IPL 2020 : Orange Cap vs Purple Cap, Batsman vs Bowlers, who is winning the IPL 2020 race ?

IPL 2020 : Orange Cap vs Purple Cap: The IPL 2020 has got off to a flier. Extremely close matches, breathtaking action from the world’s best cricketers is entertaining cricket fans like every edition. IPL 2020 has already witnessed flurry of sixes with average sixes per match going higher than every previous edition. 

But there is a twist in the tale this IPL 2020. Even Sixes, fours, 50’s, 100’s can’t ensure victory for the IPL franchises this year. if it would have than current Orange Cap leaders KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Faf Du Plessis teams would not be lying at the bottom of the points table.

Interestingly, according to Insidesport analysis, the trend has been that the teams whose bowlers lead the purple cap race occupy the top half of the points table while teams of the leaders in the Orange Cap Race are lying at the lower spectrum of the points table.

To put things into perspective, Kagiso Rabada who currently holds the purple cap has propelled his team Delhi Capitals to the second position while KL Rahul— orange cap leader and skipper of KXIP have lost 5 out of their six matches so far and currently occupy bottom position in the IPL 2020 points table. 

Purple Cap vs Team Rankings

Mumbai Indians currently is the POINTS TABLE Leader after 6 matches. And not even since batsman of Mumbai Indians is currently in the TOP 5 run scorers list. MI is topping the points table courtesy the fast bowling trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult & James Pattinson. These 3 have 30 wickets between themselves and are in TOP 5 of the PURPLE cap race – so their team is also leading the points table. 

Same is the case of Delhi Capitals. DC has registered 4 victories in IPL and are currently at number 2 in the points table behind MI. Like Mumbai none of their batsman is in the TOP 5 of ORANGE CAP LEADERBOARD – but still they are winning the IPL 2020 race, reason Kagiso Rabada. Rabada is leading the PURPLE CAP race with 12 wickets and this clearly reflects in the team’s performance in the IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE.
Vis a Vis now check the Orange Cap leaderboard. This is dominated currently by KXIP opening pair KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal. Despite scoring 594 runs between themselves, KXIP is lying at the bottom of the points table with just 1 win in 6 matches.
Same is the case of Orange Cap 2nd position holder FaF Du Plessis. Du Plessis has scored second highest runs in the competition but his team Chennai Super Kings is struggling and is at 6th place in the points table.
Its clear IPL 2020 trend shows – PURPLE CAP leaders are dominating the Orange Cap in the IPL 2020 POINT TABLE BATTLE
Player Purple Cap    

(Most wickets)

Team Team position
Kagiso Rabada 12 DC 2
Jasprit Bumrah 11 MI 1
Trent Boult 10 MI 1
James Pattinson 9 MI 1

Orange Cap vs Team Rankings

Player Orange Cap (Most runs) Team Team position
KL Rahul 313 KXIP 8
Faf du Plessis 299 CSK 6
Mayank Agarwal 281 KXIP 8