David Warner has the Orange Cap © IANS
David Warner has the Orange Cap © IANS

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 got off to a great start as the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) chased down a big score against former champions Mumbai Indians (MI) quite easily at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir shone with bat in the opening encounter of IPL 2015. However, since then Ajinkya Rahane has paved his way to the top of the run-scorer’s charts. READ: IPL 2015 Points Table

The top run scorer in IPL gets the orange cap. Its a huge achievement and recognition for a batsman who consistently does well in this cricket extravaganza. In IPL 2014, KKR’s Robin Uthappa won the orange cap. Following his heroics in Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Uthappa would like to retain it this year as well. But people like Chis Gayle, Murali Vijay, Glenn Maxwell, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner will give him a tough competition. READ: Highest wicket-takers of IPL 2015

Meanwhile Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit, became the second highest scorer in the history of IPL. He  scored his 3,000 runs in the IPL, in the game against defending champions, KKR in the IPL 2015, Match 1 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday. He also became the second batsmen to score 3,000 IPL runs after Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). READ: Most dangerous batsmen in IPL

Here is table of leading run scorers in IPL 2015:

Player Team M I R HS Avg 100s 50s
David Warner SRH 14 14 562 91 43.23 0 7
Ajinkya Rahane RR 14 13 540 91* 49.09 0 4
Lendl Simmons MI 13 13 540 71 45 0 6
AB de Villiers RCB 16 14 513 133* 46.63 1 2
Virat Kohli RCB 16 16 505 82* 45.9 0 3
Chris Gayle RCB 14 14 491 117 40.91 1 2
Rohit Sharma MI 16 16 482 98* 34.42 0 3
Shreyas Iyer DD 14 14 439 83 33.76 0 4
Brendon McCullum CSK 14 14 436 100* 33.53 1 2
JP Duminy DD 14 14 414 78* 41.4 0 4

This table was updated after the IPL 2015 Final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.