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IPL stats: Top 5 bowlers to take most wickets in the Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League has been a huge success over the years and one of the reasons behind this is the huge scores teams have put up from time to time. IPL teams have managed to cross the 200-run barrier quite frequently, which makes it very entertaining for viewers and fans around the globe but the bowlers have a hard time, they have countered this by developing some new variations which help them get wickets. The fast bowlers have got in slower bounders and a variety of cutters and have perfected the art of bowling a yorker.

The spinners have also become clever with the variations over the year, spinners have more or less dominated T20 cricket around the globe and have been amongst the highest wicket-takers in the Indian Premier League. The bowling attacks of all the teams have become more lethal over the years and some bowlers have managed to trouble the batters a lot with their variations.

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List of most wickets by a player in the IPL

1. Dwane Bravo – 183 wickets in 161 matches

Dwane Bravo leads the charts of the most number of wickets by a player in the Indian Premier League, The West Indian allrounder has picked up 183 wickets in 161 matches. Bravo’s slower ball variations were the hardest to face in the Indian Premier League and he always step up and delivered for his franchise in the death over.

2. Yuzvendra Chahal – 178 wickets in 138 matches

Yuzvendra Chahal has been one of the most successful spinners to have played in the Indian Premier League. The leg spinner has scalped 178 wickets in 138 matches. He is a smart bowler and has the ability to read the batter and trap him with his skills. Yuzvendra Chahal has played for Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.

3. Amit Mishra – 170 wickets in 124 matches

Amit Mishra has been one of the most skilled bowlers in the league, he possesses a lethal googly which has troubled batters over the years. Misha has taken 170 wickets in the 124 matches until the 2022 season.

4. Lasith Malinga – 170 wickets in 158 matches

Lasith Malinga has been one of the best bowler seen in the Indian Premier League. He has bowled some of the best Yorkers seen in the history of game, batters found it hard to pick up his clingy action and Lasith Malinga managed to outfox plenty of batters and has picked up 170 wickets in 158 matches.

5. Ravichandran Ashwin – 166 wickets in 191 matches

Ravichandran Ashwin is the only off-spinner to feature in this list of the highest wicket taken in the Indian Premier League. Ashwin has picked up 166 wickets in the 191 matches that he has played. The off-spinner had instant success for Chennai Super Kings in his debut season and hasn’t looked back ever since.

IPL: Top 5 players to get most wickets in IPL history

PlayerWicketsMatchesTeams Represented
Dwane Bravo183161MI, CSK
Yuzvendra Chahal178138MI, RCB, RR
Amit Mishra170124DD, RR, GL, SRH, LSG
Lasith Malinga170158MI
Ravichandran Ashwin166191CSK, DC, KXIP, RR
Most wickets by a player in the IPL (2008-2022)

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