David Warner Becomes The Most Orange Cap Winner In IPL History

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IPL 2019: David Warner Becomes The Most Orange Cap Winner In IPL History 

IPL 2019: David Warner Becomes The Most Orange Cap Winner In IPL History
David Warner Image Credit: Google)

David Warner becomes the first cricketer to win three Orange Caps in IPL history. In IPL 2019, Warner won his third IPL Orange Cap after scoring 692 runs in 12 innings with an average of 69.20 and strike-rate of 143.86.

The most run-scorer of every IPL season wins the Orange Cap. Since the inaugural edition, nine different batsmen have won this Orange Cap. Only Chris Gayle and David Warner have won more than one Orange Cap in their IPL careers.

Gayle was the first cricketer to win the two Orange Caps in IPL history (2011 and 2012). Both times he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In IPL 2011, Gayle scored 608 runs in 12 innings with an average of 67.55 and strike-rate 183.13. In the next IPL season, Gayle retained the Orange Cap after scoring 733 runs in 15 innings with an average of 61.08 and strike-rate 160.74. He is the only player in IPL history to retain Orange Cap.

David Warner, Orange Cap, IPL 2019
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: Google)

 

 

Meanwhile, Warner won his all three Orange Caps playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). His first Orange Cap was in 2015 when he scored 562 runs in 14 innings with an average of 43.23 and strike-rate of 156.54.

David Warner, Orange Cap, IPL 2019
David Warner (Image Credit: BCCI)

Warner won his next Orange Cap in IPL 2017. This time the left-handed batsman scored 641 runs in 14 innings with an average of 58.27 and strike-rate of 141.81.

At the end of IPL 2019, Warner becomes the first batsman to win three IPL Orange Caps.

Players who won Orange Caps in IPL history

Player No. of time(s) won the Orange Cap Orange cap winning season(s)
David Warner 3 2015, 2017 and 2019
Chris Gayle 2 2011 and 2012
Shaun Marsh 1 2008
Matthew Hayden 1 2009
Sachin Tendulkar 1 2010
Michael Hussey 1 2013
Robin Uthappa 1 2014
Virat Kohli 1 2016
Kane Williamson 1 2018

 

IPL Orange Cap records

Season Player Team Runs scored
2008 Shaun Marsh Kings XI Punjab 616
2009 Matthew Hayden Chennai Super Kings 572
2010 Sachin Tendulkar Mumbai Indians 618
2011 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore 608
2012 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore 733
2013 Michael Hussey Chennai Super Kings 733
2014 Robin Uthappa Kolkata Knight Riders 660
2015 David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad 562
2016 Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore 973
2017 David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad 641
2018 Kane Williamson Sunrisers Hyderabad 735
2019 David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad 692

David Warner’s IPL career record

David Warner, Orange Cap, IPL 2019
Image Credit: Google

David Warner is playing IPL from 2009. The left-handed opening batsman is the fourth most run-scorer in IPL history. However, the Australian cricketer is the most IPL run-scorer as an overseas batsman. He has scored 4,706 IPL runs in 126 innings with an average of 43.17 and strike-rate of 142.39. In his IPL career, Warner has scored four centuries and 44 half-centuries which is the most number of 50+ scores for a batsman in IPL history.

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