All-time best bowling figures in IPL

All-time best bowling figures in IPL

Alzarri Joseph is at the top of the list.

Alzarri Joseph
Alzarri Joseph. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bowling a dot ball in T20 cricket is a treat to bowlers. Dot Balls build pressure on the opposition batting line-up and helps the bowler to take wickets in the process. It is very difficult for each bowler to gain great bowling figures as batsmen tend to rule all the time. In a T20 game, batsmen can turn the match single-handedly with storming knocks. Now, the game has evolved and the bowlers have developed new skills which makes them equally capable to win the matches by recording brilliant bowling figures.

IPL is a platform that allows rookie bowlers to show their talent and skills. The world’s lavish T20 league, IPL, has seen plenty of blazing bowling spells that have completely helped the franchise to win the game one-sided. A three-wicket haul with an economy of less than 7 is considered as a remarkable performance, and in IPL, bowlers have achieved this mark several times. The Indian T20 league has witnessed 17 five-wicket hauls and 3 six-wicket hauls in 12 seasons.

Alzarri Joseph leads the record-list

The current list of top 10 players with the best bowling figures in IPL has a West Indian pacer in the first place. While representing Mumbai Indians, Alzarri Joseph picked up six wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 IPL edition with a record-breaking spell of 6 wickets for 12 runs in 3.4 overs. This spell broke the 11-year-old record which was held by Sohail Tanvir, who is currently at the second position in the record list.

From India, Anil Kumble is at the 4th Position

The present list contains 5 Indian bowlers, 3 spinners and 2 pacers. The legendary leg spinner of all time, Anil Kumble has featured in three IPL seasons but still sustains his spot on the 4th. Ishant Sharma is placed in 5th position with an astonishing spell of 3-0-12-5 which he registered in the IPL season of 2011 representing Deccan Chargers. Ankit Rajpoot and Ravindra Jadeja have seized the 7th and 8th position in the record-list while Amit Mishra is placed at the 10th position

Here’s a look at the best bowling figures in the history of IPL:- 

POSITION

PLAYER

CURRENT TEAM

BOWLING FIGURES

1.

Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai Indians

6/12

2.

Sohail Tanvir

Rajasthan Royals

6/14

3.

Adam Zampa

Royal Challengers Bangalore

6/19

4.

Anil Kumble

Royal Challengers Bangalore

5/5

5.

Ishant Sharma

Delhi Capitals

5/12

6.

Lasith Malinga

Mumbai Indians

5/13

7.

Ankit Rajpoot

Rajasthan Royals

5/14

8.

Ravindra Jadeja

Chennai Super Kings

5/16

9.

James Faulkner

Unsold in 2020

5/16

10.

Amit Mishra

Delhi Capitals

5/17

~Written by Vishesh Sharma