Gujarat Titans' Shubman Gill bags 'Orange Cap' , pacer Mohammed Shami gets 'Purple Cap'

Sports Tuesday 30/May/2023 10:17 AM
Gujarat Titans' Shubman Gill bags 'Orange Cap' , pacer Mohammed Shami gets 'Purple Cap'

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Titans' (GT) star batter Shubman Gill on Monday became the Orange Cap holder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 with 890 runs in the season.

Gill has ended the IPL 2023 with the Orange Cap on his head, becoming the youngest player to do so. In 17 matches, he has scored 890 runs at an average of 63.57 and a strike rate of 158.08, with three centuries and four fifties and best score of 129. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf Du Plessis claimed the second spot in the tally with 730 runs in 14 innings while CSK opener Devon Conway (672) clinched the third spot. RCB batter Virat Kohli with 639 runs is in the fourth position while Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Yashasvi Jaiswal is in the fifth position with 625 runs.

He has the second-highest runs by a player in an IPL season. At the top is Virat, who scored 973 runs at an average of 81.08 in 16 innings, with four centuries and seven fifties. Gill has overtaken David Warner, who scored 848 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 season, which they won, and Jos Buttler, who scored 863 runs for Rajasthan Royals in the 2022 season.

Gill also has the fourth-highest boundary count in an IPL season. He has hit 85 fours and 33 sixes, a total of 118 boundaries. At the top is England's Jos Buttler, who scored 128 boundaries, with 83 fours and 45 sixes in the 2022 season for Rajasthan Royals.

Gill also has the second-highest boundary count by an Indian, with Virat Kohli at the top with 121 boundaries, consisting of 83 fours and 38 sixes.

Gujarat Titans (GT)'s pacer Mohammed Shami walked away with the 'Purple Cap' for the most wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 following his side's loss to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final at Ahmedabad on Monday.

In 17 matches, Shami took 28 wickets at an average of 18.64 and an economy rate of 8.03. He had the best bowling figures of 4/11 in the tournament. This is Shami's most successful IPL season since his debut back in 2013. After receiving the 'Purple Cap', Shami said, "(On powerplay bowling) It is always enjoyable for the viewers, but difficult to execute. Only two fielders allowed outside, lots of responsibility but that's my role in the team. If you are bowling in the right areas, you will get rewards - be in red ball or white ball."

However, Shami was expensive in the final as he gave away 29 runs in three overs with an economy rate of 9.70.

Mohit Sharma from GT is at second place with 27 wickets in 14 matches. These wickets have come at an average of 13.37, an economy rate of 8.17, with the best bowling spell of 5/10. Having last played for India back in 2015 and playing in his first IPL since 2020, Mohit has scripted a memorable comeback.