The IPL honours not just the top teams, but also the finest individual players. The Purple Cap is awarded to the player who takes the most wickets, while the Orange Cap is awarded to the player who scores the most runs. These caps come with a nice sum of money, which is given to the players at the conclusion of the season.

Only three times in the history of the Purple Cap has the winner been a member of the season’s champion squad.


Here are the top five players for this award:-

Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah took 21 wickets in 14 games in the last IPL season, with an economy rate of 7.45. In all, the 28-year-old has 130 IPL scalps in 106 games, with an economy rate of 7.42.

In the 2018 season, Bumrah will spearhead MI’s bowling attack and will be vying for his first purple cap. In international cricket, Jasprit Bumrah is perhaps the finest limited-overs bowler. The Indian pacer has developed into one of the Mumbai Indians’ most valuable match-winners. Bumrah’s recent performances have been a major factor in MI’s success. The Mumbai Indians have retained his services, and he will once again head the team’s bowling unit in this year’s tournament.

Harshal Patel

Since the past IPL season, Harshal Patel has been dubbed “Purple Patel,” and he will be a strong candidate to take the most wickets in IPL 2022. Harshal took 32 wickets in 15 matches last season, equaling Dwayne Bravo’s record for most wickets in a single season. With 32 wickets, Harshal Patel earned the Purple Cap in the IPL 2021. He is tied for second all-time in terms of most wickets in a season. Harshal’s performance in the Indian Premier League cleared the way for his international debut.

RCB management has put their confidence in him once again by signing him for a hefty 10.75 crores. Under the guidance of new captain Faf du Plessis, he’d want to make an impression once again.

Avesh Khan

Avesh took the second-most wickets in the IPL 2021. The teenager will try to go one step further with the Lucknow Supergiants this season and earn the purple hat. Avesh Khan is one of the bright new fast bowling prospects who had a breakout year in 2021, bagging 24 wickets in 16 games at an economy rate of 7.38. He was his previous side’s top wicket-taker, and he has been a part of the India setup for the past few months, which will bolster his confidence, and the kid will want to improve on his performance from last season.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is now the most well-known T20 bowler in the game. He’s played in a variety of T20 competitions and made an impression in each one. In the IPL, he has been at his best. Since joining the SRH in 2017, he has taken 93 wickets. When the retentions were revealed, he was not the franchise’s first choice, thus he left. He is excited to start a new legacy with the Gujarat Titans.

Mohammed Shami

Shami was picked up by the franchise for 6.25 crores. He is a regular in the Indian Test side, with Jasprit Bumrah. He has also made an impression while representing India in white-ball competitions. His very best Punjab Kings have taken 48 wickets in 50 games in the Indian Premier League. Shami will now concentrate on creating an impression in Gujarat in order to be picked in India’s T20 World Cup team later this year.