IPL 2021: Avesh Khan of Delhi Capitals moves strongly towards Purple Cap, Shikhar Dhawan captures Orange Cap

Shikhar Dhawan’s superb batting and Amit Mishra’s lethal bowling helped Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Capitals by 6 wickets in the 13th match of IPL 2021. The target of 138 runs was achieved by Delhi losing four wickets. Mumbai Indians batted first after winning the toss and could only score 137 runs in 20 overs. Like Delhi Capitals, young bowler Avesh Khan also impressed with his bowling and took two wickets for 15 runs. With this, Avesh Khan has taken another step towards the Purple Cap.

Avesh Khan has reached number two in the list of highest wicket-takers in IPL 2021 so far. He has a total of 8 wickets in his name. Harsha Patel of RCB is at number one on this list and currently holds the Purple Cap. Four of the top 5 bowlers are Indians. Trent Boult is the only foreign bowler in this list.

Top 5 bowlers of all time wickets in IPL 2021

Rankplayer nameTeamThe wicket
1Harshal PatelRoyal Challengers Bangalore9
2Avesh KhanDelhi capitals8
3Rahul ChaharMumbai Indians8
4Trent BoltMumbai Indians6
5Chetan SakariyaRajasthan Royals6

After the Purple Cap, talk about Orange Cap and Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan is in possession of it. Dhawan scored 45 runs in the match against Delhi. He is at the top by scoring 231 runs in four matches. Dhawan played a stunning 92 in the match against RCB, snatching the orange cap from Glenn Maxwell of Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have a record 176 runs. At number three in this list is Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul, who has 157 runs in his name. The top 5 batsmen include KKR’s Nitish Rana and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, who have scored 155 and 138 runs respectively. Rohit scored a 44-run knock against Delhi yesterday. 

Top 5 batsmen to have scored the highest runs in IPL 2021 so far

Rankplayer nameTeamRun
1Shikhar DhawanDelhi capitals231
2Glen MaxwellRoyal Challengers Bangalore176
3Lokesh RahulPunjab kings157
4Nitish RanaKolkata Knight Riders155
5Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians138

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