Indian Premier League 2022: from David Warner to Virat Kohli, list of all the winners of Orange Cap

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season is upon us and all eyes would be on the batters who would like to set the stage ablaze and win Orange Cap. This special award is given to the batter who manages to score the most runs in the entire IPL edition. From Shaun Marsh in the first season to Ruturaj Gaikwad in the latest edition, let’s see who has won the Orange Cap in the past seasons of the tournament.

Australian batter David Warner is the only player to have won the Orange Cap three times in the history of the tournament.

List of all Orange Cap winners in the history of IPL

Shaun Marsh (2008)

The southpaw played for the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the inaugural edition of the IPL and went on to score 616 runs at an average of 68.44 runs, with his highest score being 115. the semifinals.

Matthew Hayden (2009)

Hayden represented Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the second edition of the tournament and with this special mongoose bat, the lefthanded batter scored 572 runs in the IPL season played in South Africa. The batter recorded five 50+ scores in the season.

Sachin Tendulkar (2010)

Mumbai Indians had a poor first two seasons in the IPL, but skipper Tendulkar’s resurgence in the 2010 edition helped the franchise make it to the finals. Tendulkar scored 618 runs, including five fifties. His average was 47.53 and he had the highest score of 89 in that particular season.

Chris Gayle (2011 and 2012)

It’s hard to imagine Gayle going unsold in the 2011 IPL auction, but halfway through, he was picked as a replacement by Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the 2011 edition, the reckless batter scored 608 runs, including two centuries. He then repeated his feat in the 2012 edition, going on to score 733 runs with fifty seven and a century.

Michael Hussey (2013)

Hussey played for CSK and collected 733 runs from six fifties at an average of 52.35. Hussey formed a formidable opening wicket partnership with Murli Vijay and the duo became a huge headache for all opposition.

Robin Uthappa (2014)

In the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL-winning run, Uthappa played a big part, as he scored 660 runs in the entire tournament. Along with Gautam Gambhir, he gave the franchise a good opening start in almost every game. At one point, KKR was left behind, but it was Uthappa who stepped up and took the season by the scruff of the neck.

David Warner (2015, 2017 and 2019)

Warner is one of the most decorated players in IPL history, so it’s no surprise that the southpaw has won the Orange Cap three times. In the 2015 edition, he won it for the first time after scoring 562 runs while playing for the SunRisers Hyderabad. In 2017 Warner then scored 641 runs and one to remember, had it not been for the brilliance of Virat Kohli Warner would have won the Orange Cap in 2016 and amassed an incredible 848 runs. Finally, the Australian batter won the accolade again in 2019 after scoring 692 runs, including 8 fifties and a century.

Virat Kohli (2016)

Kohli scored nearly 1000 runs in an entire season and this speaks volumes about the skill the batter really has. He single-handedly took RCB to the final of the 2016 season and it was his wicket in the top match against SunRisers Hyderabad that was a turning point and enabled Warners team to take the title. In the 2016 season, Kohli scored 973 runs using seven fifties and four centuries.

Kane Williamson (2018)

Leading SunRisers Hyderabad in David Warner’s absence was no easy task, but Kane Williamson took it like a fish goes to water. The Kiwi skipper scored 735 runs in the season and helped his franchise reach the finals, only to fall short against Chennai Super Kings in the top match.

K.L. Rahul (2020)

Punjab Kings leader Rahul scored 670 runs and no one can forget his 132 run knockout against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), bringing Proteas pacer Dale Steyn to the cleaners. In the entire season, Rahul recorded five fifties and a century. His side may not have made it to the play-offs, but Rahul’s performance was definitely the standout in the 2020 season.

Ruturaj Gaikwad (2021)

In the 2020 season, CSK skipper MS Dhoni had made the famous statement that management cannot see the “spark in youngsters”, and Ruturaj Gaikwad really showed what he is made of in the next edition. The batter won the Orange Cap in 2021 after scoring 635 runs, including four fifties and a century. This feat was the main reason why he was retained by the franchise before the IPL 2022 mega sale.

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