IPL 2021: From David Warner to Ishan Kishan, 5 players who can win Orange cap this year- We are just a couple of weeks away from the Indian Premier League or IPL 2021. The new season will kick off on April 9 with RCB facing off MI in the opener. The success and failures of teams in the mega T20 league depend upon the players who score huge runs and scalp wickets. But, at times the individual performances are not enough as it is a team sport and everyone needs to chip in. Over the years, a number of key players such as KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Virat Kohli have won Orange caps for their franchise. Today, we are going to discuss those players who might become the highest run-scorer in IPL 2021. Take a look:
David Warner is one of the five players who have amassed over 5,000 runs in IPL. In the previous season, the SRH skipper scored 548 runs in 16 matches to end as the third-highest run-getter. He had won the Orange Cup in IPL 2019 by scoring 692 runs in just 12 games.
India and Delhi Capitals opening batsman Shikar Dhawan had scored 618 runs in IPL 2020. He had slammed two centuries and 4 fifties for the Delhi-based IPL franchise. He can prove his point ahead of T20 World Cup to secure his place in India playing XI with the presence of Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul up for a grab for the opening spot. He has also scored 521 runs in 16 IPL matches in the year-ago IPL edition.
Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul who has faced troubles in the T20I series needs to repeat his IPL 2020 success with the bat. He had won the orange cap by scoring most runs in IPL 2020—670 runs in 14 matches, including 1 century and 5 half-centuries. Earlier in IPL 2019, he had slammed 593 runs in 14 matches.
India and RCB skipper Virat always features in the list of top run-getters in IPL. He had scored 466 runs and 464 runs in last two IPL seasons. He is the leading run-scorer in IPL with 5878 runs in 192 matches with 5 hundreds and 39 half-centuries. In IPL 2019, Kohli had scored 973 runs in 16 matches with 4 centuries and 7 fifties.
The Mumbai Indians batsman recently made his debut for India against England. He started off his career in style by smashing fifty on debut. Ishan Kishan had his breakthrough season in IPL 2020 where he scored 516 runs in 14 matches.
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