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7 Players Who Can Win the Orange Cap in IPL 2020

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2020 is up and running. So, one thing that means is that the next edition of IPL is around the corner.

IPL is the best T20 franchise league in the world. Along with its incredible action and passion, it pioneered unique awards for players, such as Best Catch of the Tournament, Fair Play Award, Super Striker and others.

One such award is the “Orange Cap”, given to the highest run-scorer of the tournament.

Ahead of IPL 2020, there are a number of talented players that will be at the forefront of the run-scoring discussion. Here, we’ll look at some players who are the top contenders for the Orange Cap in the 13th edition of IPL.

7. Shubman Gill

A player on track for Indian stardom. Shubman Gill is some talent, and is expected to get an extended run at the top of the order for KKR this season.

He has an excellent record as an opener in IPL cricket, with 236 runs in six innings to date, averaging 47.20. Also, his strike rate of 140.48 is extremely impressive along with his classy strokeplay, and is certainly one to watch in the upcoming season.

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Image credit: AFP

6. Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler has been even more destructive since he has started opening the innings for Rajasthan Royals in 2018. His average was 54 that season, which was boosted significantly by his move to opener.

In the last season, he scored 311 runs from eight matches before going off for national duties.

He’s expected to play the full season in IPL 2020. If he shows the form he has over the past two seasons, Buttler is certainly a chance of winning the Orange Cap.

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AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool. Jos Buttler: One to Watch.

5. Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow is an absolute gun player in white-ball cricket. His record is phenomenal and is a boundary hitting machine at the top.

He made his IPL debut last season and scored 445 runs in 10 matches at an average of 54.62, including a century against RCB.

With Bairstow expected to be available for the whole season, he has to be in the Orange Cap discussion for IPL 2020.

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Image credit: Sportspicz/IPL. Jonny Bairstow to have a big campaign?

4. Rohit Sharma

As one of the premier white-ball batsmen in world cricket, we all know what is Rohit Sharma capable of. He is the third highest run-scorer in the history of the IPL (4,898), but, surprisingly has never won the Orange Cap.

This can be his season after he was the highest scorer of the 2019 ICC CWC, with 5 centuries to his name.

His current form is outstanding. You feel he just needs few good innings to be the highest scorer of IPL 2020, such is his ability to go big.

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Image credit: AFP. Can Rohit lead Mumbai to further IPL glory?

3. KL Rahul

KL Rahul is arguably one of the best T20 batsmen for India. He is a very stylish and aggressive batsman at the top of the order.

He was the second and third highest run-scorer of the tournament in 2019 and 2018 seasons with 593 and 659 runs respectively.

His current form is fantastic. Further, he’s been named as the skipper of the KXIP team, and he can thrive with the leadership role he has been given.

It will be very exciting to see if he can win both the IPL trophy and Orange Cap in the upcoming season.

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KL Rahul can get on a roll.

2. Virat Kohli

“King” Kohli is the highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5,412 runs. He has been exceptional for India and is arguably the best batsman across formats in the world currently.

Kohli has won the Orange Cap once in the 2016 season when he scored a record 973 runs from 16 matches.

He also scored four centuries that season, also a record.

In the upcoming season, the RCB skipper will surely want to lift the IPL trophy for the first time, while wearing the Orange Cap for the second time.

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It is a huge season for Virat Kohli and RCB.

1. David Warner

David Warner loves playing in the IPL. He is the only player to have won the Orange Cap thrice (2015, 2017 & 2019)!

He is an unstoppable force in the IPL.

He has the most runs as an overseas player in the history of IPL (4,706). Also, he scored 692 runs from just 12 matches in the previous season and is the number one contender for the Orange Cap in IPL 2020.

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Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS. Warner is IPL Royalty.

So, there were our top seven picks for the Orange Cap in 2020. Are there any players you’d add?

Thanks for reading!

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