When we talk about modern T20 cricket, normally discuss only big hits, fast innings, marvelous fours, and sixes but on the other hand, T20 is also a bowler game as it is the batsmen’s despite the format being slightly tilted in favor of the latter.
In the United Arab Emirates, the biggest Cricket League in the world Indian Premier League (IPL) is about to kick start on September 19, Let’s take a look at Best Bowlers of IPL 2020 who could win Purple Cap in 2020 IPL UAE. Purple Cap in IPL is the reward for the Highest wicket-taking bowler in the entire tournament.
11 out of 12 Purple Cap winners, Highest Wicket Taker in IPL helped their teams to reach IPL playoffs that year. Only bad luck happened with Andrew Tye in 2018, whose team Kings XI Punjab did not make to playoffs and finished seventh in IPL 2018 season.
Also see: Best Batsman of IPL 2020
Fast bowlers got more attention in the IPL auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bought Australian pacer Pat Cummins for 15.5 crores for the upcoming IPL 2020 season UAE making him the most expensive overseas player in the history of Dream11 IPL auctions.
Potential Purple Cap Winners
Without much ado, let’s take a look at the top 5 contenders for the Purple cap for IPL 2020 and can prove themselves lethal for the batsmen.
#1 Pat Cummins KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Kolkata Knight Riders bought Pat Cummin for 15.5 Crore this year. He is among the best fast bowlers in the world. He is a fast bowler as well as a capable lower-order right-handed batsman. Cummins is a strong contender to win a Purple Cap in Dream11 IPL 2020. He did not enjoy an IPL title victory yet but his ability to throw the ball at 150kph plus makes him a dangerous bowler from the KKR team.
#2 Yuzvendra Chahal RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
In 2013 IPL, Yuzvendra Chahal was the part of the winning team Mumbai Indians but in 2014 he moved to Royal Challenger Bangalore. Chahal is a former chess player who represented India on the International level.
He is a leg break bowler and grabbed 12 wickets in his first IPL season. He was third highest wicket taker in IPL 2015 season and got 23 wickets in 15 matches. Chahal is a very smart leg break bowler who predicts the strength and weakness of a batsman in order to dismiss him.
In IPL 2019, he snapped up 18 wickets and in the upcoming IPL 2020 season in UAE he is a strong contender to win a Purple Cap and help RCB to become the newest IPL champions.
#3 Imran Tahir CSK (Chennai Super Kings)
Imran Tahir is a Pakistani born south African bowler who plays for Dhoni and led Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League. He helps his team in crucial situations. His positivity and never say die attitude is his success mantra all through these years.
In the 2019 year, he took 26 wickets in 17 matches and became the leading wicket taker in 2019. His form in T20I makes him a strong contender to win Purple Cap this year.
#4 Jasprit Bumrah MI (Mumbai Indians)
Jasprit Bumrah is India’s No. 1 bowler across all formats. Bumrah is praised by the best batsmen in the world as the toughest bowler to hit on the pitch.
He joined Mumbai Indians in his teenage but is now the No. 1 bowler in the ICC rankings in the ODI format. He was MI’s leading wicket taker in the previous season. Bumrah took 19 wickets at an average of 21.52.
Bumrah must be ready to claim his first Purple Cap in Dream11 IPL 13.
5# Rashid Khan SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Rashid Khan was a successful bowler in IPL 2019 and he scored a hat trick in Big Bash League 2020. He was bought for 9 Crores in the 2019 IPL by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rashid Khan is the one player who can deliver in all conditions.
Rashid is the bowler who established himself as one of the best T20 bowlers going around. In IPL 2018, Rashid Khan was the second-highest wicket-taker with 21 wickets,helping his team to finish as runner up that season.
In IPL 2020, Sunrisers Hyderabad will hope that Rashid Khan wins the Purple Cap and help them to lift the IPL trophy 2020.
Best Bowlers in IPL 2020 Team
IPL 2020 potential purple cap winners, no doubt, are the best bowlers in IPL 2020. Apart from this, we have a list of bowlers who did an extraordinary performance in the past T20 Matches to claim the best bowler of IPL 2020 UAE edition.
Here is the list of best bowlers of IPL 2020 Teams along with their ICC Ranking.
|Bowler Name||IPL Team||T20I Bowling Rank|
|Rashid Khan||Sunrisers Hyderabad||1st|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Mumbai Indians||13th|
|Pat Cummins||Kolkata Knight Riders||17th|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Royal Challengers Bangalore||29th|
|Imran Tahir||Chennai Super Kings||39th|
- Jasprit Bumrah 46%, 11 votes11 votes 46%11 votes - 46% of all votes
- Rashid Khan 17%, 4 votes4 votes 17%4 votes - 17% of all votes
- Yuzvendra Chahal 17%, 4 votes4 votes 17%4 votes - 17% of all votes
- Pat Cummins 13%, 3 votes3 votes 13%3 votes - 13% of all votes
- Imran Tahir 4%, 1 vote1 vote 4%1 vote - 4% of all votes
- Kagiso rabada* 4%, 1 vote1 vote 4%1 vote - 4% of all votes
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga claimed the greatest bowler in IPL history by Star Sports experts Dean Jones, Mathew Hayden, Aakash Chopra, Graeme Smith, Simon Doull, Ian Bishop and Tom Moody.
Ravindra Jadeja is the performed best in the past IPL seasons and one of the best bowler of CSK team.
In 31st match of IPL 2008 former Indian bowler Laxmipathy Balaji scored first hat trick in the history of IPL. He playing for Chennai Super Kings in this match against Kings XI Punjab.