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IPL 2021 orange cap: Ruturaj Gaikwad, purple cap: Harshal Patel

Which players currently hold the orange and purple caps in the 2021 IPL?

ESPNcricinfo staff
22-Sep-2021 • Updated on 17-Oct-2021
Ruturaj Gaikwad celebrates his half-century, Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2021 Qualifier 1, Dubai, October 10, 2021

Ruturaj Gaikwad: the No. 1 run scorer of IPL 2021, by a whisker  •  BCCI

Who is the orange cap holder in the 2021 IPL?
With 32 runs in the IPL final, CSK's Ruturaj Gaikwad vaulted over Punjab Kings' KL Rahul to become the leading run scorer of the tournament. His opening partner and the final's top scorer, Faf du Plessis, also pushed past Rahul with his title-winning 59-ball 86. Gaikwad ended the 2020-21 IPL with 635 runs at a strike rate of 136.26; du Plessis finished two runs behind him. Meanwhile, Rahul (626 runs) was third on the run-getters list, followed by Delhi Capitals' Shikhar Dhawan (587) and Royal Challengers Bangalore's Glenn Maxwell (513). There were four individual hundreds in this year's IPL.
Who is the purple cap holder in the 2021 IPL?
Harshal Patel, the Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler, finished at the top the wicket-takers' list for the tournament. He took 32 wickets - the joint most by a bowler in any season of the IPL - at an average of 14.34. Harshal became the third bowler to take a hat-trick for RCB, against Mumbai Indians. He is also one of only three bowlers to have taken a five-wicket haul in the IPL this year; KKR's Andre Russell and Punjab's Arshdeep Singh are the others. Avesh Khan of Delhi Capitals is No. 2 on the wicket-takers' list, with 24 wickets at an economy rate of 7.37. He is followed by Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians and Shardul Thakur of CSK with 21; and Mohammed Shami of Punjab Kings with 19. Four bowlers tied on 18 - Arshdeep, Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) and Varun Chakravarthy (KKR).