Gautam Gambhir replaces Hashim Amla from the top spot © AFP
Gautam Gambhir replaces Hashim Amla from the top spot © AFP

The month of April means the onset of the scorching heat and also one of the most awaited T20 tournaments in India – Indian Premier League (IPL). The ongoing edition has already been a roller-coaster ride with some thrilling finishes. IPL has given opportunities to budding cricketers to showcase their calibre and many batsmen have even found their name on the national side. As every year one of the most exciting and prestigious honour in IPL is the orange and purple cap. Orange cap is awarded to the person who ends with the most runs in the tournament. The cap round starts when all the teams have played a game each. Full Cricket Scorecard, Rising Pune Supergiant vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Match 9

IPL 2017 has already seen most of the teams play their second round of matches. The competition was tough. But Gautam Gambhir retains the top spot removing Hashim Amla. Gambhir is leading the chart with 305 runs from 8 games. He has 3 fifties to his name and is closely followed by KXIP’s Amla. He is being followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Gujarat Lions’ skipper David Warner (282) and Suresh Raina (275) respectively. Nitish Rana of MI has been removed from the top 5 with Steven Smith chipping in with 275 runs.

Here’s the full list:

Players Teams M I R HS AVG 100s 50s
Gautam Gambhir Kolkata Knight Riders 8 8 305 76* 50.83 0 3
Hashim Amla Kings XI Punjab 7 7 299 104* 59.80 1 2
David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 7 282 76* 56.40 0 2
Suresh Raina Gujarat Lions 7 7 275 84 55 0 2
Steven Smith Rising Pune Supergiant 7 7 275 84* 55 0 2

* This table was updated after the conclusion of RPS vs KKR clash (Match 30).