IPL Orange Cap and Purple Cap Updates, KKR vs MI: Jasprit Bumrah Reclaims Top Spot, Harshit Rana Rises to 4th
IPL Orange Cap and Purple Cap Updates, KKR vs MI: Jasprit Bumrah Reclaims Top Spot, Harshit Rana Rises to 4th
Jasprit Bumrah managed to reclaim the purple cap after picking up two wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.

Following the rain-affected fixture between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Jasprit Bumrah managed to put in another clinical performance for the five-time champions despite MI coming out of that game with a defeat by 18 runs.

Against KKR, Bumrah managed to finish with figures of 2/39 in his quota of four overs. He managed to strike in his very first ball where he bamboozled Sunil Narine to shatter the stumps to get his first wicket of the evening.

He then showcased his prowess at the death. Despite going for more runs than usual, Bumrah managed to get the big wicket of Rinku Singh who is known to be particularly aggressive through the final stretch of the innings.

From the other side, it was the mystery spin-duo of KKR where Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy were the picks of the bowlers as they picked up 1 and 2 wickets respectively to their tallies.

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Top 5 Batsmen In IPL 2024 Orange Cap Standings After KKR vs MI

Virat Kohli: The RCB icon continues to shine and showcase his class with the willow and the franchise is now on the mend as they hunt for a spot in the playoffs after winning four games on the bounce. Runs at the top from Kohli will prove to be pivotal in their playoff charge.

Ruturaj Gaikwad: Despite being moved around between opening the innings and at number three, the current CSK skipper has managed to continue scoring the big runs for the franchise and they will expect the skipper to lead the way with the bat as they aim to end their final two games of the season on a positive and head to the playoffs to defend the title.

Travis Head: The Australian international has made his mark in the IPL and is among the most explosive hitters in the tournament boasting a strike rate of just above 200. His ability to make the best use of the powerplay allows him to register big scores in quick time and remains a crucial part of SRH’s campaign.

Sai Sudharshan: The young left-hander has taken his game to a new level and will likely be part of GT’s batting unit in the future as well. He is currently having the best season of his brief IPL career and the side will hope he continues to shine.

Sanju Samson: The RR skipper has managed to shut down his critics regarding his consistency throughout the season. He is currently having his best season with the bat and it does not seem that the responsibility of leading the side has weighed him down. Being the skipper, he has managed to take his game to a new level which then warranted his selection for India’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

Top 5 Bowlers in IPL 2024 Purple Cap Standings After KKR vs MI

Jasprit Bumrah: The Mumbai Indians’ ace in the hole can show why he is a cut above the rest of the pack. His performance against KKR was just another proof as to why he should be one of the most feared bowlers in the tournament with his knack of picking wickets in any phase of an innings.

Harshal Patel: The Punjab Kings’ leading wicket-taker of the season has improved his game, particularly through the death overs where he has been impressive when going up against some of the best hitters in the tournament. He was the first bowler to reach the 20-wicket mark in the tournament and shows why he can be a reliable wicket-taker through the middle and final stages of the innings.

Varun Chakravarthy: The mystery spinner has returned to form stunningly and is now the leading wicket-taker for the franchise in the season. He managed to take the game against Mumbai Indians by picking up both Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya indicating why he is crucial in the side’s charge through to the playoffs.

Harshit Rana: The pacer from Delhi seems to be having a breakout season with the ball and has found himself amongst the leading wicket-takers for the season as he finished with two wickets against Mumbai Indians. He has been particularly impressive across all stages of the innings and has also been backed by the skipper to bowl the crucial last over as well on multiple occasions.

Arshdeep Singh: The left-arm pacer continues to show why he is among the best pacers in the tournament as he can take wickets regularly and remains a pivotal part of Punjab’s bowling attack who can chip in across all phases of the innings.

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