IPL 2018: Batsmen most likely to top the run-scorers' chart for each team
The 2018 IPL is set to get underway in Mumbai in less than 10 days' time and all the teams have already started their preparations for the extravaganza. A lot of players, both veterans and rookies, from India and other parts of the world will take part in the tournament and will look to set the stage on fire.
Though the teams will try to win the tournament, there will be a handful of batsmen and bowlers who fancy their chances of winning the Orange and Purple Caps. For that to happen, they need to play out of their skin and remain consistent throughout the tournament.
The IPL will have many batsmen as the favourites for the Orange Cap. Let us take a look at one player from each team, who will end the season as their team's leading scorer and give a tough competition for his rivals for the Orange Cap.
Chennai Super Kings - Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina has been the backbone of Chennai Super Kings' batting order ever since the start of the IPL. The southpaw has scored 400 runs in seven out of the eight seasons the team has taken part in the tournament. And in the only instance he failed to cross the 400-run barrier, he managed to score 374 runs at an average of 25, his lowest in an IPL season.
This season, the left-hander is going into the IPL with a lot at stake. After making a successful comeback to the national T20I team earlier this year, he is in contention for a place in the ODI side ahead of the 2019 World Cup and a good tournament for CSK's own Chinna Thala will see him get back into the Indian ODI set-up after three years.