IPL Orange Cap

Attractive List Of IPL Orange Cap Winners From 2008 To 2023

IPL matches and matches are world renowned for their exciting action and nail biting finishes, but also for recognizing outstanding individual performances. One such honor awarded at each tournament is known as an IPL Orange Cap – similar to its IPL Purple Cap but presented instead to those scoring highest runs total in that particular IPL season. Since 2008 when its creation, this trophy has become a mark of batting supremacy that players aspire towards winning since being first presented as part of its collection in 2008. In this article we explore its history as well as past and current contenders competing for its coveted award!

Inception Of Cricket Orange Cap

In 2008, the Indian Premier League Orange Cap was introduced as an award to recognize those batsmen who excel at running up run totals throughout a tournament season and consistently outshone others with their run scoring ability. Awarded only once each tournament ends and most runs have been scored by someone, this symbolic cap signifies excellence in batting excellence for one individual batsman.

The Orange Cap not only conveys the effort that each and every individual provided to the team’s success with their brilliance of batsmen. Players wearing it on field are recognized as leaders among run scorers during tournaments and earn respect both from teammates as well as opposition players alike.

Australian batter Shaun Marsh earned the distinction as the inaugural IPL Orange Cap winner when representing Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) during 2008. Marsh’s remarkable 616 runs scored across 11 matches set a new standard of excellence that all future Orange Cap recipients had to surpass.

Race for the IPL Orange Cap 2024

Apart from Kohli, Warner and Gayle, numerous players have demonstrated their batting skill by winning an Orange Cap during various seasons – Sachin Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden, Shaun Marsh, Michael Hussey, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad being among them – leaving an indelible mark on tournament through their outstanding batting performances.

As IPL 2024 continues, the race for an Orange Cap has become one of the fiercest battles amongst batsmen. Let’s take a look at those competing for this award this year.

Shubman Gill: The Current Orange Cap Holder

Shubman Gill of Gujarat Titans currently the Orange Cap holder for IPL 2023 with an outstanding 890 runs in 17 matches accumulated across 17 matches this season – his 3 centuries and 4 fifties make him one of the front runners for this distinction.

Faf du Plessis: Chasing the Orange Cap

Faf du Plessis, the seasoned campaigner from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), stands second in the race for the Orange Cap. With 730 runs in just 14 innings, du Plessis has been in scintillating form, showcasing his ability to score big runs at a remarkable strike rate of 153.68.

David Warner: The Triple Orange Cap Winner

Another player who has left an indelible mark on the orange cap winners list is David Warner. The explosive Australian opener has claimed the coveted title a record three times. Warner’s dominance as a batsman was evident in 2015, 2017, and 2019 when he clinched the Orange Cap for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Virat Kohli: The Run Machine

One of the most prominent names associated with the Orange Cap is Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli. With an impressive tally of 7,263 runs in the IPL, Kohli holds the record for the highest run-scorer in the tournament. He clinched the Orange Cap for the first time in 2016, amassing a staggering 973 runs in that edition.

IPL Orange Cap 2023 – Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill is the striking force behind the GT’s dominance performance to finale. Gill performed extraordinarily in the tournament and he scored 3 centuries in the tournament and gave his best 129 against Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 2 to of IPL 2023 to propel Gujarat Titans in to the finals of IPL 2023.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Shubman Gill8901571717212959438533
2Faf du Plessis730153141418456806036
3Devon Conway6721391615292*51607718
4Virat Kohli63913914142101*53626516
5Yashasvi Jaiswal6251631414112448518226
6Suryakumar Yadav60518116162103*43516528
7Ruturaj Gaikwad590147161519242404630
8David Warner516131141408636606910
9Rinku Singh4741491414667*59403129
10Ishan Kishan454142161507530305418
11Cameron Green45216016167100*50214022
12Heinrich Klaasen4481771211210449213225
13Shivam Dube418158161435238301235
14Nitish Rana413140141417531303920
15Marcus Stoinis4081501515289*31302827
16Venkatesh Iyer4041451414010428213221
17Glenn Maxwell400183141427733502931
18Jos Buttler392139141409528404214
19Kyle Mayers379144131307329403822
20Shikhar Dhawan3731421111299*41304912

