One of the top cricket leagues all over the world is the IPL. When it comes to playing cricket, bowling is one of the essential facets and fundamental in the game of cricket.“The more efficient the bowler, the more chances the team has for winning. Every team knows the significance of good bowlers for winning. Even if the opponent has taken the lead in the other half, the team can acquire victory by turning the whole game 360 degrees with the help of their bowlers. Bowlers must utilize all of their abilities for a decent ball to be thrown, and they must be able to quickly and accurately throw the ball to the batsman. A purple cap is given as a token of appreciation and has become a sign for being the best bowler in the IPL tournament. It is assumed that in the IPL next match list, there are going to be a tussle between fierce teams which is going to be spectacular.
Many players have made their names by playing their role as bowlers in IPL and assisting their team in fetching wins. With their outstanding performances on the field, following are the shortlisted top players amongst them along with their analyzed field statistics. Over the years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has featured some of the best bowlers in the world; whose ability to grab wickets may affect the outcome of an IPL match.
Now let’s have a thorough glance at the top bowlers of all time in IPL history:-
- Lasith Malinga:-
How can we miss the star of the show? Lasith Malinga, a Sri Lankan cricketer, is the fastest bowler of Mumbai Indians, set the record for capturing most wickets in the history of IPL. The real name being Separamadu Lasith Malinga, he has been in the IPL format in the span of 2009 to 2019 and has played over 122 matches striking over 170 wickets against Kings XI Punjab. His bowling is no doubt charismatic. Malinga created his IPL debut in the year 2009 with his bowling style as a right arm fast, and now he is being nominated as the bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians. In the IPL edition 2013, he set his name to the title of 100 wicket-takers in IPL.
In many incidents, the Sri Lankan guy has been able to guide their team to the finish mark with his extraordinary skills. He is typically renowned for his distinctive round-arm action and death bowling.
- Amit Mishra:-
The second place on this list deserves to have its name as Amit Mishra. He is a right-arm pacer who has efficiently gained 157 wickets in 147 matches. The leg break spin bowler plays for the Delhi Capitals franchise nowadays. He has been elected for IPL XI due to the fact that he has seized the most hat tricks. He has taken 166 wickets in all 154 matches. Amit has previously played for the Deccan Chargers and Sun Risers Hyderabad.
His ability to bring out the most of the circumstances has what made him come a long way in his career.
- Dwayne Bravo:-
Bravo, a medium-pace (sometimes fast) bowler, has impressively set the record of 153 wickets in all 140 matches. Considered as the epitome of conceit, he has made its way into the all-rounders’ list of IPL. Along with his bowling career, he also has expertise in batting too, gaining multiple achievements in both. He has been a valuable asset to his team due to his mind-blowing capabilities of thinking and analyzing rapidly while being in the game.
He has achieved the purple cap IPL 2013 when he played versus Chennai Super Kings. His strike rate has gone to 178. Dwayne is also eminent for his vicious batting in the lower order.
Earlier in T20 cricket, he was never missed in the list for the best death bowlers. After that, with the advancement of IPL, he was chosen for the Mumbai Indians squad of IPL. After serving for three years and enhancing from there, he was picked by CSK. Since then, he has been representing the same team.
- Harbhajan Singh:-
Harbhajan is the former captain of the IPL team – Mumbai Indians, and a right arm bowler. Initially, he played for Mumbai Indians and subsequently for Mumbai Indians. He was a brilliant captain and led the team to capture the trophy for Twenty 20 Champions League for the season 2011. In the same year, he became a part of the winning team of the World Cup, i.e., Team India. 2011 became a great pride for Harbhajan.
He is one of the most fantastic ball spinners in India. Being a specialist in spin bowling, he struck down the wickets around 150 times, and he had the chance to bowl for 163 matches total. It’s a great accomplishment for him. His IPL career span was from 2008 to 2019, and his performance has been vital indeed in the whole period.
- Piyush Chawla:-
Kolkata Knight Riders have a gem in their hand in the form f Piyush Chawla. A correct arm Leg break spinner known for his astounding abilities to remove batters from the field in no time has taken down 150 wickets in just 157 matches. He is an Indian and the best in the area for his country. Being a part of KKR has been truly beneficial for him since he won the 2012 and 2014 IPL tournaments. He played for the period 2009-2019 in IPL, initially playing for Kings XI Punjab. His marvelous journey is not limited to just bowling. Chawla is well renowned for delivering the decisive runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL final match of the year 2014.
Bowling is never easy, especially when in a chaotic and drastic situation. Even brought under the pressure of significant runs being scored by the opponent, these mastered bowlers have performed excellently, leading to winning. A bowler is powerful enough to change the course of the game, and they must get the type of respect they deserve from the competition.
Thus these were some of the best bowlers in IPL cricket who spun not only the ball but also the world with their excellent playing techniques.
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