Orange Cap IPL 2024 Update: Rishabh Pant climbs to fourth position, David Warner fifth as DC loses to KKR | Cricket


Orange IPL 2024 Cap: Despite failing to take Delhi Capitals beyond the finishing line against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday, the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh pants had something to prove. The DC captain made 55 runs off 25 balls to climb to the fourth position in the table. Orange cap race with 152 races. This will be a big statement from Pant, who will be chasing a place in India’s T20 World Cup squad.

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant plays a shot. (ANI)

Pant was out of action for over a year after a freak car accident. He is making a comeback in the IPL 2024, but it didn’t go as planned as DC are ninth in the standings. Virat Kohli holds first place in the Orange Cap race, with 203 races. The RCB star is followed by the RR Riyan Parag (181) in second position and SRH Heinrich Klaasen (167) in third. Meanwhile, fourth-ranked Pant is closely followed by his teammate David Warnerwho rose to fifth place with 148 runs.

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Chasing 273, DC were bowled out for 166 in 17.2 overs, despite half-centuries from Pant and Tristan Stubbs (54). For KKR’s bowling department, Vaibhav Arora and Varun Chakravarthy bagged three wickets each. Initially, a knock of 85 runs off 39 balls from Sunil Narine helped KKR post 272/7 in 20 overs, meanwhile, Angkrish RAghuvanshi made 54 off 27 deliveries.

History of the Orange Cap

The Orange Cap is a prestigious award in the history of the competition, awarded to the top scorer of each season. Last year, the Orange Cap was won by GT’s Shubman Gill, who completed 890 runs in 17 meets. Meanwhile, the inaugural season of the IPL (2008) saw Shaun Marsh win the Orange Cap with 616 runs. Meanwhile, Australian legend Matthew Hayden came through in 2009 with 572 runs in 12 matches.

In 2010, we saw Sachin Tendulkar emerge with 618 runs, followed by Chris Gayle in 2011, with 608 runs. The West Indies legend retained it in 2012, cementing his place among the IPL legends. In 2013, CSK’s Michael Hussey won the orange cap with 733 runs in 17 matches.

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