IPL 2018 Orange Cap: Significance and previous Winners

IPL 2018 promises to be a run fest with the top batting talents in the world set to battle it out for the IPL 2018 orange cap. The orange cap is presented to the leading run-getter in the tournament ever since the incorporation of the tournament. The orange cap is presented to the batsman who has the most runs after every match of the IPL with the highest run-getter at the end of all matches being presented with the IPL 2018 orange cap trophy.

IPL 2018 Orange Cap

Ex Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner bagged the prize last year with a mammoth 641 runs from 14 years. He scored a superb knock of 126 which helped him achieve the milestone of 2017 orange cap winner. Overall he hit a mindboggling 63 fours and 26 sixes at an astonishing average of 58 to be head and shoulders above second-placed Gautam Gambhir who had 498 runs. He also the shares the distinction with Chris Gayle of picking up the award the most number of times with two titles. It was a good season for the Sunrisers Hyderabad who also had Bhuvneshwar Kumar pick up the purple cap last season.

IPL Orange cap 2018

However, his absence from this year’s edition of the IPL after he was banned by the BCCI for one year after being found guilty of ball tampering with the Australian team in South Africa throws the gate open for others to stake their claim on the IPL 2018 orange cap.

 

Let’s take a look at the previous IPL 2018 orange cap winners:

Season Player Mat Runs
2008  Shaun Marsh (KXIP) 11 616
2009  Matthew Hayden (CSK) 12 572
2010  Sachin Tendulkar (MI) 15 618
2011  Chris Gayle (RCB) 12 608
2012  Chris Gayle (RCB) 15 733
2013  Michael Hussey (CSK) 16 733
2014  Robin Uthappa (KKR) 16 660
2015  David Warner (SRH) 14 562
2016  Virat Kohli (RCB) 16 973
2017  David Warner (SRH) 14 641

Recommended reading: IPL team Captains and Coaches

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