Orange Cap IPL 2018: Highest Run Scorer in IPL 11
AB de Villiers
Question in detail
The race for what is considered to be the batsmen's crown is getting as intense as the tournament itself match after match. Each day after each game, we meet a different player holding the orange cap on his head. Recently we saw Rayudu stealing the cap from de Villiers. The tournament has a long way to go, and the least we can do now is guess who will become the highest run scorer in IPL 2018. Top five on the list are Ambati Rayudu, AB de Villiers, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli and Sanju Samson. Let's have a look at what their individual stats say.
All applauses to Rayudu the way he has batted in the league so far. With two match winning half-centuries in his bag, the CSK right-hand batsman is top of the table for the time being. He has scored 283 runs in 6 games at an average of more than 47 and a strike rate of near 159. Aren't these stats enough to predict him as the highest run scorer in IPL 2018? Such big a game changer that he is, Ambati Rayudu has set a standard for the others chasing him in the Orange cap race.
AB de Villiers
Just name enough wreak havoc in the opponents' camp, AB de Villiers, apparently RCB's most reliable player this season is leading second next to Ambati Rayudu on the batsmen's chart. We have witnessed the de Villiers' show thrice in the league so far. His 39-ball 90 against Delhi and 30-ball 68 against Chennai bear witness how brutal he has been and can be with bat. Averaging 56, AB de Villiers has stacked up 280 runs in 6 innings at a superb strike rate of 184.21. It would be no wonder if he ends up being the most run getter in IPL 11.
Not far from the table topper on runs count, Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson is enjoying his form this season. He has amassed a total of 259 runs in 6 games at a stunning average of near 52. Although not a big hitter of the ball as de Villiers and Ryudu are, Williamson relies on his class and consistency. He is arguably one of the top orange cap contenders in IPL 2018. What do you think?
The run machine Virat Kohli hasn't had a good season so far, although as captain. His batting has never been under doubt, irrespective of where his team sits currently. Despite not being in full swing with bat, the RCB's skipper has piled up 249 runs in 6 games averaging 49.80. Just a couple of big knocks that don't seem to be far away from him can place him top of the table.
A clean hitter of the ball, Sanju Samson has emerged as Royals' key player over the course of 6 matches. Samson in the middle-order means a lot to Rajasthan. He delivers for the team when it matters the most. Remember his 45-ball 92 against RCB and you'll know the class he belongs to. Riding on two match winning half-centuries, Sanju Samson has scored 239 runs in 6 innings at an average of 47.80 and a strike rate of 150-plus. We can't put aside such a value player when predicting the orange cap winner in IPL 2018. And once he accelerates, no one will hover around him.
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