The best bowling figures in Indian Premier League history — Alzarri Joseph leads the pack

May 11, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Alzarri Joseph — 6 wickets against SRH — 2019

This right arm fast medium bowler claimed 6 wickets in 3.4 overs with a strike rate of 3.66 while playing for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019.

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Sohail Tanvir — 6 wickets against CSK — 2008

The Pakistani player who is known for his unorthodox left arm bowling action picked up 6 wickets in 4 overs for Rajasthan Royals while playing against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2016. He gave away just 14 runs doing it.

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Adam Zampa — 6 wickets against SRH — 2016

This leg-spinner and right-handed batsman took 6 wickets in 4 overs, with a strike rate of 4.00, for Rising Pune Supergiants while playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2016.

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Anil Kumble — 5 wickets against RR — 2009

Kumble, former Indian cricket team captain and one of the greatest bowlers of all-time, picked up 5 wickets in 3.1 overs for Royal Challengers Bangalore while playing against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2009.

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Ishant Sharma — 5 wickets against KTK — 2011

This right-arm fast medium bowler added his name in the list by taking 5 wickets in 3 overs for Deccan Chargers while playing against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in IPL 2011.

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Lasith Malinga — 5 wickets against DC — 2011

One of the greatest bowlers in IPL history grabs the sixth spot by claiming 5 wickets in 3.4 overs with a strike rate of 4.40 against Delhi Capitals while playing for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2011.

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Ankit Rajpoot — 5 wickets against SRH — 2018

The right-arm medium fast bowler and right-handed batsman who made his debut in 2013 joined the list by picking 5 wickets for Punjab Kings in 4 overs with a strike rate of 4.80 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018.

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Andre Russell — 5 wickets against MI — 2021

Russell, a right-arm fast bowler, took 5 wickets in just 2 overs for Kolkata Knight Riders while playing against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021.

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James Faulkner — 5 wickets against SRH — 2013

Faulkner, a left-arm medium pacer and right-handed batsman, who is also known for his fierce batting skills, took 5 wickets in 4 overs while playing for Rajasthan Royals against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2013.

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Ravindra Jadeja — 5 wickets against DEC — 2012

The Indian all-rounder, who is a left handed middle order batsman and slow left-arm bowler, managed to grab a spot in the list by picking 5 wickets in 4 overs for Chennai Super kings against Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012.

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