IPL 2020: A look at the race for Purple CapLast updated on Sep 30, 2020, 04:59 pm
11 matches have been played in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season in UAE.
The tournament has seen some commendable performances so far both with bat and ball.
As far the Purple Cap is considered, the race is intensifying as days progress.
Several bowlers have stood tall to stake a claim so far.
Here are the Purple Cap contenders this season.
Kagiso Rabada has started from where he left off
South African speedster Kagiso Rabada has been a consistent force for Delhi Capitals since last season.
Rabada, who claimed 25 scalps last season, has got off to a perfect start in IPL 2020.
Having played three matches, Rabada has claimed seven wickets so far at an economy rate of 6.25.
The right-arm fast bowler is effective all around and expect him to finish strongly.
Trent Boult leads the show for MI, Curran has impressed
Senior pacer Trent Boult is leading the show for Mumbai Indians with the ball.
Boult has caused problems with his consistency with the ball, claiming five scalps at an economy rate of 7.67.
Notably, he has taken wickets in all the three matches for MI.
Another left-arm pacer in the form of Sam Curran has stood out for Chennai.
He has five wickets too.
Mohammed Shami can be the star for KXIP
Mohammed Shami has stuck to the basics and this has helped him in claiming wickets. Shami, who has improved rapidly at the death, has accounted for seven wickets at a rate under eight. He has been the leader of the KXIP bowling pack.
Rashid Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal are consistent forces
Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner Rashid Khan is one of the leading bowlers in T20 cricket.
Rashid has been the face of SRH over the years.
In 49 matches so far, he has taken 59 scalps, including four from three games this season.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been the bright spot for RCB.
After claiming 18 wickets last season, Chahal has picked up five wickets this season.