Orange Cap in IPL 2023: A Complete List of Orange Cap Winners from 2008-2023

The stage is set for an exhilarating journey in IPL 2023 as the teams embark on their quest for glory. Alongside the prestigious cup, the race for the revered Orange Cap intensifies. This esteemed accolade is bestowed upon the cricketer who amasses the highest number of runs in a single season, symbolizing extraordinary achievement, unwavering consistency, and unparalleled excellence. The competition for the Orange Cap is fiercely fought, commencing once each team has completed at least one match. The coveted title awaits a new victor each season, heightening the anticipation surrounding this highly anticipated event. Every player harbors the aspiration to don the illustrious cap, marking the culmination of a triumphant season.

Orange Cap Winner for IPL 2023

Currently, the Orange Cap is being held by Faf du Plessis. However, do keep in mind that the final winner of the Orange Cap will be announced at the end of the tournament. Here are the top 15 contendaors:

1 Faf du Plessis RCB 730 14 14 56.15 153.68 60 36
2 Shubman Gill GT 722 15 15 55.53 149.17 71 23
3 Virat Kohli RCB 639 14 14 53.25 139.82 65 16
4 Yashasvi Jaiswal RR 625 14 14 48.07 163.61 82 26
5 Devon Conway CSK 625 15 14 52.08 137.06 73 16
6 Ruturaj Gaikwad CSK 564 15 14 43.38 146.87 43 29
7 David Warner DC 516 14 14 36.85 131.63 69 10
8 Suryakumar Yadav MI 511 14 14 42.58 185.14 56 24
9 Rinku Singh KKR 474 14 14 59.25 149.52 31 29
10 Heinrich Klaasen SRH 448 12 11 49.77 177.07 32 25
11 Ishan Kishan MI 439 14 14 31.35 143.46 51 18
12 Nitish Rana KKR 413 14 14 31.76 140.95 39 20
13 Venkatesh Iyer KKR 404 14 14 28.85 145.84 32 21
14 Glenn Maxwell RCB 400 14 14 33.33 183.48 29 31
15 Jos Buttler RR 392 14 14 28 139 42 14

Rules for Orange Cap

  • The Orange cap is awarded to the player with the most number of runs in the tournament. In case of a tie, then the player that has managed this feat in the least number of balls is declared the winner of Orange Cap.
  • The player who will get the Orange Cap is announced only by the end of the match. So if the equation changes during the match, the player who was awarded the Orange Cap in the previous match will continue to wear it till the end and then hand it over to the player who has overtaken him.

List of all IPL Orange Cap Winners: From 2008 to 2022

Year Winner Team Runs Average Strike Rate 50 100 Highest Score
2022 Jos Buttler Rajasthan Royals 863 57.53 149.05 4 4 116
2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad CSK 635 45.35 136.26 4 1 101*
2020 KL Rahul KXIP 670 55.83 129.34 5 1 132*
2019 David Warner SRH 692 69.2 143.87 8 1 100
2018 Kane Williamson SRH 735 52.5 142.44 8 0 84
2017 David Warner SRH 641 58.27 141.81 4 1 126
2016 Virat Kohli RCB 973 81.08 152.03 7 4 113
2015 David Warner SRH 562 43.23 156.54 7 0 91
2014 Robin Uthappa KKR 660 44 137.78 5 0 83
2013 Michael Hussey CSK 733 52.35 129.5 6 0 95
2012 Chris Gayle RCB 733 61.08 160.74 7 1 128
2011 Chris Gayle RCB 608 67.55 183.13 3 2 107
2010 Sachin Tendulkar MI 618 47.53 132.61 5 0 89
2009 Matthew Hayden CSK 572 52 144.81 5 0 89
2008 Shaun Marsh KXIP 616 68.44 139.68 5 1 115

IPL Orange Cap Winners: Pics Gallery

Jos Buttler (RR)

In the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the coveted Orange Cap was held by Jos Buttler, the opening batter for the Rajasthan Royals. This talented English player made a staggering 863 runs in just 17 matches, achieving an impressive average of 57.53 and an astounding strike rate of 149.05. Buttler’s exceptional performance and consistency throughout the season made him a deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

KL Rahul (LSG)

KL Rahul, the Indian cricketer who played for Kings XI Punjab, emerged as the highest run-scorer and won the Orange Cap in the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With 670 runs in 14 matches, Rahul’s impressive average of 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.34 made him a deserving recipient of the prestigious award. This was the first time that Rahul had won the Orange Cap in his IPL career, and he became the first Indian player to achieve this feat since 2016. Rahul’s outstanding performance in the tournament not only helped him secure the Orange Cap but also earned him great admiration from fans and experts alike.

