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From 2008 to 2024: List of all Orange Cap winners in Indian Premier League (IPL)

Published at :May 26, 2024 at 10:08 PM
Modified at :May 26, 2024 at 10:08 PM
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David Warner has won most Orange Caps in the history of IPL.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become the biggest platform for the best T20 batsmen in the world to showcase their talent and skill. Both senior and young batters have dominated some of the finest bowlers from all over the world. The Orange Cap stands tall as a symbol of remarkable consistency shown by a batter throughout an IPL edition.

The Orange Cap is a prestigious award given to a player who finishes an IPL edition with the most runs. The race for the prestigious award gets heated up as the tournament progresses because some batters get a few extra games if their team qualifies for the playoffs. Winning an Orange Cap is not just about individual glory; it also shows that a batter has also contributed to his team’s success.

On that note, let’s take a look at all of the Orange Cap winners in the IPL since its inception.

List of all Orange Cap winners in the IPL:

1. Shaun Marsh (2008)

Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh. (Image source: Twitter)

Australian batter Shaun Marsh won the first-ever Orange Cap award in IPL history. Marsh, who represented Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the 2008 edition, hammered 616 runs in 11 matches with a stunning average of 68.44. However, his franchise failed to clinch the IPL title in the 2008 season.

2. Matthew Hayden (2009)

Matthew Hayden
Matthew Hayden. (Image source: Twitter)

Representing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2009 edition, former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden emerged as the Orange Cap winner. Hayden smashed 572 runs in 11 outings, maintaining an impressive average of 52. During the IPL 2009 season, the left-handed CSK opener also hit five half-centuries.

3. Sachin Tendulkar (2010)

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar. (Image source: Twitter)

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who captained the Mumbai Indians (MI), won the Orange Cap in the 2010 season. Tendulkar became the first Indian cricketer to claim this prestigious award. The MI opener played 15 matches, amassing 618 runs at an outstanding average of 47.53.

4. Chris Gayle (2011) 

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Image source: Twitter)

Former West Indies opener Chris Gayle dominated the IPL 2011 season with the bat after being called in as a replacement for Dirk Nannes. While representing Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), Gayle showcased explosive batting skills as he smashed 608 runs in 12 matches and emerged as the Orange Cap winner. During that edition, the left-handed batter also hammered two centuries and took RCB to the finals, where they lost to CSK.

5. Chris Gayle (2012)

Chris Gayle RCB IPL 2011
Chris Gayle. (Image Source: AFP)

In IPL 2012, Chris Gayle won the Orange Cap again while representing RCB. He became first ever batter to win the title twice and won it in two consecutive seasons. In the edition, he recorded 733 runs in just 14 matches at a terrific average of 61.08.

6. Michael Hussey (2013)

Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey. (Image source: Twitter)

Stylish batter Michael Hussey claimed the Orange Cap in the 2013 season while playing for CSK. The left-handed batter played a huge role in the team’s success as CSK reached the final. Hussey scored 733 runs in 17 matches at an average of 52.35. Despite performing well throughout the whole 2013 edition, Chennai failed to clinch the title as they lost the grand finale to MI.

7. Robin Uthappa (2014)

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa. (Image source: Twitter)

Part of India’s 2007 T20 World Cup-winning side, Robin Uthappa returned to his best in the 2014 edition of the cash-rich league. While representing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Uthappa accumulated 660 runs in 16 matches with an average of 44 and a strike rate of over 135. His terrific run with the bat helped Kolkata win their second IPL title.

8. David Warner (2015)

David Warner. (Image Source: BCCI/ IPL)
David Warner. (Image Source: BCCI/ IPL)

Veteran opener David Warner had a stellar run in the 2015 edition as he won the Orange Cap award while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). During the season, Warner took the responsibilities on his shoulders as he amassed 562 runs in 14 matches at an average of 43.23.

9. Virat Kohli (2016)

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Image source: Twitter)

Modern-day chase master Virat Kohli dominated the IPL 2016 season with the bat. While captaining RCB, Kohli had a record-breaking season as he charted up 973 runs in 16 matches at a mind-blowing average of 81.08.

Kohli also scored four centuries in the 2016 season. Despite having a record-breaking tournament, Kohli couldn’t take RCB to the title as they lost the final to SRH.

10. David Warner (2017)

David Warner
David Warner. (Image source: Getty)

After winning the Orange Cap in the 2015 edition, David Warner achieved this feat again in IPL 2017. While playing for SRH, Warner played an impactful role with the bat as he contributed 641 runs in 14 matches at an average of 58.27 and a strike rate of 141.81.

Warner became second batter after Gayle to win the cap twice.

11. Kane Williamson (2018)

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. (Image source: Twitter)

In the 2018 season, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson was awarded the Orange Cap. While captaining the Hyderabad franchise, in the absence of banned Warner, Williamson stepped up with the bat as he accumulated a total of 735 runs in 17 matches.

However, his outstanding run with the bat went in vain as SRH lost the final to CSK.

12. David Warner (2019)

David Warner
David Warner. (Image source: IPL)

Australian opener David Warner became the first cricketer to win the Orange Cap award three times in the history of IPL when he earned the cap in 2019. In that edition of the tournament, he amassed a total of 692 runs in just 12 matches, boasting an average of 69.20 and strike rate of 143.86 while representing SRH.

13. KL Rahul (2020)

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Image source: Twitter)

The IPL 2020 edition was held in the UAE. But it didn’t bother elegant batter KL Rahul, who smashed most runs in that edition and won the Orange Cap. While leading Kings XI Punjab, Rahul had a dream run with the bat as he scored 670 runs from 14 matches at an impressive average of 55.83. Rahul also smashed a century in the 2020 edition.

14. Ruturaj Gaikwad (2021)

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Image source: IPL)

Chennai Super Kings opener Ruturaj Gaikwad played a huge role with the bat in his side’s title triumph in the 2021 season. Gaikwad aggregated 635 runs at a superb average of 45.35, including one century and four half-centuries. The stylish batter also became the first uncapped Indian to win the Orange Cap Award.

15. Jos Buttler (2022)

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Image source: Twitter)

Wicket-keeper batter Jos Buttler unleashed his beast mode in the 2022 season. While representing Rajasthan Royals (RR), Buttler hammered 863 runs in 17 games at a stellar average of 57.53, including four half-centuries and four centuries. Buttler helped his team reach the final after 14 years, but they lost it to Gujarat Titans (GT).

16. Shubman Gill (2023)

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill. (Image source: IPL)

Hailed as the ‘Prince of Indian cricket,’ Shubman Gill had an exceptional 2023 edition. The Gujarat Titans opener helped his side reach the final and also won the Orange Cap Award. Gill clocked 890 runs and was close to beating Kohli’s 2016 record. Gill had an average of 59.33, and he notched up three centuries in the season.

17. Virat Kohli – RCB (2024)

Virat Kohli, RCB, IPL 2024,
Virat Kohli. (Image Source: BCCI)

Virat ‘King’ Kohli returned with a bang in the IPL 2024, where he ended up with most runs scored in the tournament. On the course, he won his second Orange Cap in the IPL. However, Kohli’s RCB were knocked out from the tournament after losing the Eliminator to RR. In the 17th edition of the IPL, Kohli amassed 741 runs in 15 innings including five half-centuries and one hundred.

(All stats updated till 26th May, 2024)

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