It is that time of the year when the cricket fans in India are divided by their priorities. The ones who were supporting MS Dhoni will want him to fail, the ones who were supporting Rohit Sharma will want Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers to win etc. Yes, it is the time for the best T20 league in the World, the Indian Premier League. This year’s tournament will see as many as five former champions taking part in the tournament along with three teams who will be fighting hard to win the maiden IPL crown.
The IPL has a unique way of honouring the leading run-scorer and the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. The leading run-scorer of the tournament will be wearing an Orange Cap while playing while the leading wicket-taker of the tournament will be wearing a purple cap while playing. Both the winners will be felicitated by the IPL after the final.
Ahead of the 2018 tournament, let us take a look at which team will win the tournament and who will get the bragging rights for the Orange and Purple Cap.
Vivo IPL 2018 Winner Prediction
Ging into the tournament, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab have a strong squad and are likely to progress to the playoffs. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have a complete squad but they might not make it to the top-4 because they lack an X-Factor. In spite of dangerous batting line-up, both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals don’t have a bowling unit that will do any good for them in the tournament and they are not expected to make it to the last four as well. So, Delhi Daredevils are likely to join CSK, MI and KXIP in the playoffs and the R Ashwin-led side are the favourites to win the title.
Vivo IPL 2018 Orange Cap Prediction
This will be an interesting battle as the likes of Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, Chris Lynn, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey etc. are likely to be in contention to win the Orange Cap and in all likelihood, Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina is likely to run away with the award with Kohli and Rahul coming behind him.
Vivo IPL 2018 Purple Cap Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been donning the prized procession of a bowler over the last couple of seasons, and this year, we might be seeing a different bowler winning the Purple Cap. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will still be in contention and will be competing against the likes of his teammate Rashid Khan, his Indian teammates Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav, Dwayne Bravo, the eventual winner Andrew Tye etc.