RCB pacer Harshal Patel remains at the top of the IPL 2021 Purple Cap list despite a wicket-less outing against Punjab Kings in match 26 of IPL 2021. Delhi Capitals fast bowler Aveesh Khan is in second place after DC’s seven-wicket triumph over Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai Indians leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is placed in the third position. Meanwhile, scroll down to get the full list of leading wicket-takers in IPL 2021. IPL 2021 Schedule in PDF for Free Download: Get Indian Premier League 14 Venues, Full Time Table, Fixtures and Match Timings in IST.

While all eight teams will be battling for the prestigious title in IPL 2021, some individual awards will also be at stake, with one of them being the purple cap. For the unversed, the purple cap is awarded to the highest wicket-taker of the season at the end of the tournament. With IPL being one of the most celebrated T20 league globally, many prominent bowlers worldwide aim to make a mark in the gala tournament with one eye on the purple cap. T20 is known to be a game of batsmen with several fans obsessed with big hits all over the park. However, the bowlers have a major role to play, and the purple cap celebrates their success. Throughout the course of the tournament, the cap tends to move from one head to another. However, only the most successful bowler of the season walks away with the final title.. VIVO IPL 2021 Live Telecast: Get Star Network Channel List and Numbers on DTH Along With Sports Pack Fees.

Speaking of purple cap winners of the previous edition, Sohail Tanvir (2008), RP Singh (2009), Pragyan Ojha (2010), Lasith Malinga (2011), Morne Morkel (2012), Dwayne Bravo (2013 & 2015), Mohit Sharma (2014), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2016 & 2017), Andre Tye (2018), Imran Tahir (2019) and Kagiso Rabada (2020) have won the Purple caps before. This season is also graced by many proven stars of the T20 format and the fight for the purple cap would be exciting. While the likes of Bravo, Kumar and Rabada would be eyeing to get the accomplishment again, Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins and Mohammed Shami will also be pumped up to wear the prestigious Purple Cap. Here’s a look at the leader board of highest wicket-takers in IPL 2021. Is VIVO IPL 2021 Live Telecast Available on DD Free Dish, DD National, DD Sports, Doordarshan and Star Sports First TV Channels?

IPL 2021 Purple Cap Holder: List of Leading Run-Scorers in IPL 14

S.NO. Name Country Team Matches Wickets
1.

Harshal Patel
India Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 17
2. Avesh Khan India Delhi Capitals 7  13
3.

Rahul Chahar
India Mumbai Indians  7 11

Note: List Updated After MI vs CSK IPL 2021 Match

Notably, IPL 2021 takes place under some new rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No team will play at their home ground which would be a different challenge for all sides. Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata host the league stage of the tournament while the playoffs and final will take place at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Notably, the initial phase of IPL 2021 takes place behind closed doors with a call on allowing spectators to be taken later

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Apr 09, 2021 11:58 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).