IPL 2021 Orange Cap Contenders: Just few days left for India’s cricketing festival, the Indian Premier League (IPL) to begin. Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the season opener on April 9 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Besides, the team battles there will be individual wars that would ensue during the two-month tournament. One of the most exciting and fierce individual battles is for the IPL Orange Cap. The top contenders in the race for Orange cups are Suresh Raina (CSK), Shubman Gill (KKR), KL Rahul (Punjab Kings), Shikhar Dhawan (DC), David Warner (SRH), Ben Stokes (RR), SuryaKumar Yadav (MI) and Virat Kohli (MI).
As per the guidelines, the player with the most number runs in a season is adjudged the winner of this coveted cap. So far, there have been nine IPL Orange Cap winners across 13 editions. InsideSport brings you ‘One batsman from each team who will be in the race for IPL 2021 Orange Cap’.
IPL 2021 Orange Cap Contenders: (MI, CSK, RR, RCB, Punjab Kings, SRH, KKR, DC):
Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings)
Suresh Raina will be the frontrunner for the Orange Cap race from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team. He is IPL’s second highest-run scorer with 5368 runs from 193 games. His best total in a season was in 2013 when he scored 548 runs.
Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
KKR opening batsman Shubman Gill could emerge as the top contender for Orange cap in IPL 2021. He had scored 440 runs in 14 IPL appearances last year.
KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
KL Rahul will be the top contender among top run-scorers, not just among Punjab Kings batsmen, but among all. He won the orange cup last year by score 670 runs in 14 matches.
Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals)
England allrounder RR opening batsman (in IPL 2021) Ben Stokes will be aiming to win the Orange cup in IPL 2021. he had scored 285 runs in just 8 matches last year.
Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
India and RCB captain Virat Kohli is the most run-scorer in the history of IPL. He has scored most runs in an IPL season and most tons in a single season. The fans will be hoping for a 2016 repeat.
SuryaKumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians)
One of the key batsmen in the Mumbai Indians lineup, SuryaKumar Yadav has the potential to change the outcome of the match. He is in the prime form of his career, smashing a fifty on debut for India against England.
David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman David Warner is one of the five batsmen who have completed 5,000 runs in IPL. He often scores 500+ runs in IPL which means him a front-runner for the race to Orange cap.
Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals)
Only a few people know that Shikhar Dhawan has the most fours in IPL. He has also completed the milestone of 5,000 runs in the cash-rich league. He was the second-highest run-scorers in IPL 2021, scoring 618 runs in 17 matches.
IPL 2021 Orange Cap (MI, CSK, RR, RCB, Punjab Kings, SRH, KKR, DC):