Abhijit Chowdhury

Entertainment is going to be back. Yes, we all are eagerly waiting for IPL to start. International cricket, in the form of test matches, has already made its way in this new normal world. But amid this gloomy doomy period of the pandemic, what we need is excitement. And IPL might just be the perfect dose of entertainment for Indians and cricket fans to at least look away from the pandemic situation. And while talking about T20 cricket entertainment, how can we not talk about big sixes and classy boundaries from the bats of the likes of Kohli and Rohit. And also, after a prolonged gap, who can hold on to the consistency? In a go, if I may ask, who is going to win this year’s, Orange Cap? So here is my list of players, who I think is capable of scoring the most in this season:

1. Virat Kohli

No second guess why this man is on the list. Captaining RCB might not bring him much success, but the Indian Captain did enjoy success as a batsman dawning the RCB colors. Virat is the overall leading run-scorer in the tournament with his tally counting 5412. He holds the record of the highest run in a single season (973 runs in IPL2016). And the ever-hungry Kohli making his way back to cricket is bound to become a treat to watch. 

2. Rohit Sharma

The only batsman who challenged Kohli’s consistency in white-ball cricket in the past few years, Rohit as the captain of Mumbai Indians is one of the most successful batsmen in the history of the tournament. Rohit has 4898 runs in the IPL against his name. Though Rohit never won the Orange Cap in IPL, if he can repeat his form of World Cup; he would not just win the cap but also the ultimate trophy. Because when Rohit gets going, there is no stopping him.

3. K.L. Rahul

K.L Rahul can do everything. With the form of his life behind him, Rahul is one of the most favorites to win this year’s Orange cap. Though his past performance in IPL is not that great with only 1977 runs to his name playing 67 matches; Rahul surely would be the player to watch for this season. And with the responsibility of captaincy on his shoulders, he would love to lead from the front and show his team.

4. David Warner

The only foreigner in my list is him. Captaining SRH has been a career-changing thing for Dave. His talent was known before that too. But it was this tournament that made his path back to cricket after the ‘Sandpaper scandal’ smooth. With a memorable triple century against Pakistan a few months back David will be back in IPL with more hunger. Warner has 4706 IPL runs to his name to date, and would love to amass much more this season.

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