Harshal Patel is at the forefront of the Purple Cap race. (Pic Credit IPL)
The Purple Cap race in IPL has always been very interesting. Purple cap means the crown of the bowler’s head. It goes to the bowler who takes the most wickets in the league. Every season, bowlers used to give tough competition to each other for this cap, but this time a bowler has set foot in the first place like Angad and he is not allowing anyone to come near him. The name of this bowler is Harshal Patel. The league phase of IPL 2021 is at its last stage but Patel’s reign does not seem to end. He remains at number one even after the end of 52 matches of the match. On Wednesday, Patel’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore faced Sunrisers Hyderabad. Patel’s position has further strengthened after this match. Harshal has also become the highest wicket-taker Indian bowler in an IPL season.
Harshal is number one, while Avesh Khan of Delhi Capitals is in second place, but the difference of wickets between him and Harshal is very high. On the other hand, Punjab’s left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh has entered the top-5. He took three wickets in the last match and now he has come at number four. Mohammed Shami of his own team took one wicket in this match and he is at number five.
biggest award for bowlers
Every bowler playing IPL tries to win his team by performing brilliantly. Along with this, he dreams that his head is adorned with a purple cap. Because the Purpose Cap is the only award in the IPL, which puts a stamp on the ability of any bowler. That’s why every bowler wants to make this cap his name by putting in all his strength. The bowler who takes the most wickets in the whole tournament, gets this cap in the end. Also, its entitlements keep changing in between. Match-by-match Purple Cap adorns the heads of the bowlers who took the most wickets. But at the end of the tournament, he gets it only, who has taken the most wickets in the IPL season. At the end of the first half of the season, RCB’s Harshal Patel was leading the Purple Cap race with 17 wickets in seven matches. Harshal Patel is eyeing Dwayne Bravo (32) to break the record for most wickets in an IPL season.
This is the top 5 bowler of Purple Cap
1. Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 11 matches, 26 wickets
2. Avesh Khan (Delhi Capitals) – 11 matches, 18 wickets
3. Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians) – 11 matches, 16 wickets
4Arshdeep Singh (Punjab Kings)-10 match 16 wickets
5. Mohammed Shami (Punjab Kings) – 12 matches, 15 wickets
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