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IPL Orange Cap 2021

The Orange Cap is awarded to the top run-scorer in the IPL during a season. It is an ongoing competition with the leader wearing the cap throughout the tournament until the final game, with the eventual winner keeping the cap for the season.

IPL Orange Cap 2021 List

POS PLAYER Mat Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 ShikharDhawan 11 454 92 45.4 348 130.45 0 3 55 9
2 Sanju Samson 11 452 119 50.22 320 141.25 1 2 41 17
3 Faf du Plessis 11 435 95* 48.33 315 138.09 0 4 41 17
4 KL Rahul 10 422 91* 52.75 319 132.28 0 4 36 18
5 Ruturaj Gaikwad 11 407 88* 40.7 302 134.76 0 3 44 15
6 Glenn Maxwell 11 350 78 38.88 247 141.7 0 4 33 15
7 Rohit Sharma 10 334 63 33.4 263 126.99 0 1 28 12
8 Mayank Agarwal 9 332 99* 41.5 233 142.48 0 3 31 13
9 Virat Kohli 11 332 72* 33.2 270 122.96 0 3 35 8
10 Prithvi Shaw 10 329 82 32.9 205 160.48 0 3 39 12

*Last Updated After CSK vs SRH match on 30th sep

IPL Orange Cap Trivia

  • Shaun Marsh (616 runs in 11 matches in 2008) was the first player to win the award.
  • The record of most runs in a single IPL season is held by Virat Kohli (973 runs in 2016 edition).
  • David Warner has the record of winning the Orange Cap most number of times (3).

Rules for IPL Orange Cap

  • The Orange Cap is awarded to the leading run-scorer of the IPL season.
  • The batsman who holds the Orange Cap during the season is allowed to wear it while in the field during the games, as long as he retains the top-scorers spot in the tournament.
  • In an event where two or more batsmen are tied on runs, the batsman with a better strike rate is awarded the Orange Cap.
  • In an event where an opposition batsman overtakes the tally of the current holder of the Orange Cap, the previous holder is allowed to wear the Cap until the end of that particular innings in which another batsman overtakes him.

List of all IPL Orange Cap Winners

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