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Purple Cap in IPL 2023: A Complete List of Purple Cap Winners from 2008-2023

The stage is set for an intense showdown in the final stages of IPL 2023. As the teams fiercely compete for supremacy, the coveted Purple Cap takes center stage, serving as a testament to the bowler’s brilliance throughout the tournament. The IPL, attracts top-notch players from around the globe, ensuring a high level of competition among the ten participating teams. The Purple Cap represents the pinnacle of individual excellence in bowling performance and holds great prestige. Since its inception in the inaugural season of IPL in 2008, it has been a symbol of distinction, adorning the heads of cricket legends like Lasith Malinga, whose impact on the league’s history remains unforgettable.

IPL 2023 Purple Cap Winners

The winner of Purple Cap 2023 will be announced at the end of the tournament. For now, Mohammad Shami of Gujarat Titans is currently holding the purple cap. He has 23 wickets to his credit. Here are the top 15 contenders for the Purple Cap for all matches played till date.

POS PLAYER TEAM WKTS RUNS OVR BBF AVG EC SR 3W 5W MDNS
1 Mohammad Shami GT 26 452 59 4/11 17.38 7.66 13.61 5 0 2
2 Rashid Khan GT 25 475 60 4/30 19 7.91 14.4 4 0 0
3 Yuzvendra Chahal RR 21 432 52.5 4/17 20.57 8.17 15.09 4 0 0
4 Tushar Deshpande CSK 21 508 52.5 3/45 24.19 9.61 15.09 2 0 0
5 Piyush Chawla MI 20 422 54 3/22 21.1 7.81 16.2 1 0 0
6 Varun Chakaravarthy KKR 20 429 52.4 4/15 21.45 8.14 15.8 3 0 1
7 Ravindra Jadeja CSK 19 393 53 3/20 20.68 7.41 16.73 2 0 0
8 Mohammed Siraj RCB 19 375 50 4/21 19.73 7.5 15.78 2 0 0
9 Mohit Sharma GT 19 315 38.5 4/28 16.57 8.11 12.26 2 0 0
10 Matheesha Pathirana CSK 17 327 42.2 3/15 19.23 7.72 14.94 2 0 0
11 Arshdeep Singh PBKS 17 493 50.5 4/29 29 9.69 17.94 2 0 0
12 Ravi Bishnoi LSG 16 361 46.3 3/28 22.56 7.76 17.43 1 0 0
13 Bhuvneshwar Kumar SRH 16 425 51 5/30 26.56 8.33 19.12 0 1 1
14 Ravichandran Ashwin RR 14 368 49 2/23 26.28 7.51 21 0 0 0
15 Noor Ahmad GT 14 317 40.1 3/37 22.64 7.89 17.21 1 0 0

Rules for IPL Purple Cap

The IPL Purple Cap is a prestigious award given to the leading wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League tournament. The rules for awarding the Purple Cap are as follows:

  1. The bowler who has taken the most wickets in the tournament will be awarded the Purple Cap.
  2. If two or more bowlers have taken the same number of wickets, the bowler with a lower economy rate will be awarded the Purple Cap.
  3. If there is a tie in both wickets taken and economy rate, the bowler with a better bowling average will be awarded the Purple Cap.
  4. In case of a further tie, the bowler who has bowled the fewest overs will be awarded the Purple Cap.
  5. The leading wicket-taker will wear the Purple Cap throughout the tournament until another bowler overtakes him in the wicket-taking list.
  6. At the end of the tournament, the player who has won the Purple Cap will receive a special trophy and a cash prize.

These rules ensure that the Purple Cap is awarded fairly and accurately to the best-performing bowler in the tournament. It is a coveted award that recognizes the skill and performance of the bowlers in the IPL.

List of all IPL Purple Cap Winners: From 2008 to 2022

Year

Player

Team

Matches Wickets Average Economy Strike Rate 4W 5W
2022 Yuzvendra Chahal Rajasthan Royals 17 27 19.51 7.75 15.11 1 1
2021 Harshal Patel Royal Challengers Bangalore 15 32 14.34 8.14 10.56 1 1
2020 Kagiso Rabada Delhi Capitals 17 30 18.26 8.34 13.3 2 0
2019 Imran Tahir Chennai Super Kings 17 26 16.57 6.69 14.84 2 0
2018 Andrew Tye Kings XI Punjab 14 24 18.66 8 14 3 0
2017 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 26 14.19 7.05 12 0 1
2016 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Sunrisers Hyderabad 17 23 21.3 7.42 17.2 1 0
2015 Dwayne Bravo Chennai Super Kings 17 26 16.38 8.14 12 0 0

IPL Purple Cap Trivia

  • Dwayne Bravo, the T20 legend from West Indies, and Bhubaneshwar Kumar, the Indian seam-bowler, have both earned the most number of Purple Caps in the history of the IPL.
  • In the previous edition of the IPL, Harshal Patel claimed the crown for the most wickets taken by equalling the record with 32 wickets, which stands as the highest number of wickets taken by a bowler in a single edition of the tournament.
  • Sohail Tanvir holds the distinction of being the first winner of the IPL Purple Cap. He achieved this feat during the inaugural edition of the tournament. 

FAQs

1) How the Purple Cap is awarded?

The Purple Cap is awarded to the leading wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.

2) Who won the Purple Cap in the previous IPL season 2022?

Yuzvendra Chahal claimed the Purple Cap during the final match of the IPL 2022 season, which was contested between the Rajasthan Royals and the Gujarat Titans.

3) Can a player win the Purple Cap in consecutive IPL seasons?

Yes, a player can win the Purple Cap in consecutive IPL seasons if they manage to take the highest number of wickets in both seasons. 

4) What role do pitch conditions play in the Purple Cap race?

The pitch conditions in cricket can significantly impact the Purple Cap race. The nature of the pitch, such as its pace, bounce, and turn, can favour certain types of bowlers and make it easier or more difficult for them to take wickets. This means that bowlers need to be adaptable and able to adjust their strategies to the conditions they face in each match. 

5) Who holds the record for the most wickets in IPL history?

Dwayne Bravo has the record for taking the maximum wickets, which is 183. He has been a part of the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Lions.

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