IPL 2020: On a day of double-headers that ended in facile victories, Jasprit Bumrah became the new holder of the IPL 2020 Purple Cap after he got past Kagiso Rabada by virtue of getting a better market — both are on 23 wickets apiece. There was not any change at the top of this Orange Cap list as KL Rahul continues to lead the graphs with 641 runs under his belt.
Shikhar Dhawan remains in 2nd position with an aggregate of 471 runs, after accumulating just 6 runs throughout his last 3 innings. The DC opener is followed by David Warner, Virat Kohli, and Devdutt Padikkal — each one of whom failed to score big now.
Quinton de Kock, nevertheless, climbed up the rungs after scoring a 28-ball 26 against DC before now. The MI wicketkeeper-batsman is in the sixth position on the IPL 2020 Orange Cap list, with scored 418 runs up to now in this season. Shreyas Iyer scored a scratchy 25 away 29 now and occupies the slot under de Kock with 414 runs to his name.
Yuzvendra Chahal returned impressive figures of 2 for 19 tonight and broke into the top 3 of the IPL 2020 Purple Cap list. The RCB leg-spinner is on 20 wickets, just 3 wickets short of Rabada and Bumrah.
Trent Boult also furthered his tally to 20 wickets for the period after picking 3 for 21 from 4 overs versus DC today. The Kiwi speedster, however, occupies the 4th position because he has a higher market rate than that of Chahal.
Rashid Khan dropped to 7th position having picked up 18 wickets up to now, whilst DC pacer Anrich Nortje is 1 place below him with 16 scalps under his belt. Rahul Chahar, though, stayed in 10th place with 14 wickets in his kitty from 12 games.
The activity will change to a different double-header tomorrow as the Kings XI Punjab lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders carry on the Rajasthan Royals in what will be a virtual knockout.
Even though KL Rahul would want to expand his lead at the top of the batting charts and assure himself a maiden IPL Orange Cap, Jofra Archer would understand he’s just 2 wickets shy of breaking into the top 3 of the IPL 2020 Purple Cap list.