Most Wickets in IPL | Top-5 Leading wicket-takers in IPL History

Indian Premier League (IPL) is renowned to provide the platform for some of the finest talents to prosper at the big stage. With the best players that feature in the league, bowlers find it tough to cast out an image for themselves. However, some bowlers exhibited consistency in delivering performances year after year. It is their mere consistency that has allowed them to feature on the list for bowlers with the most wickets in the IPL history.

Here, we take a look at 5 bowlers who have bagged the most wickets in the IPL history:

S.NO Bowler Wickets Matches Played Teams
1. Lasith Malinga 170 122 Mumbai Indians
2. Amit Mishra 160 150 Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad
3. Piyush Chawla 156 164 Punjab Kings, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians (2021)
4. Dwayne Bravo 153 140 Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings
5. Harbhajan Singh 150 160 Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders (2021)


1. Lasith Malinga- 170 wickets

Lasith Malinga accounts for most wickets IPL history
Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in IPL history (Image Source:

The undisputed boss among all the bowlers in IPL history, Lasith Malinga aptly tops the list with most IPL wickets in his playing career. Playing for Mumbai Indians, Malinga has 170 wickets to his name in 122 matches for his franchise. His invaluable contribution has helped Mumbai cross the line on various occasions. Be it his brilliant display in the IPL final 2019, or his maturity in leading the bowling unit, Malinga has stood tall on most occasions for the five-time IPL Champions.


2. Amit Mishra – 160 wickets

Amit Mishra has the highest wickets in the IPL among Indians
Amit Mishra has the highest wickets in the IPL among Indians

The less talked about leg-spinner in the Indian domestic circuit, Amit Mishra has been an unsung hero for his various franchises in his IPL playing career. With 160 IPL wickets in 150 appearances in IPL, Mishra has mastered the art of picking wickets with his deceptive leg-spin. His IPL exploits fancy a bowling average of 24.19 along with an economy of 7.35. Even in IPL 2021, Mishra will hope to continue his good run of form for the Delhi Capitals.


3. Piyush Chawla – 156 wickets

Piyush Chawla IPL wickets
Piyush Chawla will play for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 (Image Source: Sportzpics/BCCI)

The UP-born lad, Piyush Chawla is another IPL star who has gone about his business with ease. In 164 IPL matches, Chawla is the third most successful IPL bowler of all-time. His tally of 156 wickets at an impressive average of 27.32, reveals his level of quality exhibited in the league in the last thirteen editions. He has played for Kolkata Knight Riders and CSK in the past and will look to count on his experience in the 2021 IPL season at his newest franchise in Mumbai Indians. From doing a tough job of bowling in the power play to taking the death-overs duties, Piyush has seen it all in his IPL career.


4. Dwayne Bravo – 153 wickets

Dwayne Bravo most wickets in IPL
DJ Bravo has picked 153 wickets in IPL history (Image Source: BCCI/

The prolific CSK all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo has been a central figure in Chennai's IPL campaign in three IPL editions. With 153 wickets to his name, Bravo has done loads of good to CSK's IPL campaign over the years. The all-rounder has delivered times and again as Dhoni's go-to man on most occasions. All through his IPL career, Bravo has been a great pick for IPL online betting for his ability to consistently pick wickets on regular intervals. His death bowling prowess during his peak was a mystery for most batters around the world. Even in IPL 2021, Bravo will hope to deliver goods even with the ball in hand.


5. Harbhajan Singh- 150 wickets

Harbhajan Singh will play for KKR in IPL 2021
Harbhajan did well for CSK in the 2021 IPL season (Image Source: BCCI)

The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh acquires the fifth spot in the list of most wickets for a bowler in IPL history. With 150 wickets to his name, Harbhajan has attained great success in his IPL playing career. A journey that lasted for ten long years with Mumbai Indians, saw him lift the cup thrice. However, he shifted his base to Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018 and could witness the franchise lift another IPL trophy after five years. Singh, who has picked wickets with a brilliant economy of 7.05, has defied the belief of T20 being a batsman's game.