IPL Purple Cap Winners List 2008-2020
The Purple Cap is presented to the leading wicket-taker in the IPL. After the introduction of Orange Cap on 25 April 2008, the IPL announced the introduction of the Purple Cap on 13 May 2008. The bowler with most wickets in the tournament during the course of the season would wear the Purple Cap while fielding, with the overall leading wicket-taker at the conclusion of the tournament winning the actual Purple Cap award on the day of the season's final. In case of a tie, the bowler with superior economy rate would hold the Purple Cap. Want to know IPL 2021 Final Winner Prediction?
Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada won the Purple Cap after finishing at the top of the table with a total of 30 wickets at the end of IPL 2020. Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah follows at the second spot with 27 wickets, while teammate Trent Boult finished at the third with 25 wickets. DC’s Anrich Nordje and RCB’s Yuzvevndra Chahal stand at the fourth and fifth spot.
IPL 2021 Purple Cap Predictions: 5 Players List Who Can Win
Since his IPL debut in 2017, Rashid Khan has been a consistent performer in the tournament. He scalped 17 wickets in IPL 2017, 21 wickets in IPL 2018, 17 wickets in IPL 2019, and 20 wickets in IPL 2020.
Along with his incredible economy of 6.24 in IPL, he has been among the top performers in every season. Performing on Indian soil in IPL 2021, the Afghanistan spinner is among the top bowlers who can win the purple cap.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been a gemstone for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The franchise has retained the Indian spinner over the years as he carries out a lot of hard work for the team. In IPL 2020, Yuzvendra Chahal was the 5th most wicket-taker with 21 wickets in 15 games. Among spinners, he was the topmost wicket-taker.
In IPL 2021, Indian conditions will give more assistance to the leg spinner and he might turn out to be the bowler with the most wickets in IPL 2021. Hence, Chahal is among the leading contenders for the purple cap award.
Last year's winner Kagiso Rabada does not feature on this list because he may miss a few games in IPL 2021.
Hence, previous season's runner-up Jasprit Bumrah will enter IPL 2021 as the hot favorite to win the Purple Cap. Jasprit narrowly missed out on the award last year.
The Mumbai Indians star picked up 27 wickets in 15 matches. His bowling average was better than Rabada's, while his strike rate was marginally lower. Bumrah had his most successful IPL season in 2020. If he can replicate the same in 2021, no one can stop him from seizing his first Purple Cap trophy.
One of the most talked-about cricketer in recent times has been India’s veteran off-spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin is in tremendous form since the four-match Border Gavaskar Test series between India and England and is living the golden phase of his cricket career.
Playing on the pitches of Chennai and Ahmedabad in the four-match Test series against England, Ashwin was successful in bamboozling the opposition batsmen. He was adjudged as the Man of the Series for picking up a whopping 30 wickets in 4 games. The International Cricket Council (ICC) also lauded the efforts of the spinner by making him the ICC Cricketer of the month for February.
Before IPL Auction 2021, Pat Cummins was the most expensive overseas signing in IPL history. TheKolkata Knight Riders secured his services for a whopping ₹15.5 crore at IPL Auction 2020.
Unfortunately, Cummins could not justify his price tag in the UAE last year. He played all 14 league matches, picking up 12 wickets at an average of 34.08. Given how talented Cummins is, the fans are backing him to perform better in IPL 2021.
Cummins has a bowling strike rate of 17.84 in T20 internationals. If he can pick up wickets with such consistency in IPL 2021, the Aussie will likely take the Purple Cap home.
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