The Purple Cap is the most prestigious award for T20 bowlers. It is given to bowlers with the most number of wickets during an IPL season.
Here's everyone who's won the Purple Cap since its inauguration in 2008:
Representing Rajasthan Royals, Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir became the first Purple Cap winner by bagging 22 wickets in 11 matches of IPL's inaugural season. His best performance that season was against CSK with 6/14.
: Indian pacer RP Singh took 23 wickets in 16 matches for the Deccan Chargers in 2009 winning the Purple Cap and helping his team lift the IPL championship trophy that season. His stellar performance that year included a memorable 4-wicket haul in the final against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Deccan Chargers were on a roll as their spinner Pragyan Ojha grabbed the Purple Cap in 2010 with 21 wickets in 16 matches. His best performance was 3/26 against Mumbai Indians.
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga represented Mumbai Indians in IPL 2011 taking down 28 wickets in 16 matches and winning the Purple Cap. He was instrumental in taking MI to the finals, although they ultimately lost to MS Dhoni-led CSK.
South African pacer Morne Morkel bagged 25 wickets for the Delhi Daredevils, becoming the Purple Cap winner for the 5th edition of the tournament. He was the first South African bowler to win the honour with best bowling figures 4/20 against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Dwayne 'DJ' Bravo, West Indies all-rounder, was in full form in the 2013 IPL claiming 32 wickets - the highest by any bowler in any edition of the tournament till now.
CSK entered the list of Purple Cap wins two years in a row with right-arm fast bowler Mohit Sharma. He took 23 wickets in 16 matches winning the Purple Cap. His best performance included a 4 wicket haul against the Mumbai Indians.
Chennai Super Kings on a roll with DJ Bravo becoming the first player to be awarded the Purple Cap twice. He bagged 26 wickets in 17 matches, but history repeated again as MI held the championship trophy after defeating the team in the finals.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad lifted the IPL championship trophy for the first time in 2016, and a lot of credit goes to swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He took 23 wickets in 17 matches leading his team to the win.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar created IPL history in its 10th edition by becoming the first bowler to win Purple Cap two years in a row. At the end of the season, he had 26 wickets in 14 matches. He got a 5-wicket haul against Kings XI Punjab giving away just 19 runs.
Australian all-rounder Andrew 'AJ' Tye took 24 wickets for the Kings XI Punjab in 14 matches and won the Purple Cap in 2018. His fantastic bowling performance included 3 four-wicket hauls that season. He is the only Australian to have won the award.
South African spin bowler Imran Tahir proved age is just a number by winning the IPL Purple Cap in 2019 at the age of 40. He had a 26-wicket haul for the Chennai Super Kings in 17 matches that season.
South African right-arm fast bowler Kagiso Rabada bagged 30 wickets in IPL 2020 in a competition with Jasprit Bumrah that extended to the finals. Ultimately Bumrah finished the season with 27 wickets and Rabada went home with the Purple Cap that year.
Equaling DJ Bravo's record, right-arm medium pace bowler Harshal Patel hauled in 32 wickets in IPL 2021 for RCB winning the Purple Cap. His best figures for the season were 5/27 against Mumbai Indians.
Right-arm leg break bowler Yuzvendra Chahal won the Purple Cap in 2022 by taking 27 wickets for his new team Rajasthan Royals. Chahal has a total of 6 four-wicket hauls in his IPL career.
Gujarat Titans' right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Shami hauled in 28 wickets in the latest edition of the IPL championship, staking his claim on the elusive Purple Cap.
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