Bhuvneshwar Kumar Purple Cap Winner in IPL 2017
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the leader of Sunrisers Hyderabad's bowling pack is reaping the reward of his exceptional bowling skills in the ongoing IPL season. Effective with new ball, Kumar can swing the ball both ways from the same line. At present, he is the leading wicket taker in IPL 10 with 15 wickets in five games. His last performance that features 5/19 takes him miles from others who were once hovering with him on the bowlers' table. So far in the tournament, Kumar has bowled some tight spells to not let his economy go beyond 5.50. Fifteen wickets to his name in just 5 games make him the potential purple cap winner in IPL 2017.
He has continued to be a regular wicket taker for Hyderabad in the ongoing season. Starting off the season with 2 wickets against the last season runner-up (RCB), Bhuvneshwar Kumar came equally effective in the next game too. He picked up 3 wickets each in the successive matches against Mumbai and Kolkata. Five wickets against Kings XI Punjab in the last match made his performance special. Given the numbers above, Kumar's chances to become the purple cap winner in IPL 2017 cannot be negated.
A seam bowler like Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be a handy option for any captain both in the power play and in the death overs. Nagging accuracy, seam position and ability to pitch the ball right length are some of the attributes that make Kumar a real threat to any batsman on any surface. Far from others on wickets count, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is currently topping the table with 15 wickets in 5 matches. Can he finish being the leading wicket taker in IPL 10? Yeah, of course he can and this would be no wonder. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the second fastest bowler to reach 100 IPL wickets. He took just 81 games to get the feat. His consistency with ball is true to his wicket taking ability.
Will Bhuvneshwar Kumar be crowned with purple cap in IPL 2017?