IPL 2023 Purple Cap

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1 M Shami GT 17 17 28 65 2 522 0 2 8.03 18.64 13.93 4/11 4/11
2 MM Sharma GT 14 14 27 44.1 0 361 1 2 8.17 13.37 9.81 5/10 5/10
3 Rashid Khan GT 17 17 27 67 0 552 0 1 8.24 20.44 14.89 4/30 4/30
4 Piyush Chawla MI 16 16 22 61 0 495 0 0 8.11 22.50 16.64 3/22 3/22
5 Yuzvendra Chahal RR 14 14 21 52.5 0 432 0 3 8.18 20.57 15.10 4/17 4/17
6 TU Deshpande CSK 16 16 21 56.5 0 564 0 0 9.92 26.86 16.24 3/45 3/45
7 RA Jadeja CSK 16 16 20 57 0 431 0 0 7.56 21.55 17.10 3/20 3/20
8 Varun Chakravarthy KKR 14 14 20 52.4 1 429 0 1 8.15 21.45 15.80 4/15 4/15
9 Mohammed Siraj RCB 14 14 19 50 0 375 0 1 7.50 19.74 15.79 4/21 4/21
10 Matheesha Pathirana CSK 12 12 19 46.2 0 371 0 0 8.01 19.53 14.63 3/15 3/15
* Updated till the last completed match

IPL 2023 Purple Cap

The Purple Cap is one of the most prestigious awards in the Indian Premier League, presented to the bowler with the highest number of wickets in the tournament. 

It is undoubtedly a huge achievement for any bowler as the title not only showcases your sheer determination throughout the championship, but also places you as a brilliant bowler in the T20 format because of the level of cricket displayed in the league.

Hence, it's like a golden ticket for bowlers to come into the eyes of the right people and accelerate their cricketing career. The competition has seen some exceptional performances from individuals who won the Purple Cap at the end of the season.

For the first time since its inception. The award earned a title sponsor in the form of Saudi Aramco last year. Rajasthan Royals’ leggie Yuzvendra Chahal bagged the first-ever Aramco Purple Cap with 27 wickets in 17 matches which was the first time he won this title in his IPL career.

As far as records are concerned, former CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and RCB fast bowler Harshal Patel share the top spot for most wickets in a season of IPL with 32 scalps. 

Bravo retired from the championship after playing his last the previous season. He will join CSK as their Bowling Coach in the upcoming season. On the other hand, Harshal Patel will play for RCB this season too.

This year, we have some really exciting prospects playing in the 10 franchises and it’ll be one tough fight for the Purple Cap. Another interesting thing to look out for would be the number 32, can any bowler breach this mark in the 2023 IPL and surpass Bravo’s as well as Harshal’s record? 

Rules for Purple Cap in IPL 2023

  1. The award is given to the leading wicket taker of the IPL season.

  1. The bowler with the most wickets in the tournament during the season would wear the Purple Cap while in the field.

  1. In case of a tie, the Purple Cap is given to the bowler with a superior economy rate.

What is Purple Cap in IPL?

The Purple Cap is a special prize in IPL given to the bowler who picks up the most number of wickets. The Purple Cap race officially starts after all franchises have played one game each.

Purple Cap holders change as the season progresses, and the player who has the most wickets in IPL 2022 after the final takes the prestigious prize home.

Which player gets a purple cap in IPL?

All bowlers aim to win the Purple Cap in IPL once in their careers, but not everyone is able to accomplish the feat. To win the Purple Cap, a bowler needs to pick up wickets consistently.

Scalping more than one wicket in every game ensures that a bowler is ahead in the race to win the Purple Cap. Players who are inconsistent generally finish in the bottom half of the race.

Who is the highest wicket taker in IPL 2023?

The IPL 2023 is yet to kickstart. Hence, there is no highest wicket-taker in the competition as of now.

Who is the current purple cap holder in IPL 22?

Yuzvendra Chahal from Rajasthan Royals is the current Purple Cap holder as he finished with 27 wickets in the IPL 2022 and won the award.

How many Indians have won the Purple Cap in IPL?

5 Indians have won the Purple Cap in the IPL. They are RP Singh (2009), Pragyan Ojha (2010), Mohit Sharma (2014), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2016 and 2017) and Harshal Patel (2021).

What are the benefits of being a Purple Cap holder?

The benefits of being a Purple Cap holder is that more people know about a bowler’s talent, especially when the player is uncapped. Purple Cap holders also get to wear a special cap while fielding for their franchise.

Last year, the Purple Cap winner additionally received a prize money of INR 10 lakh.

Which uncapped player won the Purple Cap in IPL history?

The only uncapped player to win the Purple Cap in IPL history is Harshal Patel. He won the award in 2021, picking up 32 wickets in 15 matches.

Do super over wickets add to the Purple Cap?

No, Super Over wickets are not considered for calculation of Purple Cap.

Has anyone ever had a Purple cap and Orange cap simultaneously?

Many legendary all-rounders have played in the IPL, but not a single player has held the Orange Cap and the Purple Cap simultaneously in the same season.

