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| On Oct 9, 2021 12:50 PM IST

Top & Best Bowler in IPL 2021


IPL 2021 has been severe on batters especially in the second leg of the tournament. Even in the first leg, the games in Chennai were extremely difficult to bat as it was low and slow and run scoring was difficult. There were some surprise performers with the ball in this season. Lets take a look at the top bowler in IPL 2021

Best bowler in IPL 2021- RCB’s Harshal Patel wins the race

There were so many excellent performers in this season with the ball for their respective franchises. It is an extremely difficult job to zero in on one particular bowler but Harshal Patel has to be the best bowler in this season purely because of how he has bowled inspite of his limitations. He doesn’t have express pace but his lethal slower dipping yorker has been extraordinary and it’s a nightmare to the batters.

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Top 10 bowlers in IPL 2021

It wouldn’t be right to pick the top 10 wicket takers as the top 10 bowlers. Wickets are a by-product of various other factors and especially in T20s, it comes majorly because of the pressure created by the bowlers from the other end and picking top 10 wicket takers as the top 10 bowlers would be injustice to the bowler who created pressure and acted as the catalyst for the fall of wicket. This is a highly subjective area. Lets take a look at top 10 bowlers in IPL 2021.

Rank Bowler Wickets ER
1 Harshal Patel 30 8.40
2 Avesh Khan 22 7.18
3 Varun Chakravarthy 16 6.50
4 Mohammad Siraj 9 6.95
5 Anrich Nortje 9 5.59
6 Jasprit Bumrah 21 7.45
7 Rashid Khan 18 6.69
8 Axar Patel 15 6.43
9 Yuzvendra Chahal 16 7.30
10 Mohammad Shami 19 7.50


Is Bumrah the Top Bowler in IPL

Jasprit Bumrah is the best bowler in white ball cricket for 2 years now. He has played 9 seasons in IPL and represented MI in all the seasons. He is surely a top bowler in IPL and in world cricket.

Year Wickets Average ER
2013 3 23 10
2014 5 60 7.58
2015 3 61 12.26
2016 15 27 7.80
2017 20 21 7.39
2018 17 21 6.88
2019 19 31 6.63
2020 27 14 6.73
2021 21 19 7.45
Total 130 23 7.42


Is Shami the Top Bowler in IPL

Mohammad Shami is one of the most improved bowlers in recent times with respect to white ball cricket. He still lacks defensive skills which is more important but he is a top bowler at the moment.

Year Wickets Average Strike rate
2009 0 0 0
2013 1 78 8.66
2014 7 52 8.38
2016 5 48 9.69
2017 5 48 9.34
2018 3 48 10.40
2019 19 24 8.68
2020 20 23 8.57
2021 19 20 7.50
Total 79 30 8.62


Is Harshal Patel the top bowler in IPL

Harshal Patel has reinvented himself with a majestic season in 2021. He has developed a brilliant loopy slower ball which has been unplayable for batters at all the phases of the game. He has taken the most wickets by any Indian bowler in an IPL season in IPL2021. He has picked 30 wickets at an ER of 8.40 in 14 games. He averages 14 wickets for a wicket. He is the best death bowler of IPL 2021

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Is IPL Hub for the Top Bowlers ?

IPL is the most competitive cricket in the world for quite sometime now. One needs to be at the top of their game to taste success in this league such is the quality of the league. There is no breathing space for mediocre bowlers in here and it is safe to say that IPL is for the top and elite bowlers.


Who is the No 1 bowler in IPL

It is quite a difficult task to choose the number 1 bowler in IPL but one man from Sri Lanka stands out as the best bowler in the history of IPL. The kind of impact Lasith Malinga had for his franchise Mumbai Indians from 2009 to 2019 is something that no one has replicated in IPL. He is the leading wicket taker in IPL history with 170 wickets and has 4 trophies with Mumbai Indians.

Who is the most wicket-taker in IPL 2021

Harshal Patel has picked 30 wickets at the end of league stage in IPL 2O21. He is the most important reason for RCB winning 9 games in the league stage. He along with Glenn Maxwell have been the shining stars from them in the bowling and batting department respectively. He has 30 wickets in 14 games at an ER of 8.40 and it is only going to improve after playoffs.

Who took 5 wickets in IPL- Few surprise entries

Lets take a look at the list of bowlers who have taken 5 wicket hauls in IPL history. There are 22 bowlers with 5 wicket hauls in IPL. Only Jaydev Unadkat and James Faulkner have 2 five wicket hauls.

  • Jaydev Unadkat
  • James Faulkner
  • Adam Zampa
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Amit Mishra
  • Andre Russell
  • Andrew Tye
  • Anil Kumble
  • Ankit Rajpoot
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Dimitri Mascarenhas
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Harshal Patel
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Lakshmipathy Balaji
  • Lasith Malinga
  • Munaf Patel
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Sohail Tanvir
  • Sunil Narine
  • Varun Chakaravarthy

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