As the IPL is in touching distance, let’s try to don the prediction hat and see the possible contenders to win Indian Premier League title, and the prestigious orange cap and purple cap.
Only two teams in the history of IPL have defended the IPL trophy successfully and CSK is already one of them. They are well set to defend for the 2nd time and take their trophy tally to 5.
|2010||Chennai Super Kings|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings|
|2021||Chennai Super Kings|
KL Rahul to bag the orange cap? KL Rahul is the most consistent performer in the IPL for the past 4 years now. His average has never gone down below 40 in the last 5 seasons.
Some of the other contenders for the orange cap
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Harshal Patel to win the purple cap for 2nd time? It was next to impossible to pick Harshal Patel’s dipping slower ones at death overs in the previous season and he can be a nightmare and pick a lot of wickets in this season as well if he gets his slower balls right.
Let’s take a look at some other contenders for the purple cap
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|IPL 2022 Stats|
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|Most Wickets in IPL||Highest score in IPL|
|Highest Strike Rate in IPL||Highest partnership in IPL|
|Most centuries in IPL||Highest paid player in IPL|
|Most sixes in IPL||Best bowling figures in IPL|
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