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IPL 2018: Kane Williamson Takes Orange Cap, Becomes Third Highest-scorer in Single Season

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson has added a fresh feather into his already illustrious cap as he became only the sixth cricketer ever to score more than 700 runs in a single edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Cricketnext Staff |May 28, 2018, 8:32 AM IST
IPL 2018: Kane Williamson Takes Orange Cap, Becomes Third Highest-scorer in Single Season

New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson has added a fresh feather into his already illustrious cap as he became only the sixth cricketer ever to score more than 700 runs in a single edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Williamson has enjoyed his best season till date in the cash-rich league as in 17 matches, he has scored 735 runs at a healthy average of 52.5. Also, he has scored 8 fifties this term and his highest score being 84.

Before Williamson, only five batsmen had scored in excess of 700 runs in one edition of the IPL. Moreover, Williamson's 735 has propelled him to the third spot in the list of most runs scored in one season, surpassing the likes of Chris Gayle and Michael Hussey.

973 – Virat Kohli, 2016

848 – David Warner, 2016

735 - Kane Williamson, 2018

733 – Chris Gayle, 2012 & Michael Hussey, 2013

708 – Chris Gayle, 2013

Before the start of the season, Williamson's position in the team was that of a squad player and it was only because of the suspension of regular-skipper David Warner, the Kiwi was handed the task of leading SRH.

Before 2018, Williamson has played just 15 matches, spread across three editions of the league. But this season, Williamson really came into his own and led from the front — especially with the bat to fire his team in the final.

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