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| On Jul 21, 2022 7:23 PM IST

IPL Best Bowler: Top 5 Leading wicket-takers among active cricketers

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IPL Best Bowler – Indian Premier League (IPL) is undoubtedly the toughest T20 league across the globe. There is no shortage of world-class players at the marquee event, as the franchises are stacked with immense quality and talent. Some of the world’s finest bowlers have graced the IPL stage over the last decade and a half.

West Indian death-over specialist, Dwayne Bravo is the top wicket-taker in IPL. The right-arm pacer has 183 wickets in 161 matches at an average of 23.82. Additionally, Bravo has also claimed the Purple Cap on two occasions, and has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings’ success in the past decade.

Dwayne Bravo shares the record of most wickets in a single IPL season with Indian pacer Harshal Patel. The West Indian picked up 32 wickets in the 2013 season.

List of Active Cricketers with most IPL wickets

Yuzvendra Chahal comes second on this list, with 166 wickets in 131 matches. The Indian wrist spinner has a fair amount of playing time left in him, and he will back himself to go past Dwayne Bravo in the coming seasons.

Another leg-spinner Amit Mishra comes third on this list, with 166 wickets to his name. The veteran spinner went unsold in the 2022 IPL auction, but vows to come back again next year.

Bowler Wickets Average
Dwayne Bravo 183 23.82
Yuzvendra Chahal 166 21.83
Amit Mishra 166 23.95
Piyush Chawla 157 27.39
R Ashwin 157 28.87

Piyush Chawla is one of the most underrated bowlers in IPL Cricket. The 33-year-old has 157 IPL wickets to his name, and is placed fourth on this list. The leg-spinner went unsold in the Mega Auction this year, but will surely be on the radar of several franchises going into the next season.

Ravichandran Ashwin has the same number of IPL wickets as Piyush Chawla, but is placed fifth on this list because of his higher average. The off-spinner has several variations up his sleeve, which has helped him pick 157 wickets at an average of just over 28.

Needless to say, the list has been dominated by Indian spinners. Despite the fast bowlers having the opportunity to claim a couple of wickets in the slog overs, spinners have out bowled their counterparts.

 

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