IPL 2019: One player from each team who might be the leading run scorer
The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League is going to commence on the 23rd of March this year. With the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup starting on 30th of May, IPL will be closely followed by the cricketing fraternity across the globe to find out the in-form players heading into the quadrennial tournament.
Kane Williamson won the Orange Cap last season scoring 735 runs from 17 games. He was closely followed by Rishabh Pant, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson as the leading scorers of IPL 2018 season.
In this article, we are going to talk about one player from each IPL team who might be their leading run scorer in the upcoming season.
#1 Delhi Capitals - Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan, who started his IPL career for Delhi Daredevils( now Delhi Capitals), has come back to his home-based franchise after a decade. the Indian opening batsman is one of the most successful batsmen in IPL having scored 4057 runs in his 143 games.
Delhi Capitals traded him from SRH to bring in experience in the young batting line-up. He will be playing the sheet anchor role guiding the young attacking players like Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant.
Dhawan has scored 501, 479, 496 runs in the last three seasons making his case stronger to finish as the leading run scorer for DC this season.
#2 Rajasthan Royals - Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler has been a revelation for Rajasthan Royals last season. The middle-order batsman was asked to open the innings after their regular openers failed to deliver. Since then, Buttler changed RR fortunes by scoring tons of runs helping the Rajasthan based franchise to qualify for the playoffs.
The England wicketkeeper scored 548 runs last season at an impressive average 54.80. Though he may not be available for the last few games, Buttler has the potential to outscore his teammates this season.
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