Updated: 4 July 2022
IPL 2023: 5 Players Who Can Win The Purple Cap. IPL is not only a cricket event but also an emotion. The name, fame, and glamour involved here are inseparable. IPL also brings an opportunity for the players to shine on the global stage and get recognized. Their success is measured in the form of awards. There are many awards the IPL organizing committee gives to the players. One of them is the purple cap.
In the era where the batters take center stage in the T20, the purple cap rewards the bowler who picks the maximum wickets in the season. The IPL 2023 is not less than a year away. Like every year, the next season will also witness a fine bowler taking this purple cap. Below are the 5 players we think can win the purple cap award in IPL 2023.
Yuzvendra Chahal was the standout performer for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022. He completely lives up to the trust of the RR management by winning the purple cap. Chahal was closely competed by the RCB spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, but the former got the opportunity to play in the final and hence took more wickets.
Yuzvendra Chahal picked 27 wickets in 17 innings. Overall in 131 matches, he has scalped 166 wickets at an economy rate of 7.61. Considering his red hot form, he will be one of the contenders to win the purple cap in IPL 2023.
Jasprit Bumrah had a decent IPL 2022. Although he was not that successful in the first half, he regained his form and bounced back towards the later half. Bumrah picked 15 wickets in 14 innings in the 15th edition. Bumrah, over the years, has led the Mumbai Indian’s attack. He has been instrumental in a lot of wins for the side.
In 120 innings, he has picked up 145 wickets at an economy rate of 7.39. Jasprit Bumrah will also be one of the players who can win the purple cap in IPL 2023.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore inducted Wanindu Hasaranga in the IPL 2022 mega auction. The team management invested 10.75 crores for the spinner. And they got their return on investment. Hasaranga was the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022, picking 26 wickets in 16 innings.
He is a very utility player who can entice the batsman and pick wickets easily. Hasaranga can be one of the players who can win the purple cap in IPL 2023.
If we talk about foreign bowlers who have been consistent over the years, Kagiso Rabada’s name will always feature in the list. The Punjab kings speedster was the third-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022, picking 23 wickets in 13 innings.
Overall, Rabada has scalped 99 wickets in 63 innings so far in his 5 years at this cricket league. In 2020, he won the purple cap, picking 30 wickets. The consistent bowler features in our list of top 5 bowlers who can win the purple cap in IPL 2023.
Umran Malik has taken the cricket fraternity by storm in just 2 years of his appearance on the IPL stage. Currently regarded as the world’s faster bowler has picked up 22 wickets in 14 matches playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. His lethal pace clubbed with impeccable yorker deliveries is giving batsmen nightmares. Umran Malik will surely be one of the top 5 contenders to lift the purple cap in IPL 2023.