Today we bring to you the bowlers who grabbed attention as well as the most wickets in IPL 2015. The tournament which would see Mumbai Indians become an eventual champions. And we know, champions are decided with toil of batsmen, bowlers and fielders. Winning isn’t easy, it requires consistency in performances of the team. Here we read about those bowlers who took the most wickets in IPL 2015.
5. Mitchell Starc
The Left arm pacer, who was seen as soft initially, has fitted well into the shoes of a deadlier Mitchell Johnson. The Aussie pacer features in our list of Cricketers with the most wickets in IPL 2015. Mitchell Starc took 20 wickets in 13 matches that he played in Indian Premier League 2015 at an average of 14.55 & strike rate of 12.90. His best in the season was 4/15 and economy rate of 6.76.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore finished at 3rd place in the 8 team league winning 8 out of 16 matches. Starc won a player of the match from the season for his 3/22 against Rajasthan Royals in a low score win.
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4. Ashish Nehra
The Delhi born Bowler was part of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League season 2015. The Left arm medium pacer features in our list of Cricketers with the most wickets in IPL 2015. Ashish Nehra took 22 wickets in 16 matches that he played in Indian Premier League 2015 at an average of 20.40 & strike rate of 16.90. His best from the season was 4/10 which is incidentally his best from the league.
While he was the second best performer in bowling for his team, behind the rockstar DJ Bravo, the team however lost to Mumbai Indians in the final. Twice was he player of the match in the tournament.
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3. Yuzvendra Chahal
The Indian leg spinner is well settled now in the Indian limited overs team. The Bowler who has also represented India in chess features in our list of Cricketers with the most wickets in IPL 2015 when he was representing Royal Challengers Bangalore. Yuzvendra Chahal took 23 wickets in 15 matches that he played in Indian Premier League 2015 at an average of 18.04 & strike rate of 12.21. His best from the season was 3/40.
Chahal was the highest wicket-taker for his team that season, where the team couldn’t go beyond qualifier 2. He was kind of silent supporter to the team cause all through the season, picking one or two wickets every now and then.
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2. Lasith Malinga
The Right arm fast bowler from Sri Lanka played for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2015. The “yorker on demand” bowler features in our list of Cricketers with the most wickets in IPL 2015. Lasith Malinga took 24 wickets in 15 matches that he played in Indian Premier League 2015 at an average of 18.50 & strike rate of 15.00. His best from the season was 4/23.
Malinga was the highest wicket taker for his team, and a primary reason why the Mumbai based franchise won the IPL title. He got support in Mitchell McClenaghan & Harbhajan Singh as Mumbai won 10 out of 16 matches overall to the trophy. Malinga was player of the match for his best performance from the season.
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1. Dwayne Bravo
The Windies all-rounder has been a key performer for the Chennai Super Kings. The Medium Pacer known for mixing his deliveries leads our list of Cricketers with the most wickets in IPL 2015. Dwayne Bravo took 26 wickets in 17 matches that he played in Indian Premier League 2015 at an average of 16.38 & strike rate of 12.07. His best from the season was 3/22.
Bravo’s team won 10 out of 17 matches but couldn’t finish the tournament as the Champions as they lost to Mumbai Indians in the final. Bravo was well supported by other bowlers in Ashish Nehra (also in top 5) & Mohit Sharma and he picked player of the match once in the tournament.
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