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Top 10 Bowlers Most Wicket Takers In IPL History

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Over the years, cricket has seen a significant change, moving from the old red-ball style to the exciting T20 version. Founded in 2008, India has the highly regarded Indian Premier League (IPL), one of several T20 competitions throughout the world. Over the years, the IPL has achieved enormous success and gained widespread recognition.

The Indian Premier League (IPL), which started with eight clubs and now has ten, features elite cricket players from all around the world. In the IPL, the idea of Orange and Purple hats was introduced to heighten the competitiveness. The player who scores the most runs in each IPL season is given the orange cap, while the bowler who takes the most wickets is given the purple cap.

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Top 10 Bowlers Most Wicket Takers In IPL History
s.noPlayer name
20Vinay Kumar
19Kagiso Rabada
18Harshal Patel
17Axar Patel
16Mohit Sharma
15Sandeep Sharma
14Mohammed Shami
13Umesh Yadav
12Rashid Khan
11Jasprit Bumrah
10Harbhajan Singh
9Ravindra Jadeja
8Sunil Narine
7Bhuvneshwar Kumar
6Lasith Malinga
5Ravichandran Ashwin
4Amit Mishra
3Piyush Chawla
2Dwayne Bravo
1YS Chahal

Top 10 Bowlers Most Wicket Takers In IPL History

Throughout the 16-year IPL, record-holding bowlers have dominated the standings for most wickets in a single season. Only a few have proven reliable over time. Let’s examine the bowling ability that has formed the Indian Premier League by delving into the records and looking at the top wicket-takers in league history.

10. Harbhajan Singh

During his playing career, the seasoned off-spinner amassed 150 wickets in 163 appearances and was a reliable player. Harbhajan was a valuable asset to the Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and the Kolkata Knight Riders because of his extensive experience and ability to outsmart batsmen with his off-spin.

NameHarbhajan Singh
Born3 July 1980
Age 43 years
AwardsArjuna Award for Cricket, Padma Shri

9. Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja’s 152 wickets in 226 matches demonstrate his all-around skills. With a mean of 29.57, his left-arm spin has given up runs at an economy rate of 7.60. In the IPL, he has played for the Gujarat Lions, Rajasthan Royals, and Chennai Super Kings.

NameRavindra Jadeja
Born6 December 1988 
Age35 years
Dates joined2018 (Chennai Super Kings)

8. Sunil Narine

In 162 matches, Narine’s intriguing spin has claimed 163 wickets. His ability to dominate the game is demonstrated by his numerous variations, which had an economy rate of 6.73 for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

NameSunil Narine
Born26 May 1988 
Age35 years
Dates joined 2016 (Trinbago Knight Riders, Melbourne Renegades)

7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kumar has been an important player with 170 wickets in 160 games. He frequently sets the tone for his team with the ability to swing the ball and take early wickets. Throughout his IPL career, he has taken home the Purple Cap twice.

NameBhuvneshwar Kumar
Born5 February 1990
Age33 years
Dates joined 2014 (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

6. Lasith Malinga

Malinga is a T20 superstar, demonstrating his mastery of the game with 170 wickets at an incredible economy rate of 7.14 in 122 outings. He was a star bowler for the Mumbai Indians because of his deadly yorkers and variations.

NameLasith Malinga
Born28 August 1983
Age40 years
Dates joined2019 (Khulna Tigers)

5. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin, who took 171 wickets in 197 tours, is renowned for his precise off-spin. Ashwin’s excellent record with RR is a testament to his ability to manage the pace of play and claim important wickets. His economy rate of 7.01 and average of 28.67 indicate that he has done a good job of keeping the opposing batters under strain.

NameRavichandran Ashwin
Born17 September 1986
Age37 years
Dates joined2022 (Rajasthan Royals)

4. Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra, a seasoned leg-spinner with 173 wickets in 161 matches, has been a reliable performer. His ability to curve and ball leg spin deliveries has enabled his team to take vital wickets. Mishra made his debut in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy season, taking 7 for 59 in his second match against Rajasthan. He finished his debut season with 27 wickets at an average of 19.77. 

NameAmit Mishra
Born24 November 1982
Age41 years
Dates joined Lucknow Super Giants (Cricket Bowler), Haryana cricket team (Cricket Bowler)

3. Piyush Chawla

Chawla’s 181 matches in the IPL show how long he has played. His ability to take wickets (179) and manage the run rate (7.91) highlights his value even with a higher average. He is in the third position for taking the most wickets in the IPL. Chawla is known for his well-disguised googly, which has fooled many batsmen. 

NamePiyush Chawla
Born 24 December 1988
Age35 years
Dates joined2021 (Mumbai Indians)

2. Dwayne Bravo

Bravo is ranked second among the IPL’s leading wicket-takers with a total of 183 wickets in 161 matches. Despite his great average of 23.82, his 8.38 economy rate shows how well he limits the opposition’s score. In the IPL, the all-round player has played for Gujarat Titans, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings.

NameDwayne Bravo
Born7 October 1983
Age40 years
Dates joined 2018 (Chennai Super Kings, Melbourne Stars)

1. YS Chahal

Chahal has been a reliable performer, collecting an outstanding 187 wickets in 145 appearances. What makes him unique is his ability to take wickets when it matters most. Chahal is a great addition to his squad because he has taken wickets at a rate of 21.69 and an economy of 7.67.

NameYS Chahal
Born23 July 1990
Age33 years
Dates joinedRajasthan Royals (Cricket Bowler)

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