IPL cricket has always been mentioned as the hall of fame for batsmen. However, we cannot deny the fact that bowlers have played it amazingly as well in making the last 11 seasons of the IPL memorable for cricket fans. For the record, the bowlers with most wickets in IPL history have led 3 times towards victory. Here is a list of the top 6 bowlers with most wickets in their IPL career.
- Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga is one of the best bowlers of this era. He tops the charts for most wickets in IPL history with 170 wickets from 122 matches. This Sri Lankan international pacer has been exclusively representing Mumbai Indians since 2010 IPL edition with 4 victories. He has the best average among top wicket-takers – 19.8, with an excellent economy rate of 7.14.
- Amit Mishra
The former wily leg-spinner Amit Mishra has played in 3 IPL franchises (Deccan Chargers, Sun Risers Hyderabad, and Delhi Capitals) to date with a record of 157 wickets from 147 matches. It is believed that Mishra has a fair chance of beating Malinga’s record in the upcoming season. He is a consistent performer with an average of 13 wickets per season and also has a record of 3 hat tricks in IPL.
- Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh is one of the best veteran spin bowlers India has ever had, with more than 700 international wickets. He has played for 2 IPL franchises (Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings) with 150 wickets in 160 matches. He has an average of 26.44 with 7.05 econ.
- Piyush Chawla
The former Indian leg-spinner was an integral part of the victory of 2014 KKR’s orchestrated victory where he took 16 wickets from 11 matches. He has played 157 matches in his IPL career with 150 wickets. He has an average of 27.14 with 7.82 econ.
- Dwayne Bravo
The Windies all-rounder has proved himself to be one of the star-players both as a batsman and a bowler in IPL. Since joining, CSK from Mumbai Indians in 2011, he has been part of two IPL titles. With a total of 134 matches, he has taken 147 wickets in total, with an average of 24.6 and econ 8.39.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the top pacers in India as of today. He made his national debut in 2012 in T20 and started his IPL debut at the age of 19. He has played a total of 117 matches in IPL with a record of 133 wickets at an average of 23.71 and econ 7.24.
IPL has proved time and again that even bowlers shine and turn the tide by their stupendous performances and highest wicket record histories. This list included the record of highest bowlers in IPL history till now, and there are many more yet to join the hall of fame.