Tata IPL 2022 is finally started! Cricket fans in India and around the world are in for an incredible dose of non-stop cricket action for this 15th edition of the Indian Premier League that kicked off on March 26th, 2022. While most online IPL betting fans are focusing more on IPL match predictions, let’s go another route and look at possible contenders for the prestigious Orange and Purple Caps.
What are the Purple Cap and the Orange Cap?
For those who aren’t familiar, the Orange Cap is given to the player who has scored the most runs in a season, while the Purple Cap is given to the player who has taken the most wickets.
Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, David Warner, Lasith Malinga, Matthew Hayden, and Dwayne Bravo are among the cricketing greats who have claimed these awards in the past.
These individual awards were previously known as the Purple Cap and the Orange Cap. But beginning with IPL 2022, they will be renamed the Aramco Orange Cap and Aramco Purple Cap. This is because the BCCI has signed Saudi Aramco as a sponsor for the upcoming season. According to reports, Aramco will pay INR 65 crore per year to sponsor the two individual awards.
Predictions for the Orange Cap winner of IPL 2022
Virat Kohli is the most likely winner of the coveted orange cap this year. After relinquishing Captaincy of the Indian team across all formats and RCB, he will be eager to prove his worth as the world’s best batsman. He’ll be able to focus more on his batting now that he’s free of the extra responsibilities.
The second name that comes to mind is K L Rahul, who is in the best shape of his life and would like to justify his position as captain of the new franchisee.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the third name on the list. He has been consistently scoring heavily for the last two seasons. He is regarded as a future batting star across all three formats.
Predictions for the Purple Cap winner of IPL 2022
When we think of a winner in this section, the first name that comes to mind is Jaspreet Bumrah. The bowler of all seasons and pitches will be enthralled by the Mumbai and Pune pitches, which will aid his bowling craft and help him become a worthy winner of this cap.
Or will Harshal Patel take home the purple cap for the second time? In the previous season, it was nearly impossible to pick Harshal Patel’s dipping slower balls at death overs. He can be a nightmare and pick a lot of wickets this season as well if he gets his slower balls just right.
Predictions for the Most Valuable Player of IPL 2022
Glen Maxwell of RCB and Andre Russel of KKR are the two names that stand out in this category. The pitches on which most of the matches will be played are ideal for their power-hitting, making them the tournament’s standout performers.
These are not the only awards that will be given during IPL 2022. Don’t forget the Maximum Sixes Award, Player of the match (Final), and Emerging Player of the Year.
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