In a high-scoring game at the Chinnaswamy, Chennai Super Kings defeated hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore by just 8 runs. The game was perfectly balanced for the most part, but CSK bowlers made a great comeback in the last 4-5 overs to clench victory from the jaws of defeat. However, after today’s game, a few significant changes have happened in the Purple Cap list.
Tushar Deshpande continues picking wickets
Tushar Deshpande has been pretty impressive for the Chennai Super Kings this season. He has been the team’s highest wicket-taker, having picked 10 wickets in 5 games. The only problem with him has been his economy. The right-arm pacer has bowled 18.2 overs this season and has given away 209 runs at an economy rate of 11.40. Despite that, CSK’s captain MS Dhoni has backed him up because of his wicket-taking ability.
He picked up 3 wickets in today’s game as well but also leaked 45 runs in 4 overs. However, it did not matter in the end as CSK eventually ended up winning the game. Deshpande has moved up to the 5th spot in the Purple Cap list.
Siraj economical in a high-scoring game
In a game that saw 444 runs being scored in 40 overs, Mohammed Siraj emerged as the most economical bowler. In his spell of 4 overs, he gave away just 30 runs at an economy rate of 7.50. He also picked up the important wicket of CSK’s opener Ruturaj Gaikwad to give RCB a good start. Siraj has moved up one place in the Purple Cap list. He is now the 6th highest wicket-taker this season with 8 wickets in 5 games and is also currently RCB’s most successful bowler.
Purple Cap list after RCB vs CSK Match 24:
|Rank||Bowler Name||Team||Matches Played||Wickets||Best Bowling||Economy|
|1.||Yuzvendra Chahal||Rajasthan Royals||5||11||4/17||7.85|
|2.||Mark Wood||Lucknow Super Giants||4||11||5/14||8.12|
|3.||Rashid Khan||Gujarat Titans||5||11||3/31||8.30|
|4.||Mohammed Shami||Gujarat Titans||5||10||3/25||8.35|
|5.||Tushar Deshpande||Chennai Super Kings||5||10||3/45||11.40|
|6.||Mohammed Siraj||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5||8||3/22||7.00|
|7.||Ravi Bishnoi||Lucknow Super Giants||5||8||3/28||7.13|
|8.||Arshdeep Singh||Punjab Kings||5||8||3/19||8.29|
|9.||Varun Chakravarthy||Kolkata Knight Riders||5||7||4/15||8.32|
|10.||Alzarri Joseph||Gujarat Titans||5||7||2/27||8.84|
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