing Orange and Purple caps?

Here is the reason:

As per the IPL rules, the Orange cap and the Purple cap is worn by the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker respectively. But they can only start wearing it when all the teams have played at least one match each. The reason for this policy is that till the time the players from each team don’t get a chance to perform in the tournament, these caps can’t be worn.

Notably, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are the only team that has not played a single game in the tournament yet. They will be featuring in their first game against Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 23rd September.

RR defeated CSK in a high scoring IPL encounter at Sharjah

The first game of the extravaganza at Sharjah was a delight for every cricket fan. The fans yearned for massive sixes in the cash-rich league and this game provided them with 33 of those. Rajasthan Royals were playing without their 2 big match-winners, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, but Sanju Samson and Steve Smith didn’t let the fans to miss them at all.

Samson (74 off 32) won the Man of the Match award for his exceptional innings. RR made 216 and CSK tried their best to chase down the massive total. However, it looked out of reach of the Yellow army and they lost the game by 16 runs. Nonetheless, RR and CSK batsmen slammed 33 sixes all together and that became the biggest highlight of the match.