IPL 2021 Purple Cap: Rashid Khan jumps to top 5 race, RCB’s Harshal Patel on cusp of IPL history

SRH ace spinner Rashid Khan is one of the most consistent bowlers in IPL. On Thursday, he broke into the top 5 list in the Purple Cap table. He took the wicket of CSK’s Moeen Ali to reach 14 wickets in IPL 2021 most wickets table. The Afghan gem is the most economical pacer in the tournament and bowls at an economy rate of 6.2 rpo.

Earlier on Wednesday, RCB pace spearhead Harshal Patel continued to weave magic with the ball. The purple cap holder took as many as 3 wickets in the final over of RR’s innings to restrict them to a below-par total. He has now completed 26 wickets in 11 matches & is on the cusp of creating IPL history as all-time highest wicket-taker in one single season –

IPL 2021 Purple Cap – Harshal Patel: RCB pacer now has 26 wickets from 11 matches. His nearest rival is Delhi Capitals Avesh Khan with 18 wickets from 11 matches.

  • Harshal Patel can rewrite IPL History by becoming highest wicket-taker in 1 single season
  • He can go past Dwayne Bravo’s record of 32 wickets which is all time record in IPL
  • RCB is yet to play 3 league games & possible matches in Playoffs
  • This gives enough time to Harshal Patel to rewrite the record.
  • MI’s Jasprit Bumrah has also entered to the Purple Cap race with 10 wickets in the last 4 matches
  • Harshal Patel also took a hat-trick this IPL. He had achieved the landmark against MI. He will look to guide RCB to the maiden IPL title with his sensational spells.

    Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan is placed third in the list with 18 wickets. MI pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is placed third in the list with 16 wickets. Mohd Shami is the other bowler who features in the top 5 lists.