In an intense game at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians defeated the hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad to secure their third win of the season. Cameron Green finally picked on his form as he scored 65 runs in 40 balls and emerged a hero for his team. However, the outcome of today’s game has not had much impact on the Purple Cap list, with the list inflicting just one change.
Piyush Chawla, who wasn’t a part of any team in the last season, has been in fine touch this season for the Mumbai Indians. The leg-spinner is currently MI’s bowler of the season, having picked up 7 wickets in 5 games with best figures of 3 for 22. His economy is pretty impressive as well, having given away 143 runs at 7.15 runs per over.
Chawla leads the charge for MI
In today’s outing versus the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Piyush once again emerged as an icon bowler for the team, having picked up 2 wickets in 4 overs. Although he gave away 43 runs, he bowled some really mean googlies and kept the batters guessing. Chawla is now in the 9th spot in the Purple Cap list and is currently the only bowler from Mumbai Indians in the top 10.
Chahal continues to be at the top
Rajasthan Royals star spinner Yuzvendra Chahal sits at the top of the Purple Cap list with 11 wickets in 5 games. Below him at number 2 in the Purple Cap list is LSG’s Mark Wood, with the same number of wickets in 4 games. It is interesting to note that 4 of the 5 spinners in the top 10 Purple Cap list are leg spinners, while the fifth, Varun Chakravarthy, is a mystery spinner. There’s a perfect balance in the Purple Cap list with 5 pacers and 5 spinners.
Purple Cap list after SRH vs MI 25:
|Rank||Bowler Name||Team||Matches Played||Wickets||Best Bowling||Economy|
|1.||Yuzvendra Chahal||Rajasthan Royals||5||11||4/17||7.85|
|2.||Mark Wood||Lucknow Super Giants||4||11||5/14||8.12|
|3.||Rashid Khan||Gujarat Titans||5||11||3/31||8.30|
|4.||Mohammed Shami||Gujarat Titans||5||10||3/25||8.35|
|5.||Tushar Deshpande||Chennai Super Kings||5||10||3/45||11.40|
|6.||Mohammed Siraj||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5||8||3/22||7.00|
|7.||Ravi Bishnoi||Lucknow Super Giants||5||8||3/28||7.13|
|8.||Arshdeep Singh||Punjab Kings||5||8||3/19||8.29|
|9.||Piyush Chawla||Mumbai Indians||5||7||3/22||7.15|
|10.||Varun Chakravarthy||Kolkata Knight Riders||5||7||4/15||8.32|
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