Imran Tahir Purple Cap Holder in IPL 2017
Question in detail
The world's No. 1 T20 and ODI bowler, Imran Tahir couldn't deliver the promise playing for Delhi Daredevils last year. And perhaps for this reason, the franchise released him in 2017. Tahir failed to cast a spell with ball in the earlier seasons. Nonetheless his potential to become the purple cap holder in IPL 10 cannot be underrated given his current form. He has been undergoing a sublime touch for months now. And, this was quite palpable in RPS' first match where Tahir took 3 wickets.
Neglected largely by all franchises during the auction this Feb, Imran Tahir sneaked into RPS squad taking advantage of Mitchell Marsh's injury just ahead of the tournament. However, as a spinner, he is filling up the void of R Ashwin who is also injured out due to hernia. Picking up Mumbai Indian's 3 crucial wickets in his very first IPL appearance this year, Tahir proved why he is world's No. 1 T20 and ODI bowler. In the very next game, RPS' second of the tournament, he bagged 2 out of 4 KKR's wickets. And his wow has given rise to the speculations that Tahir is most likely to become the purple cap holder in IPL 10.
Hovering with Hyderabad's spinner Rashid Khan on wickets count, Imran Tahir is the highest wicket taker IPL 2017 at present. He has taken 5 wickets in just two appearances. His economy is near 7, which in the shortest format, draws a lot of praise from the world around. He was called in by the Hyderabad franchise to just 'come and perform'. And yes, he lived up to their expectations taking 5 wickets in the first two games. Since this is just beginning of the tournament, Tahir certainly has some magical spells in store for the upcoming clashes. Just one good performance will make Tahir surpass Rashid Khan who is tying in with him on wickets count at the moment.
Tahir gets Pune's bowling attack an extra edge. RPS, whose spin attack looks a bit blunt without R Ashwin, has made the right decision picking the ousted spinner Imran Tahir who was released by Delhi Daredevils. Heading into the next encounter against Delhi Daredevils, Tahir will be keen to prove his worth. The way Tahir is bowling at present increases his chances to become the highest wicket taker IPL 2017. Doesn't it?
Will Pune's spinner Imran Tahir continue his form to become the highest wicket taker in IPL 2017?