The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is officially underway, and anticipation for this year’s season is at an all-time high. Ten teams and over 200 players will compete for the famous IPL trophy. Yet, this is not the only thing that players, particularly bowlers, await. For IPL 2023, we also offer the classic Purple Cap that every bowler dreams of.
The Purple Cap is given in IPL to that bowler who has taken the most wickets during the tournament. The prestigious award makes the bowler stand out as he wears the cap during the team match. Most amazingly, the winner of Purple Cap gets a whopping Rs 10 lakh prize money at the end of the season. That said, are you considering what this Purple cap is? What are the rules for getting one? How many players have won it, and more? To answer all these questions, we have come up with this article wherein we will discuss each of these questions in detail. So, without wasting much time, let’s get started.
IPL 2023 Purple Cap Winner List
Yuzvendra Chahal from Rajasthan Royals is currently in the lead for the IPL Purple Cap trophy. The player took 10 wickets in four matches. He is closely followed by Mark Wood from Lucknow Super Giants. The player got 9 wickets in three matches. Check out other players that are the contenders for the Purple Cap for this year’s IPL season.
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What is Purple Cap in IPL?
The Purple Cap is a one-of-a-kind prize presented to bowlers in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Similar to the Purple Cap, the Purple Cap award was started in the inaugural season of IPL and continues to be one of the most prestigious awards in the tournament for bowlers. The Purple cap is given to the bowler who has taken the most wickets in the particular IPL season. And just like the Purple Cap, the Purple Cap can go to different players during the tournament if the bowler breaks the previous owner’s record. However, the Purple Cap is given after the Final match is over.
Rules for Getting Purple Cap in IPL
The rules for getting the purple cap in IPL are pretty straightforward. Here’s what you need to know:
- The award is given to the IPL leading wicket-taker of that particular season.
- The bowler who has taken the most wickets in the tournament gets the Purple cap, and he has to wear it during his team match.
- If another bowler surpasses the runs of the original Purple cap holder, then the cap goes to the new bowler.
- Even if an opposition bowler has surpassed his wickets, the Purple Cap owner who is fielding is allowed to wear the Cap until the end of the innings.
- In the event of a tie, the bowler with a better economy rate receives the Purple Cap.
The wickets taken during the Super Over are not counted for the Purple cap.
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List of Purple Cap Winners in IPL Season from 2008-2022
|2022||Yuzvendra Chahal||Rajasthan Royals||27||17||7.75||19.51|
|2021||Harshal Patel||Royal Challengers Bangalore||32||15||8.14||14.34|
|2020||Kagiso Rabada||Delhi Capitals||30||17||8.34||18.26|
|2019||Imran Tahir||Chennai Super Kings||26||17||6.69||16.57|
|2018||Andrew Tye||Kings XI Punjab||24||14||8||18.66|
|2017||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Sunrisers Hyderabad||26||14||7.05||14.19|
|2016||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Sunrisers Hyderabad||23||17||7.42||21.3|
|2015||Dwayne Bravo||Chennai Super Kings||26||17||8.14||16.38|
|2014||Mohit Sharma||Chennai Super Kings||23||16||8.39||19.65|
|2013||Dwayne Bravo||Chennai Super Kings||32||18||7.95||15.53|
|2012||Morne Morkel||Delhi Daredevils||25||16||7.19||18.12|
|2011||Lasith Malinga||Mumbai Indians||28||16||5.95||13.39|
|2010||Pragyan Ojha||Deccan Chargers||21||16||7.29||20.42|
|2009||RP Singh||Deccan Chargers||23||16||6.98||18.13|
|2008||Sohail Tanvir||Rajasthan Royals||22||11||6.46||12.09|
Yuzvendra Chahal – IPL 2022
Yuzvendra Chahal was the leading wicket-taker in the IPL 2022 season. He played for Rajasthan Royals and took 27 wickets throughout the tournament with an economy of 7.75 and a strike rate of 15.1.
Harshal Patel – IPL 2021
Harshal Patel is one of the few Indian bowlers who took the maximum wickets in any IPL season. He shares this title with Dwayne Bravo, as both players have taken 32 wickets. Patel played for Royal Challengers Banglore, and in 2021, he took 32 wickets in 15 matches with an economy of 8.14.
