Here is the list of Orange Cap winners in IPL history.

Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Indian Premier League Has grown into one of the biggest platforms for players from all over the world to showcase their talent. Every year the cricketers who perform well in the tournament are awarded for their performance throughout the season. Out of these, the batsman who scores the most runs in a particular season wins the coveted Orange Cap. In this article we will discuss about the performance of all the players who have won the Orange Cap in every season.

Orange Cap Holders in IPL History

In the very first year i.e. 2008, Shaun Marsh of Australia became the highest run-scorer and became the first winner of Orange Cap. He scored 616 runs in 11 innings while playing for the Punjab team, and averaged 68.44 with the bat. He scored 1 hundred and 5 half-centuries for the team with a high score of 115. In the next IPL season, again an Australian took the Orange Cap, and this time it was Matthew Hayden who scored 572 runs at an average of 52. and a strike rate of 144.81. Hayden was representing Chennai Super Kings that year.

IPL 2010 was the first season when an Indian won the Orange Cap. Sachin Tendulkar scored 618 runs at an average of 47.53, including 5 half-centuries. The next year, Chris Gayle topped the batting charts with 608 runs in 12 innings at an unbelievable strike rate of 183.13. Gayle scored 2 centuries and 3 fifties this season while playing for Bangalore. Gayle continued his stellar form the next year as well and won the Orange Cap in successive seasons. This year he scored 733 runs, which at that time was the record for the most runs in a season.

While playing for CSK in 2013, Mike Hussey scored the same runs Gayle scored last year. The left-handed batsman scored 6 fifties in 17 innings with a high score of 95. He was instrumental in taking the team to the finals. Robin Uthappa rekindled his form in the 2014 season as he scored a record-breaking 660 runs, the most by an Indian in an IPL season till then. Uthappa’s stellar performance helped Kolkata Knight Riders win the trophy this season. Robin Uthappa is the only player to win the Orange Cap while still being part of the champion team.

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner currently holds the record for winning the most number of Orange Caps in the tournament. He was the highest run-scorer in 2015, 2017 and 2019. However, he did not get the support of the other batsmen of the team over the years and carried the team on his shoulders. His most runs in a season came in 2016 when he was second with 848 runs in 17 matches. Sunrisers were successful in winning the trophy that year.

The record of scoring the most runs in a season is in the name of India’s captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli, Virat won the Orange Cap in 2016 as he scored 973 runs in 16 innings at an average of 81.08. He also scored 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries in the season and helped the team fight till the final.

In the 2018 season, Kane Williamson scored 735 runs to his name while leading the team with a total of 8 fifties. He scored at an average of 52.50 and a strike rate of 142.44. In last year’s IPL, it was again a captain who won the Orange Cap. KL Rahul remained at the top for Punjab, scoring 670 runs in 14 innings at an average of 55.83. He scored 1 hundred and 5 fifties with a high score of 132 not out against Bangalore in 2020.

IPL Orange Cap Winners List

The year winner (player) Turn Run highest score Average strike rate 50 100 4s 6s
2008 Shaun Marsh (KXIP) 1 1 616 115 68.44 139.68 5 1 59 26
2009 Matthew Hayden (CSK) 12 572 89 52 144.81 5 0 60 22
2010 Sachin Tendulkar (MI) 15 618 89 47.53 132.61 5 0 86 3
2011 Chris Gayle (RCB) 12 608 107 67.55 183.13 3 2 57 44
2012 Chris Gayle (RCB) 14 733 128 61.08 160.74 7 1 46 59
2013 Michael Hussey (CSK) 17 733 95 52.35 129.5 6 0 81 17
2014 Robin Uthappa (KKR) 16 660 83 44 137.78 5 0 74 18
2015 David Warner (SRH) 14 562 91 43.23 156.54 7 0 65 21
2016 Virat Kohli (RCB) 16 973 113 81.08 152.03 7 4 83 38
2017 David Warner (SRH) 14 641 126 58.27 141.81 4 1 63 26
2018 Kane Williamson (SRH) 17 735 84 52.5 142.44 8 0 64 28
2019 David Warner (SRH) 12 692 100 69.2 143.87 8 1 57 21
2020 KL Rahul (KXIP) 14 670 132* 55.83 129.34 5 1 58 23
2021 Ruturaj Gaikwadi 16 635 101* 45.35 136.26 4 1 64 23

,The last 07 February. updated to,2022



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