The IPL season is all set to the place in the United Arab Emirates this year. Well, the grounds in the gulf country are not new to anyone as most people remember the iconic Desert Storm innings by Indian Legend Sachin Tendulkar at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Ever since the early 2000s international cricket paused in the UAE due to a lot of fixing approaches being made in the country.
Despite all those fixing scandals, the IPL returned to the UAE in 2014 for the first leg of the tournament because of the general elections in India. Post that, UAE were also hosts for the 2018 Asia cup where India emerged winners.
Though the pitches in the UAE don’t offer much to the bowlers as they’re normally flat decks and with short boundaries on either side make it a very batting pitch. Which is why we expect more high scoring games this season and again when we talk about high scoring games, we also talk about the batsman who’d notch up high scores for their team.
Let’s Take A Look At The Top 5 Orange Cap Contenders Of IPL 2020:
The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper is one of the prime candidates for the orange cap this year. He previously won the Orange Cap in 2016 wherein he scored 973 runs, which included 4 centuries. He also holds the record for the most number of centuries and for scoring the most amount of runs in one IPL season.
As a captain, Kohli hasn’t been the most successful for RCB but as a batsman, he’s always been among the runs for the Bangalore based franchise. Though Kohli wasn’t in the best form during the New Zealand series but a player of Virat Kohli’s status can never be counted out.