Stats: Most runs in IPL 2012 Season – Orange Cap holder
The dominance of only one batsman in the entire IPL season was seen in this season, where Chris Gayle has taken over the run scoring table, being at the top with more than 700 runs in a single season. Although the Royal Challengers Bangalore team couldn’t enter the playoffs, Gayle did his best by keeping the spirits high and scoring for his team. One of the best knocks of his in this season was the century which included 13 sixes.
Chris Gayle is the Orange Cap winner for the 2012 season of IPL, with 733 runs scored with a century and seven fifties. He has the second highest strike rate in the top 10 batsmen list, only after Virender Sehwag.
The Orange Cap Holders for the five seasons of IPL were:
- IPL 5 2012 season: Chris Gayle (RCB) – 733 Runs
- IPL 4 2011 season: Chris Gayle (RCB) – 608 Runs
- IPL 3 2010 season: Sachin Tendulkar (MI) – 618 Runs
- IPL 2 2009 season: Matthew Hayden (CSK) – 572 Runs
- IPL 1 2008 season: Shaun Marsh (KXIP) – 616 Runs
Here are the highest run scorers in this season of IPL, i.e. the IPL 5 2012:
|Chris Gayle (RCB)||15||14||2||733||128*||160.74||61.08||1||7|
|Gautam Gambhir (KKR)||16||16||1||588||93||144.47||39.20||0||6|
|Shikhar Dhawan (DC)||15||15||1||569||84||129.61||40.64||0||5|
|Ajinkya Rahane (RR)||16||16||2||560||103*||129.33||40.00||1||3|
|Virender Sehwag (DD)||16||16||1||495||87*||161.23||33.00||0||5|
|Cameron White (DC)||13||13||2||479||78||149.68||43.54||0||5|
|Rahul Dravid (RR)||16||16||0||462||58||112.13||28.87||0||2|
|Rohit Sharma (MI)||17||16||2||433||109*||126.60||30.92||1||3|
|Mandeep Singh (KXIP)||16||16||0||432||75||126.31||27.00||0||2|
|Robin Uthappa (PWI)||16||16||1||405||69||118.07||27.00||0||2|
The IPL 2012 final match is between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, and it would be a tough competition with one trying to register a maiden title win, while the other wanting to make it a hat-trick of victories.Tags: chris gayle . ipl 2012 . ipl 5 . IPL Orange Cap
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