Indian Premier League 2023 is of to a great start as players battle it out for the biggest prize in T20 Leagues. Over the years bowlers are key to any team’s success in the IPL. A bowler can win the game for his team by dismissing top batsman of their opponents. The race for the Purple Cap in IPL 2023 has already begun. Let’s look at the top 5 Purple Cap contenders in IPL 2023.
Top 5 Contenders to win Purple Cap in IPL 2023
The master of spin Yuzvendra Chahal recently surpassed Lasith Malinga in all time leading wicket takers list in IPL. He is 8 wickets away from becoming the leading wicket taker in IPL history. Chahal won the Purple Cap in IPL 2022 picking up 27 wickets in 17 matches with his combo of flight, guile spin and dip. He is off to a great start in IPL 2023 picking up 8 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 11.75.
Rashid Khan is probably one of the best bowlers in world cricket at the moment. The Afghani leg spinner after struggling to pick up wickets in IPL 2022 is back to his wicket taking form. Still early days in the days and Rashid Khan has already weaved his magic with a hattrick over Kolkata Knight Riders, the first one of IPL 2023. He has picked up 8 wickets in 3 matches in the season so far at an average of 11.75. He is one of the top contenders to win the Purple Cap in IPL 2023 season.
Wood on his return to IPL after a gap of 5 seasons is firing with the ball representing Lucknow Super Giants. He started the season with a bang picking p 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals. Wood has been KL Rahul’s go to bowler at the death for Lucknow Super Giants. Mark Wood is the leading wicket taker in IPL 2023 at present with 9 wickets in 3 matches. Mark Wood is one of the top contenders to win the Purple Cap in IPL 2023 season.
The tall lanky fast bowler from West Indies has bee the stand out performer for the defending champions Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023 season so far. Joseph has bowled with pace and surprised most of the opponent batsman with his extra bounce. Joseph has best figures of 6/12 in IPL history. He is of to a great start picking up 6 wickets in 3 matches averaging 14.83. Joseph is currently at 5th position in the race of Purple cap in IPL 2023.
The mystery spinner of IPL Sunil Narine is one of the top contenders in this years IPL to win the purple cap. Narine has troubled right handed batsman with his mystery ball. He picked up 3 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Narine cleaned up Virat Kohli with his googly ball. In his IPL career Narine has picked . up 158 wickets in 151 matches. He is amongst the top 5 wicket takers in IPL. In three matches Narine picked up 6 wickets at an average of 14.83.