IPL 2022 Purple Cap: Yuzvendra Chahal is the only one in the race for wickets, SRH’s Natarajan is making rapid strides
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IPL 2022 Purple Cap: Currently, the top 3 bowlers in the race for the highest wicket-taker are occupied by Indian bowlers.
Indian bowlers continue to perform well in IPL 2022. The Indian bowlers present in every team are showing a very good game and this is the reason why the Indian bowlers are dominating this season after the first two weeks in the race to take the most wickets. Purple Cap after completing 21 matches of this season (IPL Purple Cap) Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is at the top of this list. on Monday Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans (SRH vs GT) Even after the collision, there was no change in it. While Sunrisers left-arm fast bowler T Natarajan (T Natarajan) has now entered the top 5.
In the match played at the DY Patil Stadium on Monday, Hyderabad bowlers performed well and stopped Gujarat’s batting for just 162 runs. There was a special contribution from T Natarajan, who played an important role in stopping the runs, especially in the last overs. Natarajan took 2 wickets for 34 runs in 4 overs. Then Hyderabad achieved the target in 19.1 overs with the help of captain Kane Williamson (57), Abhishek Sharma (42) and Nicholas Pooran (34 not out).
Top 5 bowlers
If you see the picture of top 5 after this match, then Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan is at the top. Chahal has taken 11 wickets in 4 innings. After Chahal, his own spin partner in Team India is Kuldeep Yadav, who has made a tremendous comeback this season and has taken 10 wickets in 4 innings so far. Like Kuldeep, Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who was sitting on the bench last season, is also performing tremendously. This pacer of Kolkata Knight Riders has taken 10 wickets in 5 matches. RCB’s Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is in fourth place with 8 wickets. At the same time, by taking 2 wickets against Gujarat, Natarajan has also taken 8 victims equal to Hasaranga and has now reached the fifth place.
Who is the most economical bowler?
By the way, not only wickets are important in T20, but economy is also necessary and for this there is a big role of empty balls. So far this season, Umesh has the highest number of 62 dot balls i.e. in which no runs were scored. On the other hand, if we talk about economical bowling, then Umesh’s fellow veteran spinner Sunil Narine is at the top in KKR. He has so far spent only 20 overs bowling runs at an average of 4.85.
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