Indian Premier League is more known for its high quality batting, however that doesn’t mean that bowling in one of the top t20 leagues is anything less. List of bowlers with most wickets in IPL history have equal share both by Indians and overseas players.
There have been some fine bowlers in the history of IPL over the years, including some legendary names. Following is the list of top ten wicket takers in the history of IPL:
List of Highest Wicket Takers in IPL
- LasithMalinga (SL)
- Dwayne Bravo (WI)
- Amit Mishra (Ind)
- Piyush Chawla (Ind)
- Harbhajan Singh (Ind)
- RavichandranAshwin (Ind)
- Sunil Narine (WI)
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Ind)
- YuzvendraChahal (Ind)
- JaspritBumrah (Ind)
Known as the finest T20 pace bowler, Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga most wickets in IPL history. Malinga has 170 wickets in 122 IPL games at an average of just 19. He also has one five wicket haul to his name. Winner of purple cap in IPL Malinga represented Mumbai Indians throughout his IPL Career.
One of the two players to end IPL season as highest wicket taker twice Caribbean legend, DJ Bravo is the 2nd best bowler in IPL history. DJ Bravo has been a part of Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians over the years.
He has taken 167 wickets in 151 IPL Matches. His average with the ball is 24 and he has 2 Four-Wicket Hauls in his IPL Career. He is also the joint highest wicket taker in single season of IPL.
Amit Mishra is the 3rd on the list of most wickets in IPL history and also has most wickets in IPL by an Indian bowler. Over the years the veteran has been part of 4 different IPL franchises picking up 166 wickets at an average of 23. He has one five-wicket haul in his IPL Career.
Piyush Chawla has picked up 157 wickets in his 165 Match IPL Career. Chawla is the 4th highest wicket taker in IPL history. He has represented 4 different teams in his IPL Career. Piyush Chawla has 2 4-Wicket Hauls in IPL and has a bowling average of 27.
Veteran off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh is the 5th on he list of best bowler in Indian Premier League. Harbhajan has been a part of Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in his IPL Career. He has 150 wickets in IPL at an average of 26. He has 1 IPL fifer to his name as well.
In his 167 match IPL career of 4 different sides, R Ashwin has taken 145 wickets at an average of 27. Ashwin is the 6th on the list of bowlers with highest number of wickets in IPL. He has one 4-Wicket Haul in his IPL Career.
Another Caribbean in the list of top 10 wicket-takers of IPL is Sunil Narine. Sunil Narine has just featured for Kolkatta Knight Riders in his 134 match IPL Career. Sunil is the 7th highest wicket taker of IPL. He has taken 143 wickets at an average of 24. He has 1 fifer to his name in IPL.
Only bowler to retain his purple cap during two consecutive IPL seasons Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 142 wickets in 132 IPL Matches at an average of 25 while representing Pune Warriors India and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He has 1 fifer to his name in IPL. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the 8th on the list of players with most wickets in IPL history.
In 114 matches for Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chahal has taken 139 wickets and is the 9th highest wicket taker of Indian Premier League. Chahal’s bowling average in IPL is 22. He has 2 four-wicket hauls to his name in IPL.
Mumbai Indians’ pacer JaspritBumrah is the 10th highest wicket taker of IPL. Bumrah has played 106 IPL matches taking 130 wickets at an average of 23. He has 2 four-wicket hauls to his name in IPL.
Most Wickets in IPL History
|SL Malinga||2009-2019||122||170||5 for 13||19.79||7.14||16.6||6||1|
|DJ Bravo||2008-2021||151||167||4 for 22||24.31||8.36||17.4||2||0|
|A Mishra||2008-2021||154||166||5 for 17||23.95||7.35||19.5||4||1|
|PP Chawla||2008-2021||165||157||4 for 17||27.39||7.88||20.8||2||0|
|Harbhajan Singh||2008-2021||163||150||5 for 18||26.86||7.07||22.7||1||1|
|R Ashwin||2009-2021||167||145||4 for 34||27.8||6.91||24.1||1||0|
|SP Narine||2012-2021||134||143||5 for 19||24.53||6.74||21.8||7||1|
|B Kumar||2011-2021||132||142||5 for 19||25.26||7.3||20.7||2||1|
|YS Chahal||2013-2021||114||139||4 for 25||22.28||7.59||17.6||2||0|
|JJ Bumrah||2013-2021||106||130||4 for 14||23.04||7.42||18.6||2||0|
|RA Jadeja||2008-2021||200||127||5 for 16||30.04||7.61||23.6||3||1|
|UT Yadav||2010-2020||121||119||4 for 24||30.07||8.51||21.1||2||0|
|Sandeep Sharma||2013-2021||99||112||4 for 20||25.43||7.77||19.6||2||0|
|A Nehra||2008-2017||88||106||4 for 10||23.53||7.84||18||1||0|
|R Vinay Kumar||2008-2018||105||105||4 for 40||28.24||8.38||20.2||1||0|
|Z Khan||2008-2017||100||102||4 for 17||27.27||7.58||21.5||1||0|
|DW Steyn||2008-2020||95||97||3 for 8||25.85||6.91||22.4||0||0|
|CH Morris||2013-2021||81||95||4 for 23||24.15||8||18.1||4||0|
|AR Patel||2014-2021||109||95||4 for 21||29.07||7.22||24.1||1||0|
|Rashid Khan||2017-2021||76||93||3 for 7||20.55||6.33||19.4||0||0|
|MM Sharma||2013-2020||86||92||4 for 14||26.84||8.44||19||1||0|
|SR Watson||2008-2020||145||92||4 for 29||29.15||7.93||22||1||0|
|RP Singh||2008-2016||82||90||4 for 22||25.97||7.9||19.7||2||0|
|P Kumar||2008-2017||119||90||3 for 18||36.12||7.72||28||0||0|
|PP Ojha||2008-2015||92||89||3 for 11||26.2||7.36||21.3||0||0|
|DS Kulkarni||2008-2021||92||86||4 for 14||28.76||8.3||20.7||1||0|
|JA Morkel||2008-2016||91||85||4 for 32||27.7||8.2||20.2||1||0|
|JD Unadkat||2010-2021||86||85||5 for 25||30.44||8.74||20.8||0||2|
|Imran Tahir||2014-2021||59||82||4 for 12||20.76||7.76||16||3||0|
|IK Pathan||2008-2017||103||80||3 for 24||33.11||7.77||25.5||0||0|
|Mohammed Shami||2013-2021||77||79||3 for 15||30.4||8.62||21.1||0||0|
|HV Patel||2012-2021||63||78||5 for 27||23.17||8.58||16.2||1||1|
|M Morkel||2009-2016||70||77||4 for 20||27.12||7.69||21.1||1||0|
|K Rabada||2017-2021||50||76||4 for 21||20.52||8.21||15||4||0|
|TA Boult||2015-2021||62||76||4 for 18||26.09||8.39||18.6||1||0|
|L Balaji||2008-2014||73||76||5 for 24||26.68||8.04||19.9||3||1|