10 Bowlers with Most wickets in a Single IPL Season

10 Bowlers with Most wickets in a Single IPL Season

The Indian Premier League, or IPL, is one of the most popular cricket tournaments of recent times. It is an annual tournament featuring Twenty20 format of cricket, and was founded in the year 2008 by the BCCI. It currently has 8 clubs participating in it, each named after Indian cities. Held between April and June, the IPL has players from India and all over the world participating in it, and showing great cricket, with people flocking to see the fast pace of this style of cricket, as players hit boundaries and sixers right into the galleries, while the bowlers try their best to send them back to the pavilion fast. Every drop of wicket receives as much cheer as a good hit. Let’s take a look at 10 Bowlers with Most wickets in a Single IPL Season.

10 Bowlers with Most wickets in a Single IPL Season

10. Vinay Kumar

10 Bowlers with Most wickets in a Single IPL Season

10 Players with Most wickets in a Single IPL Season

Indian cricket player Ranganath Vinay Kumar plays domestic cricket for Karnataka and also for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, and captained Karnataka to win two consecutive Ranji Trophy titles. Vinay Kumar delivered a total of 60.1 overs while giving just 493 runs in 2013 and achieved his best bowling performance of 3/18 while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 23 wickets in 16 T20 matches of 2013 IPL season and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Vinay Kumar achieved 21.43 bowling average and 8.19 bowling economy rate in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 15.6 in 2013 season of Indian Premier League.

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9. Mohit Sharma

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IPL – Players with Most Number of wickets in a Single Season

Indian right-arm medium-fast bowler Mohit Mahipal Sharma took 37 wickets from 7 matches at an average of 23 in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy. Mohit Sharma delivered a total of 53.5 overs while giving just 452 runs in 2014 and achieved his best bowling performance of 4/14 while playing for the Chennai Super Kings in 2014 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 23 wickets in 16 T20 matches of 2014 IPL season and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Mohit Sharma achieved 19.65 bowling average and 8.39 bowling economy rate in 2014 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 14.0 in 2014 season and has also achieved four wicket haul once on that same season.

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8. Rudra Pratap Singh

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Highest Wicket takers in a Single IPL Season

Indian left arm fast-medium bowler Rudra Pratap Singh was bought for $400,000 in the players’ auction 2013 by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rudra Pratap Singh delivered a total of 59.4 overs, out of which 1 over was maiden, while giving just 417 runs in 2009 and achieved his best bowling performance of 4/22 while playing for the Deccan Chargers in 2009 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 23 wickets in 16 T20 matches of 2009 IPL season and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Rudra Pratap Singh achieved 18.13 bowling average and 6.98 bowling economy rate in 2009 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 15.5 in 2009 season and has also achieved four wicket haul once on that same season.

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7. Mitchell Johnson

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Most Wickets by Bowlers in a Single IPL Season

Australian cricketer Mitchell Guy Johnson was named “Cricketer of the Year” and awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy by the International Cricket Council in 2009. Mitchell Johnson delivered a total of 64.0 overs while giving just 459 runs in 2013 and achieved his best bowling performance of 3/27 while playing for the Mumbai Indians in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 24 wickets in 17 T20 matches of 2013 IPL season and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Mitchell Johnson achieved 19.12 bowling average and 7.17 bowling economy rate in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 16.0 in 2013 season of Indian Premier League.

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6. Harbhajan Singh

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Players with Most Number of wickets in a Single Season – IPL List

Indian right arm off-break bowler Harbhajan Singh Plaha has the second most Test wickets by an off spinner, only behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Harbhajan Singh delivered a total of 70.0 overs while giving just 456 runs in 2013 and achieved his best bowling performance of 3/14 while playing for the Mumbai Indians in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 24 wickets in 19 T20 matches of 2013 IPL season and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Harbhajan Singh achieved 19.00 bowling average and 6.51 bowling economy rate in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 17.5 in 2013 season of Indian Premier League.

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5. Sunil Narine

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10 Players with Most Number of wickets in a Single IPL Season

West Indian cricketer Sunil Philip Narine became the first bowler in IPL to take a hat-trick against Kings XI Punjab on 16 April 2013, playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. Sunil Narine delivered a total of 59.1 overs, out of which 1 over was maiden, while giving just 324 runs in 2012 and achieved his best bowling performance of 5/19 while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 24 wickets in 15 T20 matches of 2012 IPL season and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Sunil Narine achieved 13.50 bowling average and 5.47 bowling economy rate in 2012 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 14.7 in 2012 season, and has also achieved four wicket haul once and five wicket haul once on that same season.

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4. Morne Morkel

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IPL – Players with Most wickets in a Single Season

South African cricketer Morne Morkel is a right-arm fast bowler with “genuine pace” according to the legendary former South African fast bowler Allan Donald. Morne Morkel delivered a total of 63.0 overs, out of which 1 over was maiden, while giving just 453 runs in 2012 and achieved his best bowling performance of 4/20 while playing for the Delhi Daredevils in 2012 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 25 wickets in 16 T20 matches of 2012 IPL season and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Morne Morkel achieved 18.12 bowling average and 7.19 bowling economy rate in 2012 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 15.1 in 2012 season and has also achieved four wicket haul once on that same season.

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3. James Faulkner

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Players with Most Number of wickets in a Single Season of IPL

Australian all-rounder James Peter Faulkner earned the nickname “The Finisher” for his ability to shut out the innings to set a big total or to achieve victories as a batsman. James Faulkner delivered a total of 63.1 overs, out of which 2 overs were maidens, while giving just 427 runs in 2013 and achieved his best bowling performance of 5/16 while playing for the Rajasthan Royals in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 28 wickets in 16 T20 matches of 2013 IPL season and is inducted in the third place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. James Faulkner achieved 15.25 bowling average and 6.75 bowling economy rate in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 13.5 in 2013 season and has also achieved five wicket haul twice on that same season.

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2. Lasith Malinga

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Players with Most wickets in a Single Season of IPL

Sri Lankan cricketer Separamadu Lasith Malinga is widely regarded as one of the best fast bowlers of modern times with a unique round-arm action. Lasith Malinga delivered a total of 63.0 overs, out of which 2 overs were maidens, while giving just 375 runs in 2011 and achieved his best bowling performance of 5/13 while playing for the Mumbai Indians in 2011 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 28 wickets in 16 T20 matches of 2011 IPL season and is inducted in the second place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Lasith Malinga achieved 13.39 bowling average and 5.95 bowling economy rate in 2011 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 13.5 in 2011 season and has also achieved five wicket haul once on that same season.

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1. Dwayne Bravo

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IPL – Bowlers with Most wickets in a Single Season

West Indian all-rounder Dwayne James John Bravo is known for his aggressive middle order batting besides his death bowling skills. He started his IPL career with Mumbai Indians and later signed by the Chennai Super Kings. Dwayne Bravo delivered a total of 62.3 overs while giving just 497 runs in 2013 and achieved his best bowling performance of 4/42 while playing for the Chennai Super Kings in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He took a total of 32 wickets in 18 T20 matches of 2013 IPL season and is inducted in the top place in our list of 10 bowlers with most wickets in a single IPL season. Dwayne Bravo achieved 15.53 bowling average and 7.95 bowling economy rate in 2013 season of Indian Premier League. He had a bowling strike rate of 11.7 in 2013 season and has also achieved four wicket haul once on that same season.

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The tournament of Indian Premier League might be rather new, but it has already caught the fancy of people who did not care much for cricket before. The players take the league very seriously, too, as the young players often get selected for the national team based on their performance, while the senior players get to prove that they are good enough to keep up with the new ones.