Just like the batsmen get their due in the form of Orange Cap, the bowlers also are rewarded with Purple Cap for finishing as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. Although IPL 2017 began on note of injuries, there were some players who helped their teams flourish. Surprisingly, the spinners have come out in flying colours in this edition. One of the notable names in the list is Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, for whom it is nothing less than a dream come true. Being bid for INR 4 crores, Rashid is second in the list with 5 wickets. However, he is just a wicket behind the No. 1 T20I and ODI bowler. IPL 2017 Orange Cap holder: List of Leading Batsmen in IPL 10 — Chris Lynn on top
Imran Tahir might have not made the cut in the IPL auctions but series of injuries for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) helped him earn the call. Tahir not only shut the critics but also rose to the occasion as he is on top of the list with 6 wickets so far. Amongst the spinners joins pacer Zaheer Khan who proved age is just a number. With figures of 3 for 20 against RPS in Match 9, Zaheer is at No. 3 with 5 wickets as well. Last year’s Purple Cap holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also in contention while Chris Morris finds his name within top 5 claiming 4 wickets.
|Purple Cap Holders – IPL 2017|
With the competition being neck-to-neck, the Purple Cap holder list is juggling every day. Who ends with the most wickets at the end of the tournament remains a mystery.
The IPL final will be held on May 21 at defending champions’, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) home ground Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.