IPL 2022 PURPLE CAP: The BCCI launched the cash-rich Indian Premier League in 2007. It was well-received by the fans from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity.
Today, it is the most-watched T20 tournament in the world. So far, 14 seasons have been done and dusted. The 15th edition of the IPL is underway. In fact, the first half of the season has already come to a close.
Teams that were poor in the first half are willing to make necessary corrections in order to do well in the second half of the season. If they succeed in executing their plans, then they have a strong chance of making it to the playoffs.
The competition kick-started on March 26th, 2022, and will come to a close on May 29th, 2022. The tournament’s group stage fixtures are being held exclusively in Maharashtra, with matches taking place in Mumbai and Pune respectively.
The four stadiums are none other than Wankhede Stadium, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune), DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. As many as ten teams are competing in the league.
Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad are the existing franchises.
On the other hand, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants are new additions to the league. Delhi Capitals got the better of Kolkata Knight Riders in the second leg as they won the game by 4 wickets. With that, they have completed a double over KKR.
IPL 2022 PURPLE CAP: TABLE OF PURPLE CAP
IPL 2022 PURPLE CAP: ABOUT THE UPCOMING MATCH PBKS VS LSG
Punjab Kings will lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants in the 42nd game of the IPL. The game will kick off at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune (7:30 PM IST).
Punjab Kings had a series of ups and downs in the ongoing season of the IPL under the captaincy of Mayank Agarwal. They have played eight games so far where they won 4 games and lost as many games. Currently, they are seventh on the table. They have a Net Run Rate of -0.419.
Lucknow Super Giants
Lucknow Super Giants have been pretty decent this season albeit some hiccups in the competition. They have played eight games where they won five games and lost three games with a Net Run Rate of +0.334. Currently, they are fourth on the points table.
IPL 2022 PURPLE CAP: Matches, Venues & Groups
IPL 2022 will include a total of 74 matches, including the playoffs and final. The competition began on March 26 and ends on May 29 with the final. A mega auction was held before the competition due to the addition of ten teams. As a result, all of the teams’ squads for IPL 2022 have undergone significant alterations.
The IPL 2022 matches are being held in Wankhede Stadium and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, and MCA International Stadium in Pune. Each of the two stadiums, Wankhede and DY Patil, will host 20 matches. Each of the two stadiums, Brabourne Stadium and MCA International Stadium, will host 15 games.
As a result, all of the teams’ squads for IPL 2022 have undergone significant alterations. Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Lucknow Super Giants are among the teams in Group A. Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans are among the teams in Group B.
Each team will compete in two games against the other teams in their group. They’ll also play two games versus the squad in the opposite group who is occupying the same slot.
Each team will play one match against the other teams in the opposite group. The top four teams in the points table at the end of the league stage will advance to the playoffs.
IPL 2022 PURPLE CAP: Who gets the Purple Cap?
The purple cap was established when the IPL began in 2008. It was given to the player who took the most wickets in the tournament. The purple cap holder will change during the season.
The player who finishes first in the wicket-takers chart at the end of the season will receive an award in the purple cap replica. He will also receive a prize of ten lakhs.
IPL 2022 PURPLE CAP: Rules for IPL Purple Cap
The Purple Cap is awarded to the season’s top wicket-taker. During the season, the bowler with the most wickets in the tournament would wear the Purple Cap on the pitch. In the event of a tie, the Purple Cap is awarded to the bowler who has the highest economy rate.