Change might be the only constant in life, but Indians would argue that so is cricket. For the average Indian, there are lesser number of countries than there are watchable cricket matches or tournaments, and the IPL is the holy grail of them all. An action-packed bonanza with a collective of batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders from all across the globe, the IPL is not just a booming ground for new talent and audience alike, but paves the way for the online world of community forums and betting platforms, and oftentimes, the aforementioned niches collide. For the uninitiated, one can visit 10cric.com for more info about ways to set forth one’s opinions and analytics on the intricacies of the IPL and assets such as the various caps and who might take possession this year. When it comes to the Orange Cap contestants, here are a few.
It does not take rocket science of major statistical prowess to fathom what kind of a batsman David Warner is and what he is truly capable of. There is a fable about every cricket stadium having a smashed window pane or glass panel and the notorious Warner is the sole reason behind it. Having an exceptional 692 runs in merely 12 innings, Warner was also the Orange Cap holder in the 2019 edition of the IPL. With an average strike rate of over 140 and an overall personal best of 100*, David Warner proves to be a nightmare for bowlers time and time again. A conglomeration of technical stability and brute force, Warner is truly an ideal example of brain and brawn when it comes to the batting department. One should not be surprised if Warner manages to bag the Orange Cap this season too.
Old partner in crime, Shikhar Dhawan is just as deadly as Warner, if not more. With his swift movement of the wrists and a cut shot that is unstoppable, Dhawan is the ideal person Delhi rely on. Shikhar Dhawan has changed the way Indians are perceived when it comes to batting overseas, and proves to be a priceless asset when major runs are required to be scored in that small a time frame. Rightly hailed as the villainous ‘Gabbar’, Shikhar Dhawan is the ideal opener every team scout for, and is most definitely a rightful contestant when it comes to bagging the.
No list is complete without this future legend. Virat Kohli has proved to be an asset to the Indian Cricket scenario for almost a decade now. With his masterstrokes and technical knowhow, King Kohli has the right amount of aggression to be one of the top contenders of the Orange Cap, and has been so for quite the many seasons. Possibly one of the unluckiest when it comes to team performances, Kohli is one of the reasons why RCB provides one of the most valiant shows of cricket every season in the IPL. Despite being unable to bag the coveted title till date, Virat Kohli certainly stands the chance to lead his team to dominating victories, and in the process, acquire his own reward in the form of the Orange Cap.
Possibly the only all-rounder in this list, Stokes not only delivers with the ball, but is absolutely capable of smashing it out of the park when the situation demands. One of the sole reasons behind England’s rather controversial victory over New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup, Ben Stokes has had the reputation of ending close-calls and matches in style in limited-overs cricket all across the globe. With his ferocious stance and high-powered swinging capabilities no less than that of the best baseball player, Stokes knows a thing or two about delivering in the batting department, especially in times of need. If utilised properly and asked to bat up the order, expect Stokes to be giving really tight competition even to the hotshot openers of the IPL.
A rather tricky inclusion, there are a fair number of caveats for MSD to attain the Orange Cap. If he decides to bat up the order in this season of the IPL, Mahi will ensure that helicopters fly left, right, and centre in the cricket field. Having taken a brief hiatus after the World Cup, it would not be a surprise if one gets to see him in full form in this edition of the IPL after some R&R. Having a propensity for hitting monstrous sixes, MSD is quite the cool head when it comes to guiding his team to victory after being in tight situations or in do-or-die scenarios, thereby making him the most suitable Orange Cap Contestant.