The Indian Premier League (IPL), since its inception, has witnessed world-class bowlers who’ve mesmerized with their skill to make the ball discuss.
Forward of the 14th version of the T20 extravaganza beginning April 9, Sportstar compiles a listing of the highest 10 bowlers with essentially the most variety of wickets in IPL historical past.
1. Lasith Malinga (170 wickets in 122 matches) –
The Sri Lanka pacer has performed an instrumental position in serving to Mumbai Indians (MI) throughout the end line on a variety of events.
Malinga was at his finest throughout IPL 2011, on the conclusion of which, he gained the Purple Cap for scalping essentially the most wickets in that version – 28 in 16 video games.
He is not going to characteristic on this 12 months’s IPL after being launched by MI forward of the public sale.
2. Amit Mishra (160 wickets in 150 matches)
The leg-spinner holds the file for selecting up the best variety of hat-tricks because the event’s inception in 2008 – three in opposition to Deccan Chargers, Punjab Kings and Pune Warriors India.
3. Piyush Chawla (156 wickets in 164 matches)
The artful leg-spinner’s identify is etched within the IPL historical past books for not simply his wicket-taking skill.
In addition to having 156 wickets, Chawla might be finest remembered for scoring the successful runs for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the 2014 IPL ultimate. He additionally performed a big position in KKR’s title-winning run in 2012.
His refined management with the ball in hand and the power to make good use of the situations will make him an important element of the Mumbai Indians assault this 12 months.
4. Dwayne Bravo (153 wickets in 140 matches)
A personification of swagger itself, Bravo has been top-of-the-line all-rounders within the IPL.
Alongside some impeccable bowling performances, Bravo has performed some blistering knocks with the bat. Sound data of the general sport and his technical astuteness makes him an asset for any workforce.
He bagged the ‘Purple Cap’ within the 2013 version of the IPL after taking 32 wickets for the Chennai Tremendous Kings.
5. Harbhajan Singh (150 wickets in 160 matches)
The most effective Indian spinners, Harbhajan boasts of an honest IPL file.
With 150 wickets from 160 matches, Harbhajan, who discovered a last-minute bid from KKR at this 12 months’s auctions, has made a spot for himself among the many IPL bowling elites.
6. Ravichandran Ashwin (138 wickets in 154 matches)
Recent from his exploits within the India-England sequence, the place he turned the second-fastest bowler to succeed in 400 wickets in Exams, Ashwin has maintained a stellar file within the shorter format as nicely.
With the fabled carom-ball nonetheless in his arsenal, the followers will certainly hope he carries his Midas contact in IPL 2021 as nicely.
7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (136 IPL wickets in 121 matches)
Kumar is the main wicket-taker for his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) together with his finest bowling figures of 5/19, coming in opposition to Punjab Kings in 2017.
Out of motion for over the previous six months with a thigh damage, he’ll hope to make a powerful comeback on this 12 months’s IPL.
8. Sunil Narine (127 wickets in 120 matches)
‘Thriller bowler’ Narine, recognized for his skill to bamboozle batsmen at will, recently has been within the information extra for his blazing batting performances after being promoted as KKR’s opener.
9. Yuzvendra Chahal (121 wickets in 99 matches)
An Indian cricket workforce mainstay in restricted overs, Chahal is understood for his entertaining persona on and off the pitch.
A significant cog within the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wheel, the wrist-spinner has 121 wickets in 99 matches.
10. Umesh Yadav (119 wickets in 121 matches)
Recognized for his blistering tempo, Yadav has picked up 119 wickets in 121 matches.
The stocky bowler has an equally spectacular worldwide file with over 200 wickets for India throughout codecs.