To be named as the IPL Orange Cap winners is a prestigious award in the Indian Premier League and it gets awarded to Best Batsman of the tournament who was the top scorer in IPL during the season. IPL is amongst the top cricket leagues and every we have a high-scoring contest.
Over the years many great players have got their hands on the orange cap in IPL. Australia’s David Warner has the most IPL orange caps and has his name in IPL orange cap winner list appearing three times across different seasons whereas West Indies Chris Gayle is the only batsman to have successfully retained as orange cap holder in IPL across two consecutive seasons.
List of orange cap winners in IPL
- David Warner (2015, 2017, 2019)
- Chris Gayle (2011, 2012)
- Shaun Marsh (2008)
- Michael Hussey (2009)
- Sachin Tendulkar (2010)
- Michael Hussey (2013)
- Robin Uthappa (2014)
- Virat Kohli (2016)
- Kane Williamson (2018)
- KL Rahul (2020)
- Matthew Hayden (2020)
IPL Orange Cap Winners Table
|1||Shaun Marsh (KXIP)||2008||11||616|
|2||Matthew Hayden (CSK)||2009||12||572|
|3||Sachin Tendulkar (MI)||2010||15||618|
|4||Chris Gayle (RCB)||2011||12||608|
|5||Chris Gayle (RCB)||2012||15||733|
|6||Michael Hussey (CSK)||2013||16||733|
|7||Robin Uthappa (KKR)||2014||16||660|
|8||David Warner (SRH)||2015||14||562|
|9||Virat Kohli (RCB)||2016||16||973|
|10||David Warner (SRH)||2017||14||641|
|11||Kane Williamson (SRH)||2018||17||735|
|12||David Warner (SRH)||2019||12||692|
|13||KL Rahul (KXIP)||2020||14||670|
|14||Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK)||2021||16||635|
Winner of Orange Cap in IPL 2021
Chennai Super Kings’ emerging batsman, Ruturaj Gaikwad was the current Orange Cap winner of the Indian Premier League. He scored 635 runs in the 2021 season with an average of 45 and a strike rate of 136. He also scored a hundred in this season and played a vital role in making CSK winning Indian Premier League winners the title.
Indian Premier League Orange Cap Winner 2020
KL Rahul scored 670 runs in IPL 2020 for Kings XI Punjab and he got the Orange Cap. He had an average of 55 and a strike rate of 129. He scored one century and 5 half-centuries in IPL 2020.
Winner of Orange Cap in IPL 2019
With 692 runs in 12 matches, David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad won the Orange Cap in IPL 2019. He had 8 half-centuries, a hundred, and an astonishing average of 69 in IPL 2019.
2018 IPL Orange Cap Winner
Kane Williamson was the best batsman of IPL 2018 and he took the orange cap in IPL 2018. He scored 735 runs at an average of 52 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He had a strike rate of 142 and scored 8 fifties that year.
Orange Cap Winner in IPL 2017
With 641 runs at an average of 58 made David Warner the best batsman of IPL 2017 and he has the Indian Premier League orange cap that season with a century and 4 half-centuries in IPL 2017. He had a strike rate of 141 for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this edition of the Indian Premier League.
Winner of Orange Cap in IPL 2016
Indian Run Machine, Virat Kohli scored 973 runs in IPL 2016 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli had an astonishing average of 81 in this event. In his outstanding year, he scored 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries and had a strike rate of 152 in IPL 2016, and won the orange cap in IPL. Virat’s 913 runs also happened to be the most runs by a batsman in a single edition of IPL.
Orange Cap Winner in IPL 2015
David Warner was the Orange Cap winner in IPL 2015. He scored 562 runs at an average of 43 and a strike rate of 156. He scored 7 half-centuries this year. This was the first time that a Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman earned the orange cap.
Orange Cap Winner IPL 2014
Kolkatta Knight Rider’s Robin Uthappa scored 660 runs in IPL 2014 at a strike rate of 137 and average of 37 and his name in IPL orange cap winners list. He scored 5 half-centuries in this tournament.
Orange Cap Winner IPL 2013
Mr. Cricket, Michael Hussey was the Orange Cap holder of IPL 2013. In his 733 runs for Chennai Super Kings, he had an average of 52, a strike rate of 129, and had 6 half-centuries in the event.
Winner of Indian Premier League Orange Cap 2012
Christopher Henry Gayle was at the peak of his batting powers and scored 733 runs in IPL 2012 and was the orange cap winner. He had 7 half-centuries and 1 hundred in this year’s IPL. He batted with a strike rate of 160 for RCB in this season. This was the second consecutive year that he got the orange cap in IPL.
Winner of IPL Orange Cap 2011
Chris Gayle scored 608 runs at an average of 67 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2011. He had a strike rate of 183.33 in IPL 2011. He scored 3 half-centuries and 2 centuries and earned the orange cap.
Winner of 2010 IPL Orange Cap
Sachin Tendulkar was the Orange Cap Holder in IPL 2010. He scored 618 runs at an average of 47 with 5 half-centuries representing Mumbai Indians. He had a strike rate of 132 in IPL 2010. He is the only Mumbai Indians batsman to win the orange cap in IPL history.
Orange Cap Winner IPL 2009
With 572 runs for Chennai Super Kings, Matthew Hayden was the orange cap winner of IPL 2009. He had an average of 52 and a strike rate of 144. He scored 5 half-centuries in this year’s IPL.
2018 Orange Cap Winner IPL 2008
Shaun Marsh was the Orange Cap winner in the inaugural IPL season. Representing Kings XI Punjab he scored 616 runs at a strike rate of 139 and an average of 68. He scored 5 half-centuries and one century in IPL 2008.