Contenders for Orange Cap and Purple Cap in IPL 2021

The orange cap is given to the player that scores the most runs in a particular IPL season. Here is the current list of contenders for the orange cap in IPL 2021 after the end of the match on the 29th of September.

  • Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals) - 454 runs in 11 innings
  • Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals) - 452 runs in 11 innings
  • Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)- 435 runs in 11 innings
  • KL Rahul (Punjab Kings) - 422 runs in 10 innings
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings) - 407 runs in 11 innings

Among all these players, Shikhar Dhawan has the highest chances of winning the orange cap in IPL 2021. His team is on course to qualify for the playoffs and is in great form to challenge for the title. If they continue, Shikhar Dhawan too can continue with his run. Sanju Samson, the skipper of Rajasthan Royals and KL Rahul, the skipper of Punjab Kings are in great form but their teams have let them down. Their chances of winning the orange cap depend only if their teams manage to go further in the tournament into the playoffs. Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad, the openers from Chennai Super Kings too have a clear chance to win if their predecessors do not qualify. But to stay around in the top, they need to rack up more runs and challenge the current holder Shikhar Dhawan. Apart from that, other players like Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli from Royal Challengers Bangalore and Prithvi Shaw from Delhi Capitals are also in contention since they are bundling up quick runs in every match they play and are challenging the top five quite strongly.

The purple cap is given to the player that claims the most number of wickets in a particular IPL season. Here is the current list of contenders for the purple cap in IPL 2021 after the end of the match on the 29th of September:

  • Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) - 26 wickets in 40.2 overs
  • Avesh Khan (Delhi Capitals) - 18 wickets in 41 overs
  • Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians) - 16 wickets in 43 overs
  • Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)- 14 wickets in 44 overs 
  • Mohammad Shami (Punjab Kings) - 14 wickets in 40.4 overs

As per the current leaderboard, Harshal Patel from Royal Challengers Bangalore is way ahead of the other bowlers in the list by clinching a mammoth 26 dismissals in just 11 matches at an average of 13.31. Chances are high that Royal Challengers Bangalore goes through the playoffs and he can keep his run alive. Avesh Khan can also continue his form as Delhi Capitals are pretty clear and have almost qualified for the playoffs. Chances for Jasprit Bumrah continuing his run is less since Mumbai Indians have struggled and are still hopeful of qualifying for the playoffs. Both Mohammad Shami from Punjab Kings can stay in contention if his teams can qualify for the playoffs and move further as suggested by the best cricket tipsters online. Rashid Khan has no more chance of having a purple cap since his team has been eliminated. Bowlers like Rahul Chahar from Mumbai Indians and Chris Morris from Rajasthan Royals are giving the top five a hard time with their competition and they need to gear up to stay in contention as well as clinch the accolade.

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