IPL 2022, Purple Cap: Yuzvendra Chahal’s reign continues, the threat of the name ‘Hasaranga’ still looms

Yuzvendra Chahal continues to lead in Purple Cap race

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Purple Cap is currently adorned on the head of Yuzvendra Chahal. They have at least one more chance to increase their wicket count as Rajasthan team has to play the Eliminator match.

IPL 2022 (IPL 2022) After the league round of K, now the process of playoff matches has started. Gujarat Titans (Gujarat Titans) They confirmed their place in the final by defeating Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. Rajasthan Royals may not have won but its spin bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal (Yuzvendra Chahal) The dominance continues. Chahal has been holding the Purple Cap for most of this season. After the end of the league round, the number of those who competed with them has reduced drastically as six teams were eliminated from the playoffs. Chahal still has a chance to increase his number of wickets.

Like every year, this year also the Purple Cap race was very interesting. Match by match this race became very exciting. Purple cap is the biggest reward for bowlers in IPL. Apart from making his team win the title, every bowler dreams of winning this cap. After every match, the bowler who is at number one in the list of most wickets is considered entitled. This year 10 teams are taking part in the league instead of 8, so the Purple Cap race has been tough and exciting so far. At the same time, many new names have also joined this race.

Chahal is in danger from Bus Hasaranga

This tournament was very important for Chahal of Rajasthan Royals. He was not selected in the team for last year’s T20 World Cup. Such was the challenge of proving himself in front of Chahal, which he fulfilled. Chahal did not take a single wicket in the qualifier match against Gujarat Titans on Tuesday but still his reign remains intact. Chahal has taken 26 wickets in 15 matches. He is in second place after RCB’s Wanindu Hasaranga who has 24 wickets. However, after this, Kagiso Rabada, who is in the top 5, Umran Malik of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kuldeep of Delhi Capitals cannot advance in the race as their teams are out of the race for the playoffs.

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In sixth place is Gujarat Titans Mohammed Shami who has taken 19 wickets in 15 matches. At the same time, Rashid Khan has taken 18 wickets. Both these players are far away from Hardik at the moment, so there is little hope that they will prove to be a threat to Chahal. In the last season, the Purple Cap was won by Harshal Patel of Bangalore. This medium pacer had taken a record 32 wickets. Although this year he did not appear in that rhythm.