Introduction of Purple Cap in IPL

Purple Cap is the title which every IPL bowler targets. This cap is reserved for the highest wicket-taker of the season. Although, the matches are going on and the players are fighting neck-to-neck to bag this in this season. However, we can’t resist ourself from keeping an eye on the list of the top wicket-takers. After yesterday’s match, Harshal Patel is topping the list of wicket-takers. Let’s have a look at the list. Read the blog to keep yourself informed and stay tuned with to get all the IPL News and Sports News updates on time.

Top 5 wicket-takers of the IPL 2024 (till now):

Harshal Patel in IPL 2024

Harshal Patel:

In yesterday’s Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings match Harshal Patel took the wicket of Rinku Singh. After this, he touched the mark of a total of 14 wickets this season.  This put him ahead of Mumbai Indians’ pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Rajasthan Royals’ leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Patel has 14 wickets with an average of 23.28 and a strike rate of 10.18. Yesterday’s match was the 9th match of Harshal.

Jasprit Bumrah:

Jasprit Bumrah of the Mumbai Indians franchise is holding the second position on the highest wicket-taker list. He has bagged 13 wickets this season with an average of 15.69 and an economy rate of 6.37. Bumrah has played 8 matches till now.

Jasprit Bumrah in IPL 2024
Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL 2024

Yuzvendra Chahal:

Yuzvendra Chahal of the Rajasthan Royal franchise is holding the third position of the highest wicket-taker list. He has bagged 13 wickets in the 8 matches. He has an average of 20.38 and an economy rate of 8.83.

Kuldeep Yadav:

Kuldeep Yadav is holding the 4th post in the list of the highest wicket-takers in the IPL 2024. He plays for the Delhi Capitals. He is not only one of the most trusted bowlers of Delhi Capitals but also Team India as well.

He has played just 6 matches till now and among these he has bagged 12 wickets already. He missed a few matches due to a “groin niggle” injury. Delhi Capitals’ left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav re-entered the top five after taking 2/29 in a high-scoring match against Gujarat Titans.

Kuldeep Yadav in IPL 2024
T Natarajan in IPL 2024

T Natarajan:

Similarly, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s left-arm pacer T Natarajan reached 12 wickets for the season, earning two wickets for 39 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

PlayerTeamMatchesBest bowling figureWickets5W
Harshal PatelPunjab Kings93/25140
Jasprit BumrahMumbai Indians85/21131
Yuzvendra ChahalRajasthan Royals83/11130
Kuldeep YadavDelhi Capitals64/55120
T NatarajanSunrisers Hyderabad64/19120
Top 5 wicket-takers of the IPL 2024 (till now)

Purple Cap winners in IPL since 2008

2008: Sohail Tanvir (RR): 22 wickets

2009: RP Singh (Deccan Chargers): 23 wickets

2010: Pragyan Ojha (Deccan Chargers): 21 wickets

2011: Lasith Malinga (MI): 28 wickets

2012: Morne Morkel (DD): 25 wickets

2013: Dwayne Bravo (CSK): 32 wickets

2014: Mohit Sharma (CSK): 23 wickets

2015: Dwayne Bravo (CSK): 26 wickets

2016: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH): 23 wickets

2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH): 26 wickets

2018: Andrew Tye (PBKS): 24 wickets

2019: Imran Tahir (CSK): 26 wickets

2020: Kagiso Rabada (DC): 30 wickets

2021: Harshal Patel (RCB): 32 wickets

2022: Yuzvendra Chahal (RR): 27 wickets

2023: Mohammed Shami (GT): 28 wickets

Final Words on Purple Cap in IPL

The fight is high. Who will bag the title? Let’s wait for more to know this. Stay tuned with to get all the Cricket News and Sports News updates on time.