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Kagiso Rabada – IPL 2020
The South African pacer, Kagiso Rabada, had a great IPL season in 2020. The pacer took 30 wickets in 17 matches. Rabada played for Delhi Capitals during the season and had an economy and strike rate of 8.34 and 13.3, respectively.
Imran Tahir – IPL 2019
The South African spinner Imran Tahir become the winner of the purple cap in IPL 2019 season. He played for Chennai Super Kings and took 26 wickets in just 17 games with an economy of 6.69.
Andrew Tye – IPL 2018
Andrew Tye played for Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and won the Purple Cap by scoring 24 wickets in just 14 games. He maintained an economy of 8 and had a strike rate of 14.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – IPL 2017 and 2016
Bhuvneshware Kumar is the only Indian player in IPL history that won the Purple cap in two consecutive seasons. The Indian ace bowler won the title in 2017 and 2016 while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He took 26 wickets in 2017 and 23 wickets in the 2016 IPL season.
Dwayne Bravo – IPL 2015 and 2013
Dwyane Bravo also holds the title of winning the purple cap for his team, Chennai Super Kings, two times in IPL tournaments. The West Indies player won this title in 2015 and 2013, where he took 26 and 32 wickets, respectively.
Mohit Sharma – IPL 2014
Mohit Sharma was a gem from Chennai Super Kings in 2014. The Indian bowler took 23 wickets in 16 matches, making it one of the finest players from CSK. He had an economy rate of 8.39 and a strike rate of 14.
Morne Morkel – IPL 2012
Morne Morkel was a stronghold for the Delhi team in 2012. The South African player picked 25 wickets in 16 games, which made him win the prestigious Purple cap title.
Lasith Malinga – IPL 2011
Lasith Malinga was brutal to the batsmen in 2011. The Mumbai Indians pacer took 28 wickets in just 16 games. Interestingly, he managed to maintain an economy of 5.95, which is one of the lowest of any IPL players.
Pragyan Ojha – IPL 2010
Pragyan Ojha turned out to be the star of the show for his team in 2010. He had a blazing performance for Deccan Chronicles. With 21 wickets in 16 games that year, he earned not only the Purple Cap but also many hearts.
RP Singh – IPL 2009
RP Singh became the first Indian player to win the IPL Purple cap in 2009. The Indian pacer took 23 wickets in 16 games and maintained an economy of 6.98 throughout the tournament.
Sohail Tanvir – IPL 2008
Sohail Tanvir was the first player to lift the Purple cap in IPL. During the inaugural season of IPL, Tanvir took 22 wickets in just 11 matches. He maintained an economy of 6.46 and a strike rate of 11.22.
Purple Cap Trivia
- Dwayne Bravo is the only bowler in the history of IPL that has taken 183 wickets so far. The West Indies bowler played 516 matches and maintained an economy of 8.38.
- RP Singh was the first Indian to get the Purple Cap award. The Indian player got the award in the 2009 edition.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dwayne Bravo have won the most purple caps in IPL history. Both of them have the Purple Cap award two times.
- Sohail Tanvir was the first player in the history of IPL that win the first Purple Cap.
- Harshal Patel and Dwayne Bravo have taken the most wickets in a single IPL season. Both the players have taken 32 wickets.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What are the benefits of purple cap winners in IPL?
The purple cap comes with some exciting rewards and awards. The purple cap winner gets to wear the cap during the match, which makes him stand out from his team.
2. Who became the first Indian to win the Purple Cap?
RP Singh was the first Indian player that wins the Purple cap in IPL history. The ace bowler won the purple cap title in 2009 by taking 23 wickets in 16 matches.
3. Who has won the most Purple Caps in IPL history?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dwayne Bravo have won the most purple caps in IPL history. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar won the title in 2015 and 2016, while Bravo won the title in 2013 and 2015.
4. What is the reward for the Purple Cap in IPL?
The bowler who gets the Purple Cap in IPL gets a cash reward of Rs 15 lakh.
5. Who won the first Purple Cap in IPL?
Sohail Tanvir was the first player in the history of IPL that win the first Purple Cap. The player took 23 wickets in 16 matches during the first season of the IPL.