IPL 2020: Most Wicket Takers (Purple Cap)
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IPL 2020: Most Wicket Takers (Purple Cap)

IPL Trophy
IPL Trophy. Credits: Twitter

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is completely hosting the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), which has been scheduled between 19th September and 10th November 2020. From the beginning of this tournament, many bowlers are eyeing to win the reputed Purple Cap at the end of this season.

Purple Cap is one of the reputed player awards in the IPL history, which we have seen from the inaugural edition (2008) of this tournament. At the end of each IPL season, the most wicket-taker wins the Purple Cap of the season.

IPL 2020, Purple Cap, Most wicket-taker

In every season, just like the Orange Cap, Purple Cap also moves from one head to another head due to the continuous changes of the leading wicket-taker in the season. In every IPL season, this process starts after all the participating teams begin their journey in the season.

All the eight teams, who participated in the previous two IPL seasons, are featuring in the IPL 2020. These eight teams for the IPL 2020 are defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Previous IPL Purple Cap winners

Season Player (Team) Nationality Wickets (Matches)
2008 Sohail Tanvir (RR) Pakistan 22 (11)
2009 RP Singh (DC1) India 23 (16)
2010 Pragyan Ojha (DC1) India 21 (16)
2011 Lasith Malinga (MI) Sri Lanka 28 (16)
2012 Morne Morkel (DD2) South Africa 25 (16)
2013 Dwayne Bravo (CSK) Trinidad & Tobago 32 (18)
2014 Mohit Sharma (CSK) India 23 (16)
2015 Dwayne Bravo (CSK) Trinidad & Tobago 26 (16)
2016 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) India 23 (17)
2017 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) India 26 (14)
2018 Andre Tye (KXIP) Australia 24 (14)
2019 Imran Tahir (CSK) South Africa 26 (17)
  • Note: DC1 Deccan Chargers; DD2Delhi Daredevils
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, IPL 2020, Purple Cap, Most wicket-taker
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only bowler to win Purple Cap in two successive seasons (Credits: BCCI)

Before the beginning of IPL 2020, Indian players won the Purple Cap in five editions while the overseas bowlers won the Purple Cap in the other seven editions. Still, there is no captain who has won the IPL Purple Cap.

Latest Purple Cap holder in IPL 2020 (Updated till Match 44)

Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals) – 23 wickets

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Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

IPL 2020: Top 10 most wicket-takers

Rank Player (Team) Matches (Innings) Wickets BBI Average Economy Rate 4wks/5wks
1 Kagiso Rabada (DC) 11 (11) 23 4/24 14.52 7.64 1/0
2 Jasprit Bumrah (MI) 10 (10) 17 4/20 17.23 7.32 1/0
3 Mohammed Shami (KXIP) 11 (11) 17 3/15 21.17 8.43 0/0
4 Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) 11 (11) 16 3/18 18.50 7.04 0/0
5 Trent Boult (MI) 10 (10) 16 4/18 19.81 8.05 1/0
6 Jofra Archer (RR) 11 (11) 15 3/19 19.26 6.61 0/0
7 Rashid Khan (SRH) 11 (11) 14 3/12 16.64 5.29 0/0
8 Anrich Nortje (DC) 10 (10) 14 3/33 21.85 7.65 0/0
9 Rahul Chahar (MI) 10 (10) 13 2/18 19.92 7.19 0/0
10 Sam Curran (CSK) 12 (11) 13 3/19 23.69 8.32 0/0

(Updated till Match 44)

  • Note: BBI – Best bowling in an innings

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