Top 5 highest wicket takers for Delhi Capitals in IPL History!


The Delhi-based team debuted in the IPL in 2008 as the Delhi Daredevils. However, they adopted the name Delhi Capitals in the 11th edition of the Indian premier league. This squad hasn’t played very well in this league, though. Just once, in 2020, did they make it to the IPL final, when they were defeated by the Mumbai Indians. The team’s hitting department has seen several modifications throughout the years. Despite not leaving much impact in the cash-rich league, the franchise has had some of the best bowlers that left a great impact. Below are the top highest wicket takers for Delhi Capitals.

1. Amit Mishra – 110 wickets in 103 matches

Amit Mishra, a seasoned Indian leg-spinner, currently holds the record for Delhi Capitals’ most wicket-taker. Mishra participated in the IPL from its very first season in 2008 to 2021. From 2008 to 2010, he began his career with Delhi. Afterward, he played for the Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad for two seasons. However, Mishra was once again retained by DC in 2015. Mishra participated in 103 games for Delhi in all, recording 110 wickets with a top mark of 5/17.

2. Kagiso Rabada – 76 wickets in 50 matches

South African pacers have a long history with Delhi Capitals. Another South African pacer, Kagiso Rabada, who has taken the second-most wickets for the team in the IPL, is also on this list. Rabada made his IPL debut in 2017 for Delhi. He represented them for five seasons, serving as the team’s top pacer until 2021. Rabada grabbed 76 wickets in 50 games for DC, with a high of 4/21. He achieved his best results in the 2020 campaign, winning the “Purple Cap” for taking 30 wickets in 17 games.

3. Morne Morkel – 51 wickets in 41 matches

Morkel is another African bowler who has a good record with DC. Throughout his nine seasons of IPL career, former South African pacer Morne Morkel played for three different IPL franchises. He participated with DC during the 2011–2013 season. He played in 41 games over those three seasons, taking 51 wickets at a respectable economy rate of 7.52 and a top score of 4/20. His finest IPL season came in 2012, when he played 146 games for Delhi, took 25 wickets, and finished the season as DC’s leading wicket-taker.

4. Umesh Yadav – 47 wickets in 51 matches

Umesh Yadav, a seasoned Indian bowler, began his IPL career playing for the Delhi Capitals. He played for Delhi till 2013, making his IPL debut in 2009. In 2021, he rejoined Delhi once again. He spent six seasons with them in all. For the Delhi team, Umesh has taken 47 wickets in 51 games with an economy rate of 7.93. He had his finest season for them in 2012, when he took 19 wickets in 17 games.

5. Anrich Nortje – 43 wickets in 30 matches

Fifth on the list is South African speedster Anrich Nortje, one of the quickest bowlers in contemporary cricket. Nortje made his IPL debut in 2019 for KKR, but the Delhi Capitals signed him the following year. Since then, he has been a crucial element of the team. He has participated in all of the DC’s IPL contests. In 30 games, Nortje has taken 43 wickets, with a best of 3/33. His greatest season was in 2020 when he took 22 wickets in 16 matches and guided his team toward winning the title.