IPL Purple Cap 2019: CSK’s Imran Tahir sets spin record for most wickets in an IPL season
Imran Tahir finished IPL 2019 with the Purple Cap for most wickets. © BCCI

South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir won the Purple Cap for most wickets in IPL 2019 after surpassing his international team-mate Kagiso Rabada with two wickets for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL final in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Tahir, 40, claimed 2/23 in three overs to finished the IPL 2019 season with 26 wickets at an average of 16.57 and economy rate of 6.69.

This is the record for the most wickets in a single IPL season by a spin bowler. The previous record was 24, held by Harbhajan Singh (2012) and Sunil Narine (2013) respectively.

This season, Rabada took 25 wickets in 12 matches for Delhi Capitals before he was injured and missed the franchise’s last four fixtures.

(READ: IPL 2019: Orange cap, Purple cap and other winners)

Here is the list of top 10 wicket-takers in IPL 2019:

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IPL Purple Cap winners list 2019

On the Orange Cap table for most runs in IPL 2019, Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David Warner was the winner by a comfortable margin despite having last played an IPL match on April 28.

Warner finished the league with 692 runs from 12 innings.

Mumbai Indians beat CSK by one run off the last ball of Sunday’s final to claim their record fourth IPL title.