The Purple Cap is given to the bowler with the highest wickets at the end of the season.
Harshal Patel, with 32 wickets, secured the Purple Cap for IPL 2021 after the season drew to a close with Chennai Super Kings defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the final.
CSK's Shardul Thakur finished fourth in the list of highest wicket-takers with 21 wickets.
Uncapped pacer Avesh Khan, meanwhile, finished with 24 wickets to end the season at 2nd position.
Rajasthan Royals' Sohail Tanvir was the first-ever winner of the Purple Cap in the 2008 season. RP Singh (Deccan Chargers, 2009), Pragyan Ojha (Deccan Chargers, 2010), Lasith Malinga (MI, 2011), Morne Morkel (Delhi Daredevils, 2012), Dwayne Bravo (CSK, 2013 and 2015), Mohit Sharma (CSK, 2014), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH, 2016 and 2017), Andrew Tye (KXIP, 2018), Imran Tahir (CSK, 2019) and Kagiso Rabada (DC, 2020) have won the Purple Cap in the tournament so far.
Top-5 wicket-takers in IPL 2021:
|1||Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore)||15||32|
|2||Avesh Khan (Delhi Capitals)||15||24|
|3||Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)||14||21|
|4||Shardul Thakur (Chennai Super Kings)||16||21|
|5||Mohammed Shami (Punjab Kings)||14||19|