The Orange Cap is awarded to the top run-getter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and gets juggled around from one batsman to another as the group stage of the IPL unfolds. It ultimately gets awarded to the batsman with the highest number of runs at the end of the tournament.
Here are some previous years Orange Cap holders that scored the highest number of runs at the end of each league –
|6||Quinton de Kock||MI||16||503|
|10||AB de Villiers||RCB||15||454|
|11||Faf du Plessis||CSK||13||449|
Here is a list of players who can potentially win an orange cap in IPL 2021, based on their past years’ performance –
|Potential Ranking||Player Name||Team|
|1||Rohit Sharma||Mumbai Indians|
|2||KL Rahul||Punjab Kings|
|3||David Warner||SunRisers Hyderabad|
|4||Surya Kumar Yadav||Mumbai Indians|
|5||Shubman Gill||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|6||Quinton De Kock||Mumbai Indians|
|7||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|8||Rishabh Pant||Delhi Capitals|
|9||Ishan Kishan||Mumbai Indians|
Players such as Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, ABD, and some more are also competent in securing the Cap. However, this ranking accounts for recent performances, consistency in achievements, and the slot in which these batsmen play.
A batsman must bat well ahead in the batting order to ensure that his team scores more runs that can potentially earn him the Orange Cap.
There have been twelve top run-scorers in IPL 2020, and more names have come up for IPL 2021, which will begin on April 9. With heated competition between players from various teams, the highest run-scorer shall get accoladed with the Orange Cap.