IPL 2019 Orange Cap Holder
1. David Warner
David Warner was the Orange Cap winner in the IPL 2019 season, with 692 runs in 12 matches at an average of 69.20, helping Sunrisers Hyderabad to the playoffs. He had one ton and 8 fifties at a strike rate of 143.86, including 57 fours and 21 sixes. He made his top score of 100 not out in a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 31 March. He had enjoyed an opening stand of 185 before fellow opener Jonny Bairstow got out. Warner carried his bat through to help Sunrisers to 231/2. In reply, RCB were bowled out for 113. Warner’s innings contained 5 fours and 5 sixes.
2. Lokesh Rahul
Second on the list of scorers, Lokesh Rahul, made 593 runs in 142 matches at an average of 53.90 with one ton and 6 fifties at a strike rate of 135.38, including 49 fours and 25 sixes. His top score of 100 not out in 64 balls was scored at Mumbai. Kings XI Punjab batted first with Rahul and Gayle adding 116 for the first wicket before Gayle was dismissed. With little support from other batsmen, Rahul fought a lone battle to carry his team’s score to a competitive 197/4. However, MI’s home advantage won the day as they chased down the target on the last ball.
3. Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock scored 529 runs in 16 matches at an average of 35.26 with 4 fifties at a strike rate of 132.91, including 45 fours and 25 sixes. He made the top score of 81 off 52 balls on 13 April against Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai. Batting first, MI got off to a good start with Sharma and de Kock putting on 96 for the first wicket but a regular fall of wickets did not allow the home side to capitalise on de Kock’s form as RR successfully chased down the target of 188 with three balls to spare.
4. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan scored 521 runs in 16 matches at an average of 34.73 with 5 fifties at a strike rate of 135.67, including 64 fours and 11 sixes. His top score of 97 not out in 63 balls was made during a successful chase of 179 against KKR at Kolkata. The bulk of Dhawan’s runs came in a 105-run stand with Rishabh Pant, earning Dhawan the Man of the Match award.
5. Andre Russell
Andre Russell scored 512 runs in 14 matches at an average of 69.20 with 4 fifties at a strike rate of 204.81, including 31 fours and 52 sixes. He had a top score of 80 not out in 40 balls with 8 sixes and 6 fours. Russell’s innings against MI at Kolkata on28 April helped his side to a formidable score of 232/2, resulting in a 34-run victory, after Mumbai’s chase fell short.
6. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle scored 490 runs in 13 matches at an average of 40.83 with 4 fifties at a strike rate of 153.60, including 45 fours and 34 sixes with the top score of 99 not out in 64 balls. His innings, which contained 5 sixes and 10 fours, came against RCB, his former team. Unfortunately, Gayle didn’t get much support from KXIP’s other batsmen on the day, and the final score of 173/4 was inadequate.
7. Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant scored 488 runs in 16 matches at an average of 37.53 with 3 fifties at a strike rate of 162.66, including 37 fours and 27 sixes. His top score of 78 not out helped Delhi Capitals beard the Mumbai Indians in their own den. In the match held on 24 March, Pant came to the crease with his side on 3/112 at the fall of Colin Ingram’s wicket. He proceeded to smash the MI bowlers with disdain in a 27-ball knock that contained 7 fours and 7 sixes. MI were bowled out for 176 in 19.2 overs.
8. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli scored 464 runs in 14 matches at an average of 33.14 with one ton and 2 fifties at a strike rate of 141.46, including 46 fours and 13 sixes. His top score of 100 off 58 balls with 4 sixes and 9 fours helped RCB to a daunting score of 213/4 against KKR at Kolkata. Despite the home side’s strong batting lineup, they fell short of RCB’s score by 10 runs.
9. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer scored 463 runs in 16 matches at an average of 30.86 with 3 fifties at a strike rate of 119.94, including 41 fours and 8 sixes. He made his top score of 67 from 50 balls in a match against RCB on 7 April. Batting first, RCB made 149/8. Iyer came to the crease in the first over after Dhawan had fallen without scoring. His innings, made in the company of Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram and Rishabh Pant, helped Delhi Capitals chase down the target of 150 with more than an over to spare.
10. Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow scored 445 runs in 10 matches at an average of 55.62 with one ton and 2 fifties at a strike rate of 157.24, including 48 fours and 18 sixes. He had a top score of 114 in 56 balls. Bairstow’s lone ton came in the company of Warner, in an opening partnership of 185 against RCB. The innings which contained 12 fours and 7 sixes earned Bairstow the Man of the Match award.
11. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers scored 442 runs in 13 matches at an average of 44.20 with 5 fifties at a strike rate of 154.00, including 31 fours and 26 sixes. He made his top score of 82 not out off 44 balls with 7 sixes and 3 fours in an RCB total of 202/4 against KXIP at Bengaluru. In reply, KXIP could make only 185/7.
12. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav scored 424 runs in 16 matches at an average of 32.61 with 2 fifties at a strike rate of 130.86, including 45 fours and 10 sixes. His top score of 71 not out was scored in 54 balls with 10 fours on 7 May against Chennai Super Kings. What made the innings exceptional was that it came in a successful chase of 132 in the first qualifier, helping MI to enter the final.
IPL 2019 Orange Cap Holders
|3||Quinton de Kock||16||16||1||529||81||35.26||398||132.91||0||4||45||25|
|11||AB de Villiers||13||13||3||442||82*||44.20||287||154.00||0||5||31||26|
|18||Faf du Plessis||12||12||1||396||96||36.00||321||123.36||0||3||36||15|
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