Rashid Khan Purple Cap Holder in IPL 2017
Question in detail
Can you predict who will become the 'Purple Cap Holder' in IPL 2017? Well, it's not going to be easy at the very outset of the tournament. However, a look at the current scenario will make you go with the one who sits atop the bowlers' chart. Sunrisers Hyderabad's leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the leading wicket taker in IPL 10 at present and is holding the orange cap on his head.
What a spinner Hyderabad has got this year! Yes, we are talking about right-arm leg-break Rashid Khan. A relatively lesser-known face in the world cricket, Afghanistan's spinner is now on a journey to fame and glory. Topping the bowlers' chart with 5 wickets in two innings at an economy of 6.88, Rashid has been just phenomenal so far in IPL 10. In his very second IPL appearance, he took Gujarat Lions' 3 crucial wickets to lead his team to their second consecutive win and to take hold of the 'Purple Cap'.
Probably one of the front-runners to become the 'Purple Cap Holder' in IPL 2017, Rashid has a lot to put on display in the upcoming matches. He's been just up to the mark with ball so far. A tricky spinner, the young man hit the jackpot at action where he drew a whopping of Rs 4 Crore. Rashid had an impressive IPL debut with two wickets against Bangalore. Not just that, he went one step further with 3 wickets against explosive Lions' line-up.
The right-arm leg-spinner has done wonders in his short international cricketing career. In the shortest format alone, he has bagged 40 wickets in 24 innings at an average of 13.82. Economical too, Rashid concedes 6.8 runs per over, an economy that even recognized bowlers yearn to have. An INR 4 crore, which the Hyderabad franchise paid for him, is worth his immense cricketing sense and matchless bowling. Rashid's impressive figures screech the talent he has as a spinner. He is the leading wicket taker in IPL 10 at present.
Will Hyderabad's spinner Rashid Khan grab hold of the 'Purple Cap' in IPL 2017?