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IPL 2021 Most Runs: CSK dominate top-2 spots as Gaikwad, du Plessis head Orange Cap list

Check out the top run-scorers in the Indian Premier League 2021.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: October 16, 2021 0:07 IST
CSK openers Du Plessis, Gaikwad
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CSK openers Du Plessis, Gaikwad

The Orange Cap in the Indian Premier League is given to the highest run-scorer at the end of a season. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad went past Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul to win the Orange Cap for the 2021 Indian Premier League. The young opener finished with 636 runs in 16 matches, becoming the youngest to win the Orange Cap in IPL history.

Faf du Plessis also went past Rahul during his half-century knock to go second in the list.

Gaikwad had breached the 600-run mark in the season after a brilliant 50-ball 70 runs in Qualifier 1 against DC.

Shaun Marsh (KXIP, 2008), Matthew Hayden (CSK, 2009), Sachin Tendulkar (MI, 2010), Chris Gayle (RCB, 2011 and 2012), Michael Hussey (CSK, 2013), Robin Uthappa (KKR, 2014), David Warner (SRH, 2015, 2017 and 2019), Virat Kohli (RCB, 2016), Kane Williamson (SRH, 2018) and KL Rahul (KXIP, 2020) have won the Orange Caps in the history of the tournament so far.

Top-5 Run-Getters in IPL 2021

Position Player Matches Runs
1 Ruturaj Gaikwad (Chennai Super Kings) 16 635
2 Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings) 16 633
3 KL Rahul (Punjab Kings) 13 626
4 Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals) 15 587
5 Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore) 15 513

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