The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is at its last stop. In the 45th match played on Friday, Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets. KL Rahul played the captaincy innings for Punjab. He scored 67 runs. With this, he also captured the Orange Cap. In yesterday’s match, he was at number four among the contenders in the Orange Cap. He was rewarded for his brilliant innings against KKR and snatched the Orange Cap from Shikhar Dhawan. KL Rahul has scored 489 runs in 11 matches.
Shikhar Dhawan has 454 runs to his name and is second among the Orange Cap contenders. Dhawan is followed by Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson. Sanju Samson has scored 452 runs. CSK’s Faf du Plessis is at number four in this list. Faf has scored 435 runs. CSK’s Rituraj Gaikwad is at number five. He has scored 407 runs. There are 4 Indians in the top 5 list of Orange Cap.
Batsmen involved in the race for Orange Cap
|KL Rahul||Punjab Kings||11||489||54.33||0/5|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Delhi Capitals||11||454||45.40||1/3|
|Sanju Samson||Rajasthan Royals||11||452||50.22||1/2|
|Faf du Plessis||Chennai Super Kings||11||435||48.33||0/4|
Talking about the Purple Cap, Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) still remains at the top with 26 wickets. After Harshal, Avesh Khan of Delhi Capitals is at number two, who has 18 wickets in his account. Jasprit Bumrah is at number three with 16 wickets. Arshdeep Singh of Punjab Kings has reached the fourth position. He has 16 wickets to his name. He took three wickets against KKR yesterday. Mohammad Shami of Punjab is at number five in this list. He has 15 wickets to his name. There are five Indians in the top 5 in the Purple Cap.
bowlers in the race for purple cap
|player||Team||match||wicket||best bowling figure||economy rate|
|Avesh Khan||Delhi Capitals||11||18||3/13||7.31|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Mumbai Indians||11||16||3/36||7.62|
|Arshdeep Singh||Punjab Kings||10||16||5/32||7.71|
|Mohammed Shami||Punjab Kings||12||15||3/21||7.47|