IPL ( Indian Premier League ) is one of the biggest Cricket league of the world. In this article we will be listing top 5 wicket takers in the history of IPL.
Lasith Malinga, who is undoubtedly the greatest pacer in the IPL history has taken record 170 wickets in 122 games he has played. His final over in the 2019 final was enough to prove his greatness even at that stage of his career. He belongs to the Sri Lankan Cricket and now he has retired from IPL.
The less talked about leg-spinner in the Indian domestic circuit, Amit Mishra has been an unsung hero for his various franchises in his IPL playing career. With 160 IPL wickets in 150 appearances in IPL, Mishra has mastered the art of picking wickets with his deceptive leg-spin. Mishra will hope to continue his good run of form for the Delhi Capitals.
The UP-born lad, Piyush Chawla is another IPL star who has gone about his business with ease. In 164 IPL matches, Chawla is the third most successful IPL bowler of all-time. His tally of 156 wickets at an impressive average of 27.32, reveals his level of quality exhibited in the league in the last thirteen editions. He has played for Kolkata Knight Riders and CSK in the past and will look to count on his experience in the 2021 IPL season at his newest franchise in Mumbai Indians. From doing a tough job of bowling in the power play to taking the death-overs duties, Piyush has seen it all in his IPL career.
The prolific CSK all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo has been a central figure in Chennai’s IPL campaign in three IPL editions. With 153 wickets to his name, Bravo has done loads of good to CSK’s IPL campaign over the years. The all-rounder has delivered times and again as Dhoni’s go-to man on most occasions. His death bowling prowess during his peak was a mystery for most batters around the world. Even in IPL 2021, Bravo will hope to deliver goods even with the ball in hand.
The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh acquires the fifth spot in the list of most wickets for a bowler in IPL history. With 150 wickets to his name, Harbhajan has attained great success in his IPL playing career. A journey that lasted for ten long years with Mumbai Indians, saw him lift the cup thrice. However, he shifted his base to Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018 and could witness the franchise lift another IPL trophy after five years. Singh, who has picked wickets with a brilliant economy of 7.05, has defied the belief of T20 being a batsman’s game.