IPL (Indian Premier League) is a game of runs, although bowlers play a crucial role in the game of cricket. The best way to limit the runs of the batsman is by throwing a ball that takes its wicket. Strong fielding and bowling by the team set the scorecard and the winner of the match. Therefore, a bowler’s action is what is most critical to attaining scores for a team and being victorious. Let’s take a look at the stats of the top 10 Best bowlers in the IPL 2023 who proved to be major assets in the tournament below: :
Top 10 Bowlers of IPL 2023-24
|Srl No||Player||IPL Team||Matches||Overs||Balls||Wkts||Avg||Runs||4-fers||5-fers|
|1||Mohammed Shami||Gujrat Titans||17||65||390||28||18.61||521||2||–|
|2||Mohit Sharma||Gujrat Titans||14||44.1||265||27||13.37||361||2||1|
|3||Rashid Khan||Gujrat Titans||17||67||402||27||20.44||552||1||–|
|4||Piyush Chawla||Mumbai Indians||16||61||366||22||22.5||495||–||–|
|5||Yuzvendra Chahal||Rajasthan Royals||14||52.5||317||21||20.57||432||3||–|
|6||Tushar Deshpande||Chennai Super Kings||16||56.5||341||21||26.86||564||–||–|
|7||Ravindra Jadeja||Chennai Super Kings||16||57||342||20||21.55||431||–||–|
|8||Varun Chakaravarthy||Kolkata Knight Riders||14||52.4||316||20||21.45||429||1||–|
|9||Mohammed Siraj||Royal Challengers Bangalore||14||50||300||19||19.74||375||1||–|
|10||Matheesha Pathirana||Chennai Super Kings||12||46.2||278||19||19.53||371||–||–|
Mohammad Shami stands at the top of the IPL bowling scorecard for 2023 with 28 wickets this year, followed by Mohit Sharma and Rashid Khan, respectively. Similarly, there have been more players who have achieved notable records in IPL history, making it a thrilling experience for the viewers. Let’s take a look at the top 10 best IPL bowlers in the history of IPL cricket below:
Top 10 Unbelievable Bowlers in IPL History (2008–2023)
|1||AS Joseph||3.4||1||12||6||3.27||Mumbai||v Sunrisers||Hyderabad||06 Apr 2019|
|2||Sohail Tanvir||4.0||–||14||6||3.50||Royals||v Super Kings||Jaipur||04 May 2008|
|3||Adam Zampa||4.0||–||19||6||4.75||Supergiants||v Sunrisers||Visakhapatnam||10 May 2016|
|4||Anil Kumble||3.1||1||5||5||1.57||RCB||v Royals||Cape Town||18 Apr 2009|
|5||Akash Madhwal||3.3||–||5||5||1.42||Mumbai||v Super Giants||Chennai||24 May 2023|
|6||Jaspreet Bumrah||4.0||1||10||5||2.50||Mumbai||v KKR||DY Patil||09 May 2022|
|7||Mohit Sharma||2.2||–||10||5||4.28||Titans||v Mumbai||Ahmedabad||26 May 2023|
|8||Ishant Sharma||3.0||–||12||5||4.00||Chargers||v Kochi||Kochi||27 Apr 2011|
|9||Lasith Malinga||3.4||1||13||5||3.54||Mumbai||v Daredevils||Delhi||10 Apr 2011|
|10||Ankit Rajpoot||4.0||–||14||5||3.50||Kings XI||v Sunrisers||Hyderabad||26 Apr 2018|
1. Alzarri (AS) Joseph
Alzarri Shaheim Joseph is an Antuguan cricketer who plays for the West Indies in the Tests and the ODIs. He is an all-rounder, right-arm fast bowler, and right-handed batsman who started off his IPL career with the Mumbai Indians in 2019.
He made a massive six-wicket haul in his IPL debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 6, 2019. That was an unbelievable bowling score for a debutant, solidifying himself as one of the best bowlers in the IPL (Indian Premier League) of all time.
2. Sohail Tanvir
Born in December 1984, the former Pakistani cricketer Sohail Tanvir gained a considerable international reputation with his unorthodox left-arm bowling action, particularly for the success it has gained him in the Twenty20 format of the cricket sport.
