Top 5 Contenders for Purple cap in IPL 2020

As the Indian Premier League is stepping into its 13th edition, the tournament with 12 years of history made outstanding benchmarks. 

The records made in IPL are something special because of the quality it possesses. The interesting fact about them is that the record set by a player cannot last long as there are many qualified contestants to break it in the following seasons.

All three departments get high-quality competency. The most important among them is bowling. Bowling is the most difficult task to do in modern times of cricket. Especially wicket-taking takes the fuel out of the bowlers. Wicket taking job reduces the effective runs of the opponents. 

So we thought it would be exciting to list the predictable contestants to do the tough job of picking the wickets in IPL. Let’s dive into the article to know about the best five bowlers who are the favorites of picking more wickets in this Dream11 IPL 2020.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal is all about braveness. His consistency in producing the loopy deliveries might create better wicket-taking opportunities like it has always been. Most importantly, the Indian leggie knows well about the wicket-taking concept. Has a decent googly delivery along with the most effective flipper. 

Even though RCB lacks the strength in bowling for a long time, the Haryana born spinner has made a great contribution to the red team till now. Most impactful bowler for RCB with his regular wicket-taking habit. So far, Chahal has scalped 101 wickets in IPL with the strike rate of 17.69 and averaging 22.95.

The young leggie didn’t get much chance when the IPL was held at UAE last time. As of now, with his upped bowling, the Haryana spinner might be a favorite to pick the purple cap as the conditions of UAE favors the spin bowling a lot. 

Sam Curran

Sam Curran, who has now become the front runner of the CSK pace attack, has a different bowling style compared to other left-arm pacers. The angle he could bring in might disturb the batters who prefer to slog as hard as possible. Being in the Chennai based team boost him even more, as the coaching brains and the man who stands behind the wicket for the team would guide the young English fast bowler in the right way. 

Bowling wise, Sam Curran had an average IPL last year. He managed to grab only 10 wickets in the 9 games he played. And also, the English cricketer has played only 5 T20 international matches. So this is the right time for the young Curran to showcase his shorter format skills. 

Since he has to open with Deepak Chahar, the bowling combination looks healthy. Both can swing the ball in their own style, which might result in fetching more wickets to his name. As Curran seems tougher than Chahal with the angle he could bring in, he is one among the bowlers who can pick the most number of wickets in this edition of IPL, if he plays continuously. 

Amit Mishra

The experience with the wrist spoke a lot in the IPL. And this edition won’t be an exemption to it. The Indian spinner has greater exposure, played in all three formats with creating so much impact. The second leading wicket-taker had reached the rare feet of picking hat tricks in IPL thrice. The consistent performer with the ball has got the perfect revolution with the seam, making him bemuse the batters. 

The Delhi born leg spinner has scalped about 157 in 147 matches at an average of 24.20 with the strike rate of 19.75.

Since the Delhi based team is strong with their spin attack, the front runner leg spinner will get quality assistance from Ravichandran Ashwin. As it will be worn pitches in UAE since it consists of only three venues, the sheens and cracks that may develop on the pitches will favor the Indian leg spinner. 

Pat Cummins

The highest buy of the season might be looking for the chance to prove his worth. The limelight is fully on the hulky Australian fast bowler, but as a mindful cricketer, he knows how to overcome the burden kept on his shoulder. The injury-prone Cummins remained marooned for five years after his debut Test to play his second Test match. Five years of patience, frustration, resilience, and the attitude to never give up, led the Australian travel in a race car to the No.1 Test bowler spot. Now, this is the right time for him to prove his skillset and determination in this format of flying colors. 

The year 2017 in IPL was the best yield for the lethal fast bowler. He was able to pick up 15 wickets in 12 matches he played for Delhi Capitals. 

The belter-wickets of UAE have all the elements to challenge the pacer, but the tough fighter will have his steaming deliveries to bolster his wicket-taking options higher. 

Imran Tahir

Plenty of variations, and what’s more fascinating than that is the execution part. He does it so easily. With the presence of Dhoni behind the stumps, Imran Tahir will be completely at the utmost level of confidence. Imran Tahir makes the better use of his wrist, which makes it difficult to find the wrong’ uns bowled by him. 

He has so far garnered 79 wickets with a great average of 20.39, having the strike rate of 15.32.

The purple cap holder of last time is still found to be in good touch. With his wicket-taking skills are peaking high as he gets more experience, he is a definite plus for CSK. Therefore, he will be playing all the matches for CSK if he doesn’t face any injury or discomfort due to the UAE’s hot conditions. Other than that, the UAE is the best field for him to yield well. 

The listed players are sure shot front runners for their roles in their franchise. They might be playing every single match of their team because of their extreme ability in wicket-taking.