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Orange Cap in IPL 2024 after KKR destroys DC

By Akanksha - April 30, 2024 - Last updated on Apr 30, 2024 11:58 AM
Orange Cap in IPL 2024 after KKR destroys DC

In the Indian Premier League season 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders easily defeated Delhi Capitals on Monday, negating Rishabh Pant's mistake of batting first at Eden Gardens. Match No. 47 of the IPL 2024 in Kolkata saw Philip Salt's lightning-fast knock propel Shreyas Iyer and Co. to an outstanding 7-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals. Iyer's KKR team has maintained its second-place standing in the IPL 2024 points standings with the victory over the Delhi Capitals.

In the just-finished match, Pant's DC team batted first and amassed a below-average score of 153-9 in 20 overs. To assist DC set the small mark, Pant hit 27 off 20 balls and Kuldeep Yadav performed a counterattacking knock against the Knight Riders. Two-time champions KKR responded by finishing the run-chase in a mere 16.3 overs. In KKR's seven-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals, opener Salt was top-scored for the team.

Orange Cap update in IPL 2024 after KKR destroys DC

Player Team Runs Balls Faced Innings Not Outs Highest Score Average 30s 50s 100s Sixes
Virat Kohli RCB 500 147 10 3 113* 71 1 4 1 20
Ruturaj Gaikwad CSK 447 149 9 2 108* 63 1 3 1 13
Sai Sudharsan GT 418 135 10 1 84* 46 7 2 0 9
Rishabh Pant DC 398 158 11 2 88* 44 2 3 0 24
Phil Salt KKR 392 180 9 1 89* 49 2 4 0 22

1. Virat Kohli - RCB

Playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Virat Kohli has been in outstanding form, accumulating 500 runs in 10 innings. With an average of 71 and a peak score of 113*, Kohli has had a major impact on his team's performance. He has struck 20 sixes in his innings, which is noteworthy and demonstrates his aggressive strokeplay.

2. Ruturaj Gaikwad - CSK

Another outstanding player this season is Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player Ruturaj Gaikwad. In the 9th inning, Gaikwad has amassed 447 runs, including an incredible 108* without a loss. His 63 batting average is a testament to his reliability and capacity to turn leads into significant runs. Gaikwad has demonstrated his ability to cross the boundary with 13 sixes.

3. Sai Sudharsan - GT

Gujarat Titans (GT) player Sai Sudharsan has scored 418 runs in 10 innings while keeping a strong average of 46. Seven innings of thirty runs or more have been posted by him, demonstrating his consistency at the top of the order. The ability to construct innings and perform beautiful strokeplay have been hallmarks of Sudharsan's batting style.

4. Rishabh Pant - DC

With 398 runs in 11 innings, Rishabh Pant is leading the Delhi Capitals (DC) charge. Pant has a strike rate of 44 and a peak score of 88*. He is well-known for his powerful hitting. Pant has contributed significantly to his team's performance despite a few not-outs, smashing an astounding 24 sixes in the process.

5. Phil Salt - KKR

Phil Salt has scored 392 runs in 9 innings, with a career-high score of 89*, making him a vital member of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). With 22 sixes, Salt has demonstrated his aggressive style and ability to quicken the scoring pace. His hitting has been essential in building his team's foundation.

Against the Capitals, wicketkeeper-batter Salt hit 68 off 33 balls. According to the IPL 2024 Orange Cap rankings, Salt is now in fifth place. In the most recent rankings, the KKR opener moved up to sixth place, surpassing Sanju Samson. This season, Salt has scored 392 runs in nine games. Following KKR's victory against the visitors, DC captain Pant locked up the fourth position. With 11 games played in the IPL 2024, Pant has amassed 398 runs.

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