IPL Purple Cap

Complete IPL Purple Cap List 2008 to 2023

Every year IPL provides two special awards for individual performance as purple and orange cap, in that IPL Purple Cap is rewarding whoever emerges as leading wicket-taker and serving as evidence of skill, consistency, and impact in tournament. We will examine its historical relevance by exploring past winners as well as discussing this year’s race for IPL season Purple Cap 2024 race. In this comprehensive article we will reviewing the current race for Purple Cap award winner for this IPL season 2024 race and the past purple cap winners list yearwise.

Significance of Indian Premier League Purple Cap

The Purple Cap holds great symbolic and practical importance within IPL cricket tournament, representing its leading wicket-taker’s performance and showing their outstanding abilities against batsmen – often at significant contributions towards team’s victories – through consistent bowling efforts that trouble batsmen regularly and make significant contributions towards victory for their respective sides. A Purple Cap winner becomes an embodiment of excellence within bowling; winning fans as well as experts alike with respect and admiration from their performance on pitch.

IPL Purple Cap 2024 Race

As Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 unfolds, bowlers from different teams are competing to earn the Purple Cap and display their abilities on the field. Let’s see which of the past winning bowlers will be provide a competition for this year purple cap.

Mohammad Shami – The Spearhead of Gujarat Titans

Mohammad Shami, fast bowling spearhead of Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024 season has been one of the standout performers this tournament. Securing 28 wickets across 17 matches so far and holding onto his Purple Cap title, Mohammad is known for generating pace while swinging and twisting to consistently trouble batsmen and is an intimidating opponent when bowling fast deliveries. His powerful pace bowling abilities combined with swing has cemented Shami as one of cricket’s premier fast bowlers and an irrepressible bowler in modern cricket history!

Mohit Sharma – Making an Impact for Gujarat Titans

Mohit Sharma of Gujarat Titans has excelled in IPL 2024 for them by taking 27 wickets across 14 matches to help his side’s victory with impressive accuracy, variations and changes of pace and his contribution was crucial.

Rashid Khan – The Afghan Spin King for Gujarat Titans

Rashid Khan has continued his dominance of Indian Premier League 2024 season for Gujarat Titans with 27 wickets from 17 matches so far; an indication of his devastating leg-spin and variations. With such exceptional control and ability to strike at crucial junctures – such as when taking wickets against India at crucial junctures- Rashid stands a good chance at becoming this year’s winner in the purple cap race!

Piyush Chawla – The Veteran Leg-spinner for Mumbai Indians

Piyush Chawla of Mumbai Indians has made waves as an unexpected contender for IPL 2024’s Purple Cap with 22 wickets from 16 matches played so far this tournament. Chawla has used his experience, skill set and variations to mislead batsmen into submission; contributing immensely towards his team’s success with 22 scalps from 16 matches so far in IPL 2024 season.

Yuzvendra Chahal – The Reigning Purple Cap Holder

Yuzvendra Chahal, winner of IPL 2023’s Purple Cap in its previous edition, has once more made his presence felt in IPL 2024 season as part of Rajasthan Royals. Chahal has already amassed 21 wickets from 14 matches to establish himself as an immediate contender for winning that accolade again this time around. His consistency and knack of taking wickets crucial time have made him as an competitor for winning this year purple cap. He is also the first in most wicket takers in IPL history with 187 scalps.

IPL Purple Cap 2023 – Mohammed Shami

Mohammer Shami of Gujarat Titans won Aramco Purple Cap 2023 thanks to his phenomenal pace bowling performances during 17 games that propelled GT into finals of IPL 2023 edition and taking 28 wickets during that span – earning himself selection for World Cup 2023 and continuing his stellar performances there as well.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Mohammed Shami2817522176511/41881350
2Mohit Sharma2714361144410/5138931
3Rashid Khan2717552176730/42081440
4Piyush Chawla2216495166122/32281610
5Yuzvendra Chahal2114432145217/42081540
6Tushar Deshpande2116564165645/32691620
7Ravindra Jadeja2016431165720/32171720
8Varun Chakaravarthy2014429145215/42181530
9Mohammed Siraj1914375145021/41971520
10Matheesha Pathirana1912371124615/31981420

IPL Purple Cap 2022 – Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals recently won IPL 2022’s Purple Cap as his deceptive flight, turn, and variations were enough to deceive batsmen into conceding 27 wickets; thus earning this highly regarded award and becoming an instrumental asset for team success.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Yuzvendra Chahal2717527176840/519.517.7515.1111
2Wanindu Hasaranga2616430165718/516.537.5413.1511
3Kagiso Rabada2313406134833/417.658.4512.5220
4Umran Malik2214444144925/520.189.0313.411
5Kuldeep Yadav2114419144914/419.958.4314.1920
6Mohammad Shami2016488166125/324.4818.300
7Josh Hazlewood2012377124625/418.858.113.9510
8Rashid Khan1916421166324/422.156.5920.1510
9Harshal Patel1915410155334/421.577.6616.8910
10Prasidh Krishna1917551176622/3298.282100