IPL Orange Cap 2022 – Jos Buttler

Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler exploded at the top of the batting order to set his team for a better position in the game. His powerful shots have set the path for the lower order batsman to play with ease in their natural game. In the 2022 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) Jos Buttler blasted 4 spectacular Centuries to accumulate 863 runs and bag the Orange Cap player of that edition.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Jos Buttler8631491717211657448345
2KL Rahul61613515153103*51424530
3Quinton De Kock50814815151140*36314723
4Hardik Pandya4871311515487*44404912
5Shubman Gill483132161629634405111
6David Miller4811421616994*68203223
7Faf Du Plessis468127161619631304913
8Shikhar Dhawan4601221414288*38304712
9Sanju Samson458146171715528204326
10Deepak Hooda451136151405932403618
11Liam Livingstone437182141427036402934
12David Warner4321501212392*48505215
13Abhishek Sharma426133141407530204713
14Ishan Kishan4181201414181*32304511
15Rahul Tripathi413158141437637304020
16Shreyas Iyer401134141418530304111
17Tilak Varma397131141436136202916
18Aiden Markram3811391412468*47302519
19Devdutt Padikkal376122171705422104014
20Ruturaj Gaikwad368126141409926303314

IPL Orange Cap 2021 – Ruturaj Gaikwad

Chennai Super Kings’ young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad stunt everyone with the splendid knocks in the 2021 IPL season. Rutu scored 4 half centuries and a century and scored 635 runs to win the Orange Cap list that showed his excellence in the IPL 2021 edition.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Ruturaj Gaikwad63513616162101*45416423
2Faf du Plessis6331381616295*45606023
3KL Rahul6261381313398*62604830
4Shikhar Dhawan587124161619239306316
5Glenn Maxwell513144151427842604821
6Sanju Samson4841361414211940214517
7Prithvi Shaw479159151508231405618
8Shubman Gill478118171705728305012
9Mayank Agarwal4411401212199*40404218
10Rishabh Pant4191281616458*34304210
11Devdutt Padikkal41112514141101*31114414
12Virat Kohli4051191515172*2830439
13Rahul Tripathi3971401716274*28204111
14Nitish Rana383121171638029203417
15Rohit Sharma381127131306329103314
16Venkatesh Iyer370128101016741403714
17Moeen Ali357137151515825103119
18Suryakumar Yadav317143141408222204010
19AB de Villiers3131481514476*31202316
20Quinton de Kock2971161111170*2920297

IPL Orange Cap 2020 – KL Rahul

KL Rahul was the captain of Punjab Kings started the tournament on an average performance but then he shifted the gear and become a serious contender for the IPL Orange Cap 2020. In the end KL Rahul scored one century and 5 half century to capture the IPL OrangeCap 2020 by scoring 670 runs in total.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1KL Rahul67012914142132*55515823
2Shikhar Dhawan61814417173106*44426712
3David Warner5481341616285*39405214
4Shreyas Iyer5191231717288*34304016
5Ishan Kishan516145141349957403630
6Quinton de Kock5031401616278*35404622
7Suryakumar Yadav4801451615379*40406111
8Devdutt Padikkal47312415150743150518
9Virat Kohli4661211515490*42302311
10AB de Villiers4541581514473*45503323
11Faf du Plessis4491401313287*40404214
12Shubman Gill4401171414170*3330449
13Manish Pandey4251271615283*32303518
14Mayank Agarwal4241561111010638214415
15Eoin Morgan4181381414468*41103224
16Sanju Samson375158141418528302126
17Ambati Rayudu359127121127139103012
18Nicholas Pooran353169141447735202325
19Nitish Rana352138141408725304312
20Marcus Stoinis352148171736525303116

IPL Orange Cap 2019 – David Warner

So far in the history of IPL there is only one player that has won Orange cap for 3 times and it is none other than David Warner. He played like that he had something that he has to prove to the world and his fans in this IPL 2015 edition and won the Orange Cap in a very close fight with KL Rahul for Punjab Kings.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1David Warner69214312122100*69815721
2KL Rahul59313514143100*53614925
3Quinton de Kock529132161618135404525
4Shikhar Dhawan5211351616197*34506411
5Andre Russell5102041413480*56403152
6Chris Gayle4901531313199*40404534
7Rishabh Pant4881621616378*37303727
8Virat Kohli4641411414010033214613
9Shreyas Iyer463119161616730304114
10Jonny Bairstow4451571010211455214818
11AB de Villiers4421541313382*44503126
12Suryakumar Yadav4241301615271*32204510
13MS Dhoni4161341512784*83302223
14Chris Lynn405139131308231404122
15Rohit Sharma405128151516728205210
16Hardik Pandya402191161569144102829
17Shane Watson398127171709623304220
18Faf du Plessis396123121219636303615
19Ajinkya Rahane39313714131105*3211459
20Suresh Raina38312117171592330459

