IPL Purple Cap 2022

Bowlers participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be vying for the Purple Cap award. The Purple Cap is awarded to the bowler who has emerged as the leading wicket-taker in a particular edition of the high-profile Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL Purple Cap 2022

POS Player Team Match Overs Wkts Ave Econ SR 4 5
1 Yuzvendra Chahal RR 17 68 27 19.51 7.75 15.1 1 1
2 Wanindu Hasaranga RCB 16 57 26 16.53 7.54 13.1 1 1
3 Kagiso Rabada PBKS 13 48 23 17.65 8.45 12.5 2 0
4 Umran Malik SRH 14 49.1 22 20.18 9.03 13.4 1 1
5 Kuldeep Yadav DC 14 49.4 21 19.95 8.43 14.1 2 0
6 Josh Hazlewood RCB 12 46.3 20 18.85 8.1 13.9 1 0
7 Mohammed Shami GT 16 61 20 24.4 8 18.3 0 0
8 Harshal Patel RCB 15 53.3 19 21.57 7.66 16.8 1 0
9 Rashid Khan GT 16 63.5 19 22.15 6.59 20.1 1 0
10 Prasidh Krishna RR 17 66.3 19 29.00 8.28 21.0 0 0

*Last Updated on 29th May 2022 after RR vs GT Final Match (IPL 2022)

IPL Purple Cap 2021 List

POS Player Mat Inns Ov Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
1 Harshal Patel 15 15 56 459 32 5/27 14.34 8.14 10.56 1 1
2 Avesh Khan 16 16 61 450 24 3/13 18.75 7.37 15.25 0 0
3 Jasprit Bumrah 14 14 55 410 21 4/14 19.52 7.45 15.71 0 0
4 Shardul Thakur 16 16 60 527 21 3/19 25.09 8.8 17.09 0 0
5 Mohammad Shami 14 14 52 395 19 3/15 20.78 7.5 16.63 0 0
6 Rashid Khan 14 14 56 375 18 3/19 20.83 6.69 18.66 0 0
7 Arshdeep Singh 12 12 41 342 18 5/32 19 8.27 13.77 0 1
8 Varun Chakaravarthy 17 17 68 448 18 5/20 24.88 6.58 22.66 0 0
9 Yuzvendra Chahal 15 15 53 374 18 4/25 20.77 7.05 17.66 0 0
10 Jason Holder 8 8 32 247 16 4/52 15.43 7.75 11.93 1 0

*Last updated on IPL 2021

IPL Purple Cap Trivia

  • Sohail Tanvir was the first bowler to be awarded the Purple Cap for taking 22 wickets in 11 matches in the 2008 season.
  • The record of most wickets in a single edition is held by Dwayne Bravo (32 wickets in the 2015 season).
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only bowler to have won the Purple Cap in successive editions of the IPL (2016, 2017)

Rules for IPL Purple Cap

  • The Purple Cap is awarded to the leading wicket-taker of the IPL season.
  • The bowler with the most wickets in the tournament during the season is allowed to wear the Cap in the field.
  • In an event of a tie, the Purple Cap is awarded to the bowler with a better economy rate.

List of all IPL Purple Cap Winners

In the inaugural IPL season in 2008, the Purple Cap award was won by Sohail Tanvir. The Pakistan left-arm seamer scalped a total of 22 wickets in the tournament and scalped his wickets at a stupendous average of 12.09.

The first Indian cricketer to have been the recipient of the Purple Cap award is former left-arm fast bowler RP Singh, In the 2009 season of the IPL, Singh took 23 wickets at a strike rate of 15.50 to bag the award.

Dwayne Bravo and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the only two cricketers to have won the Purple Cap award on two occasions. While Bravo won the award in 2013 and 2015, Kumar laid his hands on the Purple Cap in 2016 and 2017.

The other players to have been the recipient of the Purple Cap award in IPL history are Pragyan Ojha, Lasith Malinga, Morne Morkel, Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye, Imran Tahir, and Kagiso Rabada.

In the 14th edition of the IPL, Harshal Patel won the Purple Cap award. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer scalped a gargantuan 32 wickets to win the Purple Cap award in 2021. Harshal shares the record for the most wickets in an IPL season with Dwayne Bravo, who scalped 32 wickets in the year 2013.

Year Player Team Matches Wickets Average Economy Strike Rate 4W 5W
2008 Sohail Tanvir Rajasthan Royals 11 22 12.09 6.46 11 1 1
2009 RP Singh Deccan Chargers 16 23 18.13 6.98 16 1 0
2010 Pragyan Ojha Deccan Chargers 16 21 20.42 7.29 17 0 0
2011 Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians 16 28 13.39 5.95 14 0 1
2012 Morne Morkel Delhi Daredevils 16 25 18.12 7.19 15 1 0
2013 Dwayne Bravo Chennai Super Kings 18 32 15.53 7.95 12 1 0
2014 Mohit Sharma Chennai Super Kings 16 23 19.65 8.39 14 1 0
2015 Dwayne Bravo Chennai Super Kings 17 26 16.38 8.14 12 0 0
2016 Bhuvaneshwar Kumar Sunrisers Hyderabad 17 23 21.3 7.42 17 1 0
2017 Bhuvaneshwar Kumar Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 26 14.19 7.05 12 0 1
2018 Andrew Tye Kings XI Punjab 14 24 18.66 8 14 3 0
2019 Imran Tahir Chennai Super Kings 17 26 16.57 6.69 15 2 0
2020 Kagiso Rabada Delhi Capitals 17 30 18.26 8.34 13 2 0
2021 Harshal Patel Royal Challengers Bangalore 15 32 14.34 8.14 10.56 1 1

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