Harshal Patel is at number-1 in the Purple Cap race.
This special reward is given to bowlers from the first season of IPL. But to earn it, bowlers have to put all their strength. This RCB bowler is at the forefront of this race.
So far 37 matches have been played in the round of the league of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). Saturday was a double header day in the second leg of the league. Where the teams of Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals were face to face in the first match. In the second match, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings had a match. Delhi won the first match. In the second match, Punjab got the victory. The excitement is only increasing after the league resumes once again in the UAE. The fight for the playoffs is getting tougher. Similarly, there is a race for the Purple Cap too. Many players are pouring their strength in the race for this cap.
Purple cap adorns the heads of bowlers who bowl brilliantly. Every bowler tries to take more wickets for his team and make this cap his name. This special reward is given to bowlers from the first season of IPL. But to earn it, bowlers have to put all their strength. Liters of sweat have to be shed on the field, then this purple cap is decorated on the forehead of a bowler.
Last year, Rabada’s head was adorned with a cap.
The bowler who takes the most wickets in the IPL season is given the Purple Cap. The entitlement of this cap varies during the league as well. In the last season of IPL, the Purple Cap was adorned on the head of Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada, who took 30 wickets in 17 matches. The entitlements of this cap keep changing even in the middle of the season.
After 37 matches, this is the status of the contenders for the Purple Cap
At the end of the first half of the season, RCB’s Harshal Patel leads the Purple Cap race with 17 wickets in seven matches. His fire continues in the second phase as well. Harshal Patel. After two matches on Saturday, there have been changes in the top-5 in the list of Purple Cap. Mohammed Shami has hit an entry in the top-5. He has dropped Arshdeep Singh of his own team from this list.
This is the top 5 bowler of Purple Cap
- Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 9 matches 19 wickets-
- Avesh Khan (Delhi Capitals) – 10 matches 15 wickets
- Chris Morris (Rajasthan Royals) – 8 matches 14 wickets
- Mohammed Shami (Punjab Kings) – 10 matches 13 wickets
- Arshdeep Singh (Punjab Kings) – 8 matches, 13 wickets
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