The Indian Premier League has been one of the biggest sporting events all around the world since its inception. It has been entertaining the cricket fans and followers all over the world with those high scoring thrillers and raining sixes in Wankhede and Chinnaswamy Stadium. The tournament has been giving opportunities to the youngsters to excel while playing against the best international players. The spectators in the stadium mostly enjoy the ball sailing over the ropes in modern-day cricket and the pitch also favours the batsman due to the flatness. The shortest format of the game has become a bowler’s enemy, having an economic spell requires a lot of skill and consistency. In this fast-paced era of cricket, some bowlers have managed to slow down the game and turned the match around with their wicket-taking abilities. With the highly anticipated IPL 2021 is just three days away, let’s have a look at the top three bowlers with the most wicket in the history of the IPL:
- Lasith Malinga (170 IPL Wickets)
Lasith Malinga has been a prime pacer for Mumbai Indians since his IPL debut and helmed the franchise to various iconic victories. The Sri Lankan legend is the most successful bowler in the history of the IPL as the right-arm pacer has managed to pocket 170 wickets in 122 IPL games at a decent economy rate of 7.14 with an average of 19.8. Malinga has only played for MI in IPL.
- Amit Mishra (160 IPL Wickets)
The IPL veteran who has been featured in all the editions of the tournament has been a top pick in breaking match threatening partnerships in the middle overs. Amit Mishra has grabbed 160 wickets so far in his IPL career at an economy rate of 7.34 with an average of 24.19. Mishra has played for various IPL franchises which includes Sunrisers Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers and currently plays for Delhi Capitals.
- Piyush Chawla (156 IPL Wickets)
Piyush Chawla who has been acquired by Mumbai Indians in the 2021 auction finds himself at the third spot on the list. Chawla has 156 wickets to his name in IPL in his 164 matches at an economy rate of 7.87 with an average of 27.32. Chawla has played Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and in the upcoming edition he will be donning the blue jersey for MI.