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IPL 2018: 5 Indian batsmen who can win the Orange Cap this season

Uday Jaria
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
9.85K   //    13 Apr 2018, 15:26 IST

Rohit Sharma needs to find his scoring form.
Rohit Sharma needs to find his scoring form.

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League started on 7 April, with the Chennai Super Kings defeating the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium by a very small margin, in the IPL 2018 opener.

With this, the fight to win the Orange cap has also begun, with Dwayne Bravo kicking things off for the Chennai Super Kings when he scored 68 runs in the very first match of the tournament.

There are plenty of batsmen who are capable of scoring plenty of runs and win the prestigious Orange Cap.

Let us look at the five Indian batsmen who might win the Orange Cap this season.

Stats accurate as of 13th April 2018

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#5 Rohit Sharma

One of the most talented batsmen of his generation, Rohit Sharma is one of the few players to have scored more than 4000 runs in the Indian Premier League.

He led the Mumbai Indians to glory in the IPL thrice (2013, 2015 and 2017) under his captaincy. Best known for his technique and power hitting, the former vice-captain of the Deccan Chargers has one century and 32 half-centuries to his name.

The MI captain scored 4233 runs with a strike rate of 130.56 and averages 32.31 runs per match.

Rohit Sharma didn't start very well this season and scored just 26 runs in his first two games. But we cannot rule out a batsman of his caliber as he can shift gears at any moment.

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