Top 10 Best Bowlers in IPL | Highest Wickets Takers in IPL History

Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the best and biggest cricket leagues; we have seen teams setting new records, high-scoring matches, and outstanding bowling spells from world-class bowlers. This article will discuss the Top 10 Best Bowlers in IPL and Highest Wickets Takers in IPL History. IPL is a game where the world’s top batsmen and bowlers participate to show their talent and get more reorganization.

Therefore, playing in the IPL is not a cup of tea. Players need solid professional background and stats to participate in the IPL. Moreover, bowling in IPL is rugged in front of top batters from worldwide. At the same time, batters also face a tough time playing the best bowlers in the IPL.

Top 10 Best Bowlers in IPL 2023

These are the top 10 best bowlers in IPL who left a considerable impact in this format.

Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne John Bravo, Aka DJ Bravo, is a famous batsman and a former captain of the West Indies team. DJ Bravo is an excellent right-handed batsman and medium-fast bowler all-rounder player famous for his fearless lower-order batting style and excellent bowling skills for the death overs. Dwyane Bravo has played for three IPL teams Chennai Super Kings, Gujrat Lions, and Mumbai Indians. DJ Bravo has been playing for CSK since 2011.

Moreover, DJ Bravo has broken Malinga’s Most IPL wickets-taking domination and has become the most wickets-taking bowler in the history of IPL with 183 wickets in 161 matches. Furthermore, DJ Bravo has won the orange cap two times in the history of IPL. Therefore, Malinga was the first and fastest IPL bowler to take 100 wickets.

Moreover, Dj Bravo was the top performer in IPL 2012 and 2013. In 2012, Dj Bravo scored 461 runs for CSK with an average of 57 and a strike rate of 178. In 2013, Bravo took 32 wickets with an average of 9.15 and won a purple cap.

Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga is a right-arm fast bowler famous for his distinctive bowling action. Lasith Malinga is a former Sri Lankan bowler. Moreover, Lasith Malinga is considered one of the most dangerous limited-overs bowlers. Malinga is second in the IPL most wickets-taking table with 170 wickets in 122 matches. Malinga has played for the IPL team Mumbai Indians from 2009 to 2019.

 Furthermore, In IPL 2011, Malinga was named the top performer and purple cap winner bowler for the IPL season, taking 28 wickets in 16 innings. Lasith Malinga is also a leading wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians and the IPL. In 2013 Malinga took his 100th wicket against Punjab Kings and became the first IPL bowler to take 100 wickets in the IPL.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal is a player of the Indian National Team and IPL team Rajasthan Royals (RR). Chahal came into contract with Mumbai Indians in 2011, and his outstanding performance helped Mumbai to win the IPL title.

Chahal bowled three overs with nine runs and two wickets in the final against RCB. Later Mumbai Indians bought Chahal, and he proved himself with his fantastic bowling attack. Moreover, Chahal has ranked number 3 in IPL in most wickets takers, with 166 wickets in 131 matches with an economy of 7.61. His best bowling figure in IPL is 5/40.

Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra, Delhi Capitals Right-arm Leg-break attacking bowler, is ranked number 4 in the highest wickets takers in the history of the IPL list. He was also named as part of the Cricinfo IPL XI team in 2013 due to his outstanding performance.

Moreover, Amit Mishra is the IPL bowler with the most hat-tricks in the history of IPL. Furthermore, Amit Mishra has played 154 IPL matches and taken 166 wickets with an economy rate of 7.35. Amit Mishra’s best bowling figure in IPL is 5/17.

Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla is one of the best leg-spinner bowlers. He has played for the Indian national team. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has won the Titles of PL 2012 and IPL 2014. Piyush Chawla was a part of KKR in their IPL-winning seasons.

