Orange Cap in IPL 2024 & Purple Cap rankings: Travis inches closer to Kohli; Bumrah leads the pack

Travis Head is currently the only player in the Indian Premier League this year to wear the orange cap, behind only Virat Kohli. He now trails the current Orange Cap holder, Kohli (361), by just 324 runs. With 13 scalps, Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah is leading the race for the Purple Cap.

Travis Head is currently the only player in the Indian Premier League Delhiis Delhi to wear the Orange Cap, behind only Virat Kohli. After smashing 89 off just 32 balls (11 fours and 6 sixes) with an incredible strike rate of 278.12, the big hitter has emerged as one of the strongest contenders for the crown. On April 20, he helped Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat the Delhi Capitals by 67 runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Head now trails just the current Orange Cap holder, Kohli (361), with 324 runs from six innings. In 147.35, in Hyderabad’s previous game, the Royals scored half-centuries and a century against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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With 361 runs from the seven games, Virat Kohli is now leading the run-scoring standings. His strike rate is 147.35, and his average is 72.2. But his squad, the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, hasn’t made any significant progress yet this year.

Travis Head, the highlight of Australia’s victory against India in the World Cup Final, has been destroying bowling line-ups. After six games, the southpaw has amassed 324 runs at a strike average of 216.00.

Riyan Parag of the Rajasthan Royals is enjoying himself immensely. With an average of 63.6 and a striking percentage of 161.42, he has amassed 318 runs.

This IPL season, Rohit Sharma, often known as the Hitman, is having a great season. He has hit 164.09 with an average of 49.5 and scored 297 runs overall.

The son-in-law of Suniel Shetty, KL Rahul, has a strike percentage of 142.63 and has amassed 281 runs in seven games. When his side needs him, the talented wicketkeeper-batter has taken the lead.

Hurry up to the Purple Cap

Jasprit Bumrah of the Mumbai Indians is leading the race for the Purple Cap with 13 scalps. The skepticism of the best cricket players demonstrates his reliance on others in crucial situations. Against Punjab Kings, then known as Kings XI Punjab, he conceded just 21 runs while claiming 3 wickets.

Yuzuvendra Chahal, who is still one of the top spinners in the tournament, proved to his skepticism by sprinting behind Bumrah and taking 12 wickets in seven games.

Gerald Coetzee is still getting important wickets for MI. With Chahal at the top of the order in terms of wickets taken, he is now in the mix.

Mustafizur Rahman, a bowler from Bangladesh, has been one of the Chennai Super Kings’ strongest players this year. He has six matches under his belt and 11 wickets.

DC relies heavily on left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who has been playing well in the middle overs. In five games, he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 15.20.

IPL Honors

In addition to the championship trophy that awaits the winner, there are many individual awards offered by the IPL. One of the most prestigious awards in the league is the Orange Cap, which is given to the player who scores the most runs.

The player who takes the most wickets throughout the event is given the Purple Cap. Bowlers who are pushing themselves to the maximum compete for the cap, which is a test of their abilities, willpower, and capacity to perform well under duress.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024 will finish with a final match on May 26 at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. The season began on March 22.

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