IPL 2021: Who will don the Purple and Orange caps this season?

The IPL Trophy

Throughout the various editions of the Indian Premier League, the purple and orange caps have been donned by the highest run-scorer and wicket take of that edition. As such, it is a highly anticipated individual award, and it is no wonder that is already generating buzz throughout the IPL fan bases because these are not just awards, the players who wear these are the pride of their fans and the team.

First off, let us look at the potential challengers for the Purple cap, for nothing is more exhilarating than seeing an ace bowler show the world exactly why they are to be feared.

The Purple Cap challengers:

  • Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)
Jasprit Bumrah

A man is known as the deadliest bowler in the T20 format, as well as the spearhead of Team India’s devastating pace attack, it is no surprise that his name is included in this conversation. He has constantly managed to garner impressive figures during previous campaigns, and his 27 wicket haul in the previous edition makes it crystal clear why this man is a solid challenger.

  • Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

The ever-elusive spinner from Afghanistan, this man has made a name for himself as one the trickiest spinners to face in the T20 format, owning to the fact that his bowling shows little to no flaws in its execution.  Being able to bowl accurate deliveries, not wavering from his length for even a second, there is no doubt that the Sunrisers would be hugely dependant on him.

  • Kagiso Rabada:
Kagiso Rabada

One cannot list the potential winners of the Purple cap and exclude the defending Purple Cap holder. The South African yorker machine would have his sights trained on retaining the honours for the second year running. He singlehandedly managed to guide his team to their first-ever final, as his clear composure and strong will helped him pull his compatriots through thick and thin. Both he and the fans would be hoping for a repeat of the past season’s heroics, and if he can maintain the same level of form, then he might just retain this honour.

Now, let us move onto the players hoping to stake claim to the Orange Cap, and demolish the entire opposition with their batting prowess

The Orange Cap challengers:

  • K.L. Rahul
KL Rahul

With 670 runs in 14 games, KL Rahul was the best run-scorer in IPL 2020. During the competition, he struck five half-centuries and one century. He also set the record for the highest individual score by an Indian player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a 132-run knock off 69 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore, which featured 14 fours and seven sixes (RCB). He will lead Punjab Kings in the IPL 2021 and is likely to delight fans with his outstanding batting.

  • David Warner
David Warner

David Warner, the captain of Sun Risers Hyderabad, had a successful season in the UAE last year and will be hoping to repeat the same this year. Warner is the only batsman to win the coveted orange cap three times in the Indian Premier League’s history, making him an easy option as one of the top candidates for the Orange Cap this season.

  • Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is one of the most productive batsmen in the Indian Premier League right now. Virat Kohli, the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore club, has been one of the top 10 run scorers in the IPL tournament since 2015. He has a total of 5878 runs in the IPL and also has a total of 973 runs in the 2016 season. His excellent performance in the India against England limiter over series says everything about his ability and also proves that when he is on form, no one stands a chance.

With the start of the new season just around the corner, supporters are dying of excitement as they await the return of their much-loved legends in their respective teams’ colours. As with every edition of the IPL, this one promises to deliver on the promise of nail-biting games determined by players like the ones described above. As a result, it’s impossible not to be thrilled about what this new season has in store for us.

Throughout the various editions of the Indian Premier League, the purple and orange caps have been donned by the highest run-scorer and wicket take of that edition. As such, it is a highly anticipated individual award, and it is no wonder that is already generating buzz throughout the IPL fan bases because these are not just awards, the players who wear these are the pride of their fans and the team.

First off, let us look at the potential challengers for the Purple cap, for nothing is more exhilarating than seeing an ace bowler show the world exactly why they are to be feared.

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