Top Wicket Takers in IPL: A Historical Look

Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most famous and prestigious T20 cricket leagues in the world. It attracts cricket fans worldwide due to the best players’ greatest innings and deadly fast bowlers. Over the years, we have seen the emergence of some of the most popular and legendary bowlers in the tournament, who have taken wickets consistently for their respective teams.

So, in this article, we have discussed Top Wicket Takers in IPL in a Historical Look.

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Top Wicket Takers in IPL:

1. Dwayne Bravo: 183 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

Dwayne Bravo is a West Indies’s team all-rounder who is known for his big-hitting and his death bowling. He has taken 183 wickets in 161 matches. Bravo is also a handy batsman who can score quick runs in the lower order. He has played for teams like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Gujarat Lions in the IPL. 

2. Lasith Malinga: 170 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

Lasith Malinga is undoubtedly one of the best bowlers in IPL history and is known for his toe-crushing yorkers. He has taken 170 wickets in 122 matches. He has won the purple cap (awarded to the highest wicket-taker in the tournament) four times and has played a significant role in Mumbai Indians’ team success in the IPL.

3. Yuzvendra Chahal: 166 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

The third-highest wicket-taker in IPL history is Yuzvendra Chahal. He is an Indian leg-spinner bowler, who has the ability to deceive batsmen with his googlies and flippers. He has taken 166 wickets in 131 matches. He played for various teams in the IPL like Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Rajasthan Royals.

4. Amit Mishra: 166 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

The fourth-highest wicket-taker in IPL history is Amit Mishra. He is an Indian leg-spinner bowler, who has the ability to deceive batsmen with his googlies and flippers. He has taken 166 wickets in 154 matches and won the purple cap three times. He played for various teams in the IPL like Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

5. Ravichandra Ashwin: 157 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

The fifth-highest wicket-taker bowler in IPL history is R. Ashwin. He is an Indian right-arm bowler, who has the ability to deceive batsmen with his carrom ball and flippers. He has taken 157 wickets in 184 matches. He played for various teams in the IPL like Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Rising Pune Supergiants.

6. Piyush Chawla: 157 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

The sixth-highest wicket-taker bowler in IPL history is Piyush Chawla. He is an Indian right-arm leg-spinner bowler, who has the ability to deceive batsmen with his googlies and flippers. He has taken 157 wickets in 165 matches. He played for various teams in the IPL like Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, and Mumbai Indians.

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7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 154 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

In the seventh number, India’s best medium-fast bowler is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has taken 154 wickets in 146 matches. He is known for his ability to swing the ball both ways. He has played for two teams Pune Warriors and Sunrisers Hyderabad team success in the IPL.

8. Sunil Narine: 152 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

Sunil Narine is one of the most experienced bowlers in IPL history and he is also a left-handed batsman. He is an off-spinner bowler who can turn the ball both ways and has the ability to take wickets in powerplay overs. He has taken 152 wickets in 148 matches. He has played a significant role in Kolkata Knight Riders’ team’s success in the IPL.

9. Harbhajan Singh: 150 wickets

Top Wicket Takers in IPL

Harbhajan Singh is one of the most experienced bowlers in IPL history. He is an off-spinner bowler who can turn the ball both ways and has the ability to take wickets in powerplay overs. He has taken 150 wickets in 163 matches. He has played for two teams Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings team success in the IPL.

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FAQs:

Who is the best bowler in the IPL?

Alzaari Joseph is the best bowler in IPL history.

Who is the fastest bowler in IPL history?

Shaun Tait is the quickest bowler in the IPL history at 157.71 kph.

Who is the no.1 wicket taker bowler in IPL?

Dwayne Bravo is the no.1 wicket taker bowler in IPL, He has taken 183 wickets in 161 matches.

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