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IPL Fantasy Cricket History – Purple Cap Winners

The 12th season of IPL is getting exciting day by day. Every season the IPL fantasy cricket league fans try to remember best catch of the season, best bowler. So, to make it little easy for our readers we have brought purple cap winners of all seasons starting from 2008.

It is commonly said T20 cricket game format is all about batsman and high scoring runs. However, it is always the bowlers who decide the course of the match and the fate of IPL fantasy cricket fans.

The IPL T20 fantasy cricket bowlers during their four overs quota can snatch a game away from the opposition, or their loose deliveries can ruin the fate of their side.

IPL Purple Cap Winners

Let’s take a look at the list of winners for IPL Purple Cap from 2008 to 2018. Read on:

Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir of Rajasthan Royals received the honour of Purple Cap for the inaugural season, IPL 2008. This Pakistani bowler gained reputation by unorthodox left-arm bowling in the Twenty20 format of the game. He bagged 22 wickets in 11 matches at 12.09 average. His economy rate was 6.46 and strike rate was 11.22. He recorded 4 wickets haul and 5 wickets haul in the same season.

RP Singh

In IPL 2009, RP Singh of Deccan Chargers received this honour. He was the fast-medium bowler of the team. In 16 matches of the season, he had bagged 23 wickets at 18.13average. His economy rate was 6.98 and strike rate was 15.5.

Pragyan Ojha

The Purple Cap went to a Deccan Chargers player for the second year in a row. For the third season, IPL 2010, Pragyan Ojha won the Purple Cap. In 16 matches of the season, he had taken 21 wickets at 20.42average. His economy rate was 7.29and strike rate was 16.8.

Lasith Malinga

The gem bowler of Mumbai Indians, Lasith Malinga won the IPL 2011, Purple Cap. Malinga had taken 28 wickets in 16 matches at an average of 13.39. His economy rate was 5.95and strike rate was 13.5.

Morne Morkel

The overseas and out-and-out fast bowler, Morne Morkel of Delhi Daredevils was the achiever of the IPL 2012 Purple Cap. Morkel had taken 25 wickets in 16 matches at an average of 18.12. His economy rate was 7.19and strike rate was 15.1.

Dwayne Bravo

All-rounder star of Chennai Super Kings, Dwayne Bravo received IPL 2013, Purple Cap. Bravo had taken 32 wickets in 18 matches at an average of 15.53 in that season. His economy rate was 7.95and strike rate was 11.7.

Once more one of the most beloved stars of CSK, Dwayne Bravo received the Purple Cap for IPL 2015. Moreover, Bravo is the first player to bag more than one Purple Cap. Bravo had taken 26 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 16.38. His economy rate was 8.14 and strike rate was 12.

Mohit Sharma

Again in the next edition IPL 2014, another bowler from Chennai Super Kings won the Purple Cap. Though Mohit Sharma won the honour for the first time, the honour came to any CSK player for the second time in a row. Sharma had taken 23 wickets in 16 matches at an average of 19.65. His economy rate was 8.39and strike rate was 14.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Sunrisers Hyderabad’sBhuvaneshwar Kumar received the Purple Cap honour in IPL 2016. Kumar had taken 23 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 21.3. His economy rate was 7.42and strike rate was 17.2.

Sunrisers Hyderabad’sBhuvaneshwar Kumar again received the Purple Cap honour in IPL 2017. After Bravo from CSK, Kumar is the second one two receive two Purple Caps as of now. Moreover, he is the first one to bag this cap two times consecutively. Kumar had taken 26 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 14.19. His economy rate was 7.05and strike rate was 12.

Andrew Tye

In the last season, Andrew Tye from Kings XI Punjab received the Purple Cap honour. Tye had taken 24 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 18.66. His economy rate was 8 and strike rate was 14.

In this season the emerging contenders of Purple Cap are YuzvendraChahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Imran Tahir of Chennai Super Kings, Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings again, KagisoRabadaof Delhi Capitals and Mohammed Shami of Kings XI Punjab. Let’s us wait and see who reaches the top.

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