There are now only a few hours left for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) to create a buzz in the cricket world. Preparations have been completed for the 13th edition of Indian Premier League.
This famous T20 league of India will once again see the rise of veteran cricketers from all over the world. After curbing cricket activities in the Corona era, fans will once again get a chance to watch their favourite cricketers play.
The tournament is being held in the UAE due to the current corona pandemic. Things will be quite different this time in the UAE. There will not be a huge crowd of fans nor full stadiums like India. Also, according to BCCI, no media will be allowed inside the stadium.
In such a situation, all eyes will be on the bowlers and everyone will want to see which bowler will owe the purple cap on the slow pitches of UAE.
Regarding this, fans and experts have their own choices.
Jasprit Bumrah, playing for Mumbai Indians, is counted among the top bowlers of the current format. He is considered as one of the finest bowlers in T20 cricket because of his precise line, length and sharp bowling. In the absence of Lasith Malinga, this time the responsibility of handling the bowling attack of the team will be on his shoulders. In such a situation, Bumrah can once again score wickets. Bumrah took 19 wickets for Mumbai last year.
Cummins, an Australian fast bowler and a great performer in the past, is a part of Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders team this time with a hefty sum of Rs 15.5 crore. Australian bowler has bowled and improved his performance over the past few years, KKR will have great expectations from him. Cummins is one of the contenders for the Purple Cap this time due to his speed and variety in bowling.
The spin of young Afghan bowler Rashid, who remained at number one in the ICC T20 rankings, may again dodge the batsmen. This young bowler playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad is considered as one of the dangerous bowlers in T20. He is a strong contender for the Purple Cap.
It is very difficult for the batsmen to face the fast bowling of South African star fast bowler Rabada who plays for Delhi. Due to the speed and accurate line length, Rabada is capable of putting any batsman in trouble. Rabada changes his bowling according to the situation. He was a big contender for the Purple Cap last year, though missed out on it as he missed the middle season. Rabada will be a Purple Cap contender once again and his team will be expecting a strong performance from him.
Deepak Chahar, the young fast bowler who played for Chennai, had a tremendous performance last season. He missed the purple cap by just four wickets. However, after that, he bowled tremendously in the T20 format and made his mark. Chahar was infected with Corona before the start of this season, but is now fully recovered and is desperate to perform in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League.