Yuzvendra Chahal has been a bowler to watch out for in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
The Rajasthan Royals spinner has reclaimed the Purple Cap from Wanindu Hasaranga. With his two wickets against Chennai Super Kings, he took his tally to 26 wickets in the 15th season of the tournament.
Chahal also equalled Imran Tahir’s record of most wickets by a spinner in an IPL season. He dismissed Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni.
Most wickets by a spinner in an IPL Season
26 – Chahal (2022)*
26 – Tahir (2019)
24 – Hasaranga (2022)
24 – Narine (2012)
24 – Harbhajan (2013)
The 31-year-old player was not retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore despite being a terrific bowler for them. Rajasthan Royals bought him in the mega auction.