David Warner Orange Cap Holder in IPL 2017
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Call whatever you like; the one man army, the all-time scorer, or the limited-over basher. David Warner is amongst a few batsmen who have surpassed 7000-run mark in T20 cricket. A match-winning half-century against Gujarat Lions in SRH's second match of IPL 10 put him in the elite club, which is already joined by Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle and Brad Hodge.
One of only four batsmen in the world to reach 7000-run mark, David Warner is just matchless in T20 cricket. In the shortest format, Warner flaunts an impressive average of over 35. Power hitting naturally comes to Warner, and strike rate of over 140 is a fine testimony of this.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will heavily rely on David Warner's runs in IPL 2017 for the title defense. The left-handed HRS' opener, also the skipper has been consistent across all IPL seasons. Warner is behind Chris Gyle on run count in all seasons. In the last IPL, he finished being the second highest run-scorer with 848 runs, which also includes two centuries. On sixes count as well, he was at 3rd with 31 sixes after Virat Kohli (38) and AB de Villiers (37). 562 runs to his name in IPL 2015 crowned him with orange cap. He batted at an average of near 43 and at a strike rate of 155.55 throughout the season. If you have read between the lines, you probably won't shy predicting Warner to be the orange cap holder in IPL 10.
David Warner's runs in IPL 2017 will surely pave SRH's root to their title defense. On batsmen chart at present, he is at six with 90 runs in two innings. Nonetheless, Warner needs just one good innings to turn the tables. His unbeaten 76 in SRH's second match eased their way to chased down 136 with 27 balls to spare. The knock was instrumental in Hyderabad's second win of the tournament. If Warner continues his form, becoming the orange cap holder in IPL 10 doesn't look far from his reach.
Will David Warner become the orange cap holder in IPL 2017?