IPL 2020 Best Scorer Batsman Who Could Claim Orange Cap (Top Batsman Prediction)

The Indian Premier League is now twelve years old and it is a tournament more of a batsman than a bowler and IPL fans enjoy the rain of Sixes and fours more than a wicket. Every single season of Indian Premier League is dominated by batsmen and the batsman who scores the maximum runs in IPL awarded with Orange Cap. 

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In the 12 years of Indian Premier League, only three Indian batsmen have won the Orange Cap so far.  Sachin Tendulkar won it in IPL 2010, Robin Uthappa in 2014, and Virat Kohli was the Orange Cap winner in 2016. 

IPL 2020 potential Orange Cap Winners, are the best batsmen in IPL 2020. On the other hand, we have a list of batsmen who have done a tremendous job in the previous T20 matches to claim the best batsman of IPL 2020 UAE edition. 

Here is the list of best batsmen of IPL 2020 Teams along with their ICC Ranking.

Batsman NameIPL TeamT20I Rank
KL RahulKings XI Punjab2nd
Virat KohliRoyal Challengers Bangalore10th
Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians11th
David WarnerSunrisers Hyderabad18th
Rishabh PantDelhi CapitalsN/A

There have been numerous batsmen who have scored big runs consistently in the Indian Premier League. These batsmen amused their fans with their splendid batting over the years and will look to do the same in the upcoming IPL 2020 UAE which is just 20 days away now.

Here we’ll look at the five players who are top contenders to win the Orange Cap in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League.

KL Rahul KXIP (Kings XI Punjab)

KL Rahul - Kings XI Punjab - Best batsman
KL Rahul from KXIP – Potential Best Scorer

Kings XI Punjab Skipper KL Rahul is a strong contender to win Orange Cap in this year’s IPL. He is stylish and probably one of the best T20 batsmen in India. Rahul scored 659 runs in IPL 2018 season and 593 runs in IPL 2019 and became second and third highest run scorer in IPL 2018 and 19 respectively. KL Rahul is leading the charts of top run scorers in India in T20Is this year. If the 27-year-old-right-hander continues his form in this IPL, he’ll surely be the winner of the Orange Cap. 

David Warner SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) IPL 2020 best batsman
David Warner from SRH Potential Best Scorer

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s run machine David Warner is also a strong contender in IPL Orange Cap’s winner race. Warner is the only player in Indian Premier League who have won the Orange Cap three times (2015, 2017 and 2019). David Warner has always been a consistent performer in IPL and his stats proves it.From the last few seasons, Warner is consistently scoring 500 plus runs in IPL. He has scored more runs than any other overseas player in the Indian Premier League and he is at no.4 on the list of top run scorers in IPL In the upcoming IPL 2020 season in UAE, He is eying on 4th Orange Cap. 

Virat Kohli RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Virat Kohli - Royal Challengers Bangalore - IPL 2020 UAE Best Scorer
Virat Kohli from RBC – Potential Best Scorer

The Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Kohli is one of the prime contenders for the Orange Cap in this year’s IPL. King Kohli is the highest run scorer in IPL so far with 5412 runs. Kohli has one Orange Cap in 2016 IPL season after making a record 973 runs in 16 matches. In the 2016 season, Virat Kohli also scored 4 centuries which is also a record. He scored 464 runs in the IPL 2019, including one century. According to Virat, 2019 IPL season wasn’t good for him as he could not meet his standards set by himself. Probably he”ll perform well for the team under the circumstances of the UAE. 

Rohit Sharma MI (Mumbai Indians)

Rohit Sharma - Mumbai Indians - IPL 2020 UAE
Rohit Sharma MI – Potential Best Batsman in IPL 2020

Sharma is known as the Hit man in Indian Cricket team and is the most successful captain in IPL as he led Mumbai Indians to 4 IPL titles in last 7 years. Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run scorer in the IPL so far with 4898 runs but he is unlucky to win Orange Cap till now. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in IPL. After a few seasons disappointing with the bat, Sharma is certainly due for a big one.

Rishabh Pant DC (Delhi Capitals)

Rishabh Pant - Delhi Capitals - Dream11 IPL 2020
Rishabh Pant DC – Could be the best IPL 2020 Batsman

Young talent Rishabh Pant from IPL franchise Delhi Capitals doesn’t need any introduction. His performance in Indian Premier League is very outstanding. In Delhi Capitals team, he is a match winner performer. Pant scored 488 runs in IPL 2019 season for DC team. He missed his IPL Orange Cap but his batting was a bright ray for the Delhi Capitals team. From almost four year, he has been the most important part of the IPL team. Pant has scored 1centuryand 11 IPL fifties against his name and Delhi Capital is looking for more from the youngster in IPL 2020. 

