Faf du Plessis, the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore has claimed the fourth spot on the most scored runs list after playing a sensible knock against Gujarat Titans on Monday. Here in this article, we have talked about the List of Top 5 for IPL 2022 Orange Cap Contenders.
While chasing a target of 169 in a do or die game, Du Plessis played a crucial inning of 44 runs off 38 balls and did a 115 runs partnership with Virat Kohli for the first wicket to guide his team to win the game.
The right-hand batter with his innings edged past David Warner (427 runs) to claim the fourth spot. Jos Butler, the destructive opener of team Rajasthan remains firm at the top of the table with 627 runs in 13 games, while the skipper of already qualified LSG, KL Rahul with 537 runs was at second.
The 37-year-old Du Plessis, who was just short of 400 runs and was at 10th place before the start of the game, climbed up to fourth with his impressive 44 runs knock, which he scored at a strike rate of 115.78.
So far in IPL 2022, he has scored 443 runs with an average of 34.08 in 14 matches.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap Contenders:
|3||Quinton De Kock||14||502||38.62||149.40|
|4||Faf Du Plessis||14||443||34.08||130.67|
After setting the platform to reach the 169 run target, the skipper got out on 44, Virat Kohli’s back in form knock of 73, and the quick show of Glenn Maxwell (40 off 18) in the last couple of overs helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to beat Gujarat Titans.
Earlier, the bowlers of RCB did a great job by restricting the table-toppers Gujarat Titans at just 168 runs in 20 overs. For RCB, Josh Hazlewood bagged two wickets, while Glenn Maxwell and Wanindu Hasaranga took a wicket each.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently in fourth place with 16 points on the points table and they will have to wait till the DC vs MI match results in order to know whether they will qualify for the playoffs or not.
Delhi Capitals, who will play their last league game against Mumbai on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium, are at the 5th spot with 14 points and if they win the game against MI, then they will edge past RCB and book the final qualifying spot for playoffs, but if they lose then RCB will qualify for the IPL 2022 playoffs.