IPL 2023 is about to go on the floors and all the franchises and think tanks will be looking for the best possible playing XI for the tournament. It is because of the recently held IPL auctions, the tournament will see some new faces and some players who will be making a comeback to the tournament.
Every year there are a few players who stand out because of their individual performances and the IPL committee rewards them for their efforts. T20 cricket is not an easy format and it keeps all the players on their toes.
The batters are always under the spotlight with high expectations and the bowlers are always looking forward to stunning the opposition. When it comes to orange caps, top bookmakers in India tend to give some great odds to all the top batters ahead of the tournament.
3 contenders for the orange cap in IPL 2023
1) Suryakumar Yadav
In the past year, Suryakumar Yadav has turned out to be the power hitter for team India in the T20 format. He has turned himself into Mr. 360 and can decimate any bowler in the world. In 2022, Surya has been part of 31 T20 fixtures and has scored 1164 runs at an average of 46.56 and a strike rate of 187.43.
His credentials are strong for a middle-order batter and that's what will benefit Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 tournament. After a poor season in IPL 2022, Surya will be motivated to leave a mark in IPL 2023 by winning the orange cap.
2) Jos Buttler
Job Buttler completely dominated the IPL 2022 with his fantabulous performances. He performed consecutively in every game and helped Rajasthan Royals reach the final game. In 17 games during IPL 2022, Buttler scored 863 runs at an average of 57.53 and a strike rate of 149.05.
He also scored four centuries and half-centuries during his out in 2022. Buttler has continued his form in international cricket and this is why he holds another chance to win the orange cap in IPL 2022.
3) Virat Kohli
At number three is one of the most talented batsmen in the world, Virat Kohli. The last two seasons have been a nightmare for the former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper. He also witnessed a major dip in his form in international cricket.
However, Kohli made a comeback to his old form in the T20 World Cup and since then he has been performing exceptionally well. There is a high possibility that Virat might continue the momentum in IPL 2022 and might create history by winning another orange cap.