Gautam Gambhir Orange Cap Winner in IPL 2017
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KKR's captain Gautam Gambhir seems unstoppable this IPL season. An unbeaten 76 off 48 balls was enough to lead KKR to a thumping 10-wicket win. He did get the start in the second game as well, but haste to score kept him aloof from another big knock. In third game, Gambhir repeated his first-match performance. Again returned unbeaten, he scored 49-ball 72 to crush Kings XI Punjab. Positoned 3rd on the batsmen's chart at present with 196 runs in 5 innings, Gambhir is a strong contender of orange cap winner in IPL 2017.
Gautam Gambhir's runs in IPL 10 have been and will be crucial for his side. In three matches so far, the dashing opener has struck two unbeaten half-centuries. His strike rate has been phenomenal. He is at a strike rate of near 142, far beyond his career's SR. Two unbeaten knocks have raised his average to 65, which is just astonishing. All that Gambhir will take to become the orange cap winner in IPL 2017 is continual of form he is undergoing at present.
A consistent performer, Gautam Gambhir has been spine of KKR's top-order since the time he joined the squad. The southpaw has amassed 3802 runs in 135 IPL appearances at a strike rate of 125.19. Averaging 31.68, Gambhir has struck 33 half-centuries in the cash-rich league alone. Known to be a classy batsman who loves to play on the back foot, Gambhir can also switch the gear depending on what is required by the given conditions in a particular match. He became the second highest run-scorer in the inaugural IPL season playing for Delhi, but was dropped following an indifferent second season.
KKR signed him as their captain in 2011. Gambhir has been unstoppable since the time he was given the leader's job. In the first two seasons after being KKR's captain, the dashing opener scored 968 runs, also leading his side to the title victory in 2012. A fruitful last season where he stacked 501 runs meant Gambhir's hunger to score is yet to be quenched. He has got a bright start to the ongoing season. Not open to doubt, Gautam Gambhir's runs in IPL 10 would be Knight Riders' bonus.
Will KKR's captain Gautam Gambhir become the orange cap winner in IPL 2017?