Whenever it comes to the discussion of the T20 format of cricket, there is no way cricket fans can forget to mention the Indian Premier League.
IPL is the most elitist cricket league in the world that has also helped in promoting the T20 format of the game. IPL has become a stepping stone for every player to get their name listed in the senior team.
India’s premier cricket league has given multiple players for the national squad who are still adding value to the team. When it comes to Purple Cap – every online bookie gives you some amazing odds to play on.
The auction for IPL 2023 is over and all the franchises have bought their desired players. We will see some new faces in the tournament as well.
Top 3 contenders for the purple cap in IPL 2023
1) Jofra Archer
One of the biggest pieces of news for IPL fans was the availability of Jofra Archer for the upcoming season. The player is making a comeback to the tournament after two years and he was also away from the action in international cricket.
Archer was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2022 mega auction and he will be paired with another ferocious bowler Jasprit Bumrah. The duo won’t allow any preposition to dominate the game but Jofra Archer tops the list of contenders who might win the purple cap.
2) Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav’s comeback to international cricket has been a fairytale and last year he topped the charts of the leading wicket-takers in the IPL. The spin maestro is turning out to be a major headache and especially in domestic pitches.
In international cricket, Kuldeep has been part of the ODI format but during the IPL, Kuldeep is again expected to make his name to the top of the list. In 2022, Kuldeep was part of eight ODIs and he picked up 12 wickets at an economy of 4.95.
3) Kagiso Rabada
Another international player who has gained the spotlight in 2022 with his pace and disciplined line and length is Kagiso Rabada from South Africa. The Punjab kings speedster was the third-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022, picking 23 wickets in 13 innings.
In five years of association with IPL, Rabada has picked up 99 wickets in 63 innings and this year he is expected to do a much better job. He has been a purple cap holder in 2020 with 30 wickets in the whole tournament.