Best bowling figures in IPL

Ekam Preet

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Watching the national and the international players bowling in the IPL is one of the greatest and most exciting things for the audience . It has always been an immense delight to witness records breaking and forming . We have also seen many newcomers making their way to the national teams . Each and every bowler tries to give their best performance in the IPL so that they can get recognition on the international platforms . In this article , today we are going to talk about the top 10 best bowling figures in the history of the Indian Premier League . Take a glance at the following table to understand a brief about the concerned topic :

1Alzarri JosephMISRH3.412606-04-2019
2Sohail TanvirRRCSK414604-05-2008
3Adam ZampaRPSSRH419610-05-2016
4Anil KumbleRCBRR3.15518-04-2009
5Jaspreet BumrahMIKKR410509-05-2022
6Ishant SharmaDECKTK312527-04-2011
7Lasith MalingaMIDC3.413510-04-2011
8Ankit RajpootPBKSSRH414526-04-2018
9Mark WoodLSGDC414501-04-2023
10Andre RussellKKRMI215513-04-2021

1. Alzarri Joseph

One of the thrilling moments in the IPL took place in the match held between Mumbai Indian and Sunrise Hyderabad in the year 2019 . Alzarri Joseph of Mumbai Indians was announced the player of the match for his exceptional performance . He dismissed 6 players of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, conceding only 12 runs in 3.4 overs . Alzarri Joseph, lonely, broke the backbone of the SRH team .

2. Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir holds the second position for the best bowling figures in the IPL . In 2008 , Sohail Tanvir , a player of Rajastan Royals, smashed the Chennai Super Kings batsmen with his aggressive and fantastic bowling skills . He solely took the wickets of 6 CSK batsmen by giving up only 14 runs in the 4 overs . It was a very surprising moment in the first season of the IPL and he got appreciation for the same as well .

3. Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa , a phenomenal bowler , bowled magical 4 magical overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the year 2016 and won the man of the match award too . He took wickets by throwing only 19 runs in those 4 overs, but all went in vain as the Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match by 4 runs . It was a very disappointing moment for the team, but Zampa’s amazing performance overshadowed it .

4. Anil Kumble

One of the world-wide famous Indian cricketers , Anil Kumble , helped RCB to win the match against Rajasthan Royals by defending a very low score of 133 runs . Anil Kumar dismissed 5 players of the Rajasthan Royals by conceding only 5 runs in 3.1 overs . The magical performance of Anil Kumble stunned the audience and got the appreciation he was deserving of . Anil Kumble magically changes the situation of the match .

5. Jaspreet Bumrah

Even though Kolkata Knight Riders won the match against Mumbai Indians on 9th May 2022, Jaspreet Bumrah successfully grabbed all the attention towards him with his exceptional bowling skills . Jaspreet Bumrah took 5 wickets of the Kolkata Knight Riders by giving away only 10 runs in 5 overs , not to forget that one of the overs he bowled was a maiden over as well . Jaspreet Bumrah was awarded with the player of the match for his wonderful performance .

6. Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma’s bowling performance against Kochi Tuskers Kerala is still loved and remembered by his and Deccan chargers fans . Deccan chargers beat Kochi Tuskers. Kerala on 27th April 2011 despite setting a low score and the credit goes to Ishant Sharma . He dismissed 5 players of KTK in 3.3 overs by giving away only 12 runs to the opposite team . He was declared as the player of the match as well .

7. Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga is a famous bowler from Sri Lanka who has worked extremely hard to establish his name world-wide . Lasith Malinga did not let Delhi Daredevils set a big score against Mumbai Indians on 10 April 2011 by dismissing their 5 players, conceding only 13 runs in 3.4 overs, including 1 maiden over as well . The Delhi Daredevils couldn’t defend their low score .Thus , the Mumbai Indians won the match .

8. Ankit Rajpoot

An exciting match was played between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 26th April 2018 . Ankit Rajpoot , a bowler of Kings XI Punjab , smashed the Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen with his bowling skills . He took 5 wickets of SRH by conceding only 14 runs in the 4 overs . But it all went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated KXIP by 13 runs . Even though KXIP did not win the match, anyway, Ankit Rajpoot was awarded as the man of the match .

9. Mark Wood

Mark Wood showcased his bowling skills by dismissing 5 players of Delhi Capitals, conceding only 14 runs in 4 overs and helping Lucknow Super Giants to win the match by the margin of 56 runs . The audience was thrilled to see the exceptional performance by Mark Wood . Mark Wood was announced as the player of the match for his outstanding performance against the opposition .

10. Andre Russell

Both the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians showed outstanding performances on 13th April 2021 against each other . Andre Russell bowled magical overs that day as he dismissed 5 players of the Mumbai Indians in 2 overs, conceding only 15 runs . The Mumbai Indians were stopped at a target of 152 runs only . But Kolkata Knight Riders weren’t able to win the match and the 5 wicket haul of Andre Russell went in vain .


In conclusion , the IPL has helped many players to boost their career growth and showcase their skills . Many players gained love , respect and recognition on the international platform all because of their remarkable performances and few also made their way to the national teams as well . The audience has always enjoyed viewing new records forming and the old ones getting broken . The 16th season of the IPL is going on and Mark Wood made it to the top 10 best bowling figures in the IPL . More is yet to come .

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