As we are close to the 2020 edition of IPL, talks have been on about run scorers and wicket takers. Over the years the Indian premier league (IPL) has been the most entertaining and memorable event for the Cricket world. Today, let’s read about cricketers with the most career wickets in IPL.
Although it is considered as batsman dominated game, the bowlers have also played an important role in making IPL a successful event for the fans. In most of the seasons the best bowling performance lead the team to the top position. Any bowler with a good consistent bowling performance is powerful ammunition for the team’s aggression. Here are the five cricketers with the most career wickets in IPL so far.
5. DJ Bravo
A Caribbean player and one of the most entertaining players in the world of T20 cricket. With his all round performance he brought a Caribbean taste to the IPL. Bravo is 5th on the list of cricketers with most career wickets in IPL. Probably he played plenty of T-20 leagues across the globe.
The player understands the game and can analyze the situation correctly to take best decision when required. Bravo seems to have a good grasp on the technicalities of the short version of the game. He is an asset to any team in the IPL. After playing three seasons with Mumbai Indians then he joined Chennai Super Kings. In 2013 he was in Chennai Super Kings and he secured 32 wickets at an average of 9.15 and won the Purple Cap. In 2015 IPL he got 26 wickets and again he was honored with the purple cap for the second time.
Piyush is an all-rounder, a Left-handed batsman and right-arm leg spin bowler. For six seasons he was with Kings XI Punjab and then he joined Kolkata Knight Riders from 2014 onward. Chawla is 4th on the list of cricketers with most career wickets in IPL.
In 2007 he started his ODI career and till now he played almost all the IPL seasons. As a successful leg spinner he is having good control and variations. Piyush was sold for US$900,000 to KXIP in 4th Edition of IPL.
Harbhajan has been an experienced consistent bowler of Indian ODI team for years. Since the inaugural of IPL he has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians team. Singh is 3rd on the list of cricketers with most career wickets in IPL. During his tenure Mumbai Indians franchise has won the title thrice.
Having played a crucial part for MI, he signed for Chennai Super Kings in 2018. The CSK team won the title that year. This 38 year old experienced off-spin bowler has taken 150 wickets from 160 games. Over the years he becomes more economic and regular wicket taker.
2. Amit Mishra
Amit is a right arm leg-spin bowler of Indian cricket team. In the IPL history, he was the first spinner to reach 150 wickets mark. To analyze the batsman and adopt a bowling style according to situations- is his specialty. Mishra is 2nd on the list of cricketers with most career wickets in IPL.
In his IPL career he secured 157 wickets. In IPL 2013, he took a hat-trick while he was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad team and against Pune Warriors India. He is the first player in IPL history to take three hat-tricks. During the slog overs his effectiveness is remarkable.
The Sri Lankan player is the highest wicket taker in the IPL. Till now he claimed 170 wickets in 122 matches. A bowler with all the different varieties of delivery- is the best description for him. To rightly assess the situation and take the team to victory is his style. His unique delivery style always confuses the opponent batsmen.
Since the introduction of the IPL in 2008 he has been most consistent wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians. In most of the seasons as he played he has been picking up 20 or more wickets. Due to injury he missed the 2008 and 2016 seasons.