The Indian Premier League is now 12 years old but the best figures in an innings ever recorded stand from the first season. Sohail Tanvir, playing for Rajasthan Royals, bagged 6 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs. The performance came against Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur. The record stood for long and it was certain that it would take a special effort from someone to better that. Let’s have a look at the Best Bowling in an Innings in IPL history.
The young West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph came up with a stunning spell in 2019 that took him to the top of the tree. Playing for Mumbai Indians, he took 6 wickets for just 12 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Adam Zampa is the only other bowler who has taken 6 wickets in an innings. The Australian leg-spinner achieved the feat in 2016 while representing Rising Pune Supergiant as he took 19/6 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
There are 17 other bowlers who have taken a five-wicket haul in an IPL inning. Anil Kumble has the best figures among bowlers with 5 wickets. India’s legendary spinner bagged figures of 5/5 against Rajasthan Royals while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009.
Best Bowling in an Innings in IPL history
|Alzarri Joseph||MI||3.4||12||6||3.27||SRH||Hyderabad (Deccan)||6-Apr-19|
|Anil Kumble||RCB||3.1||5||5||1.57||RR||Cape Town||18-Apr-09|
|Ankit Rajpoot||KXIP||4||14||5||3.5||SRH||Hyderabad (Deccan)||26-Apr-18|
|James Faulkner||RR||4||16||5||4||SRH||Hyderabad (Deccan)||17-May-13|
-Stats as of IPL 2020