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Most Wickets in IPL history | List of highest wicket-takers in IPL

Here is the list of the top 5 bowlers with the most number of wickets in their IPL career. Yuzvendra Chahal with 187 wickets is currently the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.

Last updated: 23.03.2024
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The Indian Premier League, the globally popular Indian T20 franchise league cricket, is often praised as the paradise for the batters. But some bowlers have consistently created magic with the balls in this league for a long time.

Here is the list of the top 5 bowlers with the most wickets in the IPL. (Updated as of IPL 2023)

1. Yuzvendra Chahal: 187 wickets


Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal holds the record for the most IPL wickets with 187 wickets. While he served for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a long time, between 2014 and 2021, the leg-spinner also holds the record for the most T20 wickets for RCB with 139 wickets.


2. Dwayne Bravo: 183 wickets

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo showed some amazing bowling performances in IPL history. He joined the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2011 from Mumbai Indians (MI) and has been part of their four IPL titles successes. Appearing in a total of 161 IPL matches, this player has bagged a total of 183 wickets in his name. He was also the purple cap winner in the IPL seasons 2013 and 2015.


3. Piyush Chawla: 179 wickets

Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla is in the third position in this list.  He has taken 179 wickets in 181 matches and was an integral part of the title-winning Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team in 2014. He took 14 wickets in 11 games and orchestrated KKR's second IPL trophy victory. Piyush Chawla's best bowling performance in the IPL was taking four wickets for 17 runs.


4. Amit Mishra: 173 wickets

Another Indian leg-spinner, Amit Mishra, is also on this list. He has played for four IPL franchises, and these teams are Deccan Chargers, SunRisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) and Lucknow Super Giants. Played in a total of 161 IPL matches, Amit Mishra has picked up 173 wickets in his name. He holds the record for most IPL hat-tricks, which he has recorded thrice. His best IPL bowling performance was 5/17.


5. Ravichandran Ashwin: 171 wickets

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is a highly talented spinner, as he has been considered one of the greatest off-spinners in cricket history. In the IPL history, Ashwin is one of the greatest spinners with huge success, who has recorded 171 wickets. 

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