IPL 2021: Highest wicket takers in the history of Indian Premier League
The Indian Premier League (IPL) was introduced in 2008 quickly went on to become the biggest and most popular franchise-based T20 tournament in the world. Over the years, fans have been treated with a plethora of brilliant performances in the IPL. While there have been several one-season wonders who have taken the league by storm but failed to capitalize on their heroics in the following seasons, there have also been players who have performed occasionally.
On the other hand, there have also been a handful of cricketers who have set IPL ablaze with their remarkable consistency. These players have put in sensational individual performances season after season and have truly left their mark on the league. Ahead of IPL 2021, let’s take a look at the top three bowlers with the highest wickets in IPL history.
1. Lasith Malinga:
Lasith Malinga tops this list and has scalped 170 wickets from the 122 matches he has played. With his international experience, he has successfully been able to maintain a good average economy of 7.35. ‘Slinga Malinga’ has had four 4W hauls and one 5W haul. His unorthodox yorkers and peculiar bowling style, especially during the death overs have been one of MI’s greatest assets.
2. Amit Mishra:
Amit Mishra has been featured in the cricketing extravaganza since its inception back in 2008. He is the most successful Indian bowler in the history of the IPL. Mishra is the second-leading wicket-taker in the IPL with 160 wickets in 150 games at an average of 24.19 and an economy rate of 7.34.
3. Piyush Chawla:
The crafty leg-spinner’s name is etched in the IPL history books for not just his wicket-taking ability.
Besides having 156 wickets, Chawla is probably best remembered for scoring the winning runs for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2014 IPL final. He also played a significant role in KKR’s title-winning run in 2012.
His subtle control with the ball in hand and the ability to make good use of the conditions will make him a vital component of the Mumbai Indians attack this year.