With the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) coming to an end on 27 May, we saw some outstanding effort with both bat and ball in this highly-contested tournament this year. Almost every game lived up to the hype that IPL generates.
In IPL 2018 final, we have two top sides Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on each other and rightfully so. Going by how these two teams have played in the tournament, it would not be a shocker if Sunday's encounter goes down the wire as well.
Alongside the exciting matches, the race for individual honours also caught everyone's eyes.
Three batsmen – KL Rahul, Kane Williamson and Rishabh Pant – breached the 600-run mark. Rishabh Pant amassed 684 runs runs from 14 matches. Williamson has scored 688 runs in 16 games that he has played while KL Rahul has scored 659 runs from 14 matches.
Whilst, on the back some consistent performance, another Kings XI Punjab player, Andrew Tye, has surged ahead in the battle of the purple cap. Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner Rashid Khan follows at second place.
Here is the updated list of the highest run scorer (Orange Cap) and leading wicket-taker (Purple Cap) in IPL 2018 so far.
Orange Cap Holder:
Sunrisers Hyderabad's Kane Williamson has returned to the top of the pole to get the Orange Cap back. He was in sublime form this season and is the leading run-scorer so far having made 688 runs in 16 innings, which include eight half-centuries at an average of 52.92 and a brilliant strike rate of 143.33.
Purple Cap Holder:
Andrew Tye, a renowned T20 specialist, sits atop of the wicket-takers chart, having bagged 24 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 18.66 and an impressive economy of 8.00. He has made optimum use of his shrewd variations to bamboozle the batsmen.