IPL 2020 Purple Cap Holder: Delhi Capitals' Kagiso Rabada Stays on Top in Wicket-taking Charts

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IPL 2020 Purple Cap Holder: Delhi Capitals' pacer Kagiso Rabada continues to lead the race for the Purple Cap in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 after Sunrisers Hyderabad kept their play-off hopes alive by beating Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets on Thursday in Dubai. The South African pacer has 21 wickets in 10 matches and leads second-placed Kings XI Punjab pacer Mohammed Shami by 5 wickets. RR pacer Jofra Archer is in third place with 15 wickets, whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore's Yuzvendra Chahal and Mumbai Indians' Jasprit Bumrah also have the same number of wickets and currently sit at 4th and 5th, respectively. (IPL 2020 | IPL SCHEDULE | IPL POINTS TABLE)

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Thursday. Sent into bat, Rajasthan Royals scored 154 for six in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, SRH chased down the target with 11 balls overs to spare at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Manish Pandey top-scored for the winners with an unbeaten 83 off 47 balls while Jason Holder was the most impressive bowler with excellent figures of 3/33 in four overs.

PURPLE CAP HOLDER/MOST WICKETS IN IPL 2020

POS

PLAYER

TEAM

MATCHES

WICKETS

1

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada

DC

10

21

2

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami

KXIP

10

16

3

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer

RR

11

15

4

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal

RCB

10

15

5

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

MI

9

15

6

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan

SRH

10

12

7

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje

DC

9

12

8

Trent Boult
Trent Boult

Trent Boult

MI

9

12

9

Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar

MI

9

11

10

T Natarajan
T Natarajan

T Natarajan

SRH

10

11

11

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar

CSK

10

10

12

Sam Curran
Sam Curran

Sam Curran

CSK

10

10

13

Chris Morris
Chris Morris

Chris Morris

RCB

5

9

14

Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi Bishnoi

KXIP

10

9

15

James Pattinson
James Pattinson

James Pattinson

MI

7

9

16

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur

CSK

7

9

17

Axar Patel
Axar Patel

Axar Patel

DC

9

8

18

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin

DC

8

8

19

Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed

SRH

6

8

20

Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia

Rahul Tewatia

RR

11

7

21

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy

KKR

9

7

22

Murugan Ashwin
Murugan Ashwin

Murugan Ashwin

KXIP

5

7

23

Shreyas Gopal
Shreyas Gopal

Shreyas Gopal

RR

11

7

24

Shivam Mavi
Shivam Mavi

Shivam Mavi

KKR

7

7

25

Isuru Udana
Isuru Udana

Isuru Udana

RCB

8

7

26

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar

RCB

10

6

27

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj

RCB

4

6

28

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo

CSK

6

6

29

Sheldon Cottrell
Sheldon Cottrell

Sheldon Cottrell

KXIP

6

6

30

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh

KXIP

5

6

31

Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla

CSK

7

6

32

Kartik Tyagi
Kartik Tyagi

Kartik Tyagi

RR

7

6

33

Andre Russell
Andre Russell

Andre Russell

KKR

9

6

34

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis

DC

10

6

35

Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya

MI

9

5

36

Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini

RCB

10

5

37

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine

KKR

6

5

38

Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson

KKR

2

4

39

Sandeep Sharma
Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma

SRH

7

4

40

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube

RCB

8

4

41

Karn Sharma
Karn Sharma

Karn Sharma

CSK

4

4

42

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

CSK

10

4

43

Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

KKR

6

4

44

Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna

Prasidh Krishna

KKR

4

4

45

Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat

RR

7

4

46

Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi

CSK

2

4

47

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar

SRH

5

3

48

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

SRH

4

3

49

Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra

DC

3

3

50

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins

KKR

10

3

51

Jason Holder
Jason Holder

Jason Holder

SRH

1

3

52

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel

DC

4

3

53

Tom Curran
Tom Curran

Tom Curran

RR

5

3

54

Tushar Deshpande
Tushar Deshpande

Tushar Deshpande

DC

3

3

55

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell

KXIP

10

2

56

Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma

SRH

7

2

57

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard

MI

9

2

58

James Neesham
James Neesham

James Neesham

KXIP

4

2

59

Ankit Rajpoot
Ankit Rajpoot

Ankit Rajpoot

RR

5

2

60

Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan

KXIP

5

2

61

Siddarth Kaul
Siddarth Kaul

Siddarth Kaul

SRH

1

2

62

Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood

CSK

2

1

63

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav

KKR

5

1

64

Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali

RCB

1

1

65

Nathan Coulter-Nile
Nathan Coulter-Nile

Nathan Coulter-Nile

MI

2

1

66

Krishnappa Gowtham
Krishnappa Gowtham

Krishnappa Gowtham

KXIP

2

1

67

Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma

Mohit Sharma

DC

1

1

68

Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa

RCB

2

1

69

Basil Thampi
Basil Thampi

Basil Thampi

SRH

1

1

70

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

RCB

2

1

71

Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye

Andrew Tye

RR

1

1

72

Abdul Samad
Abdul Samad

Abdul Samad

SRH

6

1

Earlier, Holder starred with the ball in his first game of the ongoing IPL as SRH restricted RR to 154/6 wickets in 20 overs.

Holder, who was brought in as replacement for the injured Kane Williamson, took the important wickets of Sanju Samson (36), RR captain Steve Smith (19) and the dangerous Riyan Parag (20) and ended the innings with figures of 3/33.

All three of the wickets that the West Indies Test captain took came at crucial points, especially that of Parag who had two fours and a six and was looking capable of propelling RR beyond 160 at the start of the 19th over, in which Holder got him.

Rashid Khan, meanwhile, dismissed the struggling Ben Stokes, who laboured to 30 off 32 balls while Vijay Shankar took the all-imporant wicket of Jos Buttler.

(With agency inputs)