The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is about to start from 19th September 2020 in UAE. Amid the depressing situation caused due to the coronavirus pandemic, players are getting themselves gear up to show their performance during the tournament. Meanwhile, several batsmen from the different teams playing under the IPL are preparing themselves to win the prestigious Orange Cap.
What does the ‘Orange Cap’ mean in the Indian Premier League?
In the IPL the ‘Orange Cap’ stands as an award given to the ‘run-scorer’ of the tournament. The main purpose of the award is to motivate the players to play in the tournament to create unique pieces of records in history.
David Warner has won the Orange Cap for the maximum number of times. He had won it three times. Last year, that is in the 12th edition of the IPL David Warner was the winner of the Orange Cap.
The captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, has the record of being the top-scoring player in the IPL in a single season.
Here is the list of Five batsmen who are strong contenders to win Orange Cap in IPL 2020:
David Warner from the team of Sunrisers Hyderabad is on the number one in the list as he has won the Orange Cap for the maximum number of times. He had won it three times. Last year, that is in the 12th edition of the IPL David Warner was the winner of the Orange Cap. He had scored 692 runs in 12 games.
Virat Kohli from the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore is on the number two in the list as he handles all kinds of difficult situations and targets with ease. Moreover, he should prove with his performance that why he is always in the discussions of ‘best batsmen’ in the world.
Aaron Finch from the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore is on the number three in the list as he is expected to be the opening batsman of the team. So, he will get plenty of time to stay on the pitch. Thus, paving his way towards the orange cap.
Shubman Gill from the team of Kolkata Knight Riders is on the number four in the list as batting at his favorite opening position, Gill can give the oppositions a hard time, and can go on to become the leading run-scorer of the tournament.
KL Rahul from the team of Kings XI Punjab is on the number five in the list as he was just pipped by Warner last year in the race for the Orange Cap.