IPL 2020: Five Uncapped Indian Bowlers Who Can Win the Purple Cap
The franchise-based leagues such as the famous Indian Premier League (IPL) are organized to provide more exposure to domestic cricketers. IPL is one of the biggest leagues that has given the national team the game-changing cricketers over the 12 seasons. Even in the IPL 2020 Auction held late last year, most of the bought players are the uncapped domestic cricketers.
The domestic bowlers such as Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Krunal Pandya, and Hardik Pandya have all now played for the senior’s team. While the likes of Bumrah have gone to become the top-ranked bowler.
Essentially, the uncapped bowlers play a vital role in the bowling squad of the team as they give the necessary support to the mainstay bowlers. And over the seasons, even the uncapped bowlers have earned a spot in the bowling mainstays of the franchise.
However, discussed below are the five uncapped Indian bowlers who could be the Purple Cap winners in the IPL 2020.
IPL 2020: 5 Uncapped Indian Bowlers who could win the Purple Cap:
Shreyas Gopal is the Karnataka all-rounder cricketer who made his IPL debut in the IPL 2014 for the Mumbai Indians (MI). However, with already world-class in their squad, Gopal did not get to play many games in the three seasons he played for the team.
But, in the domestic twenty-overs game, the 26-year-old bowler has shown impeccable ability to turn the ball and scalp wickets while scoring runs with bat side by side.
In the 40 List A games, Gopal has scalped 64 wickets. Not a single match goes where he has gone dry with wickets.
Whereas, in his IPL career, Gopal has played 31 matches and picked 38 wickets while conceding approximately eight runs in an over. After being dropped by MI, the bowling allrounder was then taken in by the Rajasthan Royals ahead of the IPL 2018. In the two seasons for the Royals, Gopal has played 25 games and plucked 31 (out of the total of 38) wickets for the franchise.
Meanwhile, in the recently-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Gopal ended up being the second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. His consistent game in the last year makes him the most likely to wear the Purple Cap in the IPL 2020.
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