Purple Cap is the name of the award given to the bowler with the most wickets in a season of IPL. It has been donned by veterans and youngsters. Though the Purple Cap winner is decided on a single season’s performance, we will look to players who have won the purple cap by taking the highest wickets. It means Purple Cap winner with highest wickets than others ranks first. Let’s look at the top 5 players with the most wickets in a single season of IPL.
List of top 5 players with most wickets in a single season of IPL
5. Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo ranks at number 5 in the list of players taking the most number of wickets in a single IPL season. In 2015 he took 26 wickets from 16 games. He has been a major part of title-winning seasons of CSK. He is now in his late 30s, but CSK has picked him at a higher price which says much about his abilities and faith that the management has in him.
4. Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga is more recognized for his IPL exploits than his performances for Sri Lanka. That is the amount of impact Malinga has had over the IPL. In 2011, he took 28 wickets in 16 matches and positioned himself at 4th position in the list of bowlers with the most wickets in a single IPL edition. He played every season of IPL with Mumbai Indians.
3. Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada is at number 3 in the list of Purple Cap winners taking the most wickets in a single IPL season. In 2020, he claimed 30 wickets in 17 games. Many felt that he wouldn’t get success in T20s considering his ‘Test bowling style’, but he learned new skills, adapted to the conditions and to the format, and led Delhi Capitals to the final of IPL 2020.
2. Harshal Patel
What a season Harshal Patel had in 2021. He took 32 wickets in just 15 matches for RCB in 2021. The ease with which he took those wickets was incredible, rather he was making it look easy. He leveled the record set by Bravo in 2013 of 32 wickets. Harshal continued his brilliance with the ball in the India colors as well.
1. Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo sits at the top of everyone in the list of Purple Cap winners with the most wickets in a single IPL season. Well, he does feature at number 5 and he also occupies the number 1 spot. Well, you just cannot keep Bravo away from IPL. In the 2013 season, Bravo took 32 wickets in 18 matches. He is also an all-time second-highest wicket-taker in IPL and a mere 4 away to go pass 1st placed Malinga.
Consolidated Table Version:
|Dwayne Bravo (CSK)
|Harshal Patel (RCB)
|Kagiso Rabada (DC)
|Lasith Malinga (MI)
|Dwayne Bravo (CSK)
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