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IPL 2021 Top Run-Scorer Predictions

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Apart from the IPL title, the most keenly contested race every season is the race for the Orange Cap, which is awarded to the top run-scorer of the league. Some of the best batsmen in the world compete for the prestigious award, and KL Rahul is the current holder of the Orange Cap. Let’s take a look at the top 3 contenders and our best betting tips for the 2021 IPL Top Scorer award with odds provided by LeoVegas India

Our Best IPL 2021 Top Run-Scorer Betting Tips

IPL 2021 Orange Cap Betting tips: Virat Kohli

LeoVegas Odds: 7.50

Keep reading to find out why Virat Kohli is our best cricket betting tips to win the 2021 Orange Cap award.

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IPL 2021 Orange Cap Award - Top Contenders

David Warner 

David Warner is by far the most consistent overseas performer in IPL history. The diminutive yet explosive Australian opener is a leader par excellence, having almost single-handedly won the title for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016. Warner could have had a hattrick of Orange Caps, having won the award in 2015 as well as 2017, proving his peerless consistency.

Warner scored 692 runs in 2019 to win the Orange Cap for the 3rd time, an unmatched feat so far . In total, Warner is the 3rd highest run getter in the IPL with 5254 runs in 142 innings, boasting of an astonishing combo of an average above 40 and a strike rate of above 140.

The SRH captain has smashed 4 centuries and has a highest score of 126. He was at his consistent best last season as well, scoring 548 runs in 16 innings at an average of 39.14, to emerge as the 3rd highest scorer in the league with 4 fifities. He would be looking to lead SRH to a 3rd title and also win the Orange Cap for a record 4th award.

Warner is 8.00 to finish as the top scorer of IPL 2021. 

KL Rahul 

The new Indian batting sensation, KL Rahul was in sensational form last season, as he hammered every team’s bowling attack to all parts of the pitch with remarkable consistency.

He scored a staggering 670 runs in just 14 innings at an astonishing average of more than 55, with 1 century and 5 half-centuries, and a highest score of 132*. This earned him the Orange Cap award and almost single-handedly took Punjab to the knockout stage.

The fact that he achieved this with a strike rate of almost 130 proves what an effective T20 batsman he is, and he is now the joint 3rd favourite to win the Orange Cup, with odds of 9.00, the same as MI skipper and usual favourite Rohit Sharma. 

Virat Kohli 

The captain of the Indian cricket team is the highest run scorer in IPL history, amassing 5878 runs in 184 innings at an average of 38.16.

The RCB captain, often regarded as the best batsman across all 3 formats of the game in the modern era, won the orange cap in 2016 with a staggering 973 runs, a record which may never be broken. He has hit 5 centuries, second highest in IPL history, and has a highest score of 113*. 

The best part of Kohli's dominance is his versatility and the kinds of innings he can play. He can stabilize a collapsing batting order or explode at will, with 190 IPL sixes and a strike rate of 130+ a testament to that fact. Last season, Kohli scored 466 runs in 15 innings at an impressive average of 42.36.

Ably supported by AB Devilliers at the other end, Kohli will have some pressure off his shoulders and is the favourite to win the Orange cap for the second time in his career, with odds of 7.50.

Why should you bet on Virat Kohli to win the Orange Cap Award ? 

  • He is the favourite as per the odds. 
  • He has announced that he will open the innings for RCB this season. 
  • A solid batting order below him will help him play more freely. 
  • He has been in brilliant form for India of late.

Our IPL 2021 Top Run-Scorer Betting tips: Virat Kohli

LeoVegas Odds: 7.50

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Who won the 2020 IPL Orange Cap Award ?

The 2020 IPL Orange Cap was won by Punjab Kings opener and captain KL Rahul, who scored staggering 670 runs in just 14 innings at an astonishing average of more than 55.

Who is the all-time highest run scorer in the IPL ?

RCB captain Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5878 runs in 184 innings at an average of 38.16.

Who has won the Orange Cap award the most number of times ?

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner has won the Orange Cap 3 different times, more than any other player in the league’s history. 


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