The eagerly awaited 17th season of the IPL is set to kick off on March 22, 2024.

Let's take a look back who clinched the Orange Cap in each of the past 16 seasons.

Marsh set the tone for the IPL's inaugural season with 616 runs for Kings XI Punjab at an impressive strike rate of 139.68.

Hayden's aggressive batting style powered Chennai Super Kings as he scored 572 runs at a strike rate of 144.81.

Tendulkar's masterful batting guided Mumbai Indians to the playoffs with 618 runs at a strike rate of 132.61.

Gayle's explosive innings entertained fans as he scored 608 runs in 2011 and 733 runs in 2012, at strike rates of 183.13 and 160.74 respectively.

Hussey's anchoring innings for Chennai Super Kings fetched him 733 runs at a strike rate of 129.50.

Uthappa's aggressive batting saw him amass 660 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders at a strike rate of 137.78.

Warner's dynamic batting style helped him score 562 runs in 2015 (strike rate: 156.54), 641 runs in 2017 (strike rate: 141.81), and 692 runs in 2019 (strike rate: 143.86).

Kohli's record-breaking season included 973 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore at a strike rate of 152.03.

Williamson's composed batting yielded 735 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad at a strike rate of 142.44.

Rahul's consistent performances for Kings XI Punjab saw him score 670 runs at a strike rate of 129.34.

Du Plessis' anchoring role for Chennai Super Kings earned him 633 runs at a strike rate of 139.39.

Gaikwad's promising talent showcased 635 runs for Chennai Super Kings at a strike rate of 130.90.

Buttler's explosive batting at the top order provided Rajasthan Royals with crucial starts as he scored 706 runs at a strike rate of 163.12.