Gujarat Titans, led by Hardik Pandya, beat Rajasthan Royals in the final of IPL 2022. The Titans took home a cash prize of Rs 20 crore along with the trophy, while the losing finalists, led by Sanju Samson, were rewarded Rs 10 crore. Some of the best performers this season are from the two teams that reached the final. Let’s find out which bowlers took the most wickets this season.
Yuzvendra Chahal – Rajasthan Royals
Yuzvendra Chahal took home the Purple Cap after picking 27 wickets in 17 games at an average of 19.51 and an economy rate of 7.75. His best bowling performance was a five-wicket haul and he also scalped a hat-trick this season. Chahal had been one of RCB’s best bowlers but was released by the franchise and was not picked again at the auction. But with the kind of performances he put up this season, RCB would have surely regretted letting go of Chahal.
Wanindu Hasaranga – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sri Lanka all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga ended as the season’s second-highest wicket-taker. It can be noted that this was his first ever IPL season. Hasaranga picked up 26 wickets in 16 games at an average of 16.53 and economy of 7.54. His best performance this season was a five-wicket haul for 18 runs.
Kagiso Rabada – Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings had a dismal IPL 2022 season in which they failed to make the playoffs. But South African speedster Kagiso Rabada’s performances is one among the few positives they will look at. Rabada scalped 23 wickets in 13 games at an average of 17.65 and economy of 8.45, with his best performance being a 4/33.
Umran Malik – Sunrisers Hyderabad
Umran Malik, who played his first IPL game in 2021 as a replacement for T Natarajan, grabbed headlines for his raw pace. And the story repeated itself this season too. Malik, who regularly bowls at a speed of 145+ kmph, picked 22 wickets in 14 games at an average of 20.18. In his best performance this season, Malik picked up five wickets for 23 runs. An impressive IPL 2022 has also earned him a national call-up for the T20I series against South Africa.
Kuldeep Yadav – Delhi Capitals
Fifth-highest wicket-taker of IPL 2022 is Kuldeep Yadav. The left-arm spinner scalped 21 wickets at an average of 19.95 and an economy rate of 8.43. His best performance of 4 for 14 came against his former franchise KKR.
Josh Hazlewood – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sixth on the list of Josh Hazlewood. The Australian took 20 wickets in 12 games at an average of 18.85 and an economy of 8.10. His best performance this season was a spell of 4-25.
Mohammed Shami – Gujarat Titans
Gujarat Titans won the IPL, but none of their bowlers finished among the top five wicket takers. Their leading wicket-taker, Mohammed Shami, finished seventh with 20 wickets in 16 games at an average of 24.40 and economy of 8.00. His best spell was 3-25.
Harshal Patel – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Highest wicket-taker of IPL 2021, Harshal Patel finished as the eighth highest wicket-taker of IPL 2022. Patel picked up 19 wickets in 15 games at an average of 21.57 and an economy of 7.66.
Rashid Khan – Gujarat Titans
One of the best T20 bowlers in the world, Rashid Khan finished IPL 2022 with 19 wickets in 16 games at an average of 22.15 and economy of 6.59.
Prasidh Krishna – Rajasthan Royals
After being let go by KKR, Prasidh Krishna played for the Royals this season. He was fairly impressive with 19 wickets in 17 games at an average of 29.00 and economy of 8.28.