These 3 Fast Bowlers Are Contenders For Purple Cap In IPL 2023, One Returns To League After 3 Years

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LPI 2023: Now there are only a few days left for the IPL 2023 to start. The players of the 10 teams have started the preparations. At the same time, foreign players are also slowly starting to join their teams. Every year in IPL it is very interesting to see which player will win the orange cap and purple cap of the season. Especially with regard to Purple Cap, there is stiff competition between many bowlers for every wicket. This year too, there may be plenty of competition between the three fast and deadly pitchers for the Purple Pack.

1. Jofra Archer (Bombay Indians)

England’s star fast bowler Jofra Archer will return to the IPL for the first time since 2020 after recovering from injury. He will be seen playing for the Mumbai Indians this year. The 27-year-old fast bowler has played 35 IPL matches so far, taking 46 wickets at an economic rate of 7.13. Since his return, he has taken a total of 13 wickets in four ODIs and one T20. In such a situation, there will be a lot of attention on him this season.

2. Kagiso Rabada (Kings of Punjab)

South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has done wonders in the IPL so far. In 2019, he took 25 wickets and followed that up with 30 wickets in 2020 to win the Purple Cap. In 2021, Rabada took 15 wickets, followed by 23 wickets in 2022 and finished third on the list of most wicket takers. Rabada has played 63 IPL matches, taking 99 wickets at an average of 19.86. By taking a wicket this year, he will complete his 100 wickets in the league.

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3. Umran Malik (Sunrises Hyderabad)

Indian fast bowler Umran Malik also has a name on the list. Umran has incredible pace and is one of the fastest bowlers in the IPL. Last year, there was a tough fight between Umran and Lockie Ferguson in the race for the fastest ball in the IPL. However, in the end, Ferguson bowled at a speed of 157.3 km/h in the final match against Rajasthan Royals. Umran took 22 wickets in 14 matches last season at an average of 22.50.

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