List of Players who won Purple Cap in IPL (2008-2020)
Purple Cap is worn by the players who have taken the most no. of wickets in that tournament and it rotates throughout the tournament. At the end of that season, Purple Cap is awarded to the highest wicket-taker of this tournament.
Here’s the List of Bowlers who won Purple Cap
Sohail Tanvir (born 12 December 1984) was the first person to won the Purple Cap in IPL (2008).
This bowler from Pakistan blows the minds of batsmen and the audience with his left-handed medium-fast bowling. He takes 22 wickets in 11 matches means an Average of 2 wickets per match. WoW!!!
He played for Rajasthan Royals (RR) who won the first IPL in 2008.
Rudra Pratap Singh (born 6 December 1985), commonly known as RP Singh, is a former Indian cricketer, who has represented India in all formats of international cricket as a left-arm medium-fast bowler.
He also won his Purple Cap in IPL (2009) by taking 23 wickets in 16 matches that means 1.4 wickets per match. He played for Deccan Chargers (DC) after this the next DC becomes the Delhi Capitals (DC).
Pragyan Ojha (born 5 September 1986) is an Indian former cricketer, who played for India in Test, ODIs, and T20 format. He is an attacking slow left-arm spin bowler and left-hand tail-ender batsman.
His bowling has a little flight which tricks the minds of batsmen to perform a wrong stroke.
He also wins the Purple Cap in IPL (2010) by taking 21 wickets in 16 matches then its average comes around 1.3 wickets per match. He played for Mumbai Indians (MI).
Lasith Malinga (born 28 August 1983) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and current T20 international captain of Sri Lanka.
He is well known for his round-arm action, sometimes referred to as a sling action, which leads to his nicknames, ‘Slinga Malinga’.
He played for Mumbai Indians from 2008-2020 means he was one of consistent and one of the best death overs bowlers for Mumbai Indians (MI) from the very beginning.
He also won the Purple Cap in IPL (2011) by taking 28 wickets in 16 matches then his average would be 1.7 wickets per match.
Morne Morkel (born 6 October 1984) is a South African former cricketer who played in all formats for South Africa. He is a right-arm fast bowler and a useful lower-order left-handed batsman.
In his IPL career, he played for Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, and Kolkata Knight Riders. But when he won his Purple Cap in IPL (2012) then he was playing for Delhi Daredevils (DD) and he takes 25 wickets in 16 matches and his average wickets will be 1.5 per match.
Dwayne Bravo (born 7 October 1983) is a former captain of the West Indies cricket team. A great all-rounder because he bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast pace.
He is mainly known for his aggressive batting in the middle order, and for his great death bowling.
He held a place in maximum no. of sixes and longest six in IPL tournament.
He also performs as a singer you might have heard his song “Champion” which goes like – “DJ bravo DJ Bravo” before IPL (2014).
He won the Purple Cap 2 times in IPL (2013) and IPL (2015) by taking 32 wickets in 18 matches means his Average should be up to 1.7 wickets per match which was great and 26 wickets in 16 matches in IPL (2015). He played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from 2011 – till now.
Mohit Sharma (born 18 September 1988) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Haryana and he is a right-arm fast-medium bowler.
He played for Chennai Super Kings from 2013-2015 and in 2019, he also played for Kings XI Punjab from 2016-2018 and currently plays for Delhi Capitals which eventually came as a runner-up in IPL 2020.
He won his Purple Cap in IPL (2014) by taking 23 wickets in 16 matches means his average is up to 1.4 wickets per match in which he played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (born 5 February 1990) is an Indian international cricketer who plays in all formats. He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler who swings the ball in both ways, with his inswingers more effective than outswing, and a useful lower-order batsman.
He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from 2009-2010 then from the year 2011-2013 he played for Pune Warriors India (PWI) and from 2014 till the current date (2020) he was playing for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
He won Purple Cap twice just like Dwayne Bravo. He won his first in IPL (2016) by taking 23 wickets in 17 matches and second in the next year in IPL (2017) by taking 26 wickets in 14 matches in which he played for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
A wonderful improvement from last year. That’s why he still has placed in International Tournaments.
Andrew Tye (born 12 December 1986) is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day Internationals (ODIs) and T20 Internationals for Australia.
Andrew Tye was bought by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the auction for the 2015 Indian Premier League but did not play in the IPL until 2017 when he played for Gujarat Lions (GL) and on his debut, he took five-wickets, including a hat-trick.
His one of the best bowling in which he takes 5/17 on his debut in the IPL.
He won the Purple Cap in IPL (2018) by taking 24 wickets in 14 matches in which he was playing for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
Imran Tahir (born 27 March 1979) is a Pakistani-born South African cricketer. A spin bowler who mainly bowls googly and a right-handed batsman. Imran Tahir currently plays for South Africa in T20 International matches.
He has a record in One Day Internationals for taking the most wickets in a single match which was 7 wickets taken in a single match against West Indies in 2016.
He played for Delhi Daredevils (DD) from 2014-2016 then from 2018-till until now (2020) he played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
He won his Purple Cap in IPL (2019) by taking 26 wickets in 17 matches that means his average will be up to 1.5 wickets per match.
Kagiso Rabada (born 25 May 1995) is a South African international cricketer who plays in all formats. He is a Right-arm fast bowler with some swinging techniques.
In February 2017, Rabada was bought by the Delhi Daredevils (DD) team and he played in the same team from 2017-till until now (2020).
In IPL 2020 Delhi Daredevils (DD) changes to Delhi Capitals (DC) who was the runner ups in IPL (2020) so, he won his Purple Cap by taking 30 wickets in 17 matches so his average comes around 1.7 wickets per match.
Here is a more simplified and tabular format of above mentioned information
|2008||Sohail Tanvir (RR)||Pakistan||11||22|
|2009||R.P. Singh (DC)||India||16||23|
|2010||Pragyan Ojha (DC)||India||16||21|
|2011||Lasith Malinga (MI)||Sri Lanka||16||28|
|2012||Morne Morkel (DD)||South Africa||16||25|
|2013||Dwayne Bravo (CSK)||West Indies||18||32|
|2014||Mohit Sharma (CSK)||India||16||23|
|2015||Dwayne Bravo (CSK)||West Indies||16||26|
|2016||Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)||India||17||23|
|2017||Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH)||India||14||26|
|2018||Andrew Tye (KXIP)||Australia||14||24|
|2019||Imran tahir (CSK)||South Africa||17||26|
|2020||Kagiso Rabada (DC)||South Africa||17||30|
So that’s it for this list. If you want any other list regarding IPL or any other games then comment down below and I see you next time till then…..