Updated: 3 August
It is often considered that T20 is a game of batsmen and a lot of runs. But, it also a fact that most of the times, it is the bowlers who change the course of the match.
There have been instances in the past when the batting teams were going all guns blazing, but a spell of good bowling has turned the match on its head. Though a bowler is allowed to bowl a maximum of 4 overs, their importance in the team is at par with the batsman.
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Here, we list the :
TOP 5 BOWLERS IN IPL
Lasith Malinga, is the 1st rank bowler in the list of top 5 bowlers in IPL. The Sri Lankan veteran has taken a total of 170 wickets in 122 games he has played. Malinga started playing IPL in the season 2009 for Mumbai Indians.
Lasith Malinga was an integral member of the team till 2019. He announced his retirement from the IPL after the 2019 edition. Malinga was famous for his slower yorkers towards the end of the innings. His best bowling figure is 5/13.
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The next bowler on the list of top 5 bowlers in IPL is Amit Mishra. Amit Mishra has picked 160 wickets in 150 games he has played so far. He is currently part of the Delhi Capitals team.
Mishra has an impressive economy of 7.34 in the IPL. His leg-spin has always been a threat to the opposition. Amit Mishra’s best bowling figure is 5/17.
In IPL Match No 13,Mishra took 4 wickets against Mumbai Indians and became man of the match
Piyush Chawla is ranked no 3 in the list of top 5 bowlers in IPL. Like Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla has also been a successful bowling leg-spin. He has picked 156 wickets in 164 matches so far with an average of 27.32 and an economy rate of 7.87.
Piyush Chawla has been associated with Chennai, Kolkata and Punjab in previous IPL seasons. In the 2021 auction, he was picked by the Mumbai Indians. Piyush Chawla’s best bowling figure is 4/17.
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The 4th ranked bowler in the list of top 5 bowlers in IPL is Dwayne Bravo. The West Indies all-rounder has picked 153 wickets in 140 IPL games so far. His bowling average is also a decent 24.82. Bravo has been an integral member of the Chennai Super Kings over the years.
Dwayne Bravo’s all-rounder skills have won many matches for his side. Bravo was not part of the IPL last edition due to injury. He would be making the comeback this year for CSK. Dwayne Bravo’s best bowling figure is 4/22.
Harbhajan Singh is the 5th bowler in the list of top 5 bowlers in IPL. In the 160 games Harbhajan has played, he has picked 150 wickets. His economy rate in the IPL is one of the lowest 7.05 and average 26.44. KKR had purchased him in this auction after being released by CSK.
It is expected that Harbhajan Singh would be playing his last IPL tournament this season. He would be hoping for a memorable IPL season for his franchise KKR. His best bowling figure is 5/18.
These were the list of top 5 bowlers in IPL with the most wickets.