The Orange Cap is a coveted award for a batter who is participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is an award that is given to the highest run-scorer in that particular edition of the Indian T20 League.
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IPL Orange Cap Trivia
Rules for IPL Orange Cap
List of all IPL Orange Cap Winners
The first-ever recipient of the Orange Cap was Shaun Marsh. The Aussie, who represented the Punjab Kings in the inaugural edition of the IPL plundered 616 runs in the tournament. The first-ever Indian player to win the Orange Cap award in the IPL is Sachin Tendulkar. The legendary cricketer scored 618 runs in the year 2010.
Chris Gayle is the only player to have won the Orange Cap award on two consecutive occasions. The West Indian emerged as the highest run-scorer in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the IPL. Also, Aussie David Warner has won the Orange Cap award the most number of times (three). The other players who have won the award are Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and KL Rahul.
In the 2021 edition of the IPL, the Orange Cap award was won by Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) Ruturaj Gaikwad. The right-hander scored a mammoth 635 runs in the tournament and scored them at an average over 45 and a strike rate of 136.27.
Jos Buttler won the coveted award for the first time in IPL 2022 scoring 863 runs at an average of 57.53 and a strike-rate of 149.05. IPL 2023 is set to begin on March 31. The IPL 2023 schedule is released and the opening game is a blockbuster clash between defending champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings.
|Year||Winners (Player)||Innings||Runs||Highest Score||Average||Strike Rate||50||100||4s||6s|
|2008||Shaun Marsh (KXIP)||11||616||115||68.44||139.68||5||1||59||26|
|2009||Matthew Hayden (CSK)||12||572||89||52||144.81||5||0||60||22|
|2010||Sachin Tendulkar (MI)||15||618||89||47.53||132.61||5||0||86||3|
|2011||Chris Gayle (RCB)||12||608||107||67.55||183.13||3||2||57||44|
|2012||Chris Gayle (RCB)||14||733||128||61.08||160.74||7||1||46||59|
|2013||Michael Hussey (CSK)||17||733||95||52.35||129.5||6||0||81||17|
|2014||Robin Uthappa (KKR)||16||660||83||44||137.78||5||0||74||18|
|2015||David Warner (SRH)||14||562||91||43.23||156.54||7||0||65||21|
|2016||Virat Kohli (RCB)||16||973||113||81.08||152.03||7||4||83||38|
|2017||David Warner (SRH)||14||641||126||58.27||141.81||4||1||63||26|
|2018||Kane Williamson (SRH)||17||735||84||52.5||142.44||8||0||64||28|
|2019||David Warner (SRH)||12||692||100||69.2||143.87||8||1||57||21|
|2020||KL Rahul (KXIP)||14||670||132*||55.83||129.34||5||1||58||23|
|2022||Jos Buttler (RR)||17||863||116||57.53||149.05||4||4||83||45|
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