IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on 21 April: Match number 30 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) season fifteen saw Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals (DC) take on Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The fixture was earlier slated to be held in Pune, however, following a covid outbreak in the Delhi camp, it was later shifted to Brabourne.
After winning the flip of the coin, Delhi opted to field first and restricted Punjab Kings (PBKS) to a modest score of 115 runs. The potent bowling unit of the Delhi Capitals (DC) rattled through the entire Punjab Kings playing XI. The likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav and Khaleel Ahmad scalped two wickets each while Mustafizur Rahman picked one for himself.
Notably, Punjab’s strategy of go-all-guns-blazing backfired as they lost wickets successively. Owing to a sensational bowling display by Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings were restricted to the lowest total of the tournament, 115.
In pursuit of a meagre score, Delhi openers went bonkers and planned to wrap up the innings as soon as possible. The firing bats of Prithvi Shaw and David Warner amassed a total of 81 runs in the powerplay, which is also the highest powerplay score in the ongoing Tata IPL 2022.
Prithvi Shaw scored blitz 41 off 20 deliveries while David Warner remained unbeaten at 60 off 30. Sarfaraz Khan supported with his 13 balls 12 to help Delhi go over the line in just 10.3 overs.
This article will take you through Tata IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Update on 21 April.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
Delhi Capitals gathered two crucial points for themselves after thrashing Punjab Kings (PBKS) by a huge margin. A massive win with 57 balls to spare has given a huge boost to their net run rate which currently shows the figure of 0.942.
This is Delhi’s third win of the tournament in six appearances. Rishabh Pant and Co are currently placed in the sixth spot with a total of six rating points.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) slumped down to the eighth position following a disappointing loss against Delhi Capitals. After playing seven matches, PBKS have only managed to win three.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
DC opener batter Prithvi Shaw entered the top ten tally after scoring a quickfire 20-ball 40 against Punjab Kings, last night. Shaw is placed in ninth place with a total of 217 runs in 6 IPL 2022 matches.
Liam Livingstone held his sixth place despite not being able to score more than 2 runs against Delhi Capitals. Livingstone is the highest placed PBKS batter with 226 runs in seven matches.
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler remains the player at the helm with 375 runs in just six games. Buttler has already slammed two centuries in the tournament and is going great with his sublime touch.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav picked up two crucial wickets against PBKS and moved inches closer to top placed Yuzvendra Chahal. Yadav scalped the wickets of Kagiso Rabada and Nathan Ellis which takes him to a total of 13 wickets in six matches.
Khaleel Ahmad also picked two wickets in the game owing to which he stormed into the sixth position with a total of 10 wickets.
Meanwhile, RR’s dominance in the Purple Cap continued with Yuzvendra Chahal leading the bowling charts. Chahal has already picked up 17 wickets in just six IPL matches for his team.