The month of April means the onset of the scorching heat and also one of the most awaited T20 tournaments in India – Indian Premier League (IPL). The ongoing IPL 10 edition has already been a roller-coaster ride with some thrilling finishes. IPL has given opportunities to budding cricketers to showcase their calibre and many batsmen have even found their name on the national side. As every year one of the most exciting and prestigious honour in IPL is the orange and purple cap. Orange cap is awarded to the person who ends with the most runs in the tournament. The cap round starts when all the teams have played a game each. Full Cricket Scorecard, Rising Pune Supergiant vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Match 9
IPL 2017 have already seen most of the teams beginning to play their second round of matches. The competition was tough. The cap was initially held by Steven Smith after scoring unbeaten 84 in Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) first game against Mumbai Indians (MI) but Chris Lynn found his way at the top with an unbeaten 91, handing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) their first win. The competition will get tougher as Lynn’s presence in the tournament is a question mark after he was struck by shoulder injury in KKR’s match against MI.
|Orange Cap Holders- IPL 2017|
|Chris Lynn||Kolkata Knight Riders||2||2||125||93*||125||0||1|
|Sanju Samson||Delhi Daredevils||2||2||115||102||57.5||1||0|
|Steven Smith||Rising Pune Supergiant||2||2||110||84*||110||0||1|
|Moises Henriques||Sunrisers Hyderabad||2||2||104||52*||104||0||2|
|Kedar Jadhav||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||3||101||69||33.66||0||1|
|Gautam Gambhir||Kolkata Knight Riders||2||2||95||76||95||0||1|
|David Warner||Sunrisers Hyderabad||2||2||90||76||90||0||1|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Rising Pune Supergiant||3||3||89||60||29.66||0||1|
|AB de Villiers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||1||1||89||89*||0||1|
|Rishabh Pant||Delhi Daredevils||2||2||88||57||44||0||1|
After the conclusion of Delhi Daredevils (DD) match against RPS, Sanju Samson’s maiden century lands him at the second spot of IPL 2017 highest run-scorer.
Last year Virat Kohli bagged the Orange Cap with four centuries, who is out of the tournament at the moment due to injury. This time around we would have to wait and watch who will bag this prestigious cap.