IPL 2021 is set to entertain Indian cricket fans from next month. IPL 2021 will begin with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9, 2021. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Chennai, and Bangalore are the 6 venues where all the matches of IPL 2021 will be played.
Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, and Delhi Capitals are the 8 teams that are part of IPL 2021.
With the start of IPL 2021, the race for the title will begin. The IPL is a high-scoring tournament where many players score a lot of runs. Every tournament awards a player with an orange cap. The orange cap is awarded to the player who scores the maximum runs in the tournament.
Over the last 13 seasons of the Indian Premier League, many players have won the orange cap after scoring maximum runs in the tournament. Here we look at all the orange cap holders in the history of the Indian Premier League.
IPL: Orange Cap Holders In The History Of The Tournament
IPL 2008 – Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh was the highest run-scorer in the first IPL tournament in 2008. While playing for Punjab Kings, Shaun Marsh smashed a maximum of 616 runs in 11 matches in IPL 2008 and won the orange cap.
IPL 2009 – Matthew Hayden
Chennai Super Kings player Matthew Hayden won the orange cap in IPL 2009. Hayden scored 572 runs in 12 matches in the tournament, the most runs by any other player.
IPL 2010- Sachin Tendulkar
Former Mumbai Indians’ player Sachin Tendulkar was the highest run-scorer in IPL 2010 and won the orange cap. The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar smashed 618 runs in 15 matches.
IPL 2011- Chris Gayle
While playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chris Gayle won the orange cap in IPL 2011. Gayle hit 608 runs in 12 matches in the season.
IPL 2012- Chris Gayle
In IPL 2012 too, Chris Gayle won the orange cap while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gayle won the award for the consecutive time after scoring maximum of 733 runs in 14 innings in IPL 2012.
IPL 2013- Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey was part of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2013 and he was awarded the orange cap for scoring maximum runs in the tournament. Hussey smashed 733 runs in 17 matches.
IPL 2014- Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa, who was part of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014, won the orange cap in the season. He scored 660 runs in 16 matches.
IPL 2015- David Warner
David Warner was the highest run-scorer in IPL 2015 season and won the orange cap. For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warner scored 562 runs in 14 matches.
IPL 2016- Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli won the orange cap in IPL 2016. Kohli scored massive 973 runs in the season.
IPL 2017 – David Warner
David Warner won his 2nd orange cap after he scored maximum runs in IPL 2017. Again part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Warner smashed 641 runs in 14 matches.
IPL 2018- Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson won the orange cap in IPL 2018 while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Williamson scored 735 runs in 17 matches, the most runs than any other player.
IPL 2019- David Warner
David Warner won his third orange cap in the Indian Premier League in IPL 2019. He scored 692 runs in 12 matches for his team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
IPL 2020- KL Rahul
KL Rahul won the orange cap in IPL 2020. In 14 matches, KL Rahul scored 670 runs. KL Rahul was playing for Punjab Kings in IPL 2020.