The opening game of Indian Premier League 2023 featured the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings taking on the reigning champion Gujarat Giants. The IPL 2023 will host a total of 70 group matches will in the home-and-away format. It is making a comeback four years after Covid-19 interrupted the schedule.
Bowlers have been winning games for their teams from the first game with their beautiful bowling spells. With the 16th edition of IPL, the Purple Cap competition has also begun. You can learn more about the players who have taken the most wickets in the IPL 2023 in this article.
Rashid Khan, the all-rounder from Afghanistan, is currently ranked 1st among players who have taken the most wickets in the IPL 2023. Meanwhile, he has taken 14 wickets for Gujarat Titans in 7 games at an average of 16.14. In addition, his bowling strike rate is an outstanding 12.0. The seasoned spinner, who is regarded as a prominent frugal bowler, has given up runs at a quite expensive rate of 8.29.
Currently, Bangalore’s Mohammed Siraj holds the Purple Cap in IPL 2023. Siraj has taken 13 wickets in 7 matches at an economy rate of 7.14. On Sunday against the Rajasthan Royals, he picked up a wicket. On April 20th against Punjab Kings, the Bangalore seamer picked up four wickets, which was his finest performance in IPL.
Young phenom Arshdeep Singh is featured in the second spot on the honorable list of most wickets in IPL 2023. He is the only left-arm seamer who has been consistently taking wickets in every match. When the captain tosses the ball to Arshdeep Singh, who was among the top wicket-takers in 2022 and 2023 on the international stage, he consistently gives his side victories. The Punjabi swing bowler has taken 13 wickets in his first seven outings.
Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the best leg-spinners in the Indian circuit. Chahal ranks fourth on the list of players with the most IPL 2023 wickets. Chahal, who won the Purple Cap award at the end of the previous season, has pledged to keep up his excellent performance this one as well.
The seasoned professional has played seven times for Rajasthan Royals and has taken 12 wickets at an excellent 14.0 strike rate. In his maiden game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he got off to a destructive start and continued to deliver blows frequently to finish with 4/17 in his four over of bowling.
Mark Wood, the linchpin of the Lucknow Supergiants bowling unit, has taken the seventh-most wickets in the 2023 IPL thus far. Wood has participated in the competition for 4 matches. In addition, he has taken 11 wickets at a remarkable average of 11.81 and a strike rate of 8.7. With his brilliant 5 for 14 in the Delhi Capitals’ season-opening game at the Ekana Stadium. Wood destroyed their batting order, posting the finest bowling performance thus far in the 2023 IPL.
Mohammad Shami has been outstanding thus far with both the new and old ball. His 10 wickets in 7 games for the Gujarat Titans rank 9th in the 2023 IPL in terms of wickets taken. The seasoned fast bowler hits once every 13 balls during the current season. In addition, he has yet to upset his side with the ball in his hand.
Varun Chakravarthy, a bowler who established himself in the lucrative league by dishing out unpredictable overs with a variety of deliveries, including leg breaks, off-breaks, and carrots, made it possible for him to earn a seat on the elite list of IPL 2023 wicket takers with 10 scalps in 7 games.
Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell were the elite RCB batting order when Chakravarthy bamboozled them in their first home match of the year, claiming 4 wickets in 3.4 overs while only allowing 15 runs to be scored.
The driving force behind LSG’s bowling unit, Ravi Bishnoi, is the 15th bowler on the list of players with the most wickets in IPL 2023. The 22-year-old from Rajasthan, who boasts his unplayable rapid googlies, has taken 8 wickets in 7 games for his squad. Bishnoi not only takes wickets but also concedes runs at a respectable 7.77 economy.
IPL 2023 Purple Cap: Latest Bowlers Ranking With Most Wickets