The T20s are known for having hefty scores. But it is the bowlers who clinch wickets at the crucial junctures and turn the result of the matches. So far in the history of Indian Premier League, there have been many instances where the bowlers have changed the result of the game even in the low scoring matches. The Indian Premier League gives the Purple Cap to the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. The players keep changing as the tournament progresses but the highest wicket-taker keeps the honour for the rest of the year. IPL 2019 Schedule in PDF: Download VIVO Indian Premier League 12 Full Timetable With Fixtures, Matches, Team and Venue Details.
Over the years, we have had many Purple Cap holders. Sohail Tanvir was the first Purple Cap holder of the Indian Premier League. Having played 11 matches for Rajasthan Royals Tanvir snapped 22 wickets with an economy of 6.46 and bowled with the best figures of 6/14 in the first edition of the Indian Premier League 2008. In the last edition of the Indian Premier League, it was Andrew Tye who played for Kings XI Punjab bagged the Purple Cap in IPL 2018.
Check out the table of the Purple Cap holders below:
|2008||Sohail Tanvir||Rajasthan Royals||11||22||6.46|
|2009||RP Singh||Deccan Chargers||16||23||6.98|
|2010||Pragyan Ojha||Deccan Chargers||16||21||7.29|
|2011||Lasith Malinga||Mumbai Indians||16||28||5.95|
|2012||Morne Morkel||Delhi Daredevils||16||25||7.19|
|2013||Dwayne Bravo||Chennai Super Kings||18||32||7.95|
|2014||Mohit Sharma||Chennai Super Kings||16||23||8.39|
|2015||Dwayne Bravo||Chennai Super Kings||17||26||8.14|
|2016||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Sunrisers Hyderabad||17||23||7.42|
|2017||Bhuvneshwar Kumar*||Sunrisers Hyderabad||6||15||5.70|
|2018||Andrew Tye||Kings XI Punjab||14||24||8|
The twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League will begin from March 23, 2019. The opening match of the Indian Premier League 2019 will witness the match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23, 2019, in Chennai.