The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been one of the most successful T20 Leagues of the world. Ever since its start in 2008, the T20 League has seen 12 successful seasons. The 13th edition of the IPL was also immensely awaited by fans across the globe. Over the years, IPL has seen some commendable batting performances. Still, some bowlers have been able to leave their marks owing to the disciplined line and length. The batsman hitting the most runs in IPL gets the ‘Orange Cap’. On the other hand, bowlers with most wickets are given the ‘Purple Cap’.
But, the next season has been put on an indefinite postponement due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The BCCI has not yet canceled IPL. And it is closely monitoring the situation ever since India went into the lockdown.
Hence, let’s check out candidates who can win the Purple Cap in the next season of the IPL in Today Match Prediction column.
Dream11 Today Match Prediction for the next IPL Purple Cap Winner
Who are the most deserving candidates to win the Purple Cap in the next edition of IPL? Let’s enlist them first!
#1 – Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)
Jasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly the best bowler of India currently. He is known as the perfect bowler who is given the ball to contain runs in death overs. While playing for MI, he has been exceptional. In 77 games, he has picked 82 wickets and may help himself take the highest number of wickets.
#2 – Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Bhuvaneshwar has grabbed the Purple Cap in the IPL twice. And he is only one among 2 bowlers to have achieved this feat. From slow balls to swinging deliveries to Yorkers and slow balls, he has everything. We would not be surprised if he can make Purple Cap his own for the record 3rd time.
#3 – Imran Tahir (Chennai Super Kings)
The bowler who did not stop before running half the ground after taking a wicket has already won the award in 2019. Owing to Chennai wickets that may work for him yet again, we may see him getting close to the feat in the next IPL. Chennai pitches are mostly slow, and it may help Tahir make the most.
#4 – Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)
Dwayne Bravo, along with Bhuvi, is the only bowler in the history of IPL to have won the Purple Cap twice. With great line and length, along with his street smart thinking approach, Bravo (CSK) may do the trick for the 3rd time.
#5 – Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
It will be a crime if we don’t consider Rashid Khan as one of the contenders for walking away with the Purple Cap. He is unquestionably one of the best bowlers out there globally. Khan may not have won the award yet, but have been one the top 5 bowlers for the last 2-3 years. Rashid (SRH) may give all to this season to pick up his maiden Purple Cap.
#6 – Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals)
Kagiso Rabada (DC) is one of the most exciting bowling prospects. He has made everyone look up and take notice. He could not win the Purple Cap in 2019. Rabada missed it by just 1 wicket! He needs to be fit to be again rising in the ranks to make the award his own this time.
Today Match Prediction – Who will win the Purple Cap in the IPL?
Other than the obvious contenders for the Purple Cap, we have also shortlisted a few who can turn the tables with their performances. KKR’s Pat Cummins, RR’s Jaydev Unadkat, CSK’s Deepak Chahar and DC’s Ravichandran Ashwin can do it.
But in our Today Match Prediction, we are pinning our hopes on MI’s Jasprit Bumrah to win the prestigious Purple Cap in the next season of the IPL.