IPL Orange Cap 2018 – Kane Williamson

If anyone ever say that Kiwi chiller Kane Williamson is not a T20 material the year they have to look at is 2018. It was during this time that Kane Williamson showed everyone what he is capable of as he lead SRH to a splendid tournament. He scored 735 runs with 8 half centuries in his name.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Kane Williamson735142171738452806428
2Rishabh Pant68417314141128*52516837
3KL Rahul6591581414295*54606632
4Ambati Rayudu60214916162100*43315334
5Shane Watson55515415151117*39224435
6Jos Buttler5481551313395*54505221
7Virat Kohli5301391414392*48405218
8Suryakumar Yadav512133141407236406116
9Dinesh Karthik498147161665249204916
10Shikhar Dhawan4971361616392*38405914
11Chris Lynn491130161617432305618
12AB de Villiers4801741211290*53603930
13MS Dhoni4551501615979*75302430
14Suresh Raina4451321515375*37404612
15Sanju Samson4411371515192*31303019
16Shreyas Iyer4111321414393*37402921
17Evin Lewis382138131306529203224
18Ajinkya Rahane3701181514165*2810395
19Chris Gayle36814611112104*40313027
20Sunil Narine357189161607522204023

IPL Orange Cap 2017 – David Warner

David Warner has been well and ahead of the competition. In just the 14 games he played he scored 1 century and 4 half centuries to make his dominant mark in the IPL Orange Cap 2017 list. It was a steep 143 runs difference between him and the second place Gautam Gambhir who has player 16 games which is 2 match more than Warner.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1David Warner6411411414312658416326
2Gautam Gambhir4981281616476*4140617
3Shikhar Dhawan47912714141773630539
4Steve Smith4721211515384*39303812
5Suresh Raina442143141438440304213
6Hashim Amla42014510103104*60224017
7Manish Pandey3961281413581*49202812
8Parthiv Patel39513416160702420498
9Rahul Tripathi391146141409327204317
10Robin Uthappa388165141308729503621
11Sanju Samson3861411414010227213219
12Kieron Pollard385139171637029302622
13Ajinkya Rahane38211816161602520359
14Rishabh Pant366165141409726202824
15Dinesh Karthik361139141336536203011
16Shreyas Iyer338139121229633203610
17Nitish Rana3331261312162*30302417
18Rohit Sharma33312117162672330319
19Manoj Tiwary324137151336032203111
20Brendon McCullum319147111107229202918

IPL Orange Cap 2016 – Virat Kohli

The year 2016 marked a new history on the history of IPL which is yet to be broken by any other player. It was the year that King Kohli made his mark on the history to register highest score that any player has scored in a single IPL edition. Orange cap Virat Kohli has scored 4 centuries and 7 half centuries to score 973 runs just 27 runs shy of 1000 runs to register his record in the IPL history.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Virat Kohli9731521616411381748338
2David Warner8481511717393*60908831
3AB de Villiers68716816163129*52615737
4Gautam Gambhir5011211515290*3850546
5Shikhar Dhawan5011161717482*3840518
6Rohit Sharma4891321414385*44504916
7Ajinkya Rahane48012614143744360549
8Murali Vijay453124141418934505010
9Quinton de Kock4451361313110837315213
10Suresh Raina399127151517528303910
11KL Rahul3971461412368*44403716
12Robin Uthappa39413615150722630458
13Aaron Finch393131131227439504511
14Yusuf Pathan3611451513863*72303313
15Karun Nair3571201412283*3530406
16Brendon McCullum354135161606022103816
17Dinesh Karthik33512516152532530383
18Ambati Rayudu334120131216530202812
19Dwayne Smith324146121217329303516
20Sanju Samson29111214143602610208

IPL Orange Cap 2015 – David Warner

Australian monster David Warner blasted the year 2015 with his trademark power packed performance. He scored 7 half century to help Sunrisers Hyderabad blast open in the tournament. He has been stead fast in the opening and got SRH to a better start in the tournament.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1David Warner562156141419143706521
2Lendl Simmons540122131317145605621
3Ajinkya Rahane5401301413291*49405313
4AB de Villiers51317516143133*46216022
5Virat Kohli5051301616582*45303523
6Chris Gayle4911471414211740213938
7Rohit Sharma4821441616298*34304121
8Shreyas Iyer439128141418333404121
9Brendon McCullum43615514141100*33215123
10Kieron Pollard419163161437038202828
11JP Duminy4141311413378*41402720
12Dwayne Smith399119161606224205216
13Faf du Plessis38012517152552910375
14Suresh Raina374123171726224203116
15MS Dhoni372121171755331102717
16Robin Uthappa3641311313180*3010427
17David Miller3571341313289*32202121
18Shikhar Dhawan35312314141542730456
19Shane Watson3471351091104*43113714
20Parthiv Patel33913714141592620475

