IPL 2021, which is expected to commence in April 2021, is a highly awaited cricket tournament for Indian cricket fans. The eight teams namely Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, and Punjab Kings will once again compete against each other to lift the crown in IPL 2021.
The tournament will bring some nail-biting matches for the cricket fans, just like it did during the previous edition.
Along with the race to lift the trophy, players will also compete to win the orange cap and purple cap. The leading wicket-taker in the tournament is awarded the purple cap. Dwayne Bravo and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have won the purple cap two times- the most by any cricketer in the IPL tournament’s history.
This time, with India being the venue, the conditions are expected to favour the spin bowlers more. Here we look at five players who can win the purple cap in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Win The Purple Cap This Year
Kagiso Rabada has been a consistent performer with the ball in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League. In IPL 2019, he was the second-leading wicket-taker after Imran Tahir with 25 wickets. In IPL 2020, he levelled-up his performance to become the top wicket-taker after scalping 30 wickets in 17 games and won the purple cap.
Kagiso Rabada is the leading player responsible for handling Delhi Capitals’ bowling department. In IPL 2021, he is one of the top candidates to win the purple cap.