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Three Indian stars who can win the orange cap in IPL 2020

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13th August, 2020
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The IPL is right around the corner for all the cricket enthusiasts and the long wait is coming to an end for this stunning tournament.

The IPL is scheduled to start on the 19th September, beginning with the two arch-rivals Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. This time around though, it will not be happening in India due to the pandemic situation here and the United Arab Emirates will be hosting it like the 2014 IPL, which was relocated there due to the elections.

Last year, we saw David Warner scoring the highest amount of runs and claiming the orange cap in the tournament. Unfortunately, many had missed out on the cap by a small margin and will be looking to claim it this season.

Now let us take a look at three Indian stars who can win the orange cap in IPL 2020:

3. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is a consistent performer in the IPL from its origin. In the recently concluded World Cup, we saw how he took the responsibility to his own hands and scored five centuries in a row to set a new world record. He even became the highest run-getter with 648 runs to his name and will be hoping to repeat that in the IPL too.

His current form is intimidating for any bowler and he surely will be a threat. The hitman will be looking to defend the title with an even healthier squad this year.

2. MS Dhoni
Dhoni has always been an extraordinary captain and has three IPL trophies to his name. His batting has also been an immense value for the Chennai Super Kings. Last year, he scored 416 runs with a strike rate of 135 and with an excellent average of 83.20.

In 2019, he played the role of a number four batsmen and also became a finisher whenever the team needed him to. Captain Cool is a player with many abilities up his sleeve and can stun the opponent at any moment.

MS Dhoni has not played many international matches for a while now and he recently turned 39 years old. This could even be his last IPL, so he will surely be looking to make a mark in the UAE.

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1. KL Rahul
This name is no surprise to anyone, as Rahul is in a tremendous form for a while now. He surely is a precious gem for both Kings XI Punjab and India. For the last two years alone, he was able to score more than a thousand runs in the IPL with a good strike rate and a century to add to his tally.

The ability to play in an unorthodox manner and the power to clear the boundaries easily has also helped him quite evidently.

He is young and eager for more runs so that he can also cement his place in the Indian cricket team. Sadly, losing the orange cap for the last two seasons of the IPL will make him want it much more than ever.