IPL Purple Cap 2021 – Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore enjoyed an outstanding 2021 campaign as an all-rounder. Not only did he contribute vital runs down the order but he was also recognized as leading wicket-taker with 32 scalps – making Patel standout performer due to his variations, clever changes of pace and ability to deliver under pressure situations.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Harshal Patel3215459155627/514.348.1410.5611
2Avesh Khan2416450166113/318.757.3715.2500
3Jasprit Bumrah2114410145514/419.527.4515.7100
4Shardul Thakur2116527166019/325.098.817.0900
5Mohammad Shami1914395145215/320.787.516.6300
6Rashid Khan1814375145619/320.836.6918.6600
7Arshdeep Singh1812342124132/5198.2713.7701
8Varun Chakaravarthy1817448176820/524.886.5822.6600
9Yuzvendra Chahal1815374155325/420.777.0517.6600
10Jason Holder16824783252/415.437.7511.9310

IPL Purple Cap 2020 – Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada of South Africa made waves during the 2020 Indian Premier League season as he represented Delhi Capitals and took 29 wickets during this tournament, earning himself the Purple Cap award and showing how adeptly he dismantles batsmen lineups. His sheer pace, accuracy, and bounce production caused difficulty for batsmen on an almost constant basis – winning Rabada the Purple Cap award and cementing himself firmly as one of cricket’s premier pacers.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Kagiso Rabada3017548176521/418.268.3413.1320
2Jasprit Bumrah2715404156014/414.966.7313.3320
3Trent Boult2515457155718/418.287.9713.7610
4Anrich Nortje2216512166133/323.278.3916.6300
5Yuzvendra Chahal2115405155725/419.287.0816.3300
6Mohammad Shami2014460145315/3238.5716.100
7Jofra Archer2014365145515/318.256.5516.700
8Rashid Khan2016344166419/317.25.3719.200
9Varun Chakaravarthy1713356135220/520.946.8418.3501
10T Natarajan1616504166324/231.58.0223.5600

IPL Purple Cap 2019 – Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir of South Africa showed off his exceptional leg-spin bowling in the 2019 Indian Premier League season for Chennai Super Kings, amassing 26 wickets as leading wicket taker and emerging as one of its cornerstones for success. Tahir took wickets with ease with his variations, and turns which made it tough for the batsmen to play the shots.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Imran Tahir2617431176412/416.576.6914.8420
2Kagiso Rabada2512368124721/414.727.8211.2820
3Deepak Chahar2217482176413/421.97.4717.5900
4Shreyas Gopal2014347144816/417.357.2214.400
5Mohammad Shami1914469145415/324.688.6817.0500
6Khaleel Ahmed19928793521/315.18.231100
7Jasprit Bumrah1916409166114/421.526.6319.4700
8Yuzvendra Chahal1814386144925/421.447.8216.4410
9Rashid Khan1715377156019/322.176.2821.1700
10Lasith Malinga1612438124513/527.379.7616.8120

IPL Purple Cap 2018 – Andrew Tye

Andrew Tye of Australia won the Indian Premier League Purple Cap for his outstanding performances during 2018. Representing Kings XI Punjab, Tye made waves by using variations and accuracy against batsmen en route to 24 wickets at an average of 18.66. With his slow deliveries that deceive batsmen and yorker capabilities – Tye proved himself as an intimidating opponent throughout this tournament.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Andrew Tye2414448145617/518.6681430
2Siddarth Kaul2117547176629/426.048.2818.8500
3Rashid Khan2117458176819/321.86.7319.4200
4Umesh Yadav2014418145324/420.97.8615.9500
5Hardik Pandya1813381134220/321.168.9214.2200
6Trent Boult1814466145218/425.888.8417.5500
7Jasprit Bumrah1714372145414/421.886.8819.0500
8Sunil Narine1716467166119/527.477.6521.5200
9Kuldeep Yadav1716418165120/424.588.1418.1110
10Shardul Thakur1613431134619/326.939.2317.500

