Top 5 Bowlers Who Are Likely To Win The Purple Cap In IPL 2021
Along with the race to lift the IPL 2021 trophy, the players will also fight to win the Orange Cap and the Purple Cap. The top wicket-takers of the IPL 2021 tournament were given purple caps. Here we will look at the top 5 players who can win the Purple Cap in IPL 2021.
5 Bowlers to Win Purple Cap in IPL 2021
1. Kagiso Rabada:
Kagiso Rabada, who won the Purple Cap last time, can win this title again. He finished second in the IPL 2019 after Imran Tahir with 25 wickets. He became the top wicket-taker after taking 30 wickets in 18 matches in IPL 2020. As per stats, we can say that Kagiso Rabada is a strong contender for the IPL 2021 Purple Cap.
2. Jaspreet Bumrah:
In the last season of IPL 2020, Jaspreet Bumrah was the second-highest wicket-taker with 28 wickets in 15 matches. Bumrah has improved his bowling over the years and is now one of the most dangerous bowlers in international cricket as well as the IPL. This time he can win that purple cap.
3. Ravichandran Ashwin:
Ashwin bowled brilliantly during the India-Australia Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. In just-concluded India vs England Test series 2021, the right-arm spinner was outstanding in his bowling. The Indian situation favors spin bowlers more and as IPL 2021 is set to be held in India, Ravichandran Ashwin is also among the top contenders to win the Purple Cap.
4. Rashid Khan:
Rashid Khan has been a consistent performer in the tournament since his IPL debut in 2016. He has taken 17 wickets in IPL 2018, 21 wickets in IPL 2018, 16 wickets in IPL 2019, and 20 wickets in IPL 2020. In addition to his incredible economy in the IPL, he is one of the top performers every season. Performing on Indian soil in the 2021 IPL, the Afghan spinner is one of the top bowlers who can win the Purple Cap.
5. Yuzbendra Chahal:
In IPL 2020, Yuzbendra Chahal was the fifth-highest wicket-taker with 21 wickets in 15 matches. He was the highest wicket-taker among spinners. The Indian condition will further support the leg-spinner in the IPL 2021 and he could be the highest wicket-taker in the 2021 IPL. So, Chahal is one of the purple cap award-winning candidates.