IPL UAE Bating Vs Bowling Pitch analysis

IPL season 2020 is being held on the grounds of the United Arab Emirates. This time the weather is different, pitches are different so the outcome will also be different. Pitches in Dubai , Sharjah and Abu Dhabi are normally flat and they don’t support bowlers. The boundaries are also short thus makes them a totally batting-friendly pitch. That is why we are expecting more high scoring games in IPL 2020 UAE

Here is the table of Pitch report of Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai along with the pitch rating and T20 matches played on UAE pitches.

Match CenterDateVenueMatch TypePitch RatingOutfield Rating
Afghanistan v Zimbabwe5/2/2019SharjahT20IAverageGood
Pakistan v New Zealand31/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
NAM v SGP26/10/19Abu DhabiT20GoodVery Good
IRL v NGA26/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
NAM v SGP26/10/19Abu DhabiT20GoodVery Good
IRL v NGA26/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
OMN v CAN25/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
OMN v CAN25/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
SCO v BMU24/10/19Abu DhabiT20GoodVery Good
Pakistan v Australia24/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
SCO v BMU24/10/19Abu DhabiT20GoodVery Good
UAE v Australia22/10/19Abu DhabiT20AverageVery Good
CAN v NGA21/10/19Abu DhabiT20Above AverageVery Good
HKG v UAE21/10/19Abu DhabiT20GoodGood
CAN v NGA21/10/19Abu DhabiT20Above AverageVery Good
HKG v UAE21/10/19Abu DhabiT20GoodGood
JER v NGA19/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
IRL v UAE19/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
JER v NGA19/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
IRL v UAE19/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
HKG v IRL18/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
OMN v UAE18/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
HKG v IRL18/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
OMN v UAE18/10/19Abu DhabiT20Very GoodVery Good
Pakistan v New Zealand4/11/2019DubaiT20Very GoodVery Good
Pakistan v New Zealand2/11/2019DubaiT20Very GoodVery Good
IRL v NLD1/11/2019DubaiT20GoodVery Good
IRL v NLD1/11/2019DubaiT20GoodVery Good
SCO v UAE30/10/19DubaiT20Very GoodVery Good
HKG v OMN30/10/19DubaiT20Very GoodVery Good
SCO v UAE30/10/19DubaiT20Very GoodVery Good
HKG v OMN30/10/19DubaiT20Very GoodVery Good
NAM v OMN29/10/19DubaiT20Very GoodVery Good
NAM v OMN29/10/19DubaiT20Very GoodVery Good
Pakistan v Australia28/10/19DubaiT20GoodVery Good
SCO v NLD27/10/19DubaiT20Above AverageVery Good
PNG v KEN27/10/19DubaiT20GoodVery Good
SCO v NLD27/10/19DubaiT20Above AverageVery Good
PNG v KEN27/10/19DubaiT20GoodVery Good
NLD v BMU26/10/19DubaiT20GoodVery Good
Pakistan v Australia26/10/19DubaiT20GoodVery Good
Pakistan v Sri Lanka26/10/19DubaiT20IGoodGood
NLD v BMU26/10/19DubaiT20GoodVery Good
SCO v KEN19/10/19DubaiT20Above AverageGood
SCO v KEN19/10/19DubaiT20Above AverageGood

Dream11 IPL Best Batsman Survey Poll

Who is the best batsman who will score high in Dream11 IPL 2020?
  • KL Rahul - KXIP 38%, 6 votes
    6 votes 38%
    6 votes - 38% of all votes
  • Virat Kohli - RCB 31%, 5 votes
    5 votes 31%
    5 votes - 31% of all votes
  • Rohit Sharma - MI 19%, 3 votes
    3 votes 19%
    3 votes - 19% of all votes
  • David Warner - SRH 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • Rishabh Pant - DC 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
August 29, 2020 - November 11, 2020
Voting is closed

Rules for IPL Orange Cap

  • IPL Orange Cap is awarded to the highest run-scorer of the tournament.
  • The batsman who scores the highest runs in the tournament would wear the Orange Cap in the field.
  • The batsman with the highest strike rate would be awarded the Orange Cap in case of a tie.
  • The Orange Cap winner who is fielding can wear the Orange Cap until the end of the innings even the opposing batsman has scored more runs than him.

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