The sixteenth season of the Indian Premier League will witness some of the best T20 batters & bowlers on the field offering their performances to their respective franchises. These top batters & bowlers will look to end the IPL 2023 stage on high with their consistency. Check out the stats of the most runs & most wickets in the IPL 2023 season.
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IPL Orange Cap:
The Orange Cap is a prestigious award for a batter who is participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is an award that is given to the highest run-scorer in a particular edition.
Orange Cap History:
- Shaun Marsh (616 runs in 11 matches in 2008) was the first player to win the award.
- The record for most runs in a single IPL season is held by Virat Kohli (973 runs in the 2016 edition).
- David Warner has the record of winning the Orange Cap the most number of times (3).
Rules for Orange Cap:
- The Orange Cap is awarded to the leading run-scorer of the IPL season.
- The batsman who holds the Orange Cap during the season is allowed to wear it while in the field during the games, as long as he holds the top-scorer spot in the tournament.
- In a season where two or more batsmen are tied on runs, the batsman with a better strike rate is awarded the Orange Cap.
- In a season where an opposition batsman overtakes the tally of the current holder of the Orange Cap, the previous holder is allowed to wear the Cap until the end of that particular innings in which another batsman overtakes him.
List of all Orange Cap Winners:
The first-ever winner of the Orange Cap was Shaun Marsh. He represented the Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings) in the inaugural edition of the IPL with 616 runs. The first-ever Indian player to win the Orange Cap award in the IPL is Sachin Tendulkar. The legendary cricketer scored 618 runs in the year 2010.
Chris Gayle is the only player to have won the Orange Cap award on two consecutive occasions. The West Indies’ prolific batter emerged as the highest run-scorer in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the IPL. Aussie batter, David Warner has won the Orange Cap award the most number of times (three). The other players who have won the award are Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, and KL Rahul.
In the 2021 edition of the IPL, the Orange Cap award was won by Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) Ruturaj Gaikwad. The right-hander scored a mammoth 635 runs in the tournament and scored them at an average of over 45 and a strike rate of 136.27. Jos Buttler won the prestigious award for the first time in IPL 2022 scoring 863 runs at an average of 57.53 and a strike rate of 149.05.
IPL 2023 Most Runs:
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IPL 2023: Batting Stats last updated on May 27, 2023, 11:14 IST
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IPL Purple Cap:
Bowlers participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be in competition for the Purple Cap award. The Purple Cap is awarded to the bowler who has emerged as the leading wicket-taker in a particular edition of the best league in the world, Indian Premier League (IPL).
Purple Cap History:
- Sohail Tanvir was the first bowler to be awarded the Purple Cap for taking 22 wickets in 11 matches in the 2008 season.
- The record for most wickets in a single edition is held by Dwayne Bravo (32 wickets in the 2013 season) & Harshal Patel (32 wickets in the 2021 season).
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only bowler to have won the Purple Cap in consecutive two editions of the IPL (2016, 2017)
Rules for Purple Cap:
- The Purple Cap is awarded to the leading wicket-taker of the IPL season.
- The bowler with the most wickets in the tournament during the season is allowed to wear the Cap on the field.
- In a season of a tie, the Purple Cap is awarded to the bowler with a better economy rate.
List of all IPL Purple Cap Winners:
In the inaugural IPL season in 2008, the Purple Cap Award was won by Sohail Tanvir. The Pakistan left-arm seamer scalped a total of 22 wickets in the tournament and scalped his wickets at a stupendous average of 12.09. The first Indian cricketer to have been the owner of the Purple Cap award is former left-arm fast bowler, RP Singh, In the 2009 season of the IPL. Singh took 23 wickets at an average of 15.50 to bag the award.
Dwayne Bravo and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the only two cricketers to have won the Purple Cap award on two occasions. While Bravo won the award in 2013 and 2015, Kumar laid his hands on the Purple Cap in 2016 and 2017.
The other players to have been the recipient of the Purple Cap award in IPL history are Pragyan Ojha, Lasith Malinga, Morne Morkel, Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal. In the 14th edition of the IPL, Harshal Patel won the Purple Cap award. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer scalped 32 wickets to win the Purple Cap award in 2021. Harshal shares the record for the most wickets in an IPL season with Dwayne Bravo, who scalped 32 wickets in the year 2013.
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Most Wickets In IPL 2023:
IPL 2023: Bowling Stats last updated on May 27, 2023, 11:15 IST