As the Indian Premier League (IPL) enters its 16th edition, the excitement is palpable among cricket fans across the world. The IPL has always been a platform for budding cricketers to showcase their talent and make a name for themselves. One of the most coveted awards in the IPL is the Orange Cap, which is given to the batsman with the most runs in the tournament. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Orange Cap and the batsmen who are likely to win it in IPL 2023.
What is the Orange Cap?
The Orange Cap is a special award given to the batsman who scores the most runs in the tournament. The cap is a symbol of excellence and is highly coveted by all the batsmen in the IPL. The Orange Cap was introduced in the IPL in 2008 and the first cricketer, who won this prize was Shaun Marsh by 616 runs.
Past Winners of the Orange Cap
Over the years, some of the best batsmen in the world have won the Orange Cap. Ruturaj Gaikwad, KL Rahul, and David Warner are among the players who have won the Orange Cap multiple times. In the last edition of the IPL 2022, the Orange Cap was won by Jos Buttle of the Rajasthan Royals, who scored 863 runs in the tournament.
Who will win the Orange Cap in IPL 2023?
The battle for the Orange Cap in IPL 2023 promises to be intense, with several top-class batsmen vying for the award. Here are some of the players who are likely to be in contention for the Orange Cap in IPL 2023:
1.Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis is a top-class batsman who is likely to be in contention for the Orange Cap in IPL 2023. Faf du Plessis has been in superb form and he is top 1 now in the point table with 466 runs in 9 matches.
Yashasvi was the standout performer for RR as he was the only batsman who posed a serious threat to the MI team in match 42 of IPL 2023. Yashasvi’s familiarity with the Wankhede ground, where he has played since his childhood days, proved to be advantageous as he smashed a remarkable 124 off just 62 deliveries. In Point Table, he is following Faf du Plessis by 428 in 9 matches.
Devon Conway’s style of batting closely resembles that of Michael Hussey, as he possesses an ability to score runs continuously without losing momentum. He has a unique talent for seizing the opportunity when the fielding positions are altered, just like Faf du Plessis did, by finding gaps and playing shots accordingly.
Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman who is known for his aggressive and flamboyant style of play. He is particularly strong in his cover drive and has a remarkable ability to rotate the strike and find gaps in the field.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is a right-handed top-order batsman who usually plays with a straight bat and relies on timing and placement rather than brute force. He is known for his elegant strokeplay and has a good repertoire of shots all around the ground. In the IPL, he has shown the ability to anchor the innings and accelerate when needed.
The battle for the Orange Cap in IPL 2023 promises to be intense, with several top-class batsmen vying for the award. Faf du Plessis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devon Conway, Virat Kohli, and Ruturaj Gaikwad are among the players who are likely to be in contention for the Orange Cap. With IPL 2023 Match Prediction and cricket betting tips available on cricadvisor.in, cricket fans can stay up to date