Boult, Rashid top contenders for Purple Cap

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30 Dec 2018

IPL 2019: Which bowlers can win the Purple Cap?

Over the last 11 seasons in the Indian Premier League (IPL), bowlers have played a crucial role in the successful campaigns of the franchises.

Without a quality bowling set-up, it is difficult to win a competitive league like IPL.

The next edition of IPL could be another term dictated by match-winning bowlers.

Here we list the bowlers who can win the prestigious Purple Cap.

Situation

Bowlers to play a crucial role in IPL 12

Bowlers to play a crucial role in IPL 12

The IPL 2019 could be held abroad with South Africa being the likely venue.

This would happen due to the upcoming elections.

As a result, top quality bowlers, with experience, could prove to be pivotal.

Further, Australian and English players are set to leave for World Cup preparations post April end.

This leaves us with only a few names who can dictate the proceedings.

Boult

Trent Boult- Delhi Capitals

The New Zealand pace sensation could turn the tide in the favor of Delhi Capitals this season.

A hot property in world cricket, Boult possesses all the attributes of a modern day bowler.

Boult ended 2018 with a bang, as he ripped apart Sri Lanka with nine wickets in the recently concluded Test.

In IPL 2018, Boult snapped up 18 wickets from 14 matches.

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Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah- Mumbai Indians

Jasprit Bumrah- Mumbai Indians

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah could have a major impact in the cash-rich league in 2019.

JB created a storm this year with 48 Test scalps to his name.

All of his wickets came in overseas conditions.

He can be the star for Mumbai Indians, if the tourney is held in South Africa.

JB took 17 wickets for Mumbai in IPL 2018 season.

Rashid

Rashid Khan- Sunrisers Hyderabad

Afghanistan's Rashid Khan has ruled T20 cricket in the last couple of years.

Currently, he is plying his trades in the Big Bash League.

Rashid picked up 22 T20I wickets in 2018.

The versatile spinner was instrumental for Sunrisers Hyderabad last season. He ended up with 21 wickets.

And this time too, he could be effective. Rashid can be the architect of SRH's campaign.

Narine, Kuldeep

Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav - Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav - Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine has been one of the best performers in IPL.

In the last couple of years, the experienced campaigner has turned himself into a dangerous all-rounder. Narine amassed 17 scalps in IPL 2018.

Kuldeep Yadav has been supreme for India and KKR.

His consistency is remarkable. The left-arm spinner has weaved his magic, last year, as he took 17 wickets in IPL 11.

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Who won the IPL 2018 Purple Cap?

What should be looked at in analyzing IPL 2019 potential Purple Cap winner?

Who are our picks as potential Purple Cap winners?

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Who won the IPL 2018 Purple Cap?

Asked 2018-12-30 19:26:58 by Pranav Rangan

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The 2018 IPL edition saw Australia's Andrew Tye winning the Purple Cap. He picked 24 wickets.

What should be looked at in analyzing IPL 2019 potential Purple Cap winner?

Asked 2018-12-30 19:26:58 by Surabhi Sen

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The 12th edition of the IPL could be held in South Africa. This is due to the general elections in India. Therefore, experienced names could do well. Consistency over the years is another factor.

Who are our picks as potential Purple Cap winners?

Asked 2018-12-30 19:26:58 by Pari Kadam

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Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav are our picks.

When is IPL 2019 expected to start?

Asked 2018-12-30 19:26:58 by Hansika Chauhan

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The IPL 2019 schedule will be decided when the general elections dates are announced.

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