KL Rahul gets the Orange Cap in IPL 2020

By Bet Barter

November 12, 2020

KL Rahul bagged his first-ever Orange Cap, finishing as the highest run-scorer in IPL 2020. He achieved this milestone by blasting a mammoth 670 runs in just 14 matches, averaging 55.83 per game. KL Rahul was also the highest run-getter in a single inning this season, fetching 132 off just 69 balls.

Shikhar Dhawan finished second with a total of 618 runs, bagging consecutive centuries against the Chennai Super Kings and the Kings XI Punjab. David Warner finished third, bagging +500 runs for the 6th season running and hitting 548 runs in 16 matches.

Shreyas Iyer managed to earn a respectable 4th spot. The young DC skipper took his team to its first-ever final, scoring 519 in 7 games. This was the first time that Iyer managed to cross the 500 run mark in his career.

MI batsmen showed their supremacy in IPL 2020

The 5th, 6th, and 7th positions were occupied by MI batsmen only. These were Ishan Kishan, Quinton De Kock, and Suryakumar Yadav respectively. Kishan was the best batsman among the trio, amassing 516 in 16 matches. The left-handed middle-order batsman averaged an impressive 55.73 and had a very decent strike rate of 145.73 this season. De Kock was sidelined most of the season, but this did not stop him from scoring 503 runs. Yadav, who sacrificed his wicket for the team in the final, gathered an impressive 480 in just 16 matches.

RCB batsmen showed why their batting line-up was one of the strongest in the IPL 2020

Although MI dominated the middle list, the 7th, 8th, and 9th positions were taken by RCB batsmen, namely Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, and AB De Villiers. De Villiers was instrumental in RCB’s qualification, scoring 454 runs. Kohli was only 12 runs ahead of his teammate, finishing the season with 466 runs.

However, in spite of such batting firepower in the team, RCB’s standout batsman was Devdutt Padikkal. The 21-year old brought stability to the RCB batting lineup, which was evident as he always managed to give his team a strong start. Paddikal finished 7th on the list, finishing with a total of 473 runs and a strike rate of 124.80.

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