IPL Orange Cap 2014 – Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa has one of his best outing in the year 2014 in which he played gem of an innings to help KKR win the championship for the very first time in the illustrated IPL journey. Uthappa scored 660 runs with 5 half centuries to capture the IPL Orange Cap 2014.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Robin Uthappa6601371616183*44507418
2Dwayne Smith566136161607935505034
3Glenn Maxwell552187161609534404836
4David Warner528140141439048603924
5Suresh Raina523146161638740505119
6Virender Sehwag4551441717012226115618
7David Miller446149161666644303421
8JP Duminy4101341414667*51202220
9Brendon McCullum4051211414171*31303219
10Manish Pandey401117161639430203510
11AB de Villiers3951581413289*35302624
12Lendl Simmons394135881100*56314314
13Rohit Sharma3901291515259*30303116
14Shikhar Dhawan3771181414164*2920497
15Yuvraj Singh376135141438334302228
16MS Dhoni37114816151057*74102220
17Wriddhiman Saha36214517132115*32213318
18Ambati Rayudu36112515140682520318
19Virat Kohli359122141417327202316
20Ajinkya Rahane33911613120722830383

IPL Orange Cap 2013 – Michael Hussey

The year 2013 was a memorable year for the CSK fans as their star player Michael Hussey won the IPL Orange Cap 2013. Hussey gave everything he had learned in his career and scored 733 runs with 6 half centuries under his name. It has to be noted that his middle order performance that helped CSK post and chase huge scores in the tournament.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Michael Hussey733129171739552608117
2Chris Gayle70815616164175*59415751
3Virat Kohli634138161629945606422
4Suresh Raina54815018174100*42415018
5Shane Watson5431421616210138215922
6Rohit Sharma5381311919579*38403528
7Dinesh Karthik510124191918628205414
8Ajinkya Rahane4881061818468*34404211
9Rahul Dravid47111018171652940645
10MS Dhoni4611621816567*41403225
11Aaron Finch456135141406732405416
12Robin Uthappa434116161607527204212
13Kieron Pollard4201491818866*42302729
14David Miller41816412125101*59312824
15Dwayne Smith418122131306832404019
16David Warner410126161637731404114
17Gautam Gambhir40611816160602540515
18AB de Villiers360164141446436203415
19Yusuf Pathan332138161657230103014
20Mahela Jayawardena33110515150662220396

IPL Orange Cap 2012 – Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, known for his monstrous hitting and explosive batting style, is the only player to have retained the Orange Cap in consecutive seasons. The West Indian power-hitter won the award in 2011 and 2012 while representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Chris Gayle73316015142128*61714659
2Gautam Gambhir590143171729339606417
3Shikhar Dhawan569129151518440505818
4Ajinkya Rahane56012916162103*40317310
5Virender Sehwag4951611616187*33505719
6Cameron White479149131327843504120
7Rahul Dravid46211216160582820634
8Suresh Raina441135191817325103619
9Rohit Sharma43312617162109*30313918
10Mandeep Singh43212616160752720537
11Jacques Kallis409106171717925203410
12Robin Uthappa405118161616927203810
13Faf du Plessis398130131207333302917
14David Hussey3961291615368*33202817
15Dwayne Bravo371140191684846002020
16Virat Kohli3641111615273*2820339
17Steve Smith3621351514547*40002414
18MS Dhoni3581281917551*2910269
19Owais Shah340132131347637302416
20Shaun Marsh3361201313268*3020397

IPL Orange Cap 2011 – Chris Gayle

When IPL fever was at its peak came the Gayle Strom, which smashed every bowler that came in its way to make history. Gayle brought new dynamics in to the T20 format by his blasting and scored 2 centuries and 3 half centuries to score 608 runs. It can be said that it was Gayle who planted the seed in the current youngsters to capture the bull by its horn and win the game.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Chris Gayle6081831212310767325744
2Virat Kohli557121161647146405516
3Sachin Tendulkar55311316163100*4221675
4Shaun Marsh504146141319542405220
5Michael Hussey4921181414283*4140536
6Paul Valthaty46313614141120*35215620
7Suresh Raina4381341616273*31403617
8Murali Vijay434128161609527303420
9Virender Sehwag4241761111011938215118
10Jacques Kallis4241121514280*3540466
11Shikhar Dhawan4001291414295*3320477
12Subramaniam Badrinath3961261613671*5650389
13Ambati Rayudu3951121616263*2840449
14MS Dhoni3921581613470*43202523
15Adam Gilchrist3831291414010627214118
16Gautam Gambhir3781191515475*3420443
17Rohit Sharma372125161438733303213
18Manoj Tiwary3591101514761*51102614
19Kumar Sangakkara35812213130652710445
20Brendon McCullum357129131308127103516

