New Delhi: Half of the journey of IPL 2023 is now nearing completion. So far 23 matches have been played in the league. And, so many matches are enough for the race to start within any tournament or league. The race has started in the 16th season of IPL as well. This race is going on for many things. But, here we will only talk about the race of runs. Means, will you know on whose head is the Orange Cap?
First of all, know what is Orange Cap? The reason for the special connection of this cap with IPL is the batsmen who score runs. They say hat transfer. This cap also transfers with every match and day. Today this batsman has the crown on his head, tomorrow someone else’s. And in the end, the batsman who has the most runs in the IPL tournament, becomes its real owner.
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Orange cap on Venkatesh Iyer’s head
The Orange Cap of IPL 2023 has currently become the crown of the head of Venkatesh Iyer of Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored 104 runs in 51 balls against Mumbai Indians on 16 April, after which he was given this cap. This means that at the moment, he is leading the batsmen who have scored the most runs in IPL 2023. Iyer has so far scored 234 runs in 5 matches, which includes 15 sixes. Out of this, he has hit 9 sixes only in the inning against Mumbai Indians.
Shikhar Dhawan at number two in Orange Cap race
Now the question is who are the other batsmen in the race. Meaning who can leave behind Venkatesh Iyer in the Orange Cap race. So in this list, Shikhar Dhawan is a big threat for Iyer, who has scored 233 runs in 4 matches played so far. That is, he is only 1 run behind Iyer.
Left handed batsmen have fire
Apart from Dhawan, Shubman Gill of Gujarat Titans is at number three after scoring 228 runs in 5 matches. Means they are also not at much distance. Delhi Capitals captain David Warner also has 228 runs in 5 matches, but the strike rate is less than Gill, so he is at number four. On the other hand, Virat Kohli is at the 5th position in the list of runs. Virat has scored 224 runs in the 4 matches he has played so far.
Overall, there is no difference of runs between the top 5 batsmen involved in the Orange Cap race. And, the biggest thing is that it is dominated by left-handed batsmen. Out of the top 5 batsmen, 3 are left handed.
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