IPL Orange Cap: The Sportsrush presents before the full list of highest run-scorers in the 12th season of Indian Premier League.
The ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League has witnessed several batsmen starting the tournament on the best possible note. While some prominent names have failed to stand tall on the expectations as of now, the others have already proved their mettle in the cash-rich league.
With the Orange Cap being awarded to the highest run-scorer of the tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad opening batsman David Warner currently has possession of the same.
With the tournament not into its halfway stage at the moment, expect the Orange Cap to travel around many other batsmen before eventually being awarded to the highest run-scorer.
IPL Orange Cap: Full List of highest run-scorers in IPL 2019
David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
In the four matches that the SRH opener has played, he has scored 264 runs at an average of 88 and a strike rate of 161.96 including a century against Royal Challengers Bangalore and a couple of half-centuries. Barring him getting out on 10 in the last match against Delhi Capitals, Warner has not let bowlers dictate terms in IPL 2019 so far.
Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
A major reason why Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently at the top of the points table is their opening pair. Opening the batting in the absence of regular captain Kane Williamson, Bairstow has made full use of his maiden IPL season.
In four matches, Bairstow has scored 246 runs at an average of 61.50 and a strike rate of 167.34 including his maiden IPL century against Royal Challengers Bangalore. As a result, Bairstow has also won the Man of the Match award twice.
Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)
What the opening pair has been for Sunrisers Hyderabad, all-rounder Andre Russell shares the same importance for Kolkata Knight Riders. Having played three game-changing innings in as many matches for KKR, Russell has scored 159 runs at an average of 79.50 and a colossal strike rate of 248.43.
Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals)
Delhi Capitals wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant doing well in IPL 2019 isn’t much of a surprise. Given his potential, the southpaw was expected to be among the runs. That being said, Pant not sealing chases for his team has nearly costed them two matches. In five matches, Pant has scored 158 runs at an average of 39.50 and a strike rate of 179.54.
Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals)
Not majorly known for his whirlwind innings, Delhi Capitals opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has scored runs for DC in his archetype manner. In five matches, Dhawan had counted for 152 runs at an average of 30.40 and a strike rate of 116.92. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Capitals would be wanting for Dhawan to play with a better strike rate at the top of the order.
How Twitter reacted:
Team at no 1 – Hyderabad
Team at no 8 – Bangalore
Orange cap – Warner (HYD)
Purple cap – chahal (RCB)
— Minal Ahuja (@ahuja_minal) April 4, 2019
Good question. He should be benched in all upcoming matches. Otherwise umesh yadav will win orange cap with the ball !!!
— Santhosh P K (@Rao1_santhosh) April 4, 2019
Believe it or not, Kane Williamson, who was the captain of @SunRisers & the Orange Cap holder last yr, doesn’t have a place in the side what with Warner, Bairstow, Nabi & Rashid playing to their full potential!!! What a problem of plenty to have for the SRH think-tank! #DCvSRH
— Nikhil Ram (@Nikhil_Rams) April 4, 2019
— Sanket Panja (@SanketPanja) April 4, 2019
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