The Indian Playerzpot League throughout the years has marveled the fans with some eye-catching hits and exceptional run-scoring abilities by batters from all across the world. The T20 format is notorious for favouring the batters, thus unleashing the wrath of the top-class talents there is to witness at the grandest stage. Over the years many greats of the game have graced the league with some splendid knocks and this season is no exception.
The Orange Cap Race is one of the most prestigious awards there is to get for any player playing in the Indian Playerzpot League. Not only that the constant change in personnel in the top orders makes things more thrilling and interesting. This season has seen some of the old guards take center stage and at the same time, the young blood have started to stake their claim in the glamour T20 League. With the league stage games now closing curtains, there are some notable differences in the standings.
Let us take a look at the current Orange Cap Race:
#5. D. Conway (Chennai)
Chennai needed their frontmen to fire right from the get-go and therefore they had a perfect pick of Conway to lead this particular department. The Chennai batter has been on a lethal run of form performing at the highest levels for the team. In the recent game against Delhi, he notched a knock of 87 runs that saw him maintain his charge for the orange cap race. He has a total of 585 runs in the bag with more runs expected of him in the playoff rounds.
#4. Y. Jaiswal (Rajasthan)
Hailing from humble beginnings, Y. Jaiswal was the perfect example of how one can achieve their dreams through hard work and determination. Jaiswal is one of the finds of the season, to say he played really well would be an understatement. Often at times, J. Buttler who was supposed to lead the charge failed to do so and Jaiswal rose to the occasion. Despite his team not making it to the playoffs, he is standing strong in the 4th spot in the orange cap race with a total of 625 runs.
#3. V. Kohli (Bangalore)
King Kohli was on his lethal best in the dying stages of the league-stage encounter. Having found his footing, the former Indian captain was just rampant in the last few games. Scoring back-to-back centuries, he surely proved that he is not done with the T20 format. The hundred at Bengaluru in the loss against Gujarat was an important knock but unfortunately, the results did not go his way. Thanks to his big knocks he earned his place in the orange cap race, holding the 3rd place with a total of 639 runs. Sadly this tally won’t tick in further as Bangalore have not made it to playoffs.
#2. S. Gill (Gujarat)
Perhaps the most brightest Indian talent on display in the Indian Playerzpot League. The way he has carried himself throughout the tournament oozes a champion mentality. Having played a vital role in last season’s title charge, this year is no different for him. Just like Kohli, he has also scored back-to-back hundred and he is the sole reason why Bangalore are not in the playoffs. Eyeing the big prize the trophy with Gujarat, he is well within reach to clinch the orange cap. Sitting 2nd on the list with 680 runs, it is safe to say that he is not done scoring runs and will be hungry for more.
#1. F. Du Plessis (Bangalore)
Du Plessis without a doubt played just the role he was asked for, taking up the charge of captaincy and also delivering on the field at the same time is only a feat that extraordinary players can manage. Straight up he was the most consistent performer with the bat throughout the league stage games, which is why he rightfully holds the top spot with a tally of 730 runs, mind you there was no century in all his innings it was pure consistency. However, with the giant named S. Gill looming at large, the No.1 spot is not safe now.