A total of 29 matches have been played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Shikhar Dhawan, the victorious hero of the Delhi Capitals, once again took the lead in the Orange Cap race. Shikhar Dhawan scored an innings of 69 runs and the Orange cap has once again come to its head after this innings. Dhawan has scored a total of 380 runs in his account. Thus, he has left Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul behind. Rahul was hospitalized after appendicitis and was unable to play against the Delhi Capitals. Mayank Agarwal notched 99 not out as the top five contenders in the Orange Cap race but was replaced by the Punjab Kings.
Top 5 batsmen to score the most runs in IPL 2021
|Range||Name of the player||Team||Run|
|1||Shikhar Dhawan||The capitals of Delhi||380|
|2||Lokesh Rahul||The Kings of the Punjab||331|
|3||Faf du Plassey||Chennai Superkings||320|
|4||Prithvi Shah||The capitals of Delhi||308|
|5||Sanju Samson||Rajasthan Royals||277|
Speaking of Purple Cap, Herschel Patel is still at the forefront of this list. Chris Morris has strengthened his place in the list by taking three wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Maurice has now reached number three on this list.
Top 5 bowlers of all time wickets in IPL 2021
|Range||Name of the player||Team||Wicket|
|1||Herschel Patel||Royal Challengers Bangalore||17|
|2||Awesh Khan||The capitals of Delhi||14|
|3||Chris Morris||Rajasthan Royals||14|
|4||Rahul Chahar||Mumbai Indians||11|
|5||Rashid Khan||Sunrisers Hyderabad||10|
Speaking of the first match, Rajasthan Royals scored 220 for three in 20 overs. Jose Butler scored a stunning 124. In addition, skipper Sanju Samson contributed 48 runs. David Warner did not get a chance to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Before the match, Kern Williamson was given command of the team to replace Warner. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Manish Pandey has scored a maximum of 31 runs. The entire team could manage 165 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs and Rajasthan Royals won by 55 runs.
In the second match, the Punjab Kings also started playing without their regular captains. Mayank Agarwal took the captaincy instead of KL Rahul and played an amazing innings of 99 off 58 balls. However, they did not get much support from the other end and the entire team could only score 166 for six in 20 overs. In reply, the Delhi Capitals set the target by losing three wickets in 17.4 overs and won the match by seven wickets. Shikhar Dhawan scored 69 not out.