Dangerous Bowler in IPL – List of most feared bowlers in Indian Premier League

Updated on: May 1, 2023 3:10 pm IST

Dangerous bowler in IPL

Dangerous bowler in IPL – Several bowlers have made a name in the IPL. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and many more have been the product of the marquee tournament and have brought great laurels to their national side.

Dangerous bowler in IPL

Let’s look at the bowlers who have dominated batsmen in Indian Premier League over the years

Player Matches Wickets Economy
1. Lasith Malinga 122 170 7.14
2. Rashid Khan 76 93 6.33
3. Dwayne Bravo 144 156 8.38
4. Jasprit Bumrah 106 130 7.42
5. Andre Russell 84 72 9.05

1. Lasith Malinga 

The leading wicket-taker in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Lasith Malinga is the most Dangerous bowler in IPL. Known for his slinging side-arm action, the former Sri Lanka pacer till the time he played the marquee tournament was seen as a potential threat for any team. Many times he went through the team’s batting line-up with his fiery yorkers to help his team be on the top of the game. In overall of 122 matches in IPL, he has taken 170 wickets.

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2. Rashid Khan 

Afghanistan’s spin sensation Rashid Khan is arguably one of the most dangerous bowlers going in the world at the moment. The leg-spinner ever since he made his debut in the IPL has created problems for many world-class batters and have made them test their skills. Seen as a potential wicket-taker, Rashid Khan has single-handedly won many matches for his team. He has taken 93 wickets in 76 matches so far. His ability to trouble batters even in their rampaging form makes him second on our list of Dangerous bowler in IPL.

3. Dwayne Bravo 

Dwayne Bravo’s numbers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) depicts why he sits third on the list of Dangerous bowler in IPL. The Caribbean all-rounder has often outfoxed batters on many occasions with his skills. He won purple cap two times and also holds the record of joint-most wickets in a season when he in IPL 2013 took 32 scalps. He has played 144 matches in IPL and on those matches, the all-rounder has bagged 156 wickets.

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4. Jasprit Bumrah 

Considering, the kind of bower he has developed in recent times, Jasprit Bumrah’s name in the list of Dangerous bowler in IPL won’t surprise you. It’s fair to say the right-arm pacer is the product of the tournament and in such a short span of time, he’s become one of most deadliest bowlers not only in IPL but in the world cricket. Since 2013, Bumrah has played a crucial role in Mumbai Indians’ success. So far in 106 matches, he has taken 130 wickets.

5. Andre Russell 

Despite some great bowlers in IPL, Andre Russell’s name sits fifth on our list of Dangerous bowler in IPL. Being a tall and lanky pacer, who bowls mostly at the death, is a potential threat for any team with the ball. The right-arm pacer has often troubled batters with his deadly yorkers and short balls. His number might not be as impressive as other bowlers in the list but from time to time he has proved his mettle as a bowler and have some bowled some crucial spells for his team.

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