IPL Purple Cap 2020: The Sportsrush present for you the list of highest wicket-takers in Indian Premier League 2020.
There is no going into a safe house regarding the fact that the T20 format can be the most toughest one for bowlers. Irrespective of the genre or skill, there are days when bowlers can find it hard to contain the opposition batsmen especially in a short ground like the one in Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
As is the nature of the beast, there’s no escaping those aforementioned days. However, on days when the surface assist the bowlers, even they have dominated the shortest format for continuously hitting the big shots isn’t as easy as it sounds then.
Going by the prevalent notion of “bowlers win trophies”, one can’t undermine the hard yards put it by bowlers principally in the long run.
In the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League, bowlers were expected to outdo the batsman primarily due to slow surfaces available in the UAE. However, that hasn’t been an outright case till now as pitch curators have done fairly well to prepare batting-friendly surfaces.
As IPL 2020 goes on and reaches its center point, fans and batsmen are highly likely to realize that the “see ball, hit ball” approach might not work and that adjusting to the slow surfaces will be the need of the hour. With the whole tournament being played in only three stadiums, such a situation will come sooner rather than later.
For now, the top four wicket-takers of IPL 2020 are all fast bowlers followed by Kings XI Punjab’s Murugan Ashwin who has only bowled 27 deliveries so far.
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IPL Purple Cap 2020
|Mohammed Shami (KXIP)||3||11||0||82||7||11.71||7.45||9.4||0||0|
|Kagiso Rabada (DC)||2||8||0||54||5||10.8||6.75||9.6||0||0|
|Sam Curran (CSK)||3||12||0||88||5||17.6||7.33||14.4||0||0|
|Sheldon Cottrell (KXIP)||3||10||0||93||5||18.6||9.3||12||0||0|
|Murugan Ashwin (KXIP)||2||4.3||0||37||4||9.25||8.22||6.7||0||0|