Yuzvendra Chahal was expensive against Lucknow Super Giants. Still, his one wicket made him the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2022, and the veteran got the Purple Cap back from Wanindu Hasaranga. The Sri Lankan spinner, who is playing for RCB, has picked up 23 wickets. Chahal has dismissed 24 batters so far.
Apart from leading the wicket-taking chart, he recorded his best IPL season. The leg-spinner had added 23 wickets to his tally in 2015, and with 24 scalps in the 15th edition, Chahal has written a new success chapter in his career.
Most Wickets for Chahal in an IPL Season
24 wickets in 2022*
23 wickets in 2015
21 wickets in 2016
21 wickets in 2020
He was not retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the mega auction in Bengaluru. Sensing an opportunity, RR went after him and added the Indian spinner to the squad after their highest bid.
Meanwhile, with their 24-run win, the Royals have leapfrogged Lucknow in the points table and are now second after 13 games.