The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to kick start in just a few days. The inclusion of two new franchises will undoubtedly make the tournament more competitive. The presence of world-class players will make the game more intense and an exciting affair between bat and ball is on the cards. While cricket is often considered the game of batters and pundits have raised questions over rules favouring bat, on multiple occasions bowlers have proved otherwise.
Following the trend, IPL 2022 will also feature top-notch bowlers from across the globe who will pose formidable challenges to batters with their pace and spin. Every season IPL honours the leading wicket-taker with Purple Cap, and only two bowlers have been able to bag the purple cap twice. Indian veteran Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dwayne Bravo are two players who have enjoyed the privilege of finishing the game as leading wicket-taker twice in fourteen years of the cash-rich league. However, young prodigy Harshal Patel wreaked havoc in the previous edition, finished the month-long tournament with the most wickets, and returned home donning the purple cap. With IPL 2022 just a few nights away, SportsTiger is making an attempt to list out five probable candidates for the purple cap in IPL 2022.
India’s newly appointed vice-captain has been in prime form recently, and he has even proved his worth in pitches which favoured spinner. Although he is yet to don the Purple cap, his toe-wrecking yorkers make him the strongest candidate. His best performance in the franchise tournament came last year when he picked 21-wickets in 14 games at an economy of 7.45. In total, the 28-year-old has 130 IPL scalps under his belt in 106 matches at an economy of 7.42.
He has been instrumental in Mumbai Indians’ success in the past few years, and the franchise retained him for that reason. A lot will be expected from lanky pacer, thus we are expecting a Purple cap deserving performance from Jasprit Bumrah in IPL 2022.