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List of Top 10 Most Wickets in IPL History

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Top 10 Most Wickets in IPL: Cricket is one of the most famous sports in the world. The tremendous expedition and recognition of Cricket are driving the youth to pursue the ambitious game as a profession in their lives. Cricket is a game that requires utmost dedication, skills, patience, power, and perseverance. The home of cricket is England whereas it is professionally played across Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa, and the Middle East.

Since its inception, Cricket has developed into various formats that have reduced the gameplay, time, and overs. Earlier, Test Cricket was played that continued for five days. The development in Cricket led to the foundation of One Day International Cricket and T-20 International Cricket. T-20 Cricket is a contest of a 20-over game between two sides.

Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
SL Malinga 2009-2019 122 122 471.1 8 3365 170 5/13 19.79 7.14 16.6 6 1
(Mumbai Indians)
A Mishra 2008-2021 154 154 540.5 6 3976 166 5/17 23.95 7.35 19.5 4 1
(Deccan Chargers, Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad)
DJ Bravo 2008-2021 144 141 462.5 2 3883 156 4/22 24.89 8.38 17.8 2 0
(Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians)
PP Chawla 2008-2020 164 163 541.4 2 4263 156 4/17 27.32 7.87 20.8 2 0
(Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders)
Harbhajan Singh 2008-2021 163 160 569.2 6 4030 150 5/18 26.86 7.07 22.7 1 1
(Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians)
B Kumar 2011-2021 126 126 468.3 8 3426 139 5/19 24.64 7.31 20.2 2 1
(Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad)
R Ashwin 2009-2021 159 156 557.2 4 3847 139 4/34 27.67 6.90 24.0 1 0
(Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiants)
SP Narine 2012-2021 124 123 480.1 3 3259 130 5/19 25.06 6.78 22.1 6 1
(Kolkata Knight Riders)
YS Chahal 2013-2021 106 105 378.0 3 2913 125 4/25 23.30 7.70 18.1 2 0
(Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore)
RA Jadeja 2008-2021 191 162 476.1 2 3631 120 5/16 30.25 7.62 23.8 3 1
(Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Rajasthan Royals)

T-20 Cricket led to the foundation of the domestic cricket league, the most popular being the cash-rich Indian Premier League. The T-20 franchise format has brought the bowlers into the actors who play a crucial role in defending runs for the team. Each bowler is allowed to bowl a maximum of 4 overs in a T-20 match. The pacers bowl in the power play as well as in the depth whereas the spinners play an important role in the middle overs.

Many bowlers have bowled significantly for their franchises and grabbed important wickets. Here is the list of the Top 10 most wickets in IPL:

Top 10 Most Wickets in IPL

#10 Ravindra Jadeja, Chennai Super Kings

(120 wickets)

ravindra jadeja in ipl
Ravindra Jadeja in ipl

Ravindra Jadeja is an Indian Left Arm Off Spinner who plays for the Chennai Super Kings franchise in IPL. He is one of the most successful players for Chennai Super Kings and has played an important role in the three title victories for his team. Jadeja is also an excellent hitter of the white ball and scores quick runs for CSK.

Jadeja has taken 120 wickets in his 191 matches career at IPL and holds the record of 10th most wickets in IPL. Jadeja’s best bowling figure in IPL is 5/27 and has successfully picked up three four-wicket hauls to date and alone five-wicket haul to date. His average in IPL is 30.25 and has an economy of 7.62.

#9 Yuzvendra Chahal, Royal Challengers Bangalore 

(125 wickets)

Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL
Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL

Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the most successful bowlers for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.  Chahal has been a smart bowler to the opposition and has a sharp and deviating turn. He is widely recognized for his perfect leg-spin bowling action and his popular celebration after getting wickets.

Chahal has claimed 125 wickets in his 106 IPL matches career which is the 9th most wickets in IPL. He has picked up two four-wicket hauls in IPL cricket. Chahal averages around 23.30 and has a healthy economy of 7.70. Chahal is also playing for the National team and was earlier a part of the Mumbai Indians franchise.

#8 Sunil Narine, Kolkata Knight Riders

(130 wickets)

Sunil Narine in IPL
Sunil Narine in IPL

Sunil Narine is known as one of the most fierce and aggressive spinners for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. The Caribbean quickie has been ruthless to the opposition and has been the most successful bowler for Knight Riders in IPL. His unique bowling action is praised by all the cricketing experts and analysts.

Narine has picked up 130 wickets in his 124 matches career and holds the record of 8th most wickets in IPL. Narine’s best figures in IPL are 5/20 and he maintained a remarkable average of 25.60 and an economy of 5.78. Dockrell has claimed a lone five-wicket haul and six four-wicket hauls in IPL. Narine is also an explosive batsman for KKR.

