Purple Cap is a reward for the highest wicket taker of a season in Indian Premier League (IPL). The Cap was introduced in 2008. The defending Purple Cap holder is Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar who is leading the list with 21 wickets in 10 matches with a five wickets haul in a match.
He has been chasing by Rising Pune Supergiant leg-spinner Imran Tahir and Mumbai Indians fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan. While Tahir has 17 wickets in 11 matches, McClenaghan the highest wicket-taker for Mumbai in the last season has taken 15 wickets so far in 10 matches.
The fourth and fifth positions are occupied by Chris Woakes and Andrew Tye. The Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Woakes so far has been terrific with the white ball in hand. He has taken 14 wickets in 11 matches while his Gujarat Lions competitor Andrew Tye, who was ruled out from the tournament due to injury, has 12 wickets in six matches, no doubt he has done an exceptional job in minimum matches.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Afghan protagonist Rashid Khan is currently at the sixth position with 12 wickets in 10 matches. He once sported the hat during the ongoing season.
The seventh and eighth positions are held by Chris Morris of Delhi Daredevils and Jaydev Unadkat of Rising Pune Supergiant. Morris has taken 12 wickets in nine matches while Unadkat has as many wickets in seven matches.
The ninth and tenth slots are occupied by Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians and Pat Cummins of Delhi Daredevils. Bumrah has 12 wickets in 10 matches while Cummins has 11 wickets in eight matches.
The first Purple Cap winner in IPL was Sohail Tanvir of Rajasthan Royals who had taken 22 wickets in 11 matches. Chennai Super Kings’ Dwayne Bravo has won the Cap twice, most in IPL history. So far, the Purple Cap was won by four Indian bowlers and among the overseas players, three bowlers made the mark.
PURPLE CAP – MOST WICKET TAKERS LIST :
|B Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad)||10||10||40.0||0||265||21||5/19||12.61||6.62||11.4||0||1|
|Imran Tahir (Rising Pune Supergiant)||11||11||43.0||0||345||17||3/18||20.29||8.02||15.1||0||0|
|MJ McClenaghan (Mumbai Indians)||10||10||40.0||0||363||15||3/24||24.20||9.07||16.0||0||0|
|CR Woakes (Kolkata Knight Riders)||11||11||36.0||0||327||14||3/6||23.35||9.08||15.4||0||0|
|AJ Tye (Gujarat Lions)||6||6||21.0||0||141||12||5/17||11.75||6.71||10.5||0||1|
|JD Unadkat (Rising Pune Supergiant)||7||7||26.5||1||208||12||3/29||17.33||7.75||13.4||0||0|
|CH Morris (Delhi Daredevils)||9||9||31.0||0||240||12||4/26||20.00||7.74||15.5||1||0|
|Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)||10||10||40.0||0||273||12||3/19||22.75||6.82||20.0||0||0|
|JJ Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)||10||10||40.0||0||321||12||3/24||26.75||8.02||20.0||0||0|
|NM Coulter-Nile (Kolkata Knight Riders)||6||6||21.2||0||193||11||3/21||17.54||9.04||11.6||0||0|
|PJ Cummins (Delhi Daredevils)||8||8||30.1||0||224||11||2/20||20.36||7.42||16.4||0||0|