IPL Orange Cap 2010 – Sachin Tendulkar

There can be no record in cricket career that this mans name is not a part of. In the year 2010 after lot of anticipation the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar gace his master class performance in the tournament to prove that he can adapt to any kind of game that is played in the modern era. Sachin Tendulkar marked his IPL legacy by scoring 618 runs in a single IPL tournament to capture the IPL Orange Cap 2010. It has to be noted in 2010 Sachin has broken the previous highest run of 616 by Shaun Marsh to set the new record in IPL history.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Sachin Tendulkar6181321515289*4750863
2Jacques Kallis5721151616489*4760679
3Suresh Raina5201421616583*47404522
4Sourav Ganguly493117141418837405815
5Murali Vijay4581561515212735213626
6Mahela Jayawardena43914713133110*43115511
7Andrew Symonds429125161625430403518
8Saurabh Tiwary419135161516129302918
9Rohit Sharma404133161627328303614
10Naman Ojha3771321414294*31204215
11Robin Uthappa3741711614268*31302127
12Kumar Sangakkara35713813120562920475
13Ambati Rayudu3561441414155*27203413
14Virender Sehwag356163141407525304714
15Subramaniam Badrinath3561171615455*3220415
16Matthew Hayden346124161609321103716
17Yusuf Pathan3331651414210027112224
18Tirumalasetti Suman3071191414578*34202312
19Virat Kohli307144161325827102612
20Chris Gayle2921589908832203016

IPL Orange Cap 2009 – Matthew Hayden

After a successful first year the orange cap was won by Matthew Hayden from Chennai Super Kings. It was the year that the tournament was held at South Africa. Hayden performed splendidly and scored 572 runs for the team in 12 matches that was played.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Matthew Hayden572144121218952506022
2Adam Gilchrist495152161608530305429
3Suresh Raina434140141409831203721
4JP Duminy372114131236241502611
5Herschelle Gibbs3711121414369*33403212
6Brad Hodge36511712123734030349
7Sachin Tendulkar364120131326833203910
8Rohit Sharma362114161635227102218
9Jacques Kallis3611081515269*2730378
10Yuvraj Singh3401151414258*28202516
11Kumar Sangakkara33210214132603020295
12MS Dhoni3321271413558*4120229
13Ravindra Jadeja29511013132422600216
14Brendon McCullum2851191313184*23202712
15Ross Taylor2801341111281*31102015
16Rahul Dravid27111513120662210283
17Andrew Symonds24915088160*35101511
18Virat Kohli24611216132502210228
19Yusuf Pathan2431321313162*20102412
20Tirumalasetti Suman2371241212241*2300188

IPL Orange Cap 2008 – Shaun Marsh

The first player to don the Orange Cap was Australian batter Shaun Marsh, representing the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), in the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008. Marsh’s impeccable performance of scoring 616 runs in just 11 innings set the benchmark for the future Orange Cap winners.

S.NoPlayerRunStrike RateMatchesInningsNot OutHigh ScoreAverage50s100s4s6s
1Shaun Marsh6161391111211568515926
2Gautam Gambhir53414014141864150688
3Sanath Jayasuriya51816714142114*43215831
4Shane Watson4721511515576*47404719
5Graeme Smith44112111112914930548
6Adam Gilchrist43613714141109*33315119
7Yusuf Pathan435179161516831404325
8Suresh Raina4211421614355*38303518
9MS Dhoni414133161446541203815
10Virender Sehwag4061841414294*33304621
11Rohit Sharma4041471312176*36403819
12Rahul Dravid3711241414175*28203511
13Sourav Ganguly349113131319129303315
14Shikhar Dhawan3401151414568*3740358
15Kumar Sangakkara3201611090943540418
16Robin Uthappa32011414145483500349
17David Hussey319123131327129201917
18Swapnil Asnodkar311133990603420436
19Parthiv Patel30210113132542720423
20Yuvraj Singh299162151415723102419


From Shaun Marsh’s heroics in the inaugural season to the dominance of players like Virat Kohli, David Warner, and Chris Gayle, the Orange Cap has celebrated the brilliance of batsmen in the IPL. So, keep your eyes glued to the action on the field as the IPL Orange Cap 2024 race unfolds, and witness the batsmen battle it out for the title of the highest run-scorer in the tournament.

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