A look at the top five highest wicket-takers in IPLLast updated on Mar 01, 2019, 01:22 pm
Over the 11 seasons in the Indian Premier League (IPL), bowlers have had a large say in dictating the proceedings.
There have been several finales where the bowlers helped sides come out on top and win the trophy.
Interestingly, four of the top five wicket-takers in the IPL have won the trophy.
Here are the highest wicket-takers in the history of IPL.
Lasith Malinga- The yorker machine
Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga has always been a big-match player.
His pace might have dropped considerably, but Malinga will rely on his skills in 2019.
The 2011 Purple cap winner was a part of MI's coaching staff last season, but returns as a player this term.
He has 154 wickets from 110 matches at an economy-rate of 6.86.
He has won three titles.
Amit Mishra- The spin king
Amit Mishra's craft as a leg-spinner saw him reach great heights in the IPL.
He has the distinction of taking three hat-tricks in his IPL career.
The Delhi Capitals bowler has also represented three teams in total in the T20 league.
He has a real chance of surpassing Malinga's tally this year.
Mishra has 146 wickets from 136 matches at an economy-rate of 7.39.
Piyush Chawla- KKR's trusted knight
Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Piyush Chawla has been a trusted asset over the years.
Chawla played a major role in KKR's IPL winning campaign in 2014 and also hit the winning runs that year in the final.
Prior to that, Chawla represented KXIP from 2008-2013.
The veteran spinner has taken 140 IPL wickets from 144 matches at an economy-rate of 7.71.
Dwayne Bravo- The match winner
Dwayne Bravo has been a two-time winner of the Purple Cap.
The West Indian's knowledge about the game and situations make him a dangerous prospect.
He joined CSK from MI in 2011 and since then has bagged two trophies.
Bravo represented Gujarat Lions in 2016 and missed the following year.
The veteran has taken 136 scalps in 122 matches at an economy-rate of 8.40.
Harbhajan Singh- The bowler with most titles
Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been a four-time IPL winner.
He played for Mumbai Indians from 2008 to 2017 and enjoyed a lot of success.
In 2018, Singh was bought by CSK and he bagged seven wickets in 13 appearances.
The 39-year-old has taken 134 wickets from 149 matches at an economy-rate of 7.05.
This might be his final IPL season.