Bowlers have always played a very crucial role when it comes to the IPL, as they have the potential of turning a game in the team’s favor.
Bowlers have always played a very crucial role during these matches. Without a quality lineup of bowlers, it can get extremely difficult for teams to maintain their morale, and winning a competitive league like the IPL can be close to impossible. This season of the IPL will also see a plethora of bowlers taking the field, and they may be favorites for the Purple Cap. However, a majority of them may not play all the matches, owing to the World Cup. Here’s taking a look at 5 of the top contenders.
5. Trent Boult- Delhi Captains
The bowling sensation from New Zealand could very easily turn the tide in favor of Delhi Capitals. Boult possesses all the attributes of a fine bowler that is needed in T20, and he snapped up 18 wickets in 14 matches of the last IPL. Moreover, he ended 2018 with amazing form as well, as he picked nine wickets against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded Test Series and then bagged five wickets in an ODI against India.
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4. Jasprit Bumrah- Mumbai Indians
An emerging bowler in the Indian cricket team, Bumrah is sure to have a lasting impact in the 2019 edition of the IPL. He could easily be the star of the Mumbai Indians, as he is in peak form right now, scalping 48 wickets last year. In the 2018 edition of the IPL, he took 17 wickets for the Mumbai Indians.
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3. Rashid Khan- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Ever since he has been discovered, the bowling sensation from Afghanistan has constantly been in the news for his exceptional bowling skills, especially in the last couple of years. Currently, he is playing in the Big Bash League and is constantly blowing away the opposing team like a house of cards. In the 2019 season of the IPL, Rashid Khan will look to be an effective architect in the bowling attack of his team. In the previous season, he picked up 21 wickets for his team and bamboozled batters throughout with his wily spinning deliveries.
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2. Sunil Narine- Kolkata Knight Riders
Without a doubt, Narine is one of the best bowlers in the world currently and will be an essential part of all the matches that the Kolkata Knight Riders play. The bowler from West Indies is not only a dangerous bowler but an effective batter too. In the last couple of years, he has molded himself into becoming one of the most effective all-rounders in the field today and can play any part required of him with ease. In the 2018 version of the tournament, he snatched up 17 wickets for his team. The fact that he might not play in the World Cup further boosts his chances of winning the coveted Cap.
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1. Kuldeep Yadav- Kolkata Knight Riders
The bowler from India has been an extremely important asset for both his teams, Team India as well as KKR, in the IPL. He is known for his consistency and can be extremely dangerous. In IPL 11, he took 17 wickets as well. His chinaman bowling is yet to be deciphered and with Edens Gardens producing a surface that helps spinners, Kuldeep could be among the wickets.
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