Kings XI Punjab skipper K.L. Rahul won the Orange Cap after scoring 670 runs from 14 games in the 2020 Indian Premier League in the UAE. He finished on top with the most number of runs this edition with an average of 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.34.
“A big thank you to all the supporters. Winning the Orange Cap feels nice, but it would’ve been nicer if we had gone further in the tournament. However, I got to learn a lot about being a leader this tournament,” Rahul said. He also won the Gamechanger of the season award.
Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan came second with 618 runs in 17 games after he scored just 15 runs in 13 balls in the final against Mumbai Indians. Dhawan and Rahul were the only batsmen who managed to cross 600 runs this season.
KXIP finished sixth in the points table with 12 points from 14 matches and were unable to make it to the play-offs. The Punjab side made a remarkable comeback after a forgettable start to this year’s IPL, and posed stiff competition to the other teams in the race for the play-offs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner (548 runs in 16 matches), Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer (519 runs in 17 matches) and Quinton de Kock (503 runs in 16 matches) made up the top five in the list of players with the most runs.
Kagiso Rabada of Delhi Capitals won the Purple Cap after finishing on top with a total of 30 wickets at the end of the IPL. The Capitals made it to their maiden IPL final, only to be beaten by the mighty Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets on Tuesday after the defending champions smoothly chased down the total of 157.
Mumbai Indians, in addition to lifting a record fifth IPL title, also received the Fairplay award.
Rajasthan Royals’ Jofra Archer was adjudged the Most Valuable Player this season, and Devdutt Padikkal of Royal Challengers Bangalore received the Emerging Player award.