Indian Premier League (IPL)

Analysis: Captaincy has not affected KL Rahul’s incredible form

Analysis: Captaincy has not affected KL Rahul's incredible form

Analysis: Captaincy has not affected KL Rahul’s incredible form

KL Rahul, the leader of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has been incredible throughout the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). His capabilities of scoring runs like a machine have not been affected despite leading the side from the front. Despite the fact that KXIP could not make it to the playoffs after they lost their last encounter against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rahul has commanded the team superiorly.

They began their IPL journey with a defeat amidst the poor-umpiring (wrong call for short-run). Later, they were stable in the mid and won four consecutive matches to be in the top four. The further defeats excluded them although Rahul tried his best to be in the playoffs.

The player is the Orange Cap holder with 670 runs in 14 innings of 14 matches with a highest score of 132 remaining not out. The second on the list is Shikar Dhawan of the Delhi capital with 471 runs – still a vast difference between the top two scorers.

Analyzing his captaincy, we can use other franchises as an example as Virat Kohli has failed a several times in scoring runs in the on going tournament. Also, Dinesh Karthik is known to be a good batsman, did not impress and failed with the captaincy as well.

The pressure of skippering the side in a tournament like IPL for the first time can collide any batsman’s performance but that of Rahul remained magical thoroughly. He was prolific and batted aggressively.

Analysis: Captaincy has not affected KL Rahul’s incredible form

Here is the updated Orange Caps list for IPL 2020:

PLAYER TEAM MAT INN RUNS AVG SR 4s 6s 100s 50s NO HS
1 KL Rahul Kings XI Punjab 14 14 670 55.83 129.34 58 23 1 5 2 132*
2 S Dhawan Delhi Capitals 13 13 471 47.10 146.72 52 10 2 2 3 106*
3 F du Plessis Chennai Super Kings 13 13 449 40.81 140.75 42 14 0 4 2 87*
4 David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad 13 13 444 37.00 134.95 39 13 0 3 1 66
5 Shubman Gill Kolkata Knight Riders 14 14 440 33.84 117.96 44 9 0 3 1 70*
6 Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 13 431 47.88 122.09 21 10 0 3 4 90*
7 MA Agarwal Kings XI Punjab 11 11 424 38.54 156.45 44 15 1 2 0 106
8 D Padikkal Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 13 422 32.46 127.10 46 8 0 4 0 74
9 Q de Kock Mumbai Indians 13 13 418 38.00 135.71 36 18 0 4 2 78*
10 EJG Morgan Kolkata Knight Riders 14 14 418 41.80 138.41 32 24 0 1 4 68*

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