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Rashid Khan is highly regarded as the best spin bowler in the world. Surprisingly, he hasn't won a purple cap in his IPL career. The Afghanistan player was drafted by Gujarat Titans ahead of IPL 2022 for a whopping price of Rs.15 crores, and he will have increased responsibility on his new side. He has taken 93 wickets in 76 matches with an economy rate of 6.18. He is one of the core members of Gujarat Titans, and thus, it won't be a surprise if he ends up winning the Purple Cap award.
Kagiso Rabada is currently one of the most dangerous fast bowlers in international cricket. The South African bowler has a knack for taking wickets, particularly in the death overs. However, Rabada will not be playing for Delhi Capitals in this year's IPL season. He'll be playing for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022, leading the pace attack. Kagiso Rabada was the most successful player in the 2020 edition of IPL, where he took 30 wickets in 17 matches. He is one of the most consistent bowlers in the league's history and might add a second Purple Cap in his pocket this year.
Jasprit Bumrah is probably one of the best bowlers in international cricket today in limited overs game format. This Indian pacer has become one of the finest match-winner bowlers for Mumbai Indians. His performance in the last IPL leagues has been a key reason for MI's success. The right arm pacer has managed to take 20 wickets in 2 out of the last 3 IPL editions. Bumrah not only takes wickets but is also considered as one of the most economical bowlers in the IPL league. Surprisingly, he hasn't won a Purple Cap yet, hopefully, this year we might finally witness Jasprit Bumrah to win the Purple Cap.
Avesh Khan is among the best fast bowling talents who had a great 2021 season, taking 24 wickets in just 16 games. Avesh Khan was the leading wicket-taker for his former side team Delhi Capitals, in IPL 2021. He was bought by Lucknow Giants in IPL 2022 season and will lead the pace attack for LSG along with Jason Holder. If he continues his performance, he could win his first Purple Cap in the IPL 2022 season.
Harshal Patel was the Purple Cap holder for IPL 2021 season. This Indian fast bowler was brought back to his former side Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the IPL mega auction for Rs.10 Crore. Patel broke many records in the last IPL season after picking up a record of 32 wickets for RCB. It was one of his best seasons in IPL 2021, and never before had he picked up even half the number of wickets, he got last season. He is the top contender to win this season's Purple cap; as we all know, he is in red hot form.
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