Highest Wicket Taker in IPL
|S.no.||Teams Players||Teams Played||No. of Wickets|
|2.||Amit Mishra||DC, SRH||160|
|3.||Piyush Chawla||CSK, KKR, KXIP||156|
|4.||Dwayne Bravo||MI, CSK, GL||153|
|5.||Harbhajan Singh||MI, CSK||150|
The cash-rich Indian Premier League is reaching the business end in 2020 with no team yet qualified for the playoffs. However, the only team that is knocked out of the tournament is the serial winners, Chennai Super Kings. The team was humbled by most of the teams in the league and the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team will look to save the grace with back to back wins in their upcoming games.
Despite the league known for long sixes and meaty boundaries by the batsmen, there have been great bowling spells by the bowlers that have changed the course of the game in 13 editions. The bowlers have maintained tight line and length which has affected batsman’s performance. No fan will forget the humbling of Royal Challengers Bangalore for 49 or Anil Kumble’s 5 wickets for 5 runs against Rajasthan Royals in South Africa. The hat-trick by Amit Mishra and Yuvraj Singh is next to none in the Indian Premier League.
There is a popular phrase in football. “Attack wins you games and defense wins you the title”. In the case of cricket, it is bowling and fielding that has won the titles for the side. Mumbai Indians is an example of that. They have four titles and all is because of their strong bowling unit.
With bowlers being an integral part of any team, there are records created by the bowlers too. The bowlers have claimed the wickets left, right, and center, and Sri Lankan pacer, Lasith Malinga tops the list with 170 wickets. Bowling at an economy below 7.15, Lasith Malinga has one of the best bowling figures for a fast bowler. He is accompanied by one of the best leg-break bowlers in the league, Amit Mishra. The wily leg-break bowler has featured for multiple teams during his tenure and has 160 wickets to his name at an economy of 7.34 in the league.
In the list of top wicket-takers, the Indian recruits have dominated the list. There are seven Indian players compared to those three foreign recruits. Lasith Malinga of Mumbai Indians, Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings, and Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders. In terms of fast bowlers to the spinners ratio, spinners are six in number and the other four have been filled by the pacers. The economy of these bowlers has remained well below 8.5 during the course of 13 editions.
In the above-given list of top five bowlers, you can find who is on top of the table with the most wickets in the cash-rich league.