The IPL has been a very tough tournament for the bowlers as the modern era has shifted more towards the batsmen, but still, there have been bowlers who have taken wickets time consistently. The pressure of the biggest stages can get to the players easily and hence, being a bowler is not an easy job. It is not a surprise now if the good balls go to the boundary and the bad balls earn a wicket too.
Purple Cap is rewarded for the bowler who takes the most number of wickets in a season and the race for the cap is highly competitive. Wicket-taking bowlers tend to go for runs most often and hence to find bowlers who take wickets as well as do not give many runs is the need of any franchise.
Harshal Patel is the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing IPL edition with 17 wickets in 6 games. Here are 5 bowlers with the most wickets in a single IPL season.
5 Bowlers With Most Wickets In A Single IPL Season:
5. Jasprit Bumrah:
The Mumbai Indians pacer and Indian star bowler Jasprit Bumrah found his best rhythm in the previous IPL edition in UAE. He used the pace of the wickets to his advantage and bowled some brilliant spells at the top and as well as at the death. He has been simply outstanding for India and Mumbai Indians in the last four to five years and he deserved to have taken that many wickets.
Bumrah picked up 27 wickets in the edition and fell short by three wickets to win the purple cap to finish second on the list of top wicket-takers.
He swung the new ball and provided a lot of early breakthroughs which helped Mumbai progress to the finals easily and thereby, win the fifth title too. He has been an important part of the Mumbai setup and is one of the best match winners going around in world cricket now.