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IPL 2020: The Best And Worst Of Indian Premier League — Complete Guide To Bowling Records

Here's a look at some stunning bowling records created by the likes of Lasith Malinga, Anil Kumble, Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, etc in the IPL

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IPL 2020: The Best And Worst Of Indian Premier League — Complete Guide To Bowling Records
Anil Kumble and Lasith Malinga have produced timeless spells in the IPL
IPL 2020: The Best And Worst Of Indian Premier League — Complete Guide To Bowling Records
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2020-09-13T16:54:52+05:30

Yes, T20 is the worst cricket format for bowlers. It's a legend killer. Some of the world's greatest bowlers have been reduced to mere feeders against marauding batsmen. But some emerged unscathed from these lopsided T20 battles, and the records in the Indian Premier League (IPL) prove just that. (More Cricket News)

Before the start of IPL 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), we take a look at mystifying
bowling feats achieved by the likes of Lasith Malinga, Amit Mishra, Anil Kumble, Sohail Tanveer, etc.

Most Wickets

In total, 14 bowlers have so far taken 100-plus wickets in IPL, of which 12 are Indian. Mishra holds the record for most wickets by Indian bowler - 157, while Malinga is the all-time leading wicket-taker with 170 victims.

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Mishra can actually break that record this season as Malinga will not be playing. Another star who has opted out of IPL 13, Harbhajan Singh is in joint-third with fellow Indian spinner Piyush Chawla in the all-time list with 150 wickets each.

These four are the only bowlers to have taken 15-plus wickets. Dwayne Bravo, who recently became the first bowler to take 500 T20 wickets, is on 147.

IPL has witnessed 20 occasions of bowlers taking five or more wickets in an innings, of which three were six-wicket hauls.

Not For Indians

Sohail Tanvir of Rajasthan Royals (RR) captured six for 14 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Jaipur in the inaugural edition. Adam Zampa of now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant took six for 19 against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Vizag in 2016 and Alzarri Joseph of Mumbai Indians (MI) claimed six for 12 in just 3.4 overs against SRH at Hyd-RGS last season in a dream debut, which is also the best bowling figures in the tournament.

These three are the only bowlers to have taken six wickets in IPL. And none of the bowlers are Indians - a Pakistani, an Australian and an Antiguan.

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But this tournament has witnessed 139 occasions of bowlers capturing four or more wickets in an innings, comprising six-wicket, five-wicket and four-wicket hauls on three, 17 and 119 occasions respectively. And the list is dominated by MI and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bowlers -- sharing the record with 18 four-wicket hauls each. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and CSK closely follow with 17 such feats.

Breaking It Further Down

There were 67 occasions of overseas bowlers capturing four or more wickets in an innings -- six-wicket, five-wicket and four-wicket hauls on three, five and 58 occasions. Overseas bowlers representing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have captured four or more wickets in an innings on 12 occasions, the most by franchise, followed by MI
(11).

But possibly the best mystifying bowling record in the IPL belongs to former India captain and spin legend Anil Kumble. The current KXIP head coach bewildered everyone by taking five wickets for RCB in a dream spell against RR way back in 2008 at Cape Town.

No

Player

W

R

Team

Opposition

Ground

Date

1

A Kumble

5

05

Bangalore

Rajasthan

Cape Town

18.04.09

2

RG Sharma

4

06

Deccan

Mumbai

Centurion

06.05.09

3

DR Smith

4

08

Gujarat

Kolkata

Kanpur

19.05.16

4

Mishra A

4

09

Deccan

Punjab

Dharamsala

21.05.11

5

S Badree

4

09

Bangalore

Mumbai

Bangalore

14.04.17

And interestingly enough, Rohit Sharma (4/6 for now-defunct Deccan Chargers vs MI in 2009) and Steve Dwayne Smith (4/8 for now-defunct Gujarat Lions vs KKR in 2016) took toom four wickets each while conceding single-digit runs.

There are two more bowlers who have captured four or more wickets conceding single-digit runs.

Narine and Malinga have captured four or more wickets on seven occasions and share the record for such hauls in the tournament. Lakshmipathy Balaji, Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja and Andrew Tye have captured four or more wicket hauls on four occasions each.

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Not So Lucky

IPL has also witnessed thirty occasions of a bowler taking four-wicket haul in a losing cause,
comprising one six-wicket, four five-wicket and 24 four-wicket hauls. Tye and Yuvraj Singh are the only bowlers to have taken four-wicket hauls twice in losing causes.

No

Player

W

R

Team

Opposition

Ground

Date

1

AJ Tye

4

34

Punjab

Rajasthan

Jaipur

08.05.18

2

AJ Tye

4

41

Punjab

Kolkata

Indore

12.05.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Yuvraj Singh

4

29

Pune

Delhi

Mumbai

17.04.11

2

Yuvraj Singh

4

35

Bangalore

Rajasthan

Bangalore

11.05.14

There were four occasions when rival bowlers captured four or more wickets in the same match.

No

Player

W-R

Team

Opp

Ground

Date

1

MM Patel

5-21

Mum

Pun

Mohali

10.05.11

2

BA Bhatt

4-22

Pun

Mum

Mohali

10.05.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

SL Malinga

4-23

Mum

Kol

A Dhabi

16.04.14

2

SP Narine

4-20

Kol

Mum

A Dhabi

16.04.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

SR Watson

4-29

Ban

Guj

Bangalore

25.05.16

2

DS Kulakarni

4-34

Guj

Ban

Bangalore

25.05.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

S Kaul

4-29

Sun

RPun

Hyd-RGS

06.05.17

2

JD Unadkat

5-30

RPun

Sun

Hyd-RGS

06.05.17

And there were two occasions when two bowlers took four or more wickets in the same innings.

No

Player

W-R

Team

Opp

Ground

Date

1

MM Patel

4-28

Mum

Raj

Mumbai

11.04.12

2

KA Pollard

4-44

Mum

Raj

Mumbai

11.04.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

MA Starc

4-15

Ban

Pun

Bangalore

06.05.15

2

S Aravind

4-27

Ban

Pun

Bangalore

06.05.15

In the previous 12 editions of IPL, bowlers have conceded 60-plus runs in an innings without taking a wicket on eleven occasions.

Basil Thampi of SRH conceded 70 runs without success against RCB in 2018. His figures (0/70 in four overs) at Chinnaswamy Stadium is the most expensive figures in terms of runs conceded. He is also the only bowler in IPL to concede 70 or more runs.

Second in the list of most expensive spells is Mujeeb Ur Rahman of KXIP against SRH in 2019 and Ishant Sharma of Delhi Capitals against CSK in 2013. Both registered similar figures - 0/66 in four overs.

So far 19 hat-tricks have been claimed in the IPL with Amit Mishra leading the charts with three, followed by Yuvraj (2). In total 16 bowlers have taken hat-tricks, including 10 Indians.

Stats courtesy: HR Gopalakrishna – veteran cricket statistician


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