IPL 2020: Who will win the Purple Cap? Former cricketers make predictions

First Published 19, Sep 2020, 12:48 PM

Dubai: Will it be a spinner or a paceman? That is the question being asked on who will bag the Purple Cap in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) which starts in the UAE today (September 19). The pitches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah are expected to be slow and favour the spinners, according to experts. However, we will have to wait and watch as to which bowler will dominate the cash-rich Twenty20 league. Seven former cricketers have made their predictions on espncricinfo website on who will emerge as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament and win the Purple Cap honour. Check out who they have backed.

<p><strong>Gautam Gambhir:</strong> Piyush Chawla (Chennai Super Kings)</p>

Gautam Gambhir: Piyush Chawla (Chennai Super Kings)

<p><strong>Deep Dasgupta:</strong> Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad) or Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)</p>

Deep Dasgupta: Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad) or Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

<p><strong>Sanjay Manjrekar:</strong> Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals)</p>

Sanjay Manjrekar: Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals)

<p><strong>Ajit Agarkar:</strong> “Simple answer, Rashid Khan.”</p>

Ajit Agarkar: “Simple answer, Rashid Khan.”

<p><strong>Aakash Chopra:</strong> “I am going with Yuzvendra Chahal to win the purple cap in IPL 2020.”</p>

Aakash Chopra: “I am going with Yuzvendra Chahal to win the purple cap in IPL 2020.”

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tom Moody:</strong> Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)</p>

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Tom Moody: Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)

 

<p><strong>Ian Bishop:</strong> Rashid Khan</p>

Ian Bishop: Rashid Khan

<p>In IPL 2019, CSK's South African spinner Imran Tahir won the Purple Cap</p>

In IPL 2019, CSK's South African spinner Imran Tahir won the Purple Cap

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