The Indian Premier League (IPL), since its inception, has witnessed world-class bowlers who’ve mesmerized with their capacity to make the ball speak.
Forward of the 14th version of the T20 extravaganza beginning April 9, Sportstar compiles an inventory of the highest 10 bowlers with probably 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 quite a few events.
Malinga was at his finest throughout IPL 2011, on the conclusion of which, he received the Purple Cap for scalping probably the most wickets in that version – 28 in 16 video games.
He won’t function on this yr’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 document for choosing up the very best variety of hat-tricks because the match’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 capacity.
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.
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His delicate management with the ball in hand and the power to make good use of the circumstances will make him a significant part of the Mumbai Indians assault this yr.
4. Dwayne Bravo (153 wickets in 140 matches)
A personification of swagger itself, Bravo has been the most effective all-rounders within the IPL.
Alongside some impeccable bowling performances, Bravo has performed some blistering knocks with the bat. Sound information of the general recreation and his technical astuteness makes him an asset for any group.
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)
Among the finest Indian spinners, Harbhajan boasts of an honest IPL document.
With 150 wickets from 160 matches, Harbhajan, who discovered a last-minute bid from KKR at this yr’s auctions, has made a spot for himself among the many IPL bowling elites.
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6. Ravichandran Ashwin (138 wickets in 154 matches)
Contemporary 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 document within the shorter format as effectively.
With the fabled carom-ball nonetheless in his arsenal, the followers will certainly hope he carries his Midas contact in IPL 2021 as effectively.
7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (136 IPL wickets in 121 matches)
Kumar is the main wicket-taker for his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) along with his finest bowling figures of 5/19, coming in opposition to Punjab Kings in 2017.
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Out of motion for over the previous six months with a thigh damage, he’ll hope to make a powerful comeback on this yr’s IPL.
8. Sunil Narine (127 wickets in 120 matches)
‘Thriller bowler’ Narine, identified for his capacity to bamboozle batsmen at will, recently has been within the information extra for his blazing batting performances after being promoted as KKR’s opener.
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9. Yuzvendra Chahal (121 wickets in 99 matches)
An Indian cricket group 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)
Identified for his blistering tempo, Yadav has picked up 119 wickets in 121 matches.
The stocky bowler has an equally spectacular worldwide document with over 200 wickets for India throughout codecs.