Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner leads the tally for most runs in the 2019 edition after 13 matches in the league with 254 runs in just three matches at a stellar strike-rate of 175.17. PHOTO BCCI
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner leads the tally for most runs in the 2019 edition after 13 matches in the league with 254 runs in just three matches at a stellar strike-rate of 175.17. PHOTO BCCI

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner leads the tally for most runs in the 2019 edition of the IPL after 13 matches in the league with 254 runs in just three matches at a stellar strike-rate of 175.17.

The Orange Cap is given to the top performers with the bat throughout the T20 tournament as a token of admiration for the best batsman, and Warner, returning to the IPL after missing out the previous season owing to ball-tampering scandal has played like a man possessed, and already has one hundreds and two fifties to his name. While his 53-ball 85-run knock in his team’s season opener failed to hand his team a win, his next two knocks 69 against Rajasthan Royals and 100* against Royal Challengers Bangalore saw the team win back-to-back games at home.

Second on the list is Warner’s opening partner and IPL newbie Jonny Bairstow with 198 runs in three matches, striking at 166.38. The majority of those runs for the England wicketkeeper-batsman came in the third game against Bangalore in which he scored a scintillating 114 off 56, even outscoring Warner.

Third on the  list is Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell with 159 runs in three matches, at a whopping strike-rate of 248.43. The big Jamaican’s brutal hitting down the order had been instrumental in Kolkata winning  two matches out of three.

Delhi CapitalsRishabh Pant is fourth on the list with 153 runs in four matches with a best of 78 not out against Mumbai Indians, in Delhi’s season opener. However, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman has been guilty of throwing away his wicket at crucial junctures of the game.

Rajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson, on the back of a 102* against Sunrisers Hyderabad is at No.5 with 140 runs in three matches, while Delhi’s Shikhar Dhawan with one fifty to his name in three matches is at No.6 with 140 runs in four matches.

Chris Gayle, who missed Kings XI Punjab’s last match, owing a niggle is at seventh position with 139 runs in three matches, while young Nitish Rana of Kolkata is currently on eighth with 132 runs in three matches. Delhi opener Prithvi Shaw had 130 runs in four matches and is at ninth, largely on the back of his 99 against Kolkata. Completing the top-ten run-getters this season so far is Punjab’s Mayank Agarwal with 129 runs in four matches.

Highest run-getters in IPL 2019:

Position Players Matches Runs Highest Score Average Strike-Rate
1 David Warner 3 254 100* 127.00 175.17
2 Jonny Bairstow 3 198 114 66.00 166.38
3 Andre Russell 3 159 62 79.50 248.43
4 Rishabh Pant 4 153 78* 51.00 188.88
5 Sanju Samson 3 140 102* 70.00 155.55
6 Shikhar Dhawan 4 140 51 35.00 120.69
7 Chris Gayle 3 139 79 46.33 165.47
8 Nitish Rana 3 132 68 44.00 159.03
9 Prithvi Shaw 4 130 99 32.50 166.66
10 Mayank Agarwal 4 129 58 32.25 146.59

The Indian Premier League (IPL) commends the highest run-getter with The Orange Cap. The Orange Cap is given to the top performers with the bat throughout the T20 tournament as a token of admiration for the best batsman.