IPL 2019: Top 4 contenders for the Orange Cap this season
- The race to orange cap this season will be intense. In the end, only one can take it.
#2 Rishab Pant
After finishing as the second-leading scorer for Delhi in last year's IPL, Pant has moved to great heights in his career. He is now a favorite to get the ticket to England for the World Cup as Dhoni's backup. He has started the IPL season in a good note with blistering 78 of just 27 balls.
His form in the upcoming matches will be crucial for his world cup hopes. Delhi capitals have given him the right position to bat at 4 or 5. This allows him to attack from the first ball he faces. If he can read the situations of the game better, he is surely going to be the top run scorer this season.
#1 David Warner
David Warner is back to his bright old days. He did not show any signs of rust in the first two matches of this year's IPL. The two knocks showed the hunger that Warner is having for runs. He has always been a force to reckon in IPL.
Warner's scores in his last three IPL seasons reads like this: 641 runs (Orange Cap in 2017), 848 runs (second only to Kohli's 973 in 2016), 562 (Orange Cap in 2015). Who knows what he might have done if he played in last year's IPL?
After back to back fifties in first two IPL outings since his return from the ban, Warner has announced himself at the biggest stage of T20 cricket. He will be more determined to win the Orange Cap than anyone else to bury his wrongs deep into the earth.
Special Mentions: Players like Nitish Rana, Robin Utthapa, Suresh Raina, Sanju Samson, and Rohit Sharma can be the dark horses if they are consistent for the next 45 days.