Moreover, Piyush Chawla is famous for his understanding and reading of pitch conditions and wicket-taking abilities. Furthermore, Piyush Chawla has played 165 IPL matches and taken 157 wickets with an economy rate of 7.88. Piyush Chawla’s best bowling figure in IPL is 4/17.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian international cricket team player. He is also known as one of the best spinner bowlers. Moreover, Ashwin won the ICC player of the year award in 2016 and became the third Indian cricketer to get this award.

Ashwin started getting more recognition in the IPL 2010 when he was a part of CSK. Ashwin’s outstanding performance in IPL 2010 later made him one of the best bowlers in the world. Ashwin has played 184 IPL matches and took 157 wickets with an economy of 6.97. Ashwin’s best bowling figure in the IPL is 4/34.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a very skillful bowler for the Indian national cricket team and a part of sunrises Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Moreover, Bhuvneswar Kumar is a bowler with exceptional bowling skills. He can swing the bowl on both sides. At the start, he signed a contract with the IPL team RCB. In 2014 Bhuvi came into contract with Sunrisers Hyderabad and showed his tremendous bowling skills.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 24 wickets in IPL 16 for SH, Won a purple cap, and helped Sunrisers Hyderabad win IPL 2016 title. Moreover, Bhuvi is ranked number 7 in the most wicket-taking bowlers list in the history of IPL, with 154 wickets in 146 IPL matches and an economy rate of 7.30. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s best bowling figure in IPL is 5/19.

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine is one of the best Spin bowlers in the world. He is a right-arm off-break magical spin bowler. Moreover, Narine has played more than 300 T20 matches and leagues worldwide. Currently, he is part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL. Since his debut in IPL 2012, he has been awarded MVP twice.

Sunil Narine is the most valuable player of IPL 2018. Sunil Narine is ranked number eight in the IPL most wickets-taking bowlers list with 152 wickets in 148 matches with an economy rate of 6.62. Sunil Narine’s best IPL bowling figure is 5/19.

Harbhajan Singh

Harbajan Singh is a former Indian international cricketer and a captain of the IPL team Mumbai Indians (MI). Moreover, his efforts made Mumbai Indians win the champions league T20 in 2011. Harbhajan Sing was also a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian team.

Harbhajan Singh is ranked number 9 in the IPL most wickets taking list with 150 wickets in 163 IPL matches and an economy of 7.07. Harbhajan Singh’s best IPL bowling figure is 5/18.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is the current attacking bowler of the Indian national cricket team. Bumrah is part of the Indian national team squad for all formats. Bumrah got selected in the IPL when he was 19 years old. His outstanding performance in his IPL debut makes him a permanent IPL player.

Moreover, his IP debut spell ends with 3/32. Furthermore, Jasprit Bumrah is ranked number 10 in the IPL most wickets-taking bowlers list. Bumrah has played 120 IPL matches and taken 145 with an economy of 7.39. Jasprit Bumrah’s best IPL bowling figure is 5/10.

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Who is the best bowler in IPL history?

DJ Bravo is the leading IPL wickets taker bowler in the history of IPL. But when we look into best bowling figures, Alzarri Joseph in IPL 2019 took 6 wickets with 12 runs in 3.4 overs for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad. At the same time, Sohail Tanvir, with six wickets on 14 runs, is second on the list.

What is worst bowling figures in IPL?

Basil Thampi, in IPL 2018, played for SHR; Basil conceded 70 runs in 4 overs against RCB. He became the most expensive bowler for SHR, and his 70 runs in 4 overs are the worst bowling figures in the history of IPL.

Who is the best bowler in the world?

Trent Boult is a very consistent and most wickets-taker bowler. According to ICC Ranking, Trent Boult is the best bowler in the world.


We have seen world-class batters and bowlers, High scoring cricket matches and some thrilling bowling spells in the IPL. Therefore this article discusses the Top 10 Best IPL Bowlers with Most Wickets in IPL History. Moreover, this article has discussed the best bowler in the world, the worst bowling figures in the IPL, and top ten bowlers in IPL, their best bowling figures, and their IPL teams. 

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