IPL Purple Cap 2017 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Since IPL began in 2008, only one player has managed to capture both IPL Purple Cups consecutively: Bhuvneshwar Kumar from Sunrisers Hyderabad has done it twice! His bowling attack with swing has played an immense role in takeing wickets at regular intervals and restricting opponents to low totals and helping his side easily win games with his bowling prowess.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Bhuvneshwar Kumar2614369145219/514.197.0512.0701
2Jaydev Unadkat2412322124625/513.417.0211.4501
3Jasprit Bumrah2016439165914/421.957.3917.800
4Mitchell McClenaghan1914507145421/426.689.3817.0500
5Imran Tahir1812369124712/420.57.8515.6600
6Chris Woakes1713386134436/322.78.7715.5200
7Rashid Khan1714358145419/321.056.6219.0500
8Sandeep Sharma1713398134820/423.418.2916.9410
9Umesh Yadav1714410144824/424.118.4517.1110
10Siddarth Kaul1610300103529/418.758.4113.3710

IPL Purple Cap 2016 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar of India became the first ever bowler from his nation to earn multiple Purple Cap awards, in 2016 and 2017. Representing Sunrisers Hyderabad during both seasons, Kumar displayed exceptional control and picked up crucial wickets consistently throughout both campaigns – becoming an extraordinary performer with each victory over batsmen he faced.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Bhuvneshwar Kumar2317490176619/521.37.4217.2110
2Yuzvendra Chahal2113401134925/419.098.1514.0410
3Shane Watson2016485165629/424.258.5816.9510
4Dhawal Kulkarni1814364144914/420.227.4216.3310
5Mitchell McClenaghan1714436145321/425.648.1718.8210
6Dwayne Bravo1715494155622/429.058.8219.7610
7Mustafizur Rahman1716421166116/324.766.921.5200
8Jasprit Bumrah1514406145214/427.067.820.800
9Sandeep Sharma1514366145020/424.47.322000
10Andre Russell1512291123615/519.47.9714.610

IPL Purple Cap 2015 – Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo made history during IPL history when he won it twice with Chennai Super Kings. In 2013, his 32 wicket haul set an IPL record; later that same year, Bravo recreated this success again to help lead them to victory and further cement his place as one of Indian Premier League (IPL) history’s greats.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Dwayne Bravo2617426165222/416.388.1412.0700
2Lasith Malinga2415444156013/518.57.41510
3Yuzvendra Chahal2315415144725/418.048.8612.2100
4Ashish Nehra2216449166210/420.47.2416.910
5Mitchell Starc2013291124315/414.556.7612.910
6Mitchell McClenaghan1812386124721/421.448.2115.6600
7Harbhajan Singh1815446155718/524.777.821900
8Bhuvneshwar Kumar1814407145119/522.617.8717.2200
9Harshal Patel1715328144427/519.297.4815.4700
10David Wiese1614353134233/422.068.3315.8710

IPL Purple Cap 2014 – Mohit Sharma

CSK have again come back fighting in 2014 after an impressive outing last year and created another formidable bowling attack to capture their title they missed last time out. Mohit Sharma stood out at CSK this season by taking 23 wickets while dominating opposing batsmans effectively.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Mohit Sharma2316452165414/419.658.3914.0410
2Sunil Narine2116407166419/519.386.3518.2820
3Bhuvneshwar Kumar2014354145319/517.76.6515.9510
4Ravindra Jadeja1916443165416/523.318.1517.1520
5Sandeep Sharma1811354114020/419.668.8113.3800
6Mitchell Johnson1714444145326/326.118.2918.8800
7Axar Patel1717405176621/423.826.1323.2900
8Lasith Malinga1610253103913/515.816.4514.6810
9Varun Aaron1610299103616/318.688.1513.7500
10Ravichandran Ashwin1616437166034/427.317.322.4300

IPL Purple Cap 2013 – Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo has been an immense asset to Chennai Super Kings since joining them. Boasting an effective medium pace bowling attack, Bravo quickly established himself as an indispensable player of 2013. Dwayne’s clash against Pollard during that year’s tournament stands out among others; taking 32 wickets led him to claim IPL Purple Cap status that year!

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Dwayne Bravo3218497186222/415.537.9511.7110
2James Faulkner2816427166316/515.256.7513.5302
3Harbhajan Singh2419456197018/5196.5117.500
4Mitchell Johnson2417459176426/319.127.171600
5Vinay Kumar2316493166040/421.438.1915.6900
6Sunil Narine2216350166419/515.95.4617.4520
7Amit Mishra2117394176217/518.766.3517.7110
8Lasith Malinga2017468176513/523.47.1619.600
9Mohit Sharma2015326155014/416.36.4315.200
10Dale Steyn1917384176811/320.215.6621.4200

