|Orange Cap to separate best from the rest
24 Apr 2008, 2321 hrs IST,IANS
Watch out for the Orange cap when you see the next Indian Premier
The Orange Cap will be awarded to the batsman with
the highest aggregate and will be worn on the field. As of now Brendon McCullum
of Kolkata Night Raiders is wearing it with Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden and
Virender Sehwag looking good to forge ahead and claim the cap.
prestigious Orange cap is on the lines of Tour de France Yellow jersey. The cap
is currently resting pretty on McCullum's head after his fiery 158 against Royal
Challengers in the opening match gave him a runaway start in the
The cap is traditional in style and will stand out from
any other headgear. At the end of the season, the holder of the 'Orange Cap'
will win the honour of being called the 'Winner of Orange Cap 2008' and will be
rewarded at the Grand Finals in Mumbai June 1.
McCullum is closely
followed by Chennai Super Kings' Hussey, who is the second century-maker of the
tournament. Delhi Daredevils captain Sehwag and Chennai Super Kings opener
Hayden are tied at number three.
Sehwag catapulted to third position
after hitting an explosive 94 against Deccan Chargers, while Hayden scored a
blistering 81 off 46 balls against the Mumbai Indians.
Indian Premier League will create a distinction for the best performing
batsman," Lalit Modi, IPL Chairman and Commissioner said.
With a host
of powerful hitters waiting to outgun each other, the Orange Cap contest in
going to get more exciting.