List of Top 10 IPL Orange Cap Winners in (2008-23)

IPL Orange Cap Winners List

Indian Premier League is one of the wealthiest cricket leagues in cricket history. IPL is a league representing many awards such as IPL Orange Cap, Purple Cap, Man of the Match, Longest Six, Number of Sixes Awards, etc. In IPL Orange Cap is an award which is given to the batsmen who scored the highest runs in an Indian Premier League season. This award was first introduced in 2008, Since then lots of legendary batsmen from all over the world have been a part of IPL.

But over the 14 match season, it’s the batsmen with most consistency, and exceptional performances with the bat, whose team goes on to reach to the higher stages of the tournament. And to honour their incredible performances in this incredible league is the IPL Orange Cap – awarded to the highest run scorer in the Indian Premier League each year.

In this blog, we can take a look at the List of the IPL Orange Cap Winners (2008-23) from the past 15 seasons of the IPL. Examining the collective performance of these players, their notable innings, and the distinguishing factors that set them apart from others.

let’s look at the list of IPL Orange Cap winners from 2008 – 2023. 

IPL Orange Cap Winners List (2008-2009):

YearPlayerTeamMatchesRunsHighest Score100s50sBatting AverageStrike Rate
2008Shaun MarshPunjab116161151568.44139.68
2009Matthew HaydenChennai12572890552.00144.81
2010Sachin TendulkarMumbai15618890547.53132.61
2011Chris GayleBangalore126081072367.55183.13
2012Chris GayleBangalore157331281761.08160.74
2013Michael HusseyChennai16733950652.35129.5
2014Robin UthappaKolkata16660830544.00137.78
2015David WarnerHyderabad14562910743.23156.54
2016Virat KohliBangalore169731134781.08152.03
2017David WarnerHyderabad146411261458.27141.81
2018Kane WilliamsonHyderabad17735840852.50142.44
2019David WarnerHyderabad126921001869.20143.87
2020KL RahulPunjab14670132*1555.83129.34
2021Ruturaj GaikwadChennai16635101*1445.35136.26
2022Jos ButtlerRajasthan178631164457.53149.05
2023Shubman GillGujarat178901293459.33157.80

IPL Orange Cap Winners List

1. Shubhman Gill

Shubhman Gill

Shubhman Gill is the opener batsman of the Gujarat Titans who won Orange Cap in the 2023 IPL season and registered his name in the list of Orange Cap Winner Batsmen in Indian Premier League. He scored 890 runs in 17 innings where he played 17 matches with an average of 59.33. He had a strike rate of 157.8, with 33 sixes and 85 fours to his name. Gill also scored 3 centuries and four half-centuries. He is a top batsman for Gujarat Titans, he made lots of contributions to his team this season in winning matches. He now has the second most runs in a single IPL Season after Virat Kohli.

2. Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler is the top-order batsman of the Rajasthan Royals who won the Orange Cap in IPL 2022. He scored a total of 863 runs in 17 innings at an average of 57.53, with a healthy and amazing strike rate of 149.05. He is the joint record holder with Virat Kohli, who also smashed four centuries in IPL 2016. He also made a record of 4 centuries in a single IPL season.

3. Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad is one of the youngest batsmen in the Chennai Super Kings teams won the Orange Cap in IPL 2021 and registered his name in the IPL Orange Cap Winners List. He played 16 matches in IPL 2021 where he scored 636 runs with an average of 45.36, he smashed 64 fours and 23 sixes. He is just 24 years old when he won the Orange Cap title in IPL.

4. KL Rahul

KL Rahul

KL Rahul is the Punjab Kings Captain where he scored 670 runs in 14 games in IPL 2020 and won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020. He had an average of 55.83 with a strike rate of 129.34. He scored his best IPL score of 132 runs off just 69 balls against the Royal Challengers Bangalore with seven sixes and fourteen fours.

5. David Warner

David Warner

David Warner is dangerous and skillful batsman who registerd his name third time on the Orange Cap Winners List. He is only batsman in the IPL to own this record to his name. Now he has the most numbers of Orange cap awards(3 times) in the IPL history.  He scored 692 runs in 12 matches with an average of 69.20. His smashed his best IPL season score 100 runs off 55 balls against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Warner also made a record to his name where he and Jhony Bairstow  together secured 185 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad, which is the highest first-wicket partnership in IPL history.

6. Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is the Captain of New Zealand was the winner of Orange Cap in IPL 2018. He played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he smashed 735 runs in 17 innings with an average of 52.50. His highest score of the season IPL season 2018 was 84 runs off 51 balls against the Chennai Super Kings. 

7. David Warner

David Warner

David Warner’s smart and classy batting excellency helped him in winning the Orange Cap again in IPL 2017. His consistency or smashing runs is undisputed made him such a great batsman ever. He smashed 641 runs in 14 innings with an average of 58.27, and his strike rate was 141.81. He scored 126 runs in just 59 balls against the Kolkata Knight Riders, which is still the best IPL innings of his career. 

8. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the winner of the Orange Cap in IPL 2016. He also became the batsman with the most runs in IPL History. Virat Kohli showed his top form during the season and he smashed up 973 runs in  16 matches with an outstanding average of 81.08. He also broke the record for most runs in an IPL season. He also smashed four centuries, where his highest score was 113 in the season.

9. David Warner

David warner

David Warner is the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad who won the Orange Cap in IPL 2015 season. He is the opening batsman of his team Sunrisers Hyderabad. He he smashed 562 runs in 14 matches with an average of 43.23. He gives his teams a quick and steady start to his team which made him a most important player for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

10. Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa is the brilliant player who played for Kolkata Knight Riders won the Orange Cap in IPL 2014. With his brilliant and smart batting he scored 660 runs in 16 matches. Uthappa’s aggressive batting approach and his ability to score quickly made him a vitaland important member of the Kolkata Knight Riders team. He made his best score of 83* off 51 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore.


In the thrilling history of the Indian Premier League, the Orange Cap has adorned the heads of remarkable batsmen. From relentless run machines to boundary architects, these top 10 Orange Cap winners have left an indelible mark on cricket’s grandest T20 stage. Their consistent excellence, dazzling strokes, and record-breaking performances have illuminated the IPL, creating a legacy etched in the annals of cricketing glory.


What are orange cap and purple cap in the IPL?

The Orange and Purple Cap in the IPL are individual awards given to the players at the end of the IPL season. The Orange Cap is given to the player with the highest run tally during the season, while the Purple Cap is bestowed upon the bowler who secures the most wickets throughout the season.

Which player has the most orange caps in IPL?

David Warner has won the most orange caps in the IPL, winning 3 in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Who is the youngest player to win an orange cap in IPL?

Shubman Gill, at 23 years old, became the youngest Aramco Orange Cap holder, succeeding Ruturaj Gaikwad as the previous record holder.

Who got the orange cap in the Women’s Premier League (WPL)?

Australia’s Meg Lanning, also the captain for Delhi Capitals Women’s Team won the 2023 WPL Orange Cap by scoring 345 runs in 9 matches.

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