Orange Cap Holder in IPL 2021: The SportsRush presents you the Full list of Highest run-scorers in IPL 2021.
The UAE leg of IPL 2021 has certainly been tough for the batsmen due to the sluggish pitches, and the high-scoring encounters have been rare. However, the race of Orange Cap has been excellent this season, and it is still not clear that who will take the honors.
KL Rahul, the winner of last season’s Orange Cap is leading the race with 626 runs under his belt, whereas the rest of the batsmen are chasing him. Rahul played an astonishing knock against Chennai in the last league game of Punjab.
So the Orange cap went from KL Rahul to Ruturaj Gaikwad to Faf du Plessis and back to Rahul this game 🙃 🔃 pic.twitter.com/tin4DsPVoV
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 7, 2021
Contenders of IPL 2021 Orange Cap
KL Rahul’s season is over, whereas Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, and Ruturaj Gaikwad are still alive in the tournament. Gaikwad has been excellent this season, and he is the 2nd highest run-scorer of the tournament, followed by Shikhar Dhawan and Faf du Plessis.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has already scored a century this season, and he has been stellar in the UAE leg so far for the Chennai Super Kings. He is yet to play the final game, whereas the aspect of him opening the innings makes him a genuine candidate for the Orange cap. Shikhar Dhawan can possibly get two more games, and if he can get going, he also has the potential to go at the top.
The top-order players have dominated as expected in the run-scoring charts, but Glenn Maxwell has been an exception. Maxwell won’t play any further part in the tournament, but he is also in the top-5 list, and he has been batting in the middle-order at a strike-rate of 144.10.
**The Article is now updated after the first innings of the IPL 2021 Final, Ruturaj Gaikwad became the youngest player to win the Orange Cap with 635 Runs**
Orange Cap Holder in IPL 2021
|Faf du Plessis||633||45.21||138.20||95*|