IPL 2020 Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Manish Pandey breaks into top 5 of highest run-scorer list; Rabada remains top wicket-taker

Chennai Super Kings opener Faf du Plessis continues to don the Orange Cap as he leads the run chart with 173 runs in his kitty, while Sunrisers Hyderabad Manish Pandey is now the fifth leading run-scorer after he smashed a half-century against Kolkata Knight  Riders on Saturday.

Faf hit 43 off 35 balls against Delhi Capitals on Friday to go on top of the list of leading run-scorers in IPL 2020.

Also, in the opening match of the season against Mumbai Indians on Saturday, he played a crucial 58 off 44 balls innings to help the team secure a five-wicket win.

The South African batsman continued his good form in the second match too. On Tuesday, against RR, the South African batsman scored 71 runs. He was the highest scorer of the night.

Faf is followed by KXIP skipper KL Rahul, who was on fire on Thursday as he smashed an unbeaten century against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The 28-year-old batsman smashed 132* off just 69 balls to register his second century in IPL.

Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal is placed at the 3rd spot with 115 runs from two games. MI skipper Rohit Sharma is fourth on the IPL 2020 Orange Cap list after hitting 80 off 54 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. The opener now has 92 runs from two matches at an average of 46 including one half-century.

IPL 2020 Orange Cap List:

Pos Player Team Matches Runs
1 Faf du Plessis CSK 3 173
2 KL Rahul KXIP 2 153
3 Mayank Agarwal KXIP 2 115
4 Rohit Sharma MI 2 92
5 Manish Pandey SRH 2 85

 

On the other hand, Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada becomes the latest Purple Cap holder after he bagged three wickets in the match against Chennai Super Kings on Friday in Indian Premier League 2020.

The South African now has 5 wickets in two games. The pacer has a strike rate of 9.60 and an economy rate of 6.75.

IPL 2020 Purple Cap List: 

Pos Player Team Matches Wickets
1 Kagiso Rabada DC 2 5
2 Sam Curran CSK 3 5
3 Mohammad Shami KXIP 2 4
4 Yuzvendra Chahal RCB 2 4
5 Sheldon Cottrell KXIP 2 4

Rabada is followed by CSK all-rounder Sam Curran, who has clinched five wickets in three games.

Kings XI Punjab pacer Mohammad Shami is third on the list with four wickets and an economy rate of 4.36, while RCB’s spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is fourth on the list with as many wickets as Shami.

KXIP pacer Sheldon Cottrell is fifth on the list.

Check out the IPL 2020 Points table:

No. Teams Played Won Lost N/R Points NRR
1 Delhi Capitals 2 2 0 0 4 +1.100
2 Kings XI Punjab 2 1 1 0 2 +2.425
3 Mumbai Indians 1 1 0 0 2 +0.993
4 Rajasthan Royals 1 1 0 0 2 +0.800
5 Kolkata Knight Riders 2 1 1 0 2 -0.767
6 Chennai Super Kings 3 1 2 0 2 -0.840
7 Royal Challengers Bangalore 2 1 1 0 0 -2.175
8 SunRisers Hyderabad 2 0 2 0 0 -0.730