IPL Purple Cap 2012 – Morne Morkel

Morne Morkel of South African pace sensation was unstoppable during 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL). Playing for Delhi Daredevils, Morkel proved his abilities by taking 25 wickets at an average of 18.12 average, making himself unassailable on batsmen all across tournament.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Morne Morkel2516453166320/418.127.1915.1210
2Sunil Narine2415324155919/513.55.4714.7911
3Lasith Malinga2214350145513/515.96.315.1310
4Umesh Yadav1917453176124/423.847.4219.2600
5Vinay Kumar1915480145640/425.268.5917.6300
6Dale Steyn1812285124611/315.836.115.5500
7Parvinder Awana1712372124734/421.887.9116.5810
8Zaheer Khan1716453156017/426.647.5521.1700
9Kieron Pollard1614350144444/421.877.9816.4310
10Piyush Chawla1616419165717/426.187.3521.3700

IPL Purple Cap 2011 – Lasith Malinga

Malinga won the 2011 Indian Premier League Purple Cap after mesmerizing batsmen with his lethal yorkers and taking 28 wickets for Mumbai Indians – leading them to win their debut title! His specialty lies with toe crushing yorkers that left batters uncertain of themselves when taking shots; also noted for an unconventional bowling action which confused and perplexed batsman into second guessing their shot to perform at peak levels.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Lasith Malinga2816375166313/513.395.9513.501
2Munaf Patel2215358155421/516.276.5814.8101
3Sreenath Aravind2113368134614/417.52813.1410
4Ravichandran Ashwin2016388166334/419.46.1518.900
5Amit Mishra1914358145317/518.846.7116.8410
6Doug Bollinger1713329134713/419.35716.5800
7Iqbal Abdulla1615305155024/319.066.118.7500
8Ryan Harris1613382134734/423.878.1217.6200
9Rahul Sharma1614273145013/317.065.4618.7500
10Piyush Chawla1612336124117/4218.1215.510

IPL Purple Cap 2010 – Pragyan Ojha

Pragyan Ojha from Deccan Chargers was recognized with the Purple Cap after dominating with 21 wickets at an average of 20.42 over 2010 season for Deccan Chargers he represented and by constantly confusing batsmen about which direction his bowling will come. His spin had the ability to disorient an opposition’s batsman.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Pragyan Ojha2116429165911/320.427.2916.800
2Harbhajan Singh1715377145318/522.177.0418.8800
3Anil Kumble1716407166315/523.946.4222.3510
4Amit Mishra1714363145317/521.356.8418.700
5Vinay Kumar1614396144640/424.758.5717.3110
6Zaheer Khan1514376144817/425.067.7719.3300
7Dale Steyn1515406155911/327.066.8823.600
8Irfan Pathan1514426144624/328.49.1918.5300
9Kieron Pollard1514274123744/418.267.414.800
10Lasith Malinga1513344134913/522.937.0219.610

IPL Purple Cap 2009 – RP Singh

Left-arm fast bowler RP Singh made history during the second edition of IPL 2009 when he became the inaugural winner of India’s Purple Cap award. Representing Deccan Chargers, Singh showed both skill and versatility by taking 23 wickets at an astounding strike rate of 15.50; his ability to consistently dismiss batsmen made him a valuable member of his squad.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1RP Singh2316417165922/418.136.9815.5610
2Anil Kumble211634716595/516.525.8616.911
3Pragyan Ojha1815348155311/319.336.517.8300
4Lasith Malinga1813312134913/517.336.316.500
5Irfan Pathan1714390145024/322.947.7417.7600
6Munaf Patel1611241113521/515.066.9113.0600
7Shane Warne1413365135021/426.077.321.4200
8Muttiah Muralitharan1413261135011/318.645.2221.4200
9Amit Mishra1411294114217/5216.9718.0700
10Yusuf Abdulla14924192831/417.218.61220

IPL Purple Cap 2008 – Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir of Rajasthan Royals emerged as its inaugural Purple Cap holder at IPL 2008’s inaugural edition, taking an astounding 22 wickets while maintaining an average of 12.09. His performance proved he has the ability to trouble the batsman with both swing and length consistently thus causing the batsmen to lose his wicket early.

S.NoPlayerWicketsMatchesRunsInningsOverBBIAverageEconomyStrike Rate4w5w
1Sohail Tanvir2211266114114/612.096.4611.2211
2Shane Warne1915404155221/421.267.7616.4200
4Piyush Chawla1715389154717/422.888.316.5200
5Albie Morkel1713399134832/423.478.3116.9410
6Shane Watson1715383155429/422.527.0719.1100
7Manpreet Gony1716443166031/326.057.3821.1700
8Yo Mahesh1611370114236/423.128.7715.8110
9Irfan Pathan1514350145324/323.336.621.200
10RP Singh1514442145122/429.468.6120.5300


As each year passes by, more impressive bowlers have claimed this coveted award; many notable ones being Mohammad Shami, Mohit Sharma Rashid Khan Piyush Chawla and Yuzvendra Chahal as contenders; fans can look forward to witnessing who emerges victorious as an IPL 2024 Purple Cap winner, inscribe their names into IPL history forevermore!

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