Indian Premier League 11: Leading wicket taker in IPL 2018
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Purple cap contender in IPL 11: Race to the purple cap has begun in the world's most celebrated league. With just a third of IPL 2018 completed, many have come into the race now, with Andrew Tye and Tren Boult jointly topping the table with 9 wickets each in their respective 6 matches. Next to them is KKR's Sunil Narine, who has bagged 8 wickets in as many games as Tye and Boult have played. When it comes to predicting the purple cap contender in IPL 11, we can't sideline the one who is making it difficult for the batsmen to read his spin. Yes! We are talking about the young IPL debutant Mayank Markande.
The young Punjab's boy, who is a part of Mumbai Indians in the ongoing season, has done wonders in a matter of just five games so far, leaving the entire cricket fraternity stunned. He, indeed, has been one of the best finds of the tournament for Mumbai, picking up 8 wickets in 5 matches so far. Fourth as the leading wicket taker in IPL 2018 for the time being, Mayank Markande is just one wicket short of the top three on the bowlers' chart. As he still has a long way to go in the league, surpassing others on the wickets count doesn't sound to be a big deal for the young leg-spinner.
What an IPL debut he has had! To begin with 3 wickets against SCK in the opening game, Markande followed that up with a four-fer against SRH catching everyone's attention with his guile and variety. He is well capable of disguising googly at times and letting the batters have a close eye to his wrist and length. Having got a dream start to his debut IPL season, Markande will be looking forward to becoming the most wicket taker in IPL 2018. And if he achieves the feat, the leg-spinner certainly deserves to garner the praise from the world around.
He has competition with some of the world's deadly bowlers, including Andrew Tye, Trent Boult, Sunil Narine, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Even though he is doing exceptionally well with the ball, this would be too early to see him as the most wicket taker in IPL 2018 towards to end.
Can Mayank Markande become the most wicket taker in IPL 2018?