IPL Purple Cap 2021: Most Wickets in IPL 2021

Purple Cap is an IPL award presented to the player who picks the most wickets in an IPL season. The first-ever Purple Cap winner in IPL 2008, Sohail Tanvir managed to pick a tally of 22 wickets for Rajasthan Royals to bag the prestigious award. Likewise, every IPL season, the Purple Cap winner is bagged by the player managing to pick the most wickets in an IPL edition.

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However, throughout the entire course of the tournament, Purple Cap keeps juggling among players who are the highest wicket-taker at the end of each match in the IPL. It will be interesting to see which bowler claims the most wickets to account for the Purple Cap award in IPL 2021. Currently, Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore holds the Purple Cap in IPL 2021 for picking the most wickets.

Harshal Patel played a decisive role in yesterday IPL match result
Harshal Patel picked a maiden fifer in IPL (Image Source: PTI/Sportzpics)

Here's the updated list of players who have picked the most wickets after the PBKS vs DC match in IPL 2021:

POS PLAYER Mat Inns Ov Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
1
HarshalPatel
7 7 28 257 17 5/27 15.11 9.17 9.88 0 1
2
Avesh Khan
8 8 30 231 14 3/32 16.50 7.70 12.85 0 0
3
Chris Morris
7 7 26 224 14 4/23 16.00 8.61 11.14 1 0
4
Rahul Chahar
7 7 28 202 11 4/27 18.36 7.21 15.27 1 0
5
Rashid Khan
7 7 28 172 10 3/36 17.20 6.14 16.80 0 0
6
Sam Curran
7 7 25 217 9 3/34 24.11 8.68 16.66 0 0
7
Pat Cummins
7 7 26.5 237 9 3/24 26.33 8.83 17.88 0 0
8
Kyle Jamieson
7 7 24 221 9 3/41 24.55 9.20 16.00 0 0
9
Deepak Chahar
7 7 24 193 8 4/13 24.12 8.04 18.00 2 0
10
Mohammad Shami
8 8 28.4 234 8 2/21 29.25 8.16 21.50 0 0

(Stats Courtesy: IPLT20.com)

IPL Purple Cap FAQs

1. What is Purple Cap in IPL?

Purple Cap is the IPL award presented to the bowler with the most wickets in an IPL edition. In IPL 2020, Purple Cap was won by Kagiso Rabada for picking the most – 30 wickets in the entire season.