IPL Purple Cap 2022

1Yuzvendra Chahal176852727
2Wanindu Hasaranga165743026
3Kagiso Rabada134840623
4Umran Malik1449.144422
5Kuldeep Yadav1449.441921
6Josh Hazlewood166137720
7Mohammad Shami1246.348820
8Harshal Patel1663.541019
9Rashid Khan1553.342119
10Prasidh Krishna1766.355119

IPL Purple Cap 2021

1Harshal Patel1556.245932
2Avesh Khan166145024
3Jasprit Bumrah145541021
4Shardul Thakur1659.552721
5Mohammad Shami1452.439519
6Varun Chakaravarthy176844818
7Rashid Khan145637518
8Yuzvendra Chahal155337418
9Arshdeep Singh1241.234218
10Sunil Narine145636116

IPL Purple Cap 2020

1Kagiso Rabada1756.254830
2Jasprit Bumrah156140427
3Trent Boult155545725
4Anrich Nortje1659.551222
5Yuzvendra Chahal1552.440521
6Rashid Khan166834420
7Jofra Archer145636520
8Mohammad Shami145346020
9Varun Chakravarthy1341.235617
10T Natarajan165650416

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IPL Purple Cap 2019

1Imran Tahir1764.243126
2Kagiso Rabada124736825
3Deepak Chahar1764.348222
4Shreyas Gopal144834720
5Jasprit Bumrah1661.440919
6Khaleel Ahmed934.528719
7Mohammad Shami145446919
8Yuzvendra Chahal1449.238618
9Rashid Khan156037717
10Harbhajan Singh114431216

IPL Purple Cap 2018

1Andrew Tye145644824
2Rashid Khan176845821
3Siddarth Kaul176654721
4Umesh Yadav1453.141820
5Trent Boult1452.446618
6Hardik Pandya1342.438118
7Jasprit Bumrah145437217
8Sunil Narine166146717
9Kuldeep Yadav1651.241817
10Shardul Thakur1346.443116

IPL Purple Cap 2017

1Bhuvneshwar Kumar1452.236926
2Jaydev Unadkat1245.532224
3Jasprit Bumrah1659.243920
4Mitchell McClenaghan145450719
5Imran Tahir124736918
6Rashid Khan145435817
7Sandeep Sharma134839817
8Umesh Yadav1448.341017
9Chris Woakes134438617
10Pawan Negi1232.119716

IPL Purple Cap 2016

1Bhuvneshwar Kumar176649023
2Yuzvendra Chahal1349.140121
3Shane Watson1656.348520
4Dhawal Kulkarni144936418
5Mustafizur Rahman166142117
6Mitchell McClenaghan1453.243617
7Dwayne Bravo155649417
8Sandeep Sharma145036615
9Jasprit Bumrah145240615
10Andre Russell1236.329115

IPL Purple Cap 2015

1Dwayne Bravo1752.242626
2Lasith Malinga156044424
3Yuzvendra Chahal1546.541523
4Ashish Nehra166244922
5Mitchell Starc134329120
6Harbhajan Singh155744618
7Bhuvneshwar Kumar1451.440718
8Mitchell McClenaghan124738618
9Harshal Patel1543.532817
10David Wiese1442.235316

IPL Purple Cap 2014

1Mohit Sharma1653.545223
2Sunil Narine166440721
3Bhuvneshwar Kumar1453.135420
4Ravindra Jadeja1654.244319
5Sandeep Sharma1140.135418
6Axar Patel176640517
7Mitchell Johnson1453.344417
8Lasith Malinga1039.125316
9Ravichandran Ashwin1659.543716
10Varun Aaron1036.429916

IPL Purple Cap 2013

1Dwayne Bravo1862.349732
2James Faulkner1663.142728
3Harbhajan Singh197045624
4Mitchell Johnson176445924
5Vinay Kumar1660.149323
6Sunil Narine166435022
7Amit Mishra176239421
8Mohit Sharma1550.432620
9Lasith Malinga1765.246820
10Dale Steyn1767.538419

IPL Purple Cap 2012

1Morne Morkel166345325
2Sunil Narine1559.132424
3Lasith Malinga1455.335022
4Umesh Yadav176145319
5Vinay Kumar1555.548019
6Dale Steyn1246.428518
7Zaheer Khan166045317
8Parvinder Awana124737217
9Piyush Chawla165741916
10Kieron Pollard1443.535016

IPL Purple Cap 2011

1Lasith Malinga166337528
2Munaf Patel1554.235822
3Sreenath Aravind134636821
4Ravichandran Ashwin166338820
5Amit Mishra1453.235819
6Doug Bollinger134732917
7Rahul Sharma145027316
8Iqbal Abdulla155030516
9Ryan Harris134738216
10Piyush Chawla1241.233616

IPL Purple Cap 2010

1Pragyan Ojha1658.542921
2Anil Kumble1663.240717
3Amit Mishra145336317
4Harbhajan Singh1553.337717
5Vinay Kumar1446.139616
6Muttiah Muralitharan124832915
7Dale Steyn155940615
8Lasith Malinga134934415
9Kieron Pollard143727415
10Zaheer Khan1448.237615

IPL Purple Cap 2009

1RP Singh1659.441723
2Anil Kumble1659.134721
3Lasith Malinga1349.331218
4Pragyan Ojha1553.334818
5Irfan Pathan1450.239017
6Munaf Patel1134.524116
7Muttiah Muralitharan135026114
8Amit Mishra1142.129414
9Shane Warne135036514
10Yusuf Abdulla92824114

IPL Purple Cap 2008

1Sohail Tanvir1141.126622
2Shane Warne155240419
3Shanthakumaran Sreesanth1551.144219
4Shane Watson1554.138317
5Manpreet Gony166044317
6Piyush Chawla1546.538917
7Albie Morkel134839917
8Yo Mahesh1142.137016
9Irfan Pathan145335015
10MF Maharoof103624915