Batting is considered as the key figure in winning T20 format matches. But, there have been many times when a bowler’s performance changed the whole game, helping his team win the match.
Likewise, many bowlers made history in IPL with their brilliant bowling skills. Also, many of them caught mass attention with their bowling performances.
Andre Russell was the best bowler in IPL 2021 with 5 wickets against 15 runs. Below we’ve penned down a list of the best bowlers in IPL history. So keep reading to calculate the overall IPL match rate for your chosen team.
5. Ishant Sharma
Being India’s highest wicket-taker, Ishant Sharma has played 141 T20 matches including a 5-wicket haul in IPL in the year 2011. And for the player who played his Ranji Trophy debut at the age of 18, it was another star in the badge.
Ishant was playing for the Deccan Chargers and the team had set a record of 130 for Kochi Tuskers Kerala to break. This record of 130 runs was quite achievable. But, Ishant’s bowling abilities helped in restricting the team to 74 runs only. His lovely high-ball action left big players of the opponent team gasping for air.
He took wickets of Mahela Jayawardene, Parthiv Patel, Raiphi Gomen, Brad Hodge, and Kedar Jadhav restricting them all to a total score of 12 only in a short span of 3 overs.
4. Anil Kumble
The great Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble has played a total of 42 IPL matches from the year 2008-2010. And in this short period, he took 45 total wickets.
It was during this time of his IPL career when he set a record of 5 most economical wickets against Rajasthan Royals, in the year 2009. Anil was playing for the RCB and the team had set a target of 133 to chase. Anil restricts the RR team to a score of 58 only with 5 wickets at 5 runs in just 3 overs.
3. Adam Zampa
Zampa was playing for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the year 2016 when he set this record of 6 wickets for 19 runs only. Though, the opponent team SRH won that match eventually. Still, Adam’s brilliant performance made a mark in the IPL history, helping him stand 3rd in the list of best bowlers in IPL.
His bowling helped restrict the SRH to a score of 137 in 20 overs. However, the SRH bowlers made even this target harder to chase, leaving the Pune team with only 133 runs and a defeat.
2. Sohail Tanvir
In the IPL inaugural season 2008, Sohail Tanvir played a total of 11 matches and took 22 wickets. His role as a batsman was vital for the RR to win their IPL title that year. And Sohail became the first bowler in IPL history for taking the most wickets over a small run.
He took six wickets against 14 runs in 4 overs, restricting the CSK team to 109 runs only, which later the Royals’ players easily chased. Sohail held this record for 11 years, making him one of the best bowlers in IPL history.
1. Alzarri Joseph
Joseph stands first in our list of best bowlers in IPL with six wickets against 12 runs in a record time of 3.4 overs. He played only 3 matches for Mumbai Indians in 2019, but he set a record of 6 wickets with a maiden.
And the fact that it was his debut match in his IPL career makes this record even more special. As a result of Alzarri’s consistent bowling, the SRH team lost the match by 40 runs. More, he’s westIndies highest wicket-taker.