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IPL: All the Orange Cap winners from 2008-18

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10.71K   //    30 Jan 2019, 23:32 IST

Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings - IPL T20
Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings - IPL T20

Indian Premier League has emerged as the best platform for youngsters to showcase their talent since 2008. IPL has become as a cricketing festival since its opening season and has achieved huge success. Since then, it has created lots of fans from every nook and corner of the world.

It has helped lots of players to nourish their talents by working as a launching stage for the last 10 years. IPL is witnessed by spectators from the entire world which means it’s a grand stage for even the biggest cricketer of the world to perform.

In the IPL, the batsman who scores the most runs in the entire season wins an Orange Cap at the end of the season which creates a large spike in his career report.

So far 9 players have grabbed this prestigious award in the history of IPL from 2008 to 2018.


#1 Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab, 2008)

Shaun Marsh became the first ever Orange Cap winner in the history of IPL.
Shaun Marsh became the first ever Orange Cap winner in the history of IPL.

The first-ever season of Indian Premier League was played in the year 2008 with 8 teams named on the basis of states of India. A total of 58 matches were played within a span of 2 months from April to June 2008. The franchise named Rajasthan Royals became the first team to lift the IPL trophy as they defeated Chennai Super Kings in a closely contested final.

But, the young Australian batsman Shaun Marsh, playing for the Kings XI Punjab was the most consistent batsman of the season as he helped his side reach the semi-finals during the IPL 2008. He emerged as the leading run scorer of that season with a total of 616 runs. He became the first player to win the Orange Cap in the history of Indian Premier League.

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