#7 Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sunrisers Hyderabad 

(139 wickets)

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in IPL
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in IPL

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is one of India’s most talented bowlers and a brilliant pick for the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. His swing off the new ball is truly outstanding and troubles every batsman. He is also a good and economical bowler at the death of SRH. Kumar was recently named the Vice-Captain of India for the Sri Lanka tour.

Bhuvi picked up 139 wickets in 126 IPL  matches played in his career. He holds the record of 7th most wickets in IPL. The best bowling figure for Kumar in T-20 was 5/19. He picked up 2 four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul in his IPL career  Kumar averaged just 24.64 and maintained an economy of 7.31.

#6 Ravichandran Ashwin, Kings XI Punjab

(139 wickets)

Ravichandran Ashwin in IPL
Ravichandran Ashwin in IPL

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the most successful bowlers in IPL. Ashwin is a Right-Arm Off Spinner who is widely recognized for his aggression, accurate bowling, brilliant spin, and composed nature. Ashwin is currently a part of the Delhi Capitals franchise but had the best times at IPL with Chennai Super Kings.

Ashwin succeeded in picking 139 wickets in his long span of 159 matches. Ashwin claimed the 6th most wickets in IPL and his best figures were 4/24. He claimed a lone four-wicket haul in IPL but picks up wickets at regular intervals for his team.

#5 Harbhajan Singh, Kolkata Knight Riders 

(150 wickets)

Harbhajan Singh in IPL
Harbhajan Singh in IPL

Harbhajan Singh is an Indian Off Spinner who is widely recognized for his unique bowling action and aggressive temperament. Harbhajan Singh is currently a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise but had his best time in Mumbai Indians where he successfully helped the franchise to win three editions.

Harbhajan Singh has picked up 150 wickets in the 163 IPL matches played in his career. He holds the record of the 5th most wickets in IPL.  Bhajjii claimed 1 five-wicket haul and 1 four-wicket haul in IPL. In his tidy career, Harbhajan averaged around 26.86 and held an economy of 7.07.

#4 Dwayne Bravo, Chennai Super Kings

(156 wickets)

Dwayne Bravo in IPL
Dwayne Bravo in IPL

Dwayne Bravo is one of the two All-Rounders who feature in the top ten list of the most wickets in IPL. The former Caribbean Skipper Bravo is the most successful bowler for Chennai Super Kings and is widely regarded for his excellent line and length, unique celebration, and spectacular power hitting.

Bravo has picked up 156 wickets in 144 IPL matches played in his career. He holds the record of the 4th most wickets in IPL. Bravo claimed no five-wicket hauls and 2 four-wicket hauls. In his remarkable career, Bravo averaged around 24.88 and held an economy of 8.38.

#3 Piyush Chawla, Mumbai Indians

(156 wickets)

Piyush Chawla in IPL
Piyush Chawla in IPL

Piyush Chawla is one of the best leg spinners in IPL. Chawla played more matches and claimed fewer wickets with his excellent turn, line, and length. Chawla is currently a part of the Mumbai Indians franchise but had his best times with Kolkata Knight Riders.

Chawla picked up 156 wickets in his 164 match career and holds the record of 3rd most wickets in IPL. Chawla claimed no five-wicket hauls and a couple of four-wicket hauls. Chawla has bowled magnificently to maintain an average of 27.32 and an economy of 7.37.

#2 Amit Mishra, Delhi Capitals 

(166 wickets)

Amit Mishra in IPL
Amit Mishra in IPL

Amit Mishra is the most successful bowler for Delhi Capitals in IPL.  Amit Mishra is a right-arm leg spinner who has bowled magnificently to uplift the fate of Delhi Capitals in IPL. Mishra is a part of the Delhi franchise for a long time before when Daredevils owned the team.

Mishra picked up 166 wickets in his 154 matches career. He is only the second baller to cross the 160 wickets mark in IPL. Mishra holds the record of 2nd most wickets in IPL. Mishra has claimed 1 five-wicket haul and 4 four-wicket hauls. Mishra is a successful baller and maintained an average of 23.97 and an economy of 7.35.

#1 Lasith Malinga, Mumbai Indians

(170 wickets)

Lasith Malinga in ipl
Lasith Malinga in ipl

Lasith Malinga is one of the most successful pacers for Mumbai Indians in IPL. Malinga has been destructive to the opposition in IPL. He is widely recognized for his unique bowling action and brilliant pace along with line and length. Malinga has troubled every batsman with his brilliant pace along with out-swing.

Malinga has claimed 170 wickets in his 122 IPL matches career and holds the magnificent record of most wickets in IPL. He has picked up a five-wicket haul and six four-wicket hauls in IPL. Malinga averages around 19.80 and has a healthy economy of 7.14. 

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