SRH vs KXIP: David Warner leaves IPL with Orange Cap and a big win
David Warner leaves the IPL with the Orange Cap for most runs this year. © BCCI

Australia opener David Warner signed off his IPL 2019 campaign with another big innings in a big win for Sunrisers Hyderabad to boost the franchise’s chances of making the playoffs.

Warner added an impressive 81 off 56 balls to help set up Sunrisers’ total of 212/6 against Kings XI Punjab in match 48 of IPL 2019, which they won by 45 runs to move to 12 points on the IPL points table.

(READ: I have had time off to work harder on my game: David Warner)

On the Orange Cap table for most runs in IPL 2019, Warner has taken his season tally to 692 runs from 12 innings at an average of 69.20. Warner’s 81 was his ninth 50-plus score of the season. He leaves the IPL as the leading run-getter, 172 ahead of KL Rahul at second place.

IPL 2019 ORANGE CAP TABL FOR MOST RUNS

Orange Cap 2019 latest

Warner will leave India today to link up with his World Cup team-mates at a training camp in Brisbane this week. Back in the IPL after serving a 12-month ban, Warner has lit up the tournament with his aggressive batting. In 12 innings, he scored one century and eight half-centuries to consistently wear the Orange Cap this season.

(READ: IPL 2019 points table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap holders)

SRH have moved closer to the IPL playoffs, but with their best batsman Warner gone they lack a massive influence up front. With Jonny Bairstow, who left the IPL a week before, Warner repeatedly put on big opening stands.

The likely replacement for Warner will be New Zealand opener Martin Guptill who has not got a game this IPL season.