David Warner ranks third on the leaderboard for the TATA IPL 2023 orange cap. This portion shows that the team’s condition is irrelevant for batters to leave a lasting impact. Delhi Capitals is still at the bottom of the list regarding the ten teams in the tournament, but their skipper has done enough to feature in the prestigious list of batters.
Warner appears on the list with a total of 306 runs scored across 7 matches at a strike rate of 119.53. There is a minor dip for his brave 21 off 20 balls in the previous game versus Sunrisers Hyderabad. He closely follows CSK opener David Conway, who is only eight runs ahead of him with the same number of matches.
RCB skipper Plessis sits at the top of the list with 405 runs. This comes when RCB’s qualification hugely depends on how the upcoming games go for the Gujarat Titans. RCB has a lower NRR to enter the Top Four at the moment. This is likely to change when the Gujarat Titans face the Mumbai Indians on April 25, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. IST.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is one of the top five candidates for the TATA IPL 2023 Orange Cap. His performance in the opening matches has been subpar, but his scores are sufficient to maintain a chance of reaching the summit of the rankings. Ruturaj is batting around 270 runs, while KL Rahul, the captain of the LSG, is only 8 runs away from balancing the power.
In the TATA IPL 2023, the condition of a team is less likely to influence any batter for an additional reason. With the exception of their last two matches against LSG and RCB, Rajasthan Royals have been exceptional throughout the tournament. The team is ranked second despite having only one Orange Cap batter in the Top Ten.
Jos Buttler has scored 244 runs in 7 innings at a strike rate of 145.24.
Warner had a chance to climb a little higher, but the bowling pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium brought his score down. The conditions went too far when the skipper lost his opening partner, Phil Salt, for zero runs in one ball. Mitchell Marsh followed to score 25 runs off 15 balls, but he also brought up a debatable topic among commentators and fans.
Many believe that an Indian set batter would have been a better choice to play up in the order, leaving foreign batters for later power shots in death overs. Some top cricket betting sites were inclined toward the chasing side, for the target was indeed low—145. It could have been better had Axar Patel come at the top of the middle order.
Nonetheless, SRH fell short by 7 runs despite having 4 wickets in hand. This gave DC two reasons to celebrate: their second victory for 4 points on the charts, plus David Warner coming up as a contestant for the Orange Cap in TATA IPL 2023.