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Who Is The Current Orange Cap & Purple Cap Holder In IPL 2021?

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
October 08, 2021 • 11:07 AM View: 934

IPL 2021 has entered its business end, where most of the batters have got into momentum and bowlers have found their rhythm. With just six games left, let's take a look at who has scored the most runs and taken the most wickets in IPL 2021 till the 54th match: 

Most Runs In IPL 2021: 

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1) KL Rahul - 626 Runs

Punjab Kings' captain scored 626 runs in 14 matches and is the current orange cap holder. Rahul made six fifties, had an average of 62.60, and a strike rate of 138.80. 

2) Faf du Plessis - 546 Runs

Chennai Super Kings opener Faf du Plessis has amassed 546 runs to his name in 14 matches. He has scored five fifties, averaging 45.50 at a strike rate of 137.53.

3) Ruturaj Gaikwad - 533 runs

The young CSK opener has been in sparkling form, with 533 runs in 14 matches. Gaikwad averages 44.41 at a strike rate of 137.01. Ruturaj has scored three fifties and one century so far. 

4) Shikhar Dhawan - 501 Runs

Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan has once again crossed the 500-run mark in IPL. Dhawan has so far made 501 runs at an average of 41.75 in 13 matches. He has hit three fifties. 

5) Sanju Samson - 484 Runs

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson is 5th on the list with 484 runs in 14 matches. He scored a century and two half-centuries during the season, at an average of 40.33 and a strike rate of 136.72.

Most Wickets In IPL 2021: 

1) Harshal Patel - 29 Wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Harshal Patel is the current purple cap holder, with 29 wickets in 13 matches. Patel currently averages 14, bowls at an economy of 8.40, and strikes at a rate of 10. Harshal also took a hattrick against Mumbai Indians this season. 

2) Avesh Khan - 22 Wickets

Delhi Capital's fast bowler Avesh Khan has 22 wickets in 13 matches. Avesh has an average of 15.90, an economy of 7.14, and a strike rate of 13.36. 

3) Jasprit Bumrah - 19 Wickets

Mumbai Indians' prime pacer Jasprit Bumrah has 19 wickets to his name in 13 matches this season. Bumrah is averaging 19.52 with an economy of 7.27 and a strike rate of 16.10.

4) Mohammad Shami - 19 wickets

Punjab Kings' pacer Mohammad Shami picked 19 wickets in 14 matches. Shami bowled at an economy of 7.50 while averaging 20.78 at a strike rate of 16.63.

5) Arshdeep Singh - 18 Wickets 

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The young Punjab Kings fast bowler took 18 wickets in 12 matches he played. Arshdeep bowled at an average of 19 and a strike rate of 13.77. The left armers' economy was 8.27 in IPL 2021.


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