The 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to host its final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) on May 12. The VIVO IPL 2019 final on Sunday will give us a side with four titles (both CSK and MI have three titles each). However, one accolade that may elude players of both teams this season is the prestigious ‘Orange Cap’. Orange Cap in IPL is awarded to the batsman who has scored most runs in a season. And in IPL 2019, it is certain Australia’s David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will bag IPL Orange Cap 2019 winner trophy. But one will have to wait till the end of the tournament. Before the award ceremony takes place, we will look at the list of leading run-scoring batsmen of IPL 12. MI vs CSK, IPL 2019 Final, Live Cricket Score Updates.
After missing out on playing the IPL previous year (ball-tampering scandal against South Africa followed by a year ban) David Warner made a roaring comeback in IPL this year. Despite being available for Sunrisers Hyderabad till the group stage, Warner piled up a mountain of runs. The 32-year-old left-handed opening batsman made 692 runs in 12 innings. Warner is the only batsman to cross the 600-run mark in the 12th Indian Premier League. He slammed a blazing century against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and a total of eight fifties in his short stay in IPL 2019.
At the second place is India’s KL Rahul who made 593 runs for his side, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The Bangalorean cricketer took 14 innings for his total runs, which included one hundred and six half-centuries. Interestingly, there is just one batsman from either of the two finalists Chennai or Mumbai in the top-10 list. It is South Africa’s Quinton de Kock playing for Mumbai Indians side. But he has no shot at Orange Cap, with 500 runs under his belt. Take a look at the list of Leading Run-Scorers of IPL 12.
IPL Orange Cap 2019 Winner for Scoring Most Runs in This Season
Past Orange Cap winners have been – In IPL 2018 - Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad) for scoring 735 runs in 17 matches; In IPL 2017 - David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) for making 641 runs in 14 matches; In IPL 2016 - Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) for scoring 973 runs in 16 matches; In IPL 2015 - David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) for scoring 562 runs in 14 matches; In IPL 2014 - Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders) for scoring 660 runs in 16 matches; In IPL 2013 - Michael Hussey (Chennai Super Kings) for scoring 733 runs in 16 matches; In IPL 2012 - Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) for scoring 733 runs in 15 matches; In IPL 2011 - Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) for scoring 608 runs in 12 matches; In IPL 2010 - Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians) for scoring 618 runs in 15 matches; In IPL 2009 - Matthew Hayden (Chennai Super Kings) for scoring 572 runs in 12 matches and Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab) for scoring 616 runs in 11 matches of IPL 2008. David Warner is going to be the first player in history of Indian Premier League to be adjudged Orange Cap winner on three occasions.