The 38th match of IPL 2022 was played between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) yesterday. There have been many changes in the Orange Cap race after this match. Jos Buttler is still in first place. But another player has entered the top 5. Punjab Kings opener Shikhar Dhawan batted vigorously yesterday. This was Dhawan’s 200th match in the IPL. He made the match really memorable with his batting. He made many records in this match. The race for the Orange Cap has made a strong entry. Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 88 off 58 balls yesterday. He hit nine fours and two sixes in the match.
The summit started slowly. But then his game picked up pace. He hit a driver and recovered the run.
Shikhar Dhawan also crossed the 6,000-run mark in the match against Chennai Super Kings yesterday. He is the second IPL batsman after Virat Kohli to do so. Has scored 302 runs in the top eight matches in IPL 2022. Dhawan’s average this season is 43.14. Its strike rate is 132.45. In the race for Orange Cap, Shikhar is at number three with 302 runs. Only Jos Buttler and KL Rahul are ahead of him.
Top 5 batsmen in the race for Orange Cap
jose butler 7 491
KL Rahul 8 368 peak
Dhawan 8 302
Hardik Pandya 6 295
Tilak Verma 8 272