The Indian Premier League has taken the world by storm. Every big cricketer wants to feature in this league and play. It is not just about the competitiveness but also the money involved in this league. The IPL comes with a number of cash prizes and awards. One such prestigious award, which is given after the conclusion of the tournament, is the “Orange Cap.”
This is given to the player who has scored the most runs in the tournament. David Warner is the only player to win it three times in the IPL’s history. Apart from him, Chris Gayle has won it twice in consecutive seasons. In this article, we will check the list of “Orange Cap” holders in the IPL.
IPL Orange Cap Winners List From 2008 to 2023
1. Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab) – 2008
Australian uncapped batter Shuan Marsh was the first player to win the Orange Cap in the IPL. He scored 616 runs in 11 games at an average of 68.44 and a strike rate of 139.68, with five half-centuries and one century. He helped his team reach the semi-finals.
2. Matthew Hayden (Chennai Super Kings) – 2009
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden was the second player to win this award. He was part of the Chennai Super Kings that played in the semi-final. Hayden made 572 runs at 52 with a strike rate of 144.81 and five half-centuries.
3. Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians) – 2010
Master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to win the Orange Cap. He did it in 2010 while playing for the Mumbai Indians. MI ended as runners-up, and Sachin scored 618 runs at an average and strike rate of 47.53 and 132.61. He also scored five half-centuries, with a best of 89.
4. Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 2011
The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, won the Orange Cap for the first time in 2011. He was part of the RCB team that played the final and lost. Gayle scored 608 runs at an average of 67.55 and a strike rate of 183.13. He smashed two centuries and three half-centuries in the season.
5. Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 2012
Gayle won his second Orange Cap in consecutive seasons for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012. RCB couldn’t qualify for the playoffs, but Gayle was the top scorer in the tournament. He made 733 runs at 61.08 and a strike rate of 160.74 with seven half-centuries and one hundred.
6. Michael Hussey (Chennai Super Kings) – 2013
Former CSK star Mike Hussey was another player from Chennai who won the Orange Cap. He did it in 2013, when CSK finished as runners-up. Hussey made 733 runs at an average of 52.35 and a strike rate of 129.50, with six half-centuries.
7. Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders) – 2014
Former Indian star Robin Uthappa was the Orange Cap holder in 2014 when the Kolkata Knight Riders won their second title. He was the top scorer for the team. Uthappa scored 660 runs at an average of 44 and a strike rate of 137.78, with five half-centuries.
8. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 2015
Sunrisers Hyderabad didn’t have a great season in 2015, but skipper David Warner was the top scorer in the competition. He scored 562 runs at an average and strike rate of 43.23 and 156.54. Warner also scored seven half-centuries, with a best of 91.
9. Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 2016
The 2016 edition was a record-breaking season. Virat Kohli was at his peak in that season. He led RCB to the final but lost to SRH. However, Virat broke almost every batting record. He made 973 runs at an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03, with seven half-centuries and four centuries, which are just incredible numbers.
10. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 2017
After leading SRH to their maiden IPL title in 2016, Warner did well with his bat in the next season as well. He won his second Orange Cap in 2017. The left-hander scored 641 runs at an average of 58.27 and a strike rate of 141.81, with one century and four half-centuries.
11. Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 2018
In the 2018 season, Kane Williamson replaced Warner as SRH captain, and he did an excellent job. Williamson led SRH to the final but lost to CSK. But the SRH skipper won the Orange Cap with 735 runs at 52.50 and a strike rate of 142.44. He scored eight half-centuries in that season.
12. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 2019
David Warner is a legend in the IPL. He has won the Orange Cap three times. His third time was in 2019, when SRH played in the playoffs. He scored 692 runs at an excellent average of 69.20 and a strike rate of 143.87, with eight half-centuries and one hundred.
13. KL Rahul (Punjab Kings) – 2020
KL Rahul is one of the most prolific scorers in the league. He is the only player with 600 or more runs in four seasons. In 2022, he was the Orange Cap holder while playing for the Punjab Kings. He scored 670 runs at 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.83 with five fifties and one hundred.
14. Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings) – 2021
The Chennai Super Kings won their fourth IPL title in 2021, and one of the prime reasons was Ruturaj Gaikwad. He won the Oranage Cap. Gaikwad scored 635 runs at an average of 45.35 and a strike rate of 136.26, with one century and four half-centuries.
15. Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals) – 2022
The 2022 edition will be remembered for Jos Buttler. The RR opener was one of his ways to break Virat’s record of 973 runs. However, he fell short but won the Orange Cap. RR ended as runners-up, and Buttler made 863 runs at 57.33 and a strike rate of 149.05 with four centuries and four half-centuries.