The first game of the season ended in Chennai Super Kings‘ defeat. Both the teams had a lot of positives to take away from the game. However, as the first game has finally come to a halt, the competitive analysis has finally begun. Read below to find out how players gave fared at the Orange Cap list after the first game.
Ruturaj and Shubman go big
After the first game, Ruturaj Gaikwad has emerged as the leading run-scorer. Gaikwas smashed 92 runs in 50 balls to take the top spot in the Orange Cap list. Gaikwad’s inners included 4 fours and 9 sixes.
Another Indian opener who impressed in today’s game was Shubman Gill. Gill carried his international form into the IPL and was the highest run scorer for Gujarat Titans in the game. With an inning of 63 runs in just 36 balls, Gill has taken the second spot in the Orange Cap race.
A lot of other batters got the starts but couldn’t capitalize on them and failed. Vijay Shankar looked impressive but could only manage 27 runs in 21 balls. However, he was pivotal in orchestrating a partnership with Shubman Gill that eventually helped Gujarat get home . Vijay ended the game as number 3 on the Orange Cap list.
Next in line is another Gujarat batter Wriddhiman Saha. Saha has been given just one job by the Gujarat camp and that is to smash without worry. The right-handed wicketkeeper batter gave Gujarat a flying start as he scored 25 runs in just 16 balls.
Moeen Ali and Sai Sudarshan also made it into the twenties but didn’t go further. Other players who failed to make it big include Hardik Pandya, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ben Stokes. However, it is only the first game of the season and there are going to be a lot of changes in the list as the season will progress.
Orange Cap after GT vs CSK Game 1:
|Rank||player||team||Matches Played||run||Highest||Strike Rate||Average|
|1.||Ruturaj Gaikwad||Chennai Super Kings||1||92||92||184.00||92.00|
|2.||Shubman Gill||Gujarat Titans||1||63||63||175.00||63.00|
|3.||Vijay Shankar||Gujarat Titans||1||27||27||128.57||27.00|
|4.||Wriddhiman Saha||Gujarat Titans||1||25||25||156.25||25.00|
|5.||Moeen Ali||Chennai Super Kings||1||twenty three||twenty three||135.29||23.00|
|6.||Sai Sudarshan||Gujarat TItans||1||twenty two||twenty two||129.41||22.00|
|7||Shivam Dube||Chennai Super Kings||1||19||19||105.55||19.00|
|8||Rahul Tewatia||Gujarat Giants||1||15||15||107.14||–|
|9||MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings||1||14||14||200.00||–|
|10||Ambati Rayudu||Chennai Super Kings||1||12||12||100.00||12.00|