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Lasith Malinga has taken the most number of wickets in Indian Premier League (IPL) history. The Sri Lankan has played for Mumbai Indians since 2010 and is still an active player for them. Malinga has taken 170 wickets in 122 IPL matches till date at an excellent average and strike-rate of 19.8 and 16.62 respectively. 

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Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla and Dwayne Bravo follow next with 157, 150, 150 and 147 wickets to their names respectively. 

POS PLAYER Mat Inns Ov Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
1 LasithMalinga 122 122 471.1 3366 170 0 19.8 7 16.62 6 1
2 Amit Mishra 147 147 516.5 3795 157 0 24.17 7 19.75 3 1
3 Harbhajan Singh 160 157 562.2 3967 150 0 26.44 7 22.49 1 1
4 Piyush Chawla 157 156 520.4 4072 150 0 27.14 8 20.82 2 0
5 Dwayne Bravo 134 131 431 3617 147 0 24.6 8 17.59 2 0
6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 117 117 435.2 3154 133 0 23.71 7 19.63 2 1
7 Ravichandran Ashwin 139 136 487.2 3310 125 0 26.48 7 23.39 1 0
8 Sunil Narine 110 109 426.2 2845 122 0 23.31 7 20.96 6 1
9 Umesh Yadav 119 118 413.2 3496 119 0 29.37 8 20.84 2 0
10 Ravindra Jadeja 170 142 415.5 3152 108 0 29.18 8 23.1 3 1

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Mishra has played for a number of franchises and currently plies his trade for Delhi Capitals. He is the highest wicket-taker among spinners in the history of IPL. Harbhajan Singh, who played for Mumbai Indians for the major part of his career, is the second highest wicket-taker among spinners. He plays for Chennai Super Kings at present.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lasith Malinga leads the list of highest wicket-takers in IPL history.

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West Indian all- rounder Dwayne Bravo is at fourth in the list of highest wicket-takers in the IPL. Also a former Mumbai Indian players, Bravo has been playing for CSK for a number of years now.

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Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also rising up the ranks slowly. He is at fifth in the list of bowlers with most wickets in IPL with 133 wickets to his name. He has played a crucial part in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s success over the last five years.

IPL 2020 is about to begin as well and all these bowlers would be looking to maintain their lead in the list of most wickets in IPL history once again. The likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Sunil Narine and Umesh Yadav will look to revitalize their careers with the T20 World Cup coming up.



Prasenjit Dey is a freelance cricket writer with bylines across various reputed national and international publications like Cricbuzz, The Cricketer, The Hindu, The New Daily, Firstpost, The Quint and The Citizen among others.