Today we assess the pre-tournament strong contenders for IPL 2020 Orange Cap. The IPL 2020 has already seen some swashbuckling innings and not all guns we discuss here have fired. Orange caps are the season top run scorers who carry their team on their shoulder to an exciting finish in the tournament, but many a times the player from runners-up or even a playoff finishing team have won it. Here we see the players who fit the best as the strong contenders for IPL 2020 Orange cap award.
5. Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)
The Rajasthan Royals top order player has been knocking the doors for quite a some time now and looks in amazing touch in the matches he’s played in IPL 2020. His international stint wasn’t as good as he’s been touted as by the experts and cricket lovers. Two blistering half centuries, which could easily turn into centuries, Sanju is current heartthrob for experts who are debating whether this Wicketkeeper batsman is as good this time for long career in international cricket.
A key to Rajasthan Royals performance this season, Captain Smith would expect him to be a consistent performer this season to help the team cause. Among the strong contenders for IPL 2020 Orange cap award.
4. Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Shubman Gill is important for Kolkata Knight Riders at the top of their batting order and also coz of the fact that they are without Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn this season. India’s U-19 team produce, Gill has already made his ODI debut, though he couldn’t do much in the senior competition.
Been into news for a while now, since his U-19 World Cup days, a good season might get him into the international fold again. A free flow stroke-player, he is among the strong contenders for IPL 2020 Orange cap award.
3. KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
The Kings XI Punjab Captain KL Rahul put on some brilliant performances with bat for India recently and a WK-batsman frontrunner currently in the international fold. A player who has, so far, replaced MS Dhoni well in the white ball cricket.
The KXIP batsman has already shown the kind of form he’s in this season with the two innings he’s played. Already scored the highest score by an Indian, he can go only better from this and hence among our strong contenders for IPL 2020 Orange cap award.
2. Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The Indian captain has changed the perception of Indian cricketers and fans in recent past. Taking challenges and working towards winning at these has been kind of hobby to the run machine Kohli has developed into. Still to fire with bat in this season and a couple bloopers in fielding, something he isn’t known for, Kohli would expect to get better from the next outing onward.
His team would expect their most lethal weapon, the record holder for most runs scored in a season to set all his guns blazing for the team to stand a chance at the title. A team which also has AB de Villiers in the line up, Kohli’s batting gives a balance the team can bank on. Has already been piling on runs for past 5 seasons as the second highest runs scorer behind David Warner, Kohli is among the strong contenders for IPL 2020 Orange cap award.
1. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
The Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain is among the most consistent performers of IPL. Already been the highest run scorer from past 5 seasons he played (2018 he wasn’t part of), Warner can demolish any attack and is a master of batting on all sort of pitches.
He and Jonny Bairstow can win this season for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner scored 692 runs in 12 games last season to finish as the Orange Cap in IPL 2019. He leads our list of the strong contenders for IPL 2020 Orange cap award.
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