The Indian T20 League’s top wicket-taker receives the Purple Cap. The Purple Cap is worn by the season’s leading wicket-taker when playing defense. The Purple Cap has been won by many great players over the years but there are very few people who have done so on more than one occasion.
The most wickets (32) were taken by Dwayne Bravo and Harshal Patel during a single competition. For any bowler in the Indian T20 League, the Purple Cap has been the most coveted honor. Only a small number of athletes have had the honor of taking home the Purple Cap since the league and award’s inception in 2008.
In this article, we take a look at three players with most number of Purple caps in Indian T20 League
3) Harshal Patel – 1 (32 wickets – 2021)
In the Indian T20 League, Harshal Patel ended up being the first player from the Bangalore squad to be awarded the Purple Cap. His record-breaking 32 wickets in 15 games, at a rate of 14.34, contributed significantly to Bangalore’s fourth-place league victory. His finest performance against Mumbai was 5 for 27.
Wily pacer Harshal Patel put on outstanding performances to end with 32 wickets and win the Purple Cap in a season in which Royal Challengers Bangalore advanced in the Indian T20 League knockout stages for the seventh time. Harshal has now taken 32 wickets, matching the record of a league legend.
2) Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 2 (23 wickets in 2016 and 26 wickets in 2017)
With a quality bowling attack supporting him, Bhuvneshwar carried the team that was regarded as the best bowling team in the league but frequently lost because of its shaky middle order, taking 23 wickets in the 2016 edition on an economy of 7.42 as well as a strike rate of 17.42.
The Purple as well as Orange Caps were given to players in the same squad for the first time in the 2017 edition. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, with 26 wickets, became the very first bowler who kept the coveted cap, and with Rashid Khan’s addition to the bowling lineup, the Hyderabad team was once again regarded as the finest bowling unit.
1) Dwayne Bravo – 2 (32 wickets in 2015 and 26 wickets in 2017)
In 2013, Dwayne Bravo made league history by becoming the first spinner to take over thirty scalps in a single season. The right-arm medium pacer consistently poured in slow balls, mixing them with sluggish ones to take wickets at a respectable strike average of 11.71 alongside an economy of 7.95.
When Bravo took 26 wickets in 2015, he made history as the first pacer in Indian T20 League records to earn the purple cap twice. Bravo had an uncannily identical season to his outstanding 2013 when his bowling exploits propelled Chennai to the top of the standings.