Quinton de Kock (LSG)

During the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League, Quinton de Kock made a significant contribution to the Mumbai Indians’ triumph, scoring 503 runs in 16 matches with an impressive average of 35.92 and a strike rate of 140.50. Although he didn’t receive the Orange Cap, de Kock was one of the top performers for his team and played a crucial role in their successful campaign to win the tournament.

Hardik Pandya (GT)

Hardik Pandya is a skilled all-rounder who has earlier been a crucial member of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. While he has not yet claimed the Orange Cap, Pandya has consistently performed well for his team, contributing significantly to their victories in the tournament.

In the 2019 season of the IPL, Pandya made an impressive contribution by scoring 402 runs in 16 matches, with an average of 44.66 and an outstanding strike rate of 191.42. He emerged as one of the top run-scorers for the Mumbai Indians and played an integral role in their title-winning campaign. Pandya’s explosive batting style and versatile abilities have made him a valuable asset for his team in the IPL.

Shubham Gill (GT)

Shubman Gill, a promising young batsman, has showcased his impressive skills in the Indian Premier League while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the past. Despite not having won the Orange Cap yet, Gill’s consistency and remarkable performances as a top-order batsman have established him as a potential star in the IPL.

Orange Cap Trivia 

  • Currently, the Orange Cap is held by Jos Buttler, who emerged as the top run-scorer in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Jos Buttler, the reigning Orange Cap holder, will face a tough challenge from formidable opponents such as KL Rahul, David Warner, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Hardik Pandya.
  • David Warner has won the Orange Cap three times, while Jos Buttler has won it only once.
  • Chris Gayle has won the Orange Cup twice.


1. How is the Orange Cap Awarded? 

The Orange Cap is a prestigious award in the IPL that recognizes the player who accumulates the most runs during the tournament. At the conclusion of the season, the player with the highest aggregate run tally will be presented with the Orange Cap.

In the event of a tie between two or more players, the player with a superior strike rate will be ranked higher. However, if the strike rates of the players are also tied, then the player who has played fewer innings will be ranked ahead. In case the tie still remains, the number of not-outs during the tournament will be taken into consideration to rank the players.

2. Who won the Orange Cap in the previous IPL season 2022?

Jos Butler of Rajasthan Royals won the Orange Cap in the 2022 edition of IPL. He had played in seventeen matches and has a total score of 863.

3. Which team has the maximum Orange Caps? 

The Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad have each had their players win the Orange Cap thrice. The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab have had their players win the Orange Cap twice, while the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, and Delhi Capitals have each had their player win the Orange Cap once.

4. Who was the first player to be awarded the Orange Cap?

Even though Brenden McCullum became the first player to wear the Orange Cap, the first-ever player to be awarded the Orange Cap was Shaun Marsh, who played for Kings XI Punjab. Marsh was in blistering form throughout the tournament, amassing a total of 616 runs in just 11 matches, with an impressive average of 68.44 and a strike rate of 139.68.

5. Can a player win the Orange Cap in consecutive IPL seasons?

Yes, there is no restriction on the number of times that a player can win an Orange Cap. In fact, Chris Gayle has been awarded the Orange Cap twice in a row. He won it in 2011 and 2012.

6. What role do pitch conditions play in the Orange Cap race?

The pitch conditions in cricket can significantly impact the Orange Cap race. The nature of the pitch, such as its pace, bounce, and turn, can favour certain types of batsmen and make it easier or more difficult for them to score runs. This means that bowlers need to be adaptable and able to adjust their strategies to the conditions they face in each match.

7. Who holds the record for the most runs in a single IPL season?

Virat Kohli’s performance during the IPL 2016 season saw him score 973 runs in just 16 matches, which is the highest number of runs scored by a batsman in a single season of the IPL.