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These Are The Top 5 Contenders For The Orange Cap In IPL 2019

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The twelfth season of the Indian Premier League is all set to kick start from 23rd of March 2019. IPL 2019 is one of the most awaited cricket tournament of the year. As we are all familiar, the IPL Orange Cap is awarded to the leading run scorer in a particular season of the Indian Premier League. As the tournament progresses, the orange cap changes various heads. You can see the leading run scorer donning the Orange cap when he steps into the ground to field.

Fans also keep a regular track of the orange cap donner as they do of the IPL Live score. Let us see who are the contenders for the Orange Cap in this edition of the annual tournament… But before we do that, let’s have a quick look at the previous winners of the Orange Cap.

 

Year Winner Team Runs
2008 Shaun Marsh KXIP 616
2009 Matthew Hayden CSK 572
2010 Sachin Tendulkar MI 618
2011 Chris Gayle RCB 608
2012 Chris Gayle RCB 733
2013 Michael Hussey CSK 733
2014 Robin Uthappa KKR 660
2015 David Warner SRH 562
2016 Virat Kohli RCB 973
2017 David Warner SRH 641
2018 Kane Williamson SRH 735

Now let us have a look at the Top 5 contenders for the Orange Cap in IPL 2019.

 

5. Kane Williamson: Sunrisers Hyderabad

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The IPL 2018 Orange Cap winner, Kane Williamson will be looking forward to repeating his feat again this time. We all have seen the New Zealand captain take on the bowlers fearlessly. Moreover, Williamson has a certain flair about himself.

He is both a powerhouse and an anchor at the same time. We have seen him go after the ball right from the very first delivery he faces and at the same time, we know he is also capable of playing steady innings and building partnerships.

 

4. Rishabh Pant: Delhi Capitals

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The 21-year-old young gun from India is all about strong and powerful hitting. He loves to strike the ball out of the ground, a proof of which we saw him hit his first runs in test cricket with a six and was also the very first Indian to do so.

The only thing that Pant needs to win the Orange Cap this year is a bit of focus. If he can concentrate and convert his promising starts into brilliant innings, Rishabh Pant can surely be a major contender for the Orange Cap this season and might very well end up winning it.

 

3. KL Rahul: Kings XI Punjab

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The third batsman on our list is none other than K L Rahul. The 2018 IPL saw some blistering starts from Rahul. Not only he is a good batsman, but Rahul is also playing fearlessly, which gives him an added advantage. Rahul is going to take every opportunity that comes his way to prove his worth. We all are excited to watch some of Rahul’s power hitting in IPL 2019.

 

2. David Warner: Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Returning from a year-long ban from cricket, David Warner would surely be eyeing some redemption. He is one of the two batsmen to have won the Orange Cap twice (2015 & 2017). And the way he bats, he sure gives the bowlers, a run for their money.

Furthermore, IPL is going to be all the practice Warner gets before he takes on the world stage at ICC Cricket World Cup. We can expect to see some exceptional batting from the Australian opener this season.

 

1. Virat Kohli: Royal Challengers Bangalore

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It goes without saying that nowadays it’s just not possible to create a top run-scorer list and not have Virat Kohli on it. The Indian captain is the epitome of batting class. He starts playing a different game altogether whenever he is on a roll.

Kohli is beyond doubt, the best batsman in the world at the moment. This makes him more than qualified to earn the first position on our list. If King Kohli begins to fire this IPL, there is simply no stopping him from winning the Orange Cap.

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