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| On Mar 20, 2022 8:08 AM IST

Predicting IPL 2022 Winner and Orange Cap & Purple Cap Holder

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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.

Predicting IPL 2022 Winner

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.

Year IPL Winner
2008 Rajasthan Royals
2009 Deccan Chargers
2010 Chennai Super Kings
2011 Chennai Super Kings
2012 Kolkata Knight Riders
2013 Mumbai Indians
2014 Kolkata Knight Riders
2015 Mumbai Indians
2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017 Mumbai Indians
2018 Chennai Super Kings
2019 Mumbai Indians
2020 Mumbai Indians
2021 Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2022 Orange Cap Winner

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.

Year Matches Runs Average
2013 5 20 10
2014 11 166 20
2015 9 142 28
2016 14 397 44
2018 14 659 54
2019 14 593 53
2020 14 670 55
2021 14 626 62

Some of the other contenders for the orange cap

Players Matches IPL runs Average
Faf du Plessis 100 2935 34
Ruturaj Gaikwad 22 839 46
Shreyas Iyer 87 2375 31
Virat Kohli 207 6283 37
Rohit Sharma 213 5611 31

IPL 2022 Purple Cap Winner

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.

Year Matches Wickets Economy rate
2012 12 9 8
2014 3 14 10
2015 15 17 7
2016 5 1 10
2017 1 3 10
2018 5 7 9
2019 2 2 9
2020 5 3 8
2021 15 32 8

Let’s take a look at some other contenders for the purple cap

Players Matches IPL wickets Economy rate
Dwayne Bravo 151 167 8
Jasprit Bumrah 106 130 7
Kagiso Rabada 50 76 8
Mohammad Shami 77 79 8
Avesh Khan 25 29 8
IPL 2022 Stats
Most Runs in IPL Hat trick in IPL
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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