Top 10 Wicket Taker Bowlers in IPL History 2008-2018- VIVO IPL season 2018 is coming soon and there are many bowlers in the IPL who perform outstandingly in the matches. Every Bowler has the goal to be the IPL Top Bowlers, but here are the names of those who are ranked as the IPL Top Bowlers in the 10-year history of IPL. To add the interesting stats to your IPL chit-chats, we have gathered the list of Top 10 outstanding IPL Bowlers.
This IPL highest wicket-takers list has some of the most promising bowlers who took the highest number of wickets in all seasons of IPL (Indian Premier League). IPL Top Bowlers list is updated below in the article, Know the most ranked players from across the world in all season of IPL.
IPL Top 10 Bowlers and Wicket-Takers
Name of Player
Name Of Team
#1 Lasith Malinga
Batsmen must arrange for some extra padding for their toes as Lasith Malinga is back in action. The Sri Lankan slinger is one of the most sought-after pacers in IPL. The 33-year-old, known for his toe-crushing yorkers, missed the last edition of the IPL due to a knee injury but is all set to spearhead the Mumbai Indians attack once again. Malinga, whose variations of pace helps him dry up runs in death overs, is just two matches away from completing 100 IPL games and needs seven more victims to cross 154*wickets — by far the most by any bowler in the T20 league. After missing almost a year of international cricket, Malinga returned to the Sri Lankan squad for the three T20Is against Australia, claiming two wickets in each of the games.
#2 Amit Mishra
He may not be a regular in Team India but the leg-spinner is clearly a huge hit in the IPL. The first player to take three hat-tricks in IPL, he is the second highest wicket-taker in the T20 tournament with 134* wickets. An orthodox leg-spinner who uses flight, turn and change in pace to fox batsmen, Mishra can not only perform the containing role but has also been successful in taking wickets at regular intervals. Delhi Daredevils will have high hopes from this seasoned spinner in this IPL.
#3 Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh became the third Indian and the 19th player overall to scalp 200 wickets in the shortest format of the game as he sent pack Steve Smith in the 13th over of IPL 2017 match against Rising Pune Supergiant, at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. RPS won the match by 3 runs to rise to the fourth position in the points table. It was the last ball of his stipulated quota of overs when he sent Smith’s timber crashing, much to the delight of the packed home crowd. Smith had scored 17 off 12 balls and was looking to settle down out in the middle. Harbhajan took 127* wickets in IPL league till now.
#4 Piyush Chawla
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Piyush Chawla is delighted to have reached 126* wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The leggie finished with figures of 4-0-27-2 against Delhi Daredevils at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on to reach the landmark as the defending champions beat the hosts by six wickets. Buoyed by their back-to-back victories, defending champions KKR will aim to continue the winning run when they take on the inconsistent Sunrisers Hyderabad in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
#5 DJ Bravo
Tould be quite happy to have him in their ranks. Bravo is a good death overs bowler who keeps his calm in pressure situations. Very rarely has Bravo the West Indian all-rounder is a valuable asset to any team and Gujarat Lions was appointed his captains whenever the ball is tossed to him in difficult situations. That is perhaps the reason why Bravo is in high demand in T20 leagues around the world. In the IPL, Bravo is the third most successful bowler with 122* wickets. He will be a vital cog in the Gujarat Lions’ attack.
#6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The Sunrisers Hyderabad medium pacer was the top wicket-taking bowler in the 2016 edition. He turned out to be a death-over specialist as SRH went on to become the 2016 champions. He has been out of Indian cricket team playing XI for quite some time and would hope to look at the IPL as a tournament that will seal his place in India’s playing XI. Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes 111* wickets.
#7 Ashish Nehra
The veteran India pacer was almost forgotten but he got a second wind in the 2015 IPL, claiming 106* wickets with Chennai Super Kings to finish fourth on the wicket-takers’ list. That helped the Delhi and former India pacer to force his way back into the Indian T20 team, helping the hosts reach the semifinal of the ICC World T20 last year. This IPL remains crucial for the 37-year-old Nehra, who will be hoping to help Sunrisers Hyderabad defend their title. A good run in this edition could also put him in contention for the Champions Trophy in England in June.
#8 Vinay Kumar
A right-arm medium bowler, Vinay Kumar represents the state of Karnataka in domestic cricket and is known for his outswingers and leg cutters with a considerable amount of pace. He takes 103* wickets in IPL leagues.
#9 Zaheer Khan
Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan looks to take part in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League as a player after an exchange with Harsha Bhogle ahead of the fifth ODI between India and Sri Lanka. Zaheer Khan successfully takes 102* wickets in IPL leagues.
#10 R Ashwin
India and Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) star Ravichandran Ashwin will miss the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) owing to the sports a hernia. Ashwin, who had undergone scans in Mumbai following the four-match Test series against Australia, is likely to be ruled out for six-eight weeks. The all-rounder, however, is expected to be back for the ICC Champions Trophy in the summer. The sports a hernia is a strain or tear of any soft tissue in the lower abdomen or groin area. He took 100* wickets in IPL leagues.
Bowlers role in a team is as important as the batsman. 5 wicket hauls are a dream for any bowler and performing in such crucial conditions is a real test of a bowler. For IPL Top Bowlers, 4 overs is the time to prove their selectors right and secure place in the next series too. Bowling against the players from all over the world surely increases their potential and capability.
This list is the proof of such hard-working bowlers who perform so well in a match favored and clapped for batsmen. Players Like Bravo are ideals for those who like to perform as an all-rounder. As a spectator, bowlers are the players who bring turning points and excitement to the sport.