Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most significant cricket leagues of all time. It has eight teams, which consist of Indian and international players. But over the past several years, it has come to light that the IPL teams who have high-quality and best bowlers are said to perform exceptionally well during the tournament. But the teams that struggle within the bowling department tend to lag way behind. In this guest post, you will encounter the highest wicket-takers within IPL history. So, let’s take a look!

Highest Wicket Takers In The History Of IPL

  1.     Lasith Malinga [170 Wickets]

The Sri Lankan fast bowler is well-respected within the cricket world. In IPL, he has notched up to 170 wickets in 122 IPL matches. He is sitting at the top of the as the highest wicket-taker since 2008. He has been a part of Mumbai Indians since the beginning of IPL cricket games and also weaved magic for his team. Lasith Malinga has bowling figures of 5/13. For such reasons, he is viewed as the Stalwart of the Indian Premier League. His toe-crushing Yorkers and sling-style bowling action has scared batsmen and has worked perfectly in favor of the team for numerous years. 

  1.     Amit Mishra [166 Wickets]

Amit Mishra is an excellent leg spinner with an excellent knowledge in cricket, which has enabled him to pick 166 wickets within 154 IPL matches. He has also represented three different teams or franchises, such as Delhi Capitals, Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Over the past several years, Amit Mishra has performed exceptionally well. He is currently the main man of the Delhi Capitals, and people are still waiting to see him perform in the rest of the IPL matches, which will take place in the UAE this year. Mishra has an economy rate of 7.35 and bowling figures of 5/17 in IPL. 

  1.     Piyush Chawla [156 Wickets]

Piyush Chawla was only 17 years old when he started playing international cricket. This has enabled him to obtain a lot of experience over the years. On the other hand, he has been an essential part of the Indian Premier League. He was a part of several IPL teams, such as Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Chennai Super Kings. He is currently a part of the Mumbai Indians, and fans are pretty eager to see him play in the UAE. He has picked up a total of 156 wickets and played a total of 164 IPL matches. He also has an excellent economy rate of 7.87. 

  1. Dwayne Bravo [156 Wickets]

All lists related to IPL will be incomplete without a bit of Caribbean feel. Dwayne Bravo is sitting at the 4th position as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He has played for three IPL teams, such as Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians and has taken 156 wickets in 144 matches. He performed excellently during 2013, where he took 32 wickets in 18 wickets for Chennai Super Kings. Bravo has a bowling economy rate of 8.38.

  1.     Harbhajan Singh [150 Wickets]

Harbhajan Singh is considered a legend in the cricketing world. He stands out as one of the best off-spinners, which India has ever produced. Harbhajan Singh carries an excellent reputation within the world of IPL. He was a part of Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

For IPL 2021, Harbhajan is representing Kolkata Knight Riders. Within his entire IPL career, he has taken 150 wickets within 163 matches. Singh has an economy rate of 7.07 along with an average of 26.86. He is currently ranked at the 5th position as the highest wicket-takers in IPL. 

  1.     Ravichandran Ashwin [139 Wickets]

Ravichandran Ashwin is an all-rounder and a witty off-spinner. He is currently one of the key players of India and played for teams such as Pune Supergiants, Chennai Super Kings, and Punjab Kings. He is presently a part of the Delhi Capitals. Ashwin has played 159 IPL matches, took 139 wickets within his entire IPL career, and has bowling figures of 4/34. 

  1.     Bhuvneshwar Kumar [139 Wickets]

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is currently the leading bowler of Sunrisers Hyderabad and has helped his team during crucial circumstances. Before becoming a part of SRH, Kumar played for Pune Warriors India. He has played 126 matches, bowled 468.3 overs, and took 139 wickets, along with an excellent economy of 7.31 and an average of 24.64. For IPL 2021, he was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Final Words

There have been so many wicket-takers in the IPL history. Each of them has a unique way of bowling and has supported their respective teams through their bowling performance.