Purple cap winners list | Indian T20 League
The Indian T20 League top wicket-taker receives a unique award known as the Purple Cap. When every franchise has participated in a match, the Purple Cap race officially starts. The Purple Cap holders switch as the season goes on, and following the championship game, the player with the most league wickets wins the prized prize. Only Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dwayne Bravo have twice received the Purple Cap among the many winners. In fact, Bhuvneshwar, who claimed 23 and 27 wickets in 2016 and 2017, is the only player to have earned the Purple Cap in back-to-back seasons.
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The IPL Purple Cap is an award presented to the leading wicket-taker in the Indian T20 League (IPL) tournament each season.
Here is the list of Indian T20 League Purple Cap winners from the first season in 2008 to the most recent season in 2022:
|Year||Purple Cap Winner||wickets|
|2008||Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan)||22 wickets|
|2009||RP Singh (Deccan)||23 wickets|
|2010||Pragyan Ojha (Deccan )||21 wickets|
|2011||Lasith Malinga (Mumbai)||28 wickets|
|2012||Morne Morkel (Delhi)||25 wickets|
|2013||Dwayne Bravo (Chennai )||32 wickets|
|2014||Mohit Sharma (Chennai)||23 wickets|
|2015||Dwayne Bravo (Chennai )||26 wickets|
|2016||Bhuvneshwar Kumar ( Hyderabad)||23 wickets|
|2017||Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Hyderabad)||26 wickets|
|2018||Andrew Tye (Punjab)||23 wickets|
|2019||Imran Tahir (Chennai )||26 wickets|
|2020||Kagiso Rabada (Delhi )||30 wickets|
|2021||Harshal Patel (Bangalore)||32 wickets|
|2022||Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan)||27 wickets|
The advantage of being a Purple Cap holder is that more people know about the talent of the bowler, especially when the player is uncapped. Purple Cap holders also wear a unique cap while fielding for their franchise. Last year, the Purple Cap winner also received a prize money of Rs 10 lakh.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who in Indian T20 League history has won the most Purple Caps?
Famous T20 players from the West Indies Dwayne Bravo and Indian seamer Bhubaneshwar Kumar have both won the Purple Cap thrice, which is the most in Indian T20 League history.
Who won the Purple Cap for the first time in Indian T20 League history?
Sohail Tanvir, a left-arm fast bowler from Pakistan who competed for the Rajasthan in the Indian T20 League’s first season in 2008, was the first player to get the Purple Cap. In 11 games, he took 22 wickets for a 6.46 economy and an 11.23 strike rate.
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