The craze and the excitement levels of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 are reaching an unprecedented level.
Several players, teams, fans and other stakeholders are gearing up for this cultural and sporting extravaganza of India.
IPL 2023 will witness the home and away format once again after a hiatus of 3 years.
Fans from across India can now enjoy the IPL matches and IPL 2023 promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
One of the major awards in the IPL is the Orange Cap.
It is given to the batter with the maximum number of runs in the tournament.
Till date, David Warner has received the Orange Cap on 3 occasions, which is the maximum thus far. He has won it in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
In this article, we take a look at 5 foreigners who can win the Orange Cap in the upcoming IPL 2023:
1. Faf Du Plessis (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise, Faf Du Plessis will be coming into the tournament with one sole motive: to win the cup for RCB.
Since he is an opener as well of RCB, he can face the maximum number of deliveries in a game.
In 116 IPL games so far, the South African dashing batter has mustered 3403 runs. He has a highest score of 96 in the IPL.
2. David Warner (Delhi Capitals)
The recipient of the Orange Cap award on 3 occasions, David Warner is a run-machine in the IPL.
He is presently sitting in the 3rd position in the list of most runs in the cash-rich league and is behind only Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.
In 162 matches, the southpaw has amassed 5881 runs.
He will be leading the Delhi Capitals (DC) side in IPL 2023 in the absence of Rishabh Pant and will have his task cut-out.
It will be interesting to see as to how David Warner approaches his gameplay in this edition of the IPL.
3. Quinton De Kock (Lucknow Super Giants)
The wicket-keeper batter of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Quinton De Kock will be one of the most valuable assets of the Lucknow franchise in IPL 2023.
He gives good starts in the powerplay and is a very good timer of the ball.
He mustered 508 runs in IPL 2022 and had a pretty good outing with the bat.
In the recently concluded ODI series between South Africa and West Indies, De Kock played just 1 game and he scored a valuable knock of 48 in that game.
4. Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler activated his beast mode in IPL 2022.
He won the Orange Cap award after scoring 863 runs and scoring 4 centuries.
Buttler has been in pretty good form in international cricket and he is again one of the strongest contenders for the Orange Cap award in IPL 2023.
While playing against Bangladesh in the recently-concluded 3-match T20I series, the English captain finished as the highest run getter for England and 2nd highest run getter in the series, with 111 runs in 3 games.
5. Cameron Green (Mumbai Indians)
All-rounder Cameron Green is one of the brightest prospects in the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp.
He has been exercising his dominant muscles in T20 games and was bought by the Mumbai franchise for a whopping sum of Rs. 17.50 crores.
He can bat at the top-order, open the innings and can also play as a middle-order batter or finisher.
Green is one of the most versatile players and he is sure to leave his presence felt in the upcoming IPL 2023.
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