Most Wickets in IPL History

Cricket, adored by millions worldwide, has evolved, offering diverse formats to suit various audiences. Notably, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has emerged as a standout phenomenon since its inception in 2008. Renowned for its fusion of entertainment and athleticism, the IPL has garnered immense global appeal, transcending geographical boundaries. As an annual spectacle, it remains a revered event, epitomizing the amalgamation of cricketing excellence and international fan engagement.

Advertisements

The IPL boasts a roster of ten teams comprising elite cricketers from around the globe. A highlight of the tournament is the coveted orange and purple caps. Each season culminates with the presentation of these prestigious awards. The orange cap honors the top run-scorer, while the purple cap recognizes the bowler with the most wickets, adding excitement to the competition.

Cricket emphasizes the significance of each player’s contribution, where every run and wicket holds immense value. Within the IPL, the pursuit of claiming the highest number of wickets unfolds as a captivating narrative. Renowned bowlers from across the globe display their prowess in a fierce battle for the prestigious title and cap. The league serves as a platform for showcasing exceptional bowling skills and witnessing the strategic dismantling of opposition batting line-ups.

This piece delves into the remarkable achievements of bowlers who have left an indelible mark on IPL history by securing the highest number of wickets. Their significant contributions have been instrumental in propelling their teams forward. Join us as we unravel the stories behind these standout performers in IPL’s bowling arena.

Advertisements

Most Wickets in IPL:

  Player’s NameMatchesMost WicketsRunsBBIIPL Span
Yuzvendra Chahal (MI/RCB/RR)      145  187      40565/402013-2023
Dwayne Bravo (MI/GL/CSK)      161       183      43604/222008-2022
  Piyush Chawla (CSK/KKR/KXIP/MI)      181    179        47964/172008-2023
Amit Mishra (DC/LSG/SRH)        161               173        4125        5/172008-2023
Ravichandran Ashwin (CSK/DC/KXIP/ RPS/RR)        197        171      49024/342009-2023
Lasith Malinga  (MI)      122            170      33655/132009-2019
Bhubaneswar Kumar (PWI/ SRH)      160      170      4396 5/192011-2023
Sunil Narine  (KKR)        162                  163      4203  5/192012-2023
Ravindra Jadeja (CSK/GL/ Kochi/RR)        226      152      44955/162008-2023
Harbhajan Singh (CSK/KKR/MI)        163        150      4030  5/182008-2021

1. Yuzvendra Chahal (187)

Yuzvendra Chahal, the eminent leg-spinner, has emerged as the premier wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League. With an impressive tally of 187 wickets, Chahal has showcased his bowling prowess across 145 matches in the tournament. His consistent performance underscores his significance as a key asset, contributing significantly to his team’s success in the IPL.

2. Dwayne Bravo (183)

Dwayne Bravo, the illustrious all-rounder from the West Indies, is the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL history. Renowned for his seam bowling prowess, Bravo has clinched an impressive 183 wickets throughout his participation in 161 matches. His consistent performance and versatility underscore his remarkable contribution to the IPL, solidifying his status as one of the league’s most formidable players.

3. Piyush Chawla (179)

Piyush Chawla, a seasoned leg-spinner, boasts a tally of 179 wickets from 181 matches in the Indian Premier League. His exceptional bowling display includes a standout performance with best figures of 4/17 in the tournament. With his wealth of experience and skill, Chawla has consistently proven to be a valuable asset, contributing significantly to the success of his team in the IPL.

Advertisements

4. Amit Mishra  (173)

Amit Mishra has carved his name in the annals of IPL history with an impressive tally of 173 wickets across 161 matches. The seasoned campaigner has showcased his bowling prowess consistently throughout the tournament. His ability to take crucial wickets has been instrumental in shaping the outcomes of matches, highlighting his significance as one of the premier spinners in the IPL.

5. Ravichandran Ashwin (171)

Ravichandran Ashwin, India’s seasoned off-spinner, boasts 171 wickets in 197 appearances in the Indian Premier League. His remarkable performance includes a standout bowling display with best figures of 4/34 in the tournament. Ashwin’s consistent presence and ability to deliver crucial breakthroughs have established him as a formidable force in the IPL, contributing significantly to the success of his teams throughout his career.