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Sohail Tanvir was the first “purple cap” winner in the inaugural season of IPL 2008 on May 4, 2022. He took six wickets for 14 runs, played a crucial role in the match, and added himself to the list of the top IPL bowlers in history.
3. Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa is an international cricketer for the Australian team in limited-overs cricket. He started his IPL career in 2016 and played for the Rising Pune Super Giants. The talented sportsman took six wickets in 19 runs on May 10, 2016, and ranked himself as having the third-best performance in IPL history.
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4. Anil Kumble
Born on October 17, 1970, the former Indian cricketer, coach, and commentator, Anil Kumble, is one of the best spin bowlers in the cricketing world. He started his IPL career in 2008 by playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
On April 18, 2009, Kumble took a five-wicket haul against the Rajasthan Royals, which played a pivotal role in helping RCB win by 75 runs in the second match of the 2009 IPL season..
5. Akash Madhwal
Born on November 25, 1993, Akash Madhwal is an Indian cricketer renowned for his ability and trajectory to get the ball skidded from quick arm action. On May 24, 2023, he took a five-wicket haul against the Lucknow Super Giants by conceding only five runs. With this record, he registered himself on the list of the top 10 unbelievable bowlers in the history of the IPL.
6. Jaspreet Bumrah
29-year-old Jaspreet Bumrah is an Indian right-arm fast bowler on the Indian international cricket team. He started off his IPL career in 2013, when he was signed by the Mumbai Indians in an auction.
On May 9, 2022, Jaspreet got himself into the list of the top 10 unbelievably good bowlers by taking five wickets and conceding only 10 runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Currently, he plays for the same franchise and delivers constant flawless bowling scores now and then.
7. Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma is a right-arm fast Indian international bowler. He started off his IPL career in 2013 when he was signed by the Chennai Super Kings, then switched to Kings XI Punjab after that to the Delhi Capitals, and now he is a part of the Gujrat Titans.
On May 26, 2023, Mohit took a 5-wicket haul against the Mumbai Indians, conceding ten runs and playing a crucial role in the match. This record of his added him to the list of the 10 best bowlers in the IPL history of all time.
8. Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma is a right-arm fast Indian international bowler. He started his IPL career in 2008 and played for the Kolkata Knight Riders. On April 27, 2011, Ishan Sharma performed tremendously well by taking a 5-wicket haul against the Kochi Tuskers in Kerala. With this exceptional performance, he got into the list of the top 10 IPL bowlers in history.
9. Lasith Malinga
The former Sri Lankan right-arm fast bowler, Lasith Malinga, is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history. He was also used as a specialist death bowler for the team and captained the Sri Lanka international team in the 2014 T20 World Cup.
He started his IPL journey in 2008 and has been part of this league until 2017. On April 10, 2011, he got into the list of the best bowlers in IPL history by achieving the record of 5 wickets in just 13 runs against the Delhi Daredevils.
10. Ankit Rajpoot
Born on December 4, 1993, Ankit Singh Rajpoot is an Indian right-arm medium-fast international bowler who has been one of the vital assets for the Indian team. He started his IPL journey in 2013 and played for the Chennai Super Kings, followed by the Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, respectively..
On April 26, 2018, he took five wickets in 14 balls, which was considered a remarkable performance worldwide and made him ‘one of the 10 best bowlers in the history of the Indian Premier League.
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All these players have acted as an inspiration for cricket enthusiasts seeking to pursue a career in cricket by showcasing their remarkable performances. They have etched their names into IPL history by proving themselves with their gifted bowling skills.
Q. Who is the no 1 bowler in IPL 2023?
A. Mohammed Shami won the purple cap for his incredible performance in the IPL 2023.
Q. Who is the sixer king in IPL 2023?
A .Faf Du Plessis of Royal Challengers Bangalore is considered to be the sixer king of IPL 2023.
Q. Who is the wicket topper in IPL 2023?
A. Mohammed Shami of the Gujrat Titans emerged as the wicket topper of IPL 2023
Q. Who is the best bowler in IPL history?
A. West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph holds the record for the best bowler in the history of IPL.