Orange Cap and Purple Cap List in IPL 2023: So far 6 matches have been played in IPL 16th season. Along with this, the race for Orange Cap and Purple Cap has also started. Indian players continued their dominance in both these races. There are three Indian players in the top-5 in the orange cap race, while three Indian bowlers also feature in the top-5 players in the purple cap race.
IPL 2023 Records: So far 6 matches have been played in the 16th season of IPL. Along with this, the race for Orange Cap and Purple Cap has also started. Indian players continued their dominance in both these races. There are three Indian players in the top-5 in the orange cap race, while three Indian bowlers also feature in the top-5 players in the purple cap race. Now let’s find out which players are participating in the orange cap and purple cap race.
Chennai batsmen at the forefront of orange cap race..
Currently, Ruthuraj Gaikwad is leading the Orange Cap race. He played an innings of 92 runs in the first match of IPL and is in the Orange Cap race again this year. Gaikwad won the Orange Cap in IPL 2021. This year too he is leading the race with 149 runs in two matches.
Second place is Kyle Myers of West Indies. He plays for Lucknow Supergiants. He scored 126 runs in two innings in 2 matches. Along with him, Mumbai Indians’ Tilak Verma is third in the race with an unbeaten 84 in an innings.
Along with these players, Virat Kohli also scored an unbeaten 82 in his first IPL match this year. With this innings, Virat Kohli is currently fourth in the Orange Cap race. At the same time, RCB captain Faf du Plessis is the fifth highest scorer with 73 runs in an innings in a match so far.
Along with these players, Shubman Gill of Gujarat Titans is also a strong contender to win the Orange Cap. But so far he is seventh in this race. But, after today’s match against Delhi, he too may come to the number one spot.
Lucknow bowler leading the purple cap race..
Talking about bowlers, currently England bowler Mark Wood is playing for Lucknow Super Giants. Mark Wood is leading the Purple Cap race with 8 wickets in 2 innings played so far.
However, then there are two Indian leg spinners as well. Lucknow’s Ravi Bishnoi is second with 5 wickets while Rajasthan Royals’ Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 4 wickets in an innings in a match so far. Meanwhile, Moeen Ali of Chennai Super Kings bowled only one innings in 2 matches. But he finished fourth in the Purple Cap race with 4 wickets.
Off-spinner Moeen Ali can also come forward in the purple cap race by bowling at the Chennai ground. At the same time Arshdeep Singh of Punjab is fifth in this race. He has played 1 match so far. In that he took 3 wickets. So these are the five bowlers who could be strong contenders to win the Purple Cap this year.
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