The Indian Premier League 2022 features 10 teams and the league stage is being played at four venues in Maharashtra.

Each year, the Purple Cap is taken home by the bowler who picks the most wickets in the season. In the previous edition of the tournament, Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Harshal Patel picked up 32 wickets to win the prize.

This year, the race for the Purple Cap is a close one but Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal currently holds the bragging rights for most wickets. Kuldeep Yadav too is in the mix but RCB’s Wanindu Hasaranga is now giving it a good go as well.

Also read: Yuzvendra Chahal is turning it on in IPL 2022

Here is the list of the top 10 wicket-takers so far this season:

After Qualifier 1

Player Inns Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR
Yuzvendra Chahal 15 462 26 40/5 17.76 7.70 13.84
Wanindu Hasaranga 14 362 24 18/5 15.08 7.38 12.25
Kagiso Rabada 13 406 23 33/4 17.65 8.45 12.52
Umran Malik 14 444 22 25/5 20.18 9.03 13.40
Kuldeep Yadav 14 419 21 14/4 19.95 8.43 14.19
Mohammad Shami 15 455 19 25/3 23.94 7.98 18.00
Rashid Khan 15 403 18 24/4 22.38 6.73 19.94
Harshal Patel 13 356 18 34/4 19.77 7.68 15.44
T Natarajan 11 406 18 10/3 22.55 9.44 14.33
Avesh Khan 12 372 17 24/4 21.88 8.51 15.41