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IPL 2019: Imran Tahir wins Purple Cap

IPL Purple Cap 2019 Winners List, Most Wicket-Takers Bowlers: Standings for most wickets in the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Imran Tahir snatched the Purple Cap top spot from Kagiso Rabada during the IPL 2019 final. (Source: PTI)

IPL 2019 Purple Cap Winners List: Imran Tahir of Chennai Super Kings won the Purple Cap of Indian Premier League 2019 after claiming two wickets in the final against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad. Tahir became the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2019 with 26 wickets in 63 overs.

Kagiso Rabada, who maintained the top spot for a few weeks, came down to the second spot with 25 wickets in 47 overs. He picked up two wickets in Delhi Capitals’ playoff-clinching win at the Feroz Shah Kotla against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

He is followed by Rajasthan Royals’ Shreyas Gopal, who completed a hat-trick against RCB, with 20 wickets in 48 overs.

Fourth spot is taken by Deepak Chahar of CSK. Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah and Harbhajan Singh hold the other six spots to round off the top-10.

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Here is the list of top ten wicket-takers this season.

IPL 2019 Purple Cap: Most Wickets

Players Matches Overs Wickets
Imran Tahir (CSK) 17 63 26
Kagiso Rabada (DC) 12 47 25
Shreyas Gopal (RR) 14 48 20
Deepak Chahar (CSK) 17 63.3 20
Khaleel Ahmed (SRH) 9 34.5 19
Mohammed Shami (KXIP) 14 54 19
Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) 14 49.2 18
Rashid Khan (SRH) 15 60.3 17
Jasprit Bumrah (MI) 16 57.4 17
Harbhajan Singh (CSK) 11 44 16

The bowler with most wickets in a season of IPL gets to don the purple cap throughout the course of the season while being on the field. The bowler, who finishes at the top of the table with most wickets at the end of the tournament, wins the Purple Cap award. Last year, the coveted title was won by Kings XI Punjab’s Andrew Tye, 24 wickets from 14 matches.