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Purple Cap IPL 2024: From Y Chahal to Sam Curran; Check out the top wicket-takers in the tournament so far

Purple Cap IPL 2024: Leading from charts is Rajasthan Royals' Yuzvendra Chahal, who in 7 matches picked up 12 wickets, while Punjab Kings' Sam Curran is at number 10.

Rajasthan Royals' Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the wicket of Gujarat Titans' Vijay Shankar during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav) (AP)Premium
Rajasthan Royals' Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the wicket of Gujarat Titans' Vijay Shankar during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav) (AP)

Purple Cap IPL 2024: The Purple Cap is awarded to the highest wickets taker of the tournament. The Cap moves from one player to another, depending on the present top wickets taker. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 contenders after the Gujarat Titans vs Delhi Capitals match at Ahmedabad on April 17. 

Punjab Kings' Sam Curran is at number 10. He has taken 8 wickets by giving 152 runs in 6 matches. His economy is 8.44 and best is 3/28.

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CSK's Matheesha Parthirana in at number 9 with 9 wickets in 3 matches by giving away 88 runs. His economy is 7.33 and best is 4/28.

Bowling sensation – Mumbai Indians Gerald Coetzee – who played six matches took 9 wickets by giving away just 231 runs at an economy of 10.26 is on the 8th position. His best is 4/34.

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Punjab Kings Arshdeep Singh stands tall at 7th position with 9 wickets in 6 matches. He has given away 205 runs at an economy of 9.24 and his best is 4/29.

On number 6 is Punjab Kings's pacer Kasigo Rabada, who has clinched 9 wickets in 6 matches and conceded 191 runs with an economy of 7.95 and best of 2/18.

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Pat Cummins, who played six matches, is on the number five position after picking up 9 wickets. He gave away 189 runs at an average of 7.87 and his best is 3/43.

Chennai's Mustafizur Rahman sits comfortably a the 4th spot with 10 wickets in 5 matches. He gave 183 runs at an average of 9.15 and his best is 4/29.

PositionPlayer MatchesWickets 
1Yuzvendra Chahal712
2Jasprit Bumrah 610
3Khaleel Ahmed710
4Mustafizur Rahman510
5Pat Cummins69
6Kasigo Rabada69
7Arshdeep Singh 69
8Gerald Coetzee69
9Matheesha Parthirana38
9Sam Curran68

Purple Cap: Top 3 bowlers

At the third spot in the Purple cap list is Delhi Capitals pacer Khaleel who picked 10 wickets in 7 matches by giving away 229 runs at an average of 8.17 and his best is 2/21.

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After a blistering fifer against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah sits comfortably at the second spot. In 6 matches, he took 10 wickets, by giving 146 runs at an economy of 6.08. His best is 5/21.

And, finally Rajasthan Royals' Yuzvendra Chahal has been promoted to the first rank and is donning with the prestigious Purple Cap, for most-wickets in IPL 2024. He has clinched 12 wickets in 7 matches and conceded just 217 runs so far in the tournament. His best is 3/11 and economy is 8.34.

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Published: 06 Apr 2024, 08:02 AM IST
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