Rahul, Rabada stick to their Caps; Mumbai Indians qualify for playoffs


Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul and Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada continue to hold onto their respective Orange and Purple Caps following the completion of 49 matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) edition being played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In the list of leading run-scorers, Rahul remains at the top, having scored 595 runs in 12 matches. He is followed by Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan who has collected 471 runs in 12 matches. SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner comes third in the list with 436 runs in 12 games.

In the list of leading wicket-takers, Rabada currently occupies the number one spot with 23 wickets to his name in 12 matches. He is followed by Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah who has scalped 20 wickets in 12 matches. Mohammed Shami of Kings XI is at the third spot with 20 wickets.

Meanwhile, table-toppers Mumbai Indians have become the first team to qualify for the playoffs following Chennai Super Kings’ thrilling win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday evening. They have 16 points and still have two games left in the league stage.

Royal Challengers Bangalore are at the second spot with 14 points from 12 matches. Delhi Capitals complete the podium with 14 points but are placed below the Virat Kohli-led side due to a lower net run-rate.


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