IPL Purple Cap Winners: Updated List From 2008 to 2023

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What is a Purple Cap in the IPL?

The Purple Cap will be worn while fielding by the bowler who has taken the most wickets in the league (including the Playoffs) during the season to date.

The Purple Cap is an honor bestowed upon the cricketer who has taken the most wickets in the tournament during a season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Bowlers strive to win this prestigious award because it recognizes their dedication to getting wickets and advancing their team’s cause. The name of the cap comes from the fact that it itself is purple in hue. 

The bowler who won the Purple Cap has since worn it throughout each IPL season since it was first debuted in 2008. Every game, the top three bowlers with the most wickets in a single edition are displayed on-screen with their current wicket total, providing viewers a glimpse of who is in the lead for the Purple Cap that particular year. Many bowlers have claimed ownership of this prized cap over the years, but a select few have repeatedly retained it thanks to their consistent play over several seasons. 

In addition to improving a bowler’s reputation and job prospects, winning this prestigious award can also result in financial rewards from sponsors or even recognition from cricket governing bodies like the BCCI or ICC. For many professional cricketers, winning this honor would undoubtedly rank as one of their career high points. It is also likely to rank as one of cricket’s most thrilling competitions for many years to come.

IPL Purple Cap 2023 Table

Below is a table with the statistics of the best players in 2023 at the moment.

1🥇 Mohammad ShamiGT1717655222811/418.648.0313.92
2🥈 Mohit SharmaGT141444.13612710/513.378.179.81
3🥉 Rashid KhanGT1717675522730/420.448.2314.88
4Piyush ChawlaMI1616614952222/322.58.1116.63
5Yuzvendra ChahalRR141452.54322117/420.578.1715.09
6Tushar DeshpandeCSK161656.55642145/326.859.9216.23
7Ravindra JadejaCSK1616574312020/321.557.5617.1
8Varun ChakaravarthyKKR141452.44292015/421.458.1415.8
9Mohammed SirajRCB1414503761921/419.787.5215.78
10Matheesha PathiranaCSK121246.23711915/319.52814.63
11Arshdeep SinghPBKS141450.54931729/4299.6917.94
12Ravi BishnoiLSG151450.33911628/324.437.7418.93
13Noor AhmadGT131347.13691637/323.067.8217.68
14Bhuvneshwar KumarSRH1414514251630/526.568.3319.12
15Ravichandran AshwinRR1313493681423/226.287.5121
16Akash MadhwalMI8825.3219145/515.648.5810.92
17Jason BehrendorffMI1212423871423/327.649.2118
18Harshal PatelRCB1313474541432/332.429.6520.14
19Trent BoultRR1010383121329/3248.2117.53
20Deepak ChaharCSK1010342971322/322.848.7315.69

Rules for Purple Cap in IPL 2023

The Purple Cap is presented to the bowler at the end of the innings in which he achieves this feat (either at one of the flash interviews or at the post-match presentation).

The criteria for choosing who will don the Purple Cap in Indian Premier League 2023 stay the same. This coveted award will be given to the bowler who has taken the most wickets at the conclusion of the regular season. In each Indian Premier League season, the spinner with the most wickets is given the Purple Cap. Runs allowed, dot balls thrown, and wicket-taking deliveries are some of the variables that affect wickets. 

Throughout the entire IPL 2023, there will be intense competition among bowlers vying for the top spot on the leaderboard and, ultimately, claiming victory with their purple headgear firmly on top. 

By demonstrating exceptional talent over every match and staying consistent through to the final outing, bowlers have an opportunity to prove themselves as one of IPL’s greatest performers – proudly wearing their Purple Cap!

All IPL Purple Cap Winners List

The Purple Cap will be retained or awarded, as appropriate, to the bowler (of those who are tied) who has the lowest economy rate during the season to date.

Here is a table of all Purple Cap holders list in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2008 to 2023:

YearNames of PlayersWickets
IPL 2008 Purple Cap HolderSohail Tanvir22
IPL 2009 Purple Cap HolderRP Singh23
IPL 2010 Purple Cap HolderPragyan Ojha21
IPL 2011 Purple Cap HolderLasith Malinga28
IPL 2012 Purple Cap HolderMorne Morkel25
IPL 2013 Purple Cap HolderDwayne Bravo32
IPL 2014 Purple Cap HolderMohit Sharma23
IPL 2015 Purple Cap HolderDwayne Bravo26
IPL 2016 Purple Cap HolderBhuvneshwar Kumar23
IPL 2017 Purple Cap HolderBhuvneshwar Kumar26
IPL 2018 Purple Cap HolderAndrew Tye24
IPL 2019 Purple Cap HolderImran Tahir26
IPL 2020 Purple Cap HolderKagiso Rabada30
IPL 2021 Purple Cap HolderHarshal Patel32
IPL 2022 Purple Cap HolderYuzvendra Chahal26
IPL 2023 Purple Cap Holder🥇 Mohammed Shami28

Interesting Fact

Dwayne Bravo and Bhubaneshwar Kumar are the bowlers with the most number of wickets in Indian Premier League for today.

IPL 2023 Orange Cap Holder – Mohammed Shami (GT)

The current Purple Cap holder in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is Mohammad Shami, playing for Gujarat Titans. He has been in flawless form in the 2023 IPL series, scoring 28 wickets in seventeen matches at an economy ratio of just 8,03.

With superior line control and length, Mohammad Shami has shown that he can be effective even when bowling with flat wickets. His ability to take wickets at crucial moments resulted in his team often winning close matches.


📌 Who won a Purple Cap in the first IPL?

In 2008, the inaugural season of IPL, Sohail Tanvir of Rajasthan Royals was the recipient of the Purple Cap after managing 22 wickets in 11 matches.

📌 Who is the winner of Purple Cap in IPL 2023?

In the 2023 Indian Premier League, Mohammad Shami of Gujarat Titans was awarded the Purple Cap for his impressive performance. He scored 28 wickets in 17 matches with an economy rate of 8.03.

📌 Who is the winner of Purple Cap in IPL 2022?

In 2022, the Purple Cap was awarded to Yuzvendra Chahal of the Rajasthan Royals. He emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 27 wickets in 17 matches. He had a remarkable economy rate of 7.75 runs per over.

📌 Who is the winner of Purple Cap in IPL 2021?

In the 2021 Indian Premier League, Harshal Patel was awarded the Purple Cap for his impressive performance.

📌 Who won Purple Cap in IPL 2019?

In 2019, the Purple Cap was awarded to Imran Tahir of the Chennai Super Kings. He emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 26 wickets in 17 matches. He had a remarkable economy rate of 6.69 runs per over and his best bowling figures were 3/18 against Rajasthan Royals.

📌 Winner of Purple Cap in IPL 2018?

The Purple Cap for the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League was awarded to Andrew Tye of Kings XI Punjab. He had a remarkable season and managed 24 wickets in 14 matches, which included three four-wicket hauls and a five-wicket haul.

📌 Who has the most Purple Cap in IPL history?

Both Indian seam bowler Bhubaneshwar Kumar (2016 and 2017) and West Indies T20 legend Dwayne Bravo (2013 and 2015) have earned the Purple Cap twice in the IPL’s history, setting a milestone for most Purple Cap victories.

📌 How many Indians have won the Purple Cap in the IPL?

At the moment, only 4 Indian players have won the purple cap, namely RP Singh – 2009, Pragyan Ojha – 2010, Mohit Sharma – 2014, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – 2016,2017.

📌 What are the benefits of being a Purple Cap holder?

Being a Purple Cap holder comes with a variety of benefits that can greatly enhance the lives of those who hold it. Purple Cap holders are eligible for exclusive discounts and deals on products, services, and experiences. These discounts can be used for travel, dining out, entertainment, shopping, and more. Additionally, many businesses offer special perks such as priority seating or invitations to exclusive events.

📌 Who has been IPL purple cap holder for several years in a row?

The only player to hold the Purple Cap for consecutive years is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who won the title in 2016 and 2017.

📌 Who picking the most number of wickets in IPL 2023?

Mohammad Shami won the Purple Cap for picking the most number of wickets in the IPL 2023 season. He took 28 wickets in 17 matches at an economy rate of 8.03. He is the first bowler to win the Purple Cap award for Gujarat Titans.

📌 What does the Purple Cap signify in the IPL?

The Purple Cap is seen as a mark of excellence for bowlers in the IPL. It symbolizes their exceptional performance and skill in taking the most number of wickets in a particular season.

📌 How is the IPL Purple Cap list determined?

The IPL Purple Cap List is determined based on the number of wickets taken by each bowler in the IPL season. The bowler with the highest number of wickets at the end of the season is awarded the Purple Cap.

📌 When was the IPL Purple Cap first introduced?

The Purple Cap was first introduced in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008. It has been awarded annually since then to the leading wicket-taker of each season.

📌 How many wickets does the bowler with the Purple Cap usually take?

The number of wickets taken by the bowler with the Purple Cap can vary from season to season. In the 2022 edition of the IPL, for example, the Purple Cap winner took 27 wickets in 15 matches.