6. Lasith Malinga  (170)

Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan cricketing maestro, has left an indelible mark in the Indian Premier League with 170 wickets in 122 matches. Renowned for his lethal yorkers and deceptive variations, Malinga’s exceptional spell of 5/13 remains etched in IPL history. His unmatched ability to deliver under pressure has consistently made him a formidable force, earning him accolades as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the tournament.

7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (170)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a stalwart of Indian cricket, has showcased his bowling prowess in the Indian Premier League with 170 wickets to his name. Across 594.4 overs, his consistent performance at an average of 25.85 and an economy rate of 7.39 illustrates his impact. His remarkable spell of 5/19 stands as a testament to his ability to dismantle opposition line-ups, cementing his status as a key player in the IPL.

Advertisements

8. Sunil Narine (163)

Sunil Narine, a dynamic presence in the Indian Premier League, boasts 163 wickets in 162 matches. His exceptional economy rate of 6.73 combined with his remarkable bowling figures of 5/19 underscores his impact on the field. Renowned for his crafty spin variations, Narine’s ability to stifle opposition batsmen and pick up crucial wickets has been instrumental in shaping the outcomes of matches, solidifying his reputation as a top-tier spinner.

9. Ravindra Jadeja (151)

Ravindra Jadeja’s illustrious IPL career spans 226 matches, during which he has bowled 591.1 overs and secured 152 wickets. His bowling prowess shines through with an average of 29.57 and an economy rate of 7.60. Notable among his achievements is his best bowling performance of 5/16, underscoring his ability to deliver crucial breakthroughs while maintaining pressure on opposing batsmen throughout his innings.

10. Harbhajan Singh (150)

Harbhajan Singh’s impact in the IPL is undeniable, featuring in 163 matches and delivering 569 overs to secure 150 wickets. With an average of 26.87 and an economy rate of 7.08, his bowling finesse is evident. Singh’s standout performance includes the best bowling effort of 5/18, showcasing his ability to dismantle opposition line-ups and contribute significantly to his team’s success in the tournament.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

Cricket, adored by millions worldwide, has evolved, offering diverse formats to suit various audiences. Notably, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has emerged as a standout phenomenon since its inception in 2008. Renowned for its fusion of entertainment and athleticism, the IPL has garnered immense global appeal, transcending geographical boundaries. As an annual spectacle, it remains a revered event, epitomizing the amalgamation of cricketing excellence and international fan engagement.

The IPL boasts a roster of ten teams comprising elite cricketers from around the globe. A highlight of the tournament is the coveted orange and purple caps. Each season culminates with the presentation of these prestigious awards. The orange cap honors the top run-scorer, while the purple cap recognizes the bowler with the most wickets, adding excitement to the competition.

Cricket emphasizes the significance of each player's contribution, where every run and wicket holds immense value. Within the IPL, the pursuit of claiming the highest number of wickets unfolds as a captivating narrative. Renowned bowlers from across the globe display their prowess in a fierce battle for the prestigious title and cap. The league serves as a platform for showcasing exceptional bowling skills and witnessing the strategic dismantling of opposition batting line-ups.

This piece delves into the remarkable achievements of bowlers who have left an indelible mark on IPL history by securing the highest number of wickets. Their significant contributions have been instrumental in propelling their teams forward. Join us as we unravel the stories behind these standout performers in IPL's bowling arena.

Most Wickets in IPL:

  Player’s NameMatchesMost WicketsRunsBBIIPL Span
Yuzvendra Chahal (MI/RCB/RR)      145  187      40565/402013-2023
Dwayne Bravo (MI/GL/CSK)      161       183      43604/222008-2022
  Piyush Chawla (CSK/KKR/KXIP/MI)      181    179        47964/172008-2023
Amit Mishra (DC/LSG/SRH)        161               173        4125        5/172008-2023
Ravichandran Ashwin (CSK/DC/KXIP/ RPS/RR)        197        171      49024/342009-2023
Lasith Malinga  (MI)      122            170      33655/132009-2019
Bhubaneswar Kumar (PWI/ SRH)      160      170      4396 5/192011-2023
Sunil Narine  (KKR)        162                  163      4203  5/192012-2023
Ravindra Jadeja (CSK/GL/ Kochi/RR)        226      152      44955/162008-2023
Harbhajan Singh (CSK/KKR/MI)        163        150      4030  5/182008-2021

1. Yuzvendra Chahal (187)

Yuzvendra Chahal, the eminent leg-spinner, has emerged as the premier wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League. With an impressive tally of 187 wickets, Chahal has showcased his bowling prowess across 145 matches in the tournament. His consistent performance underscores his significance as a key asset, contributing significantly to his team's success in the IPL.

2. Dwayne Bravo (183)

Dwayne Bravo, the illustrious all-rounder from the West Indies, is the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL history. Renowned for his seam bowling prowess, Bravo has clinched an impressive 183 wickets throughout his participation in 161 matches. His consistent performance and versatility underscore his remarkable contribution to the IPL, solidifying his status as one of the league's most formidable players.

3. Piyush Chawla (179)

Piyush Chawla, a seasoned leg-spinner, boasts a tally of 179 wickets from 181 matches in the Indian Premier League. His exceptional bowling display includes a standout performance with best figures of 4/17 in the tournament. With his wealth of experience and skill, Chawla has consistently proven to be a valuable asset, contributing significantly to the success of his team in the IPL.

4. Amit Mishra  (173)

Amit Mishra has carved his name in the annals of IPL history with an impressive tally of 173 wickets across 161 matches. The seasoned campaigner has showcased his bowling prowess consistently throughout the tournament. His ability to take crucial wickets has been instrumental in shaping the outcomes of matches, highlighting his significance as one of the premier spinners in the IPL.

5. Ravichandran Ashwin (171)

Ravichandran Ashwin, India's seasoned off-spinner, boasts 171 wickets in 197 appearances in the Indian Premier League. His remarkable performance includes a standout bowling display with best figures of 4/34 in the tournament. Ashwin's consistent presence and ability to deliver crucial breakthroughs have established him as a formidable force in the IPL, contributing significantly to the success of his teams throughout his career.

6. Lasith Malinga  (170)

Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan cricketing maestro, has left an indelible mark in the Indian Premier League with 170 wickets in 122 matches. Renowned for his lethal yorkers and deceptive variations, Malinga's exceptional spell of 5/13 remains etched in IPL history. His unmatched ability to deliver under pressure has consistently made him a formidable force, earning him accolades as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the tournament.

7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (170)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a stalwart of Indian cricket, has showcased his bowling prowess in the Indian Premier League with 170 wickets to his name. Across 594.4 overs, his consistent performance at an average of 25.85 and an economy rate of 7.39 illustrates his impact. His remarkable spell of 5/19 stands as a testament to his ability to dismantle opposition line-ups, cementing his status as a key player in the IPL.

8. Sunil Narine (163)

Sunil Narine, a dynamic presence in the Indian Premier League, boasts 163 wickets in 162 matches. His exceptional economy rate of 6.73 combined with his remarkable bowling figures of 5/19 underscores his impact on the field. Renowned for his crafty spin variations, Narine's ability to stifle opposition batsmen and pick up crucial wickets has been instrumental in shaping the outcomes of matches, solidifying his reputation as a top-tier spinner.

9. Ravindra Jadeja (151)

Ravindra Jadeja's illustrious IPL career spans 226 matches, during which he has bowled 591.1 overs and secured 152 wickets. His bowling prowess shines through with an average of 29.57 and an economy rate of 7.60. Notable among his achievements is his best bowling performance of 5/16, underscoring his ability to deliver crucial breakthroughs while maintaining pressure on opposing batsmen throughout his innings.

10. Harbhajan Singh (150)

Harbhajan Singh's impact in the IPL is undeniable, featuring in 163 matches and delivering 569 overs to secure 150 wickets. With an average of 26.87 and an economy rate of 7.08, his bowling finesse is evident. Singh's standout performance includes the best bowling effort of 5/18, showcasing his ability to dismantle opposition line-ups and contribute significantly to his team's success in the tournament.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram