IPL: Five bowlers with the most five-wicket hauls
We are going to look at the bowlers with most five-wicket hauls in the history of the IPL.
Updated - Feb 17, 2018 12:43 pm
The bowlers in the Indian Premier League have had to evolve over the years. There are different weapons they had to add to their arsenal. With the weapons, the skill to use it and the disguise of the same had to be practiced to perfection. There are more failures than successes when it comes to bowling in the IPL. There have also been games when one bowler has demolished the batting.
Taking five wickets in a T20 game is extremely difficult. With 24 balls to bowl, even a three-wicket haul is impressive but there have been men with golden hands who have done more. There have been many five-wicket hauls in the Indian Premier League. We are going to look at the bowlers with most five-wicket hauls in the history of the IPL.
1. James Faulkner – 2
James Faulkner was once a lethal fast bowler with a fantastic skill set. He has aged over the years and is not as effective as he was before. Faulkner had impressed everyone with his variations and he was very hard to pick in his hay days. The Australian all-rounder has two five-wicket hauls to his name. It is the most by any player in the decade-old history of the Indian Premier League.
James Faulkner also boasts of 59 wickets in 60 games for various franchises he has played for. In his IPL career, the economy rate of Faulkner is on the higher side of 8 runs per over. He has a best of five wickets for sixteen runs in his four overs. His average is 30 and the strike rate is 20. Faulkner has no four-wicket hauls in his entire IPL career, so if he gets to four, he is most certainly going to get to five.