Orange Cap is an award for the maximum score holder in an Indian Premier League season. The leading run scorer during an IPL edition, wins the orange cap award which is an individual award. First ever orange cap was claimed by Kings XI Punjab batsman Shaun Marsh in 2008 IPLT20 by scoring 616 runs in that inaugural championship.

Orange Cap Winners in Indian Premier League

Since 2008, nine orange caps have been awarded to the players. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Chris Gayle is the only player who has won two orange caps in 2011 and 2012 season. Till ninth edition of tournament, Virat Kohli is the highest run scorer of Indian Premier League with 973 runs in Vivo IPL 2016.

Let’s have a look at the list of players who have won orange cap over the years.

Orange Cap Winners in IPL


Year Player Team Runs
2008 Shaun Marsh Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 616
2009 Mathew Hayden Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 572
2010 Sachin Tendulkar Mumbai Indians (MI) 618
2011 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 608
2012 Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 733
2013 Mike Hussey Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 733
2014 Robin Uthappa Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 660
2015 David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) 562
2016 Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 973
2017 David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) 641

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