Updated After PBKS vs MI Match 46

It was a mixed day for cricket fans. The first game between the Chennai Super Kings and the Lucknow Super Giantswhich was expected to be a thriller, was washed away after the first innings due to rain. However, the second game compensated for it as Mumbai Indians chased down another 200+ target to defeat Punjab Kings on their own home ground. As the day came to a close, the Orange Cap didn’t see many changes happening.

Shikhar Dhawan back in top 10

Shikhar Dhawanthe captain of the Punjab Kings looked in fine touch today as he gave Punjab Kings an aggressive start upfront. Dhawan made 30 runs in just 20 balls to set Punjab’s innings up on a high note. He was looking very dangerous before he was complete y bamboozled by Piyush Chawla who eventually got him stumped by Ishan Kishan.

However, it was enough for the PBKS skipper to make a comeback into the top 10 Orange Cap list. Dhawan was once leading the race but had to miss a few games because of illness. However, he is now back in his full touch and is giving Punjab some really good starts. He is currently placed on the 10th spot with 292 runs in just 7 games. However, it is worth noting that despite missing out on a few games, Dhawan still has the second-best average among all batters in the top 10 Orange Cap players list.

Mayers fails in a washed-away game

The first game of the day was washed away by rain. Since LSG came into this game without their regular captain, KL Rahula lot was riding on Mayers’ shoulders as he was trusted by the team management to give LSG a good start. However, the Lucknow pitch played tricks again as Mayers fell prey to Moeen Ali, scoring just 14 runs in 17 balls.

Despite failing, Mayers has moved up by one spot and has overtaken David Warner to get placed on the 7th spot in the Orange Cap list. Mayers has 311 runs in 10 games at an average of 31.10. On the other hand, Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad didn’t get a chance to play. But they have been able to save their spots nonetheless.

Orange Cap list after PBKS vs MI Match 46:

Rank player team Matches Played run Highest Strike Rate Average
1. Faf du Plessis Royal Challengers Bangalore 9 466 84 159.58 58.25
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal Rajasthan Royals 9 428 124 159.70 47.56
3. Devon Conway Chennai Super Kings 10 414 92* 144.25 59.14
4. Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore 9 364 82* 137.87 45.50
5. Ruturaj Gaikwad Chennai Super Kings 10 354 92 145.67 44.25
6. Shubman Gill Gujarat Titans 9 339 67 140.66 37.67
7. Kyle Mayers Lucknow Super Giants 10 311 73 152.45 31.10
8. David Warner Delhi Capitals 9 308 65 118.46 34.22
9. Venkatesh Iyer Kolkata Knight Riders 9 296 104 148.74 32.89
10. Shikhar Dhawan Punjab Kings 7 292 99* 148.97 58.40

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