In a spectacular display of boundary-hitting, the Mumbai Indians team soared to victory in their match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede stadium. With Suryakumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera leading the charge, the team effortlessly chased down a daunting target of 200 runs, securing their place at No. 3 in the IPL 2023 standings. However, the Orange Cap has seen some ground-breaking changes after tonight’s encounter.
Faf continues his purple patch
After his latest outing against the Mumbai Indians, RCB’s skipper Faf du Plessis has cemented his top spot on the Orange Cap list. The South African was in sublime form tonight as well, scoring 65 runs in just 41 balls, including 5 fours and 3 sixes. Faf put up a partnership of 120 runs for the 3rd wicket with Glenn Maxwell and brought RCB’s innings back on track after losing 2 wickets for just 16 runs. The duo played a pivotal role in taking RCB’s score to 199 in 20 overs.
With this inning, Faf has amassed 576 runs to his name in 11 games at an average of 57.60, with his best score being 84. He has taken a commendable lead of 99 runs from Yashasvi Jaiswal, who is in the 2nd spot with 476 runs in the same number of games. Faf’s opening partner and former RCB skipper Virat Kohlihowever, failed to deliver as he was dismissed for just 1 run in the first over by Jason Behrendorff. Despite that, Virat is still in the 5th spot with 420 runs in 11 games.
Surya announces his arrival in the Orange Cap race
Suryakumar Yadav has been in top form in the ongoing IPL tournament, and his latest knock has helped him enter the race for the Orange Cap. The Mumbai Indians batsman picked up his form after a slow start to the tournament, scoring 376 runs in 11 games at an average of 34.18.
With his latest innings, Yadav has moved up to the 8th spot on the Orange Cap list, and he has the best strike rate of 186.13 among all the batters in the top 10. His ability to score runs quickly and effortlessly has made him a key player for the Mumbai Indians, and he has played a major role in their recent recovery. Even in today’s encounter, Mumbai Indians were able to chase down a total of 200 in just 16.3 overs because of a Suryakumar special.
Orange Cap list after MI vs RCB Match 54:
|Rank||player||team||Matches Played||run||Highest||Strike Rate||Average|
|1.||Faf du Plessis||Royal Challengers Bangalore||11||576||84||157.80||57.60|
|2.||Yashasvi Jaiswal||Rajasthan Royals||11||477||124||160.60||43.36|
|3.||Shubman Gill||Gujarat Titans||11||469||94*||143.42||46.90|
|4.||Devon Conway||Chennai Super Kings||11||458||92*||139.20||57.25|
|5.||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore||11||420||82*||133.75||42.00|
|6.||Jos Buttler||Rajasthan Royals||11||392||95||143.58||35.64|
|7.||Ruturaj Gaikwad||Chennai Super Kings||11||384||92||148.26||42.67|
|8.||Suryakumar Yadav||Mumbai Indians||11||376||83||186.13||34.18|
|9.||Kyle Mayers||Lucknow Super Giants||11||359||73||152.11||32.64|
|10.||Shikhar Dhawan||Punjab Kings||8||349||99*||143.62||58.17|