Top 5 Bowlers who have taken the Most Wickets in the IPL History
IPL is the most exciting league in the world. It brings about the unity among the various nations and players from different countries participate in different teams and get mixed up and show the symbol of sportsmanship.
This spirit of the game is what makes it more exciting. IPL is not only a game which is batsman-friendly. Rather It exhibits the skills of both batsmen and bowlers.
In this article we will get to see the records made by the bowlers who have taken the maximum wickets.
1. Lasith malinga (170)
IPL is as exciting to watch as it is to watch Lasith malinga bowling the ball. He has a unique technique to bowl which makes him the most deadly bowler. Even the most destructive batsman fears facing the attacks of Malinga.
When Lasith maliga had already taken a double hat trick and was known for his deadly yorker. He was picked up by the Mumbai Indians for a whooping 350000 dollars in 2008. This was the beginning of the 10 year long association with Mumbai Indians.
He played a significant role in Mumbai Indians becoming the bowler who has taken the maximum wicket in the IPL history. With the help of Lasith malinga, Mumbai Indians have managed to clinch the title three times.
He took a total of 170 wickets in 122 innings with 8 maiden overs. He retired from IPL in 2019.
2. Amit mishra (160)
Amit Mishra is the leg spinner who has been the most consistent player in the IPL. He was the first batsman to have taken a hat-trick in the IPL.
First, he became the part of Delhi Daredevils for the first time in 2008. He took a total of 14 wickets in 11 games. He then moved to the Deccan charges and then moved to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He played a significant role in 2013 to help SRH win the IPL trophy where he took a total of 21 wickets.
Amit Mishra is regarded as the second player to have taken the maximum 160 wickets after the Lasith malinga.
3. Piyush chawla (156)
Piyush Chawla has great control over the variation of his bowling. He was roped in by the Kings Eleven Punjab for the 400000 dollars. He justified his inclusion by taking the 17 wickets in the first season itself.
He stayed with Punjab for the next six seasons. He was traded to the Kolkata Knight riders in 2014. He kept on performing at his best. In 2019, He had a patchy form due to which he was released by the KKR and picked up by the CSK for a whopping 6.25 crores.
Piyush Chawala holds the record of the third batsman to have taken the most wickets after Lasith Malinga and Amit mishra. He has taken a total of 156 wickets in 164 matches.
4. Dwayne bravo (153)
Dwanyne Bravo is valuable to all the franchises of the IPL. Because he comes with all rounding abilities, he can show tremendous skills both with the bat and ball.
He was first roped in by the Mumbai Indians, he stayed there for three seasons. He had an average start there. He did not do much to show his abilities. His real breakthrough came when he was received by the CSK in 2011. From here, he became the favorite in the cricketing world.
He showed his skills both with the bat and ball. He was counted alongside Dhoni and Raina. He also had a little stint with the Gujarat lions for two years before he was again picked up by the CSK.
Bravo has taken a total of 153 wickets in the 140 matches along with an economy rate of 8.40.
5. Harbhajan singh (150)
Harbhajan Singh is regarded as the best off spin bowler. He proved his credentials when he took 32 wickets in three test matches in 2001. He was the first indian batsman to make a hat trick in the test. He kept on contributing with his bowling skills to the Indian cricket.
He got more fame when he got into the IPL. he was initially bought by the Mumbai Indians where he played a significant role. He has had the opportunity to even assume the captaincy of Mumbai Indians.
In 2013, he took 23 wickets and helped the Mumbai Indians to clinch the maiden IPL trophy.
He was also brilliant with the bat when he played 64 runs off the 24 balls against Kings Eleven Punjab in 2015.
After a decade of association with Mumbai Indians, he was released by the Mumbai Indians and acquired by the Chennai super kings.
He has taken 150 wickets in 160 matches at the economy rate of 7.05.