IPL List of Purple Cap Winners Prize Money, IPL Highest Wicket taker. IPL Purple Cap was introduced in 2008 before the inauguration of the cricket league. Purple Cap prize money is set by IPL Board of Directors every year, IPL is the pioneer of introducing a purple cap in cricket tournaments. The prize money for Purple Cap in the inaugural season of IPL was set $50,000 that is raised 10 times in the 10th season.
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The Purple Cap in IPL is meant to be given to the leading wicket-taker throughout the tournament, the purple cap holder may change throughout the tournament as the players with the highest number of wickets may take the lead over each other over the course of time.
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The first bowler to win IPL Purple cap in 2008 season of Indian Premier League was Pakistan’s Sohail Tanvir who took 22 wickets in 11 games he played. The Purple Cap IPL 2017 List will be updated throughout the tournament on this blog while the list of IPL Purple Cap holders in the previous seasons of Indian Premier League is itemized here:
|Player Name||Franchise/team name||Country||Season/Year||No. of Wickets|
|Sohail Tanvir||Rajasthan Royals||Pakistan||2008||22|
|R.P. Singh||Deccan Chargers||India||2009||23|
|Praghyan Ojha||Deccan Chargers||India||2010||21|
|Lasith Malinga||Mumbai Indians||Sri Lanka||2011||28|
|Morne Morkel||Delhi Daredevils||South Africa||2012||25|
|DJ Bravo||Chennai Super Kings||West Indies||2013||32|
|Mohit Sharma||Chennai Super Kings||India||2014||23|
|DJ Bravo||Chennai Super Kings||West Indies||2015||24|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Sunrisers Hyderabad||India||2016||23|
IPL Prize Money for Purple Cap winners at the end of the tournament varies every season. The Prize Money for Purple Cap in IPL 2017 is set $500,000. If there’s a tie, the winner is prized for his economy rate in the tournament. Chennai Super Kings was the most prized team for Purple Cap i.e. 3 times, Deccan Chargers followed by 2 caps and RR, MI, DD, and SRH by one purple cap each.