Harshal Patel is a big contender for Purple Cap in IPL 2021
It is the dream of every bowler playing IPL to have a purple cap on his head, because if a bowler gets it, his success in the IPL gets stamped.
The bowlers have rocked the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). In the second phase of IPL 2021 being played in UAE, bowlers are seen dominating the batsmen. An Indian bowler has created havoc. Hat-trick has been registered in his name. But the surprising thing is that he has not yet made his debut in Team India, but still he is an expert in hitting the legendary batsmen. The league stage is about to end in IPL 2021 and soon the picture of the playoffs will also be clear. But the bowler who has rocked his name is Harshal Patel. This young bowler, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has created a storm. Purple is at the top of the cap race and is not taking the name of leaving from there.
After the match played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings today, there has been a change in the tally of Purple Cap. Harshal is number one, then Avesh Khan of Delhi Capitals is in second place, but the difference of wickets between him and Harshal is huge. On the other hand, Punjab’s left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh has entered the top-5. He took three wickets in this 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.
Purple cap means seal of success in IPL
It is the dream of every bowler playing IPL to have a purple cap on his head, because if a bowler gets it, his success in the IPL is stamped. That’s why bowlers try to achieve this by putting all their might. Purple cap is the biggest award for any bowler in IPL. The bowler who takes the most wickets in the entire tournament gets this cap at the end. Also, its entitlements keep changing in between.
26 wickets in 11 matches
During the tournament, after every match, a purple cap is adorned on the head of the bowler who takes the overall highest wicket. At present, Harshal Patel of RCB is at the forefront of this matter. He has taken 26 wickets in 11 matches. 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.
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)-11 Match 14 Wickets
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