Kuldeep Yadav finished IPL 2022 with 21 wickets in 14 games with one wicket in Delhi Capitals' last league game against Mumbai Indians on Saturday, May 21.  Yuzvendra Chahal held the spot as the leader of the IPL 2022 Purple Cap list. The RR spinner added to his tally against Chennai Super Kings and now has taken 26 wickets this season. Wanindu Hasaranga is second and is one scalp behind the leader. Speedsters Kagiso Rabad and Umran Malik are next on the list with Kuldeep Yadav completing the top five. Meanwhile, you can take a look at the IPL 2022 Purple Cap updated list below. IPL 2022 Points Table Updated With NRR

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Harshal Patel turned on the heat last season with a whopping 32 wickets, the most in a season so far. His performances led RCB to buy him back at the IPL 2022 Auction and he would look to prove his mettle once again. Players like Bravo and Sunrisers Hyderabad's Bhuvneshwar Kumar have won the Purple Cap twice each. The first Purple Cap winner was Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir, who had bagged 22 wickets in Rajasthan Royals' title-winning inaugural IPL campaign.

IPL 2022 Purple Cap list:

Position Player Team Matches Innings Wickets
1 Yuzvendra Chahal RR 14 14 26
2 Wanindu Hasaranga RCB 14 14 24
3 Kagiso Rabada PBKS 12 12 22
4 Kuldeep Yadav DC 14 14 21
5 Umran Malik SRH 13 13 21

You can check out the full list from IPL's official website here.

The race for winning the Purple Cap would be an intense one this season, especially with two new franchises --Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans entering the competition. This would provide more opportunities to local players and new names to shine and make name for themselves.

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