Despite Mumbai Indians’ victory over Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, Yashasvi Jaiswal grabbed the show. Jaiswal’s innings of 124 off 62 balls was a delight to witness as he hammered 16 fours and 8 sixes. He passed Virat Kohli, David Warner, and Faf du Plessis for first place in the Orange Cap standings thanks to his outstanding century. Jaiswal has a 47.56 average and a 159.70 strike rate this season with 428 runs in nine innings, including three half-centuries.
Since making his first-class debut in January 2019, Jaiswal, who is regarded as one of the game’s most promising prospects across all formats in India, has displayed consistency in his play. The 21-year-old’s astounding average of 80.21 and strike rate of 67.48 have allowed him to amass 1845 runs in only 15 games. In first-class cricket, Jaiswal has already achieved nine hundreds and two half-centuries. He was the top run-scorer in the 2020 U-19 World Cup and the youngest player to record a double century in 50-over cricket.