Best Bowling Figures in IPL – Over the course of the last 14 seasons, some of the world’s finest bowlers have competed in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Although, being the shortest format of the game, the bowlers have taken the game to the batters and made it a much more competitive battle.
In this article, we will have a look at some of the best bowling figures in IPL Cricket. The list includes the likes of West Indian pacer, Alzarri Joseph, Pakistani left-armer, S. Tanvir and Australian leg-spinner, Adam Zampa. The above mentioned trio are the only players to have picked six wickets in a single innings in IPL.
Alzarri Joseph has the best bowling figure in IPL, having registered figures of 6 wickets for 12 runs in just 3.4 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 20`19. Defending a total of just 136 runs, Mumbai Indians needed some Alzarri Joseph magic to win the game convincingly by 40 runs.
|Bowler Name||Bowling Figure||Against (Year)|
|Alzarri Joseph||6/12||SRH, 2019|
|Sohail Tanveer||6/14||CSK, 2008|
|Adam Zampa||6/19||SRH, 2016|
|Anil Kumble||5/5||RR, 2009|
|Ishant Sharma||5/12||Kochi, 2011|
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The West Indian pacer dismissed the likes of David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda and cleaned up the tail. A. Joseph also bowled one maiden over during his spell, and conceded just 12 runs. He was adjudged the player of the match for his incredible bowling figures.
Sohail Tanveer picked up 6 wickets for 14 runs against Chennai Super Kings in the first edition of IPL way back in 2008. The Pakistani quick was one of the main reasons as to why Rajasthan Royals managed to win the title in 2008. Tanveer’s spell against CSK is ranked second in the list of best bowling figures in IPL.
Adam Zampa registered the third best bowling figure in IPL history in 2016, when he picked up six wickets for 19 runs in his four over spell against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Australian leg-spinner was awarded the player of the match, despite Rising Pune Supergiant ending up on the losing side. Zampa picked up crucial wickets of Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh on his way to registering an incredible bowling figure.
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