The IPL brought more adrenaline rush among the fans and supporters and made them go mad for this game. Along with the high volatility of the game, the players have also made them better to survive the growing competition. The bowlers every year break some of the other records with their extraordinary bowling skills. More details about the fantastic performances of the players can be found in:
The wicket-taking bowlers often tend to give more runs. Therefore the management of every team looks for bowlers who make it more challenging for the batsmen to make runs as well as take wickets. We will see six bowlers who have the most number of wickets in a single season of IPL in this article.
1. Dwayne Bravo
This West Indian all-rounder has some great numbers marked beside his name. He has always been a trump card for Chennai Super Kings, and MSD knows how to use him. He has 32 wickets in 2013 to his name, and it is the record for the most number of wickets by any bowler in any season. The 37-year-old Bravo still aims at playing the T-20 world cup this year.
2. Kagiso Rabada
The South African pace bowler was not so brilliant in his skills until he played in the Indian premier league. He went on to take 30 wickets in just 17 games in 2020 held in the UAE. His varieties with pace, slower balls, and yorkers in death overs led him to the purple cap of the year. He has some fantastic spells in super overs and some extraordinary deliveries in the death overs. His spell against Andre Russel of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the super over is still remembered by many.
3. Lasith Malinga
Sri Lankan veteran bowler Lasith Malinga has been one of the greatest bowlers of all time, be it in IPL or international cricket. Being one of the highest wicket-takers in the history of IPL, he took 28 wickets in just 16 games in the 2011 IPL season. He has been playing since 2009 for the same team, that is, Mumbai Indians, and has been a hero of the team. His legacy in the team is now being carried forward by Jasprit Bumrah.
4. James Faulkner
James Faulkner was in his best form in the 2013 IPL season. This Australian all-rounder did all that he could for his side Rajasthan Royals. Being a left-arm chinaman bowler, he took 28 wickets in that season but could not surpass the West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo who took 32 wickets.
Although Faulkner could not win the purple cap, he made his side rise from the bottom and played many match-winning innings. His pace, along with the variations like cutters, etc., he used to confuse the batsmen and take wickets. He also has two five-wicket hauls in the same season.
5. Jasprit Bumrah
The Marathi boy playing for Mumbai Indians has always been an integral part of the team. His best performance in IPL came last year in 2020 when the season was held in UAE for covid concerns. He took 27 wickets in the season but was three short in becoming the purple cap holder.
This brilliant pacer did some outstanding spells in the death overs with his yorker delivery and made his team through the playoffs. Mumbai Indians went off to win the IPL trophy for the fifth time that year. It is because of match winners like him that the team gets a great advantage.
6. Dwayne Bravo, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Imran Tahir
The sixth position is captured by a number of players as all of them have 26 wickets in a single season of IPL. The years are 2015, 2017, and 2019, respectively. All of them have been the purple cap holders of their seasons. The West Indian all-rounder, Indian pacer, and South African spinner, respectively, have been a pillar for their teams for having a good season. They play an essential role in taking their teams to the playoffs in their season, be it Bhuvneshwar from Sunrisers Hyderabad or the other two from Chennai Super Kings.
These bowlers are masters in taking wickets along with decreasing the flow of runs. Their delivery variations, slower ones, death over bowling are just a treat to watch. They are idolized by many youngsters who want to make it big in the world of cricket.