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Orange Cap in IPL | List of Orange Cap Winners from IPL 2008 to IPL 2023

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Scoring runs is the most vital part of the game called cricket. Runs win matches, it is as simple as that. The Indian Premier League or the IPL appreciates maximum run scores in every season in the form of an orange Cap. Orange cap winners in IPL stand distinct from the rest of the players. It is worn in circulation during the entire IPL season by the highest-scoring player. At the end of the tournament, this special orange cap in IPL is given to the man who ends the season with the maximum runs on the board. If two batsmen end up scoring the same number of runs, in that case, the orange cap is given to the player with a higher strike rate. We all know cricket is a team sport, and a team wins when every player contributes, but crediting individual brilliance is equally important. Here’s a complete list of the orange cap in IPL winners from IPL 2008 to 2023. 

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List of Orange Cap Winners in IPL History (2008-2023)

2008 Shaun Marsh 616 KXIP
2009 Matthew Hayden 572 CSK
2010 Sachin Tendulkar 618 MI
2011 Chris Gayle 608 RCB
2012 Chris Gayle 733 RCB
2013 Michael Hussey 733 CSK
2014 Robin Uthappa 660 KKR
2015 David Warner 562 SRH
2016 Virat Kohli 973 RCB
2017 David Warner 641 SRH
2018 Kane Williamson 735 SRH
2019 David Warner 692 SRH
2020 KL Rahul 670 KXIP
2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad 635 CSK
2022 Jos Buttler  863 RR
2023 Shubman Gill  890 GT

IPL Orange Cap 2023 Winner – Shubman Gill

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Shubman Gill has won the IPL 2023 Orange Cap Award. His outstanding performance has brought his total run tally to 890, making him the current Orange Cap holder. In addition, Gill’s top score this season was 129 runs. With a strike rate of 157.8, Gill has been one of the most consistent performers in the tournament, scoring 3 centuries and 4 half centuries. His exceptional batting skills and phenomenal performance throughout the tournament earned him the coveted cap.

IPL Orange Cap 2022 Winner – Jos Buttler

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Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler amassed 863 runs to win the Orange Cap in 2022. He scored 4 centuries and 4 half-centuries in last season of IPL. Joseph Charles Buttler is an English cricketer and in the IPL Auction 2023, Rajasthan Royals retained Jos Buttler for Rs 10.00 Cr.

B & F Mat No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
Career 83 10 2885 124 40.07 1913 150.81 5 16 284 138 44 1
2022 17 2 863 116 57.53 579 149.05 4 4 83 45 9 0

IPL orange cap 2021 winner – Ruturaj Gaikwad

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Batting and Fielding Mat No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
Career 22 4 839 101* 46.61 635 132.12 1 7 80 29 10 0
2021 16 2 635 101* 45.35 466 136.26 1 4 64 23 6 0

Orange cap in IPL 2020 winner – KL Rahul

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Matches played 14
Runs scored 670
Team Kings 11 Punjab

Kings 11 Punjab (now Punjab Kings) skipper KL Rahul wore the orange cap in IPL 2020 season. He scored 670 runs from 14 innings. He finished the tournament as the highest scorer which helped him grab the orange cap. Shikhar Dhawan ended in 2nd position with 618 runs, representing Delhi Capitals. He was followed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner with 548 runs in his bag.

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Orange Cap in IPL 2019 – David Warner

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Matches played  12
Runs scored  692
Team  Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner was awarded the Orange Cap in the IPL 2019 season. He ended the season with 692 runs in his bag. Warner played a total of 12 matches in IPL season 2019. His continued batting brilliance helped his side narrowly secure the playoff spot. His 12 innings included 8 half-centuries and a brilliant ton. He also smashed a total of 57 fours and 21 sixes in the entire season. Unfortunately, his efforts couldn’t help his side to win the title.

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Orange Cap in IPL 2018 – Kane Williamson

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Matches Played 17
Runs Scored 735
Team  Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kane Williamson from New Zealand and the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad was the winner of the orange cap in 2018. With his brilliant innings, he certainly repaid the Sunrisers management for having faith in him. His batting brilliance almost won the second title for Hyderabad as he led his team to the final against the mighty Chennai Super Kings. He scored a massive 735 runs in 17 innings. Kane scored eight half-centuries. He also smashed 64 fours and 28 sixes in the 2018 season. Such a brilliant batting performance led to winning him the title of his first orange cap award in 2018.

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Orange Cap in IPL 2017 – David Warner

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Matches Played 14
Runs Scored 641
Team Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Australian was in the best form of his life during the IPL season 2017. He brilliantly scored 641 runs from the 14 innings he played in the season. His performance included four half-centuries and a beautiful ton. His score of 126 runs was the highest score by a captain in IPL history (KL Rahul broke the record in IPL 2020 with a brilliant knock of 132 against RCB in Dubai). He dominated the bowlers with 63 boundaries and 26 sixes. Despite the fact that his team failed to make it to the playoffs, he still managed to win the orange cap.

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IPL 2016 – Virat Kohli

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Matches Played 16
Runs Scored 973
Team Royal Challengers Bangalore

In the year 2016, it was RCB captain Virat Kohli who won the orange cap. In the season, Kohli became the first player in IPL history to score over 900 runs in one season. He ended the tournament with a total of 973 runs. Kohli played 16 matches in the season. Though the team RCB fell at the final hurdle, Virat Kohli had an IPL to remember. He scored 7 half-centuries and four centuries. In total, he smashed 83 fours and 38 sixes.

IPL 2015 – David Warner

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Matches Played 14
Runs Scored 562
Team Sunrisers Hyderabad

The 1st IPL orange cap for David Warner came in the year 2015. He scored 562 runs in 14 matches. He played fewer matches than the teams qualifying for the playoffs, yet, he managed to pick the orange cap at the end of the season. In total, 65 fours and 21 sixes flew off his bat in the season.

Every year several players compete to grab the orange cap, this season will be no new. The likes of Virat Kohli, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan will be competing to win the title in IPL 2023. Apart from these renowned run machines, there are a few uncapped players too who can bring a change. 

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Who has most orange cap in IPL?

David Warner has the most orange caps which he got first in 2015, and then in 2017 and 2019.

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What is the orange cap in IPL for?

It is an honor awarded to the batter who score the highest number of runs in the IPL season.

Who are the orange cap contenders in IPL 2023?

The list of orange cap contenders in IPL 2023 are:
>Ruturaj Gaikwad
>Shubman Gill
>Jos Buttler
>Virat Kohli
>David Warner
>KL Rahul
>Suryakumar Yadav

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