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IPL 2023: Harshal Patel Joins Bhuvneshwar Kumar As The Second-Fastest To 100 Wickets In IPL. Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) got his 100th IPL wicket on April 10 against Lucknow Super Giants . The RCB lost by one wicket to the LSG in thrilling match, but this RCB player nevertheless entered his name for the record.

In the 15th match of the IPL 2023, Royal Challenger Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants faced off, with LSG winning by one wicket. The RCB opted to bat first after winning the toss. RCB scored a total of 212 thanks to fifties from Virat, Faf, and Maxwell.

It was chased by LSG players with the assistance of Pooran’s Fastest Fifty of IPL 2023. This Trinidadian Wicket Keeper was raining sixes all over the ground but was unable to score the winning runs.

On the final over of the match, Faf has handed over the ball to IPL 2021 purple cap winner Harshal Patel. While Patel could not save his side from defeat, he took two wickets in the final over to join Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the second-fastest to take 100 wickets in IPL history.

Harshal has played for the RCB and Delhi Capitals (Earlier Known as Delhi Daredevils) since his IPL debut in 2012. He has taken 101 wickets in 81 games for an average of 23.23 and an economy rate of 8.52. His 5/27 IPL bowling average is his best mark.

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The pacer’s best season came in 2021, when he took 32 wickets in 15 matches at an economy rate of 8.14 and an average of 14.34. His 5/27 bowling average throughout the season was his best. He was awarded the “Purple Cap,” which is presented to bowlers who claim the most wickets throughout an IPL season.

Top 5 Bowlers to Fastest 100 Wickets in IPL

Lasith Malinga (100 Wickets in 70 innings)

Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka is at the top of this list of the top 5 bowlers in the IPL who have taken 100 wickets in just 70 innings. Malinga, who played for the Mumbai Indians, On May 18, 2013, during a match between Mumbai and Punjab took his 100th wicket with a crisp Yorker to Praveen Kumar.

He is also recognised for his distinct bowling technique and was an important wicket-taker for the Mumbai Indians. The Yorker king concluded his IPL career with 170 wickets in just 122 matches.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (100 Wickets in 81 innings)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s swing king, is ranked second among the top five bowlers to reach 100 IPL wickets the fastest. He just needed 81 games to accomplish the milestone. Harshal Patel has now joined him on the list as the second quickest.

Bhuvi recorded his 100th wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Punjab Kings in the 19th game of the 2017 IPL. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only bowler on the list of Purple Cap winners to have won it both in 2016 and 2017.

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Amit Mishra (100 Wickets in 83 innings)

One of the top spinners in IPL history, Amit Mishra, got 100 wickets in 83 games. In the 32nd game of the 2014 IPL, the right-arm leg spinner took his 100th wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad by dismissing the in-form Mayank Agarwal.

With a 7.35 economy rate and 169 wickets in 156 IPL games. He is one of the few players who has participated in the IPL since its beginning.

Ashish Nehra (100 Wickets in 83 innings)

The next person on this list is former Indian bowler and now Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra. In his best, Nehra was a nightmare for batsman. He took his 100th IPL wicket in his 83rd game.

Nehra claimed his 100th wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first game of the 2017 IPL. He bowled a straight full length ball that hit Sreenath Aravind’s leg stump, leaving little room for Arvind.

Rashid Khan ( 100 Wickets in 83 innings)

The spin maestro of international cricket, who continues to give batters in all formats nightmares. Even in T20 cricket, many batters still attempt to play defence against Rashid Khan. When playing for Gujarat against KKR, he took on Venkatesh Iyer and recorded his 100th wicket. Venkatesh Iyer tried to take on the wrong man and was out when Rashid bowled a leg break.

In the 13th IPL 2023 game against KKR, Rashid Khan got a hat-trick. Rashid Khan, One of the top bowlers in the IPL has 120 wickets in just 95 innings.