Purple Cap IPL 2024 after KKR vs DC: Jasprit Bumrah continues to lead as no change in top 10 | Cricket


Kolkata Knight Riders registered a clinical 7-wicket win over Delhi Capitals with 21 balls to play, but there was no change in the top 10 of the Purple Cap tally after the clash. KKR's bowling unit continued to attack in packs as they took wickets at regular intervals – Varun Chakaravarthy was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while young Indian pacers Harshit Rana and Vaibhav Arora claimed two wickets each . For Delhi Capitals, Axar Patel picked two, while Lizaad Williams took one as the other bowlers remained wicketless.

Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah is at the top spot in the Purple Cap race with 14 wickets. (ANI)

Mumbai Indians paceman Jasprit Bumrah continues to hold first place with better economy. The opener has taken 14 wickets and has done most of the work for his team this season, who are struggling at ninth place in the points table.

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Bangladesh coach Mustafizur Rahman ranks second with 14 scalps in 8 matches at an economy rate of 9.75. However, it would be difficult for him to bag the purple cap as he will return to Bangladesh to join national duties next week after the Punjab Kings clash.

Winner of the Purple Cap 2021 Harshal Patel is placed in third position because its economy is lower than that of Mustafizur and Bumrah. After a slow start to the season, he has found his mojo again this season as he uses his variations well to thwart opposing hitters down the middle and at the death.

Matheesha Pathirana has the best bowling average – 13, among the top 5 in the list as he has taken 13 wickets in 6 matches.

T Natarajan is placed at the fifth spot in the race with 13 scalps in 8 matches as he has been the frontline bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad who also have Pat Cummins and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in their line-up,

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