new Delhi. As the season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is gaining momentum, its thrill is also increasing. The conditions of the IPL Points Table are changing with each match. At the same time, changes are being seen in Orange Cap and Purple Cap. Kings XI Punjab may have been at the bottom of the point table since the beginning of this season, but two of its players continued to top the Orange Cap race. Punjab captain KL Rahul and opener Mayank Agarwal are leading in the race of highest scoring players, but Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan challenged Rahul to back-to-back two centuries. Have given.
KL Rahul on top in Orange Cap race
KL Rahul also crossed the 500-run mark this season. With this, he became the only batsman to cross the 500 mark in three consecutive seasons of IPL. In the current season, no other batsman has reached the 500 mark. Apart from this, Rahul has become the first batsman in the world to have scored 500+ runs in the back-to-back three seasons of the IPL. Rahul scored 659 runs in 2018, 593 runs in 2019. This season, he has scored 540 runs in 10 matches at an average of 67.50.
Shikhar Dhawan has reached his second consecutive century for Delhi Capitals at number two in the Orange Cap race. Dhawan has scored 465 runs in 10 matches at an average of 66.42. At the same time, Punjab opener Mayank Agarwal has come at number three in this list, who has 398 runs in 10 matches at an average of 39.80. Dhawan has pushed Mayank down with a back-to-back century and now KL is ready to take on Rahul. In this list, Faf Duplecy of Chennai Super Kings is at number four. He has scored 375 runs in 10 matches at an average of 46.87. At number five is RCB captain Virat Kohli, who has scored 347 runs in 9 matches at an average of 57.83.
Dhawan became the first batsman to score two consecutive centuries in IPL
Shikhar Dhawan became the first batsman to play two consecutive century innings in this tournament by playing an unbeaten innings of 106 against Kings XI Punjab. During this century innings, the Delhi opener made many more records, including touching the score of 5000 runs in IPL and scoring more than 50 runs in four consecutive innings. Dhawan hit a six off Ravi Bishnoi in the 13th over of the innings to become the fifth batsman to touch the 5000-run mark in this tournament. He achieved this feat in the 169th match.
left David Warner behind to score the most runs.
With this, Shikhar Dhawan has reached the fourth place ahead of David Warner in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in IPL. In this list, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is at the first place with 5759 runs while Suresh Raina (5368) is at second and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma (5158) is at third place. Dhawan has 5044 runs after an unbeaten century against Punjab, while Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and Australian batsman David Warner has 5037 runs.
This special record was also recorded in the name of Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan also joined the list of selected batsmen who have scored half-centuries or more in four or more consecutive innings of this tournament. Virender Sehwag (Delhi Daredevils in 2012), Jose Butler (Rajasthan Royals in 2018), David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2019) jointly top the list with five half-centuries while scoring more than 50 runs in four consecutive innings. Apart from Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016), Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018) are among the batsmen to perform.
Kagiso Rabada is in possession of the Purple Cap
Kagiso Rabada of Delhi Capitals remains at the top in the Purple Cap race, having taken 21 wickets in 10 matches with an economy of 7.58. Punjab fast bowler Mohammed Shami is second in this list. He has 16 wickets from an economy of 8.43 in 10 matches. In the Purple Cap race, Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians is at number three. He has taken 15 wickets in 9 matches with an economy of 7.44. At number four is Jofra Archer of Rajasthan Royals, he has taken 13 wickets in 10 matches with an economy of 6.75. At number five is Yuzvendra Chahal of RCB, who has taken 13 wickets from an economy of 7.64.