After the gung-ho the World T20 created in the country, India has already shifted its focus to the biggest annual sporting event in the country, the Indian Premier League.
The 9th edition of the IPL has already had its spills and thrills and just a week into the tournament, teams have already started to dominate the points table. The newly incorporated franchise Gujarat Lions, have done exceptionally well so far in their debut season and are currently at the top of the table thanks to the superb performances from their stars.
But the other teams are slowly getting used to the conditions and are getting on track to meet the challenges of the competition this season.
Every year, the IPL gives away a Purple cap for the highest wicket taker at the end of the tournament. Dwayne Bravo who was a part of the Chennai Super Kings last season took away the Cap last year and the competition for the award this year is already heating up.
Here are the contenders for the Purple Cap in the IPL 2016: