The Orange Cap award is given to the highest run scorer in the Indian Premier League (IPL). RCB Captain Faf du Plesis is currently leading the race for the Orange Cap in IPL 2023, with 259 runs scored in five matches.
What players have won the IPL Orange Cap in the past?
Chris Gayle, David Warner, and Shaun Marsh hold the record with two Orange Caps wins each. Shaun Marsh was a former Australian National Team batsman who scored 616 runs in the first season of Orange Caps in 2008.
Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar are two of five Indians to have won this award. Tendulkar was the first Indian winner of the award.
Virat Kohli is the former RCB Captain who holds the record for the most runs scored in an IPL Season. The talisman, who helped his team reach the championship game of 2016, scored 973 runs.
Who will lead the IPL scoring in 2023?
Faf Du Plessis, a South African cricketer, plays for the Bangalore franchise of the Indian Premier League. Faf Du Plesis was born on April 24, 1984. He will turn 39 in 2023.
Faf du Plessis hails from Pretoria and is a right handed batter. In 2012, Faf Du Plessis made his IPL debut. Faf Du Plessis played 121 IPL matches, scoring 3662 runs. This averages 35.55 runs a match. He has scored 28 centuries and his highest IPL score is 96 runs.
Faf Du Plessis’ IPL career has seen him hit 127 sixes, and 334 fours. Bangalore purchased Faf Du Plessis at the IPL Auction 2023 for Rs 7,000,000.