IPL 2018: Top 5 best wicket-takers in Indian Premier League history
Indian Premier League (IPL) has captured the mind of cricket fans with its glitz and glamour. Since IPL inception in 2008, fans are glued to their TV sets in April-May every year. IPL is the most interesting and watched cricket league in the world. It is so much important that the ICC provides a seperate calendar to it.
News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 March 2018, 09:08:35 AM
5 highest wicket-takers in the IPL
Indian Premier League (IPL) has captured the mind of cricket fans with its glitz and glamour. Since IPL inception in 2008, fans are glued to their TV sets in April-May every year. IPL is the most interesting and watched cricket league in the world. It is so much important that the ICC provides a separate calendar to it.
A spree of awe-inspiring bowling has been witnessed over the years in the IPL and it promises no less in IPL 2018.
5 highest wicket-takers in the IPL:
# Lasith Malinga:
Lasith Malinga, a flamboyant cricketer from Sri Lanka has been with the Mumbai Indians since the inception of the IPL in 2008.
His fast searing yorkers, perfectly disguised slower deliveries and an excellent bouncer is one of the best things to remember and relate to. He has picked up a whooping 154 wickets so far in just 110 matches - he is 20 ahead of the second-placed Amit Mishra.
He has also had the most four-wicket hauls in the IPL and has picked up wickets at an economy rate of just 6.86.
# Amit Mishra:
Amit Mishra is one the conventional leg-spinner - with his classical leg spin, relying mostly on flight and drift that has always turn out big. He started with the Delhi Daredevils moved to the Deccan Chargers then to the Sunrisers Hyderabad and finally returned back to Delhi.
He is the only player in the history of the IPL to take three hat tricks.
Overall, Mishra has taken 134 wickets in the IPL so far in 126 matches with best figures of 5/17. He also picked up three four-wicket hauls and a solitary five-for on the way.
# Harbhajan Singh:
Harbhajan Sing the spinner or the 'The Turbanator' has given a lot to the Indian cricket to remember including his famous hat-trick in the 2001 test match against Australia in Kolkata.
He started with Mumbai Indians, and he has become a fan favourite here but this year he will be playing under Mahendra Singh Dhoni again for Chennai Super Kings.
He has picked up a total of 127 wickets in the IPL in 136 matches, with a five-wicket haul. With his most impressive statistic is his economy rate - 6.95.
# Piyush Chawla:
Piyush Chawla has proven his worth at a very early age of 15, he represented India at the U-19 level. He grabbed everyone's attention when he dismissed Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar with a googly in the 2006 Challenger Trophy.
He started his IPL career with Kings IX Punjab in 2008 and stayed with them till 2013. He was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 after he was not retained by Punjab and is still with KKR.
He has picked up a total of 126 wickets in 129 matches so far with 4/17 as his best figure. He has also picked up 2 four-wicket hauls on the way.
# Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo is the quintessential Caribbean cricketer, he is an all-rounder with his flair and passion for the game.
He has been associated with the Indian Premier League since 2008. The all-rounder has been part of Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings(CSK) and Gujarat Lions (GL).
He won the purple cap-awarded in 2013 when he picked up a whooping 32 wickets and again in 2015 with 26 wickets. After the two-year suspension handed to the CSK in 2015, he moved to the Gujarat Lions for the past two seasons.
Overall, he has picked up a total of 122 wickets in 106 matches, picking up two four-wicket hauls on the way to occupy the number 5 position on the list.