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IPL 2022 orange cap: Jos Buttler, purple cap: Yuzvendra Chahal

Who are the top run scorer and top wicket-taker in the 2022 IPL?

ESPNcricinfo staff
04-Apr-2022 • Updated on 30-May-2022
Jos Buttler was the only player to have breached 800 runs in 2022  •  BCCI

Jos Buttler was the only player to have breached 800 runs in 2022  •  BCCI

Who is the orange cap holder in the 2022 IPL?
Rajasthan Royals finished runners-up in the 2022 IPL, but their opener Jos Buttler remained the leading run scorer, with 863 runs at a strike rate of 149.05, scoring four hundreds along the way. He was also named the Player of the Tournament. Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul came second with 616 runs. Rahul's team-mate Quinton de Kock is in third place with 508 runs. The title-winning Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya, who made 34 in the final, is fourth with 487 runs and his team-mate Shubman Gill rounds out the top five with 483 runs.
Sixteen batters scored 400 runs or more - among them David Miller of Titans, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer and Liam Livingstone of Punjab. Eight centuries were scored this season - four by Buttler, two by Rahul and one each by de Kock and Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Who is the purple cap holder in the 2022 IPL?
Rajasthan Royals legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal finished as the top wicket-taker of the 2022 IPL, with 27 wickets at an economy of 7.75. He has also taken the only hat-trick of the season. In second place is another legspinner, RCB's Wanindu Hasaranga, who took 26 at an economy of 7.54. Punjab fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is third, with 23, followed by SRH pace sensation Umran Malik, who has 22. Delhi Capitals left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav rounds out the top five with 21 wickets.
Four five-fors were taken in the tournament: one each by Chahal, Hasaranga, Malik, and Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians.