Highest Wicket Taker in IPL
The competition between the bat and bowl in the shortest format of the game is quite intense. Sometimes, the bowlers get hit over the park while sometimes they give the batsmen a nightmare.
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), there has been a whole package of legendary bowlers and local talents who have achieved several records over the years.
Top 5 Highest Wicket Taker in IPL History
Let’s have a look at the top 5 highest wicket-takers in IPL:
#1. Lasith Malinga (170 Wickets)
The Sri Lankan fast bowler is arguably the best bowler in the history of T20 cricket and he proved it over and over again in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With 170 wickets in only 122 matches, Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. He has also taken one five-wicket haul and 4 four-wicket hauls in this tournament. Over the years, he has played a massive part for his side Mumbai Indians and also helped his side to win the 2019 IPL in the final against Chennai Super Kings.
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#2. Amit Mishra (157 Wickets)
Amit Mishra might be away from the national side, but he has been a very effective bowler in the Indian Premier League (IPL). A leg-spinner always comes handy in the shortest format of the game and just like any other, Mishra has troubled the batsmen over the years with his leg-spin. He has picked up 157 wickets in 147 matches and is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. Mishra, who played for Delhi Capitals in the last season has 1 five-wicket haul and 3 four-wicket hauls in his name and he remains as a valuable player to watch out for in the next edition.
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#3. Harbhajan Singh (150 Wickets)
The right-arm off-spinner, who delivered over the years for Mumbai Indians now plays for the Chennai Super Kings. But he has been in the same touch with the ball like the earlier editions. Harbhajan Singh is the third-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL with 150 wickets in 160 matches. He also has the least economy rate in IPL history with only 7.05. The experienced off-spinner has already turned 39 and we might see him one last time troubling the batsmen in the next edition of the IPL.
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#4. Piyush Chawla (150 Wickets)
Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla is equalled with Harbhajan Singh as he has also taken 150 wickets in IPL and he is fourth highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. The Kolkata Knight Riders player has been a loyal player for the side and has won many games for them with his magical leg-spin. Piyush has taken 2 four-wicket hauls and he has an economy rate of only 7.82 after playing 157 matches. However, he might be seen in a new team next edition as Kolkata Knight Riders didn’t retain him for the upcoming edition of the tournament.
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#5. Dwayne Bravo (147 Wickets)
If there is one bowler who has been massively clinical with the bowl in the shortest format, then it’s none other than West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo. With his disciplined line and length and the slower balls, he has troubled the batsmen over the years and won games for his Chennai Super Kings. In the death overs of the game, Bravo has always been MS Dhoni‘s go-to bowler and for a reason, the vital all-rounder has been retained by CSK in 2018 and later in 2019 as well for the upcoming edition of the tournament. Bravo is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL with 147 wickets in 134 matches and has an economy of 8.39.
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