The IPL 2018 is due to raise curtains in April. With the franchises having finished the auction and acquiring the players they wanted, eyes have turned to the bowlers. In this short format of the game, bowling is important and IPL fans want to know who has the best chance of winning the Purple Cap this edition.
Without much ado, here are the top 10 bowlers who have a great chance of winning the Purple Cap in IPL 2018.
1. Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah has proven his worth in the recently concluded T20 series in South Africa. He is an impressive bowler and has the ability to be a lethal one when the need arises.
2. Jaydev Unadkat
Unadkat is a left-arm medium pacer. In the sixth season of IPL, he created waves when Royal Challengers Bangalore picked him for more than $5 million. He proved his worth in that season and has been growing from strength to strength.
3. Yuzvendra Chahal
Chahal has had a great series in South Africa and this intelligent player (he has represented India in Chess too) will be a force to reckon with during the 11th edition of the IPL. He will definitely beat the bat several times with his leg spin bowling to notch up important wickets.
4. Dwayne Bravo
This West Indian all-rounder comes with a wealth of experience as a medium pacer. While he has an economy rate of 8.15, he can be a deceptive bowler and end up surprising the rival team.
5. Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav is fresh from the historic tour of South Africa, where he proved his spin can trouble the best batsmen during T20 matches. So, he is another player who has the talent to within the Purple Cap with ease.
6. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhvi, as he is lovingly called, does not need any introduction. He has already won the Purple Cap in two consecutive editions of the IPL and will be looking to make it into a hat trick in the VIVO IPL 2018.
7. Rashid Khan
This young Afghan bowler will be force to reckon with, thanks his Googly and the ability to bowl wicket-to-wicket. His bowling was impressive in the 2017 IPL, when he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
8. Trent Boult
This fast medium pacer is renowned for his swinging yorkers. Boult is also extremely fast and accurate, which makes his a dangerous bowler, who has the ability to pick up wickets at will.
9. Andrew Tye
Tye took 12 wickets in six matches in the 2017 IPL edition. So, this season too he is considered a major contender for the Purple Cap. He bowls right-arm fast medium and recently took five wickets for 46 runs against England.
10. Krishnappa Gowtham
Gowtham is considered a specialist of T20 and bowls spin. He had a strong season playing in domestic matches and there is a high possibility that he will be a wicket-taking bowler in the 2018 IPL.