Most wickets – Lasith Malinga
Once the world’s most feared death bowler, Lasith Malinga, unsurprisingly holds the record for most wickets and will surely add to it this season, hoping he has recovered well from his injury that cut his World T20 campaign short. Malinga has 143 wickets at 17.8 apiece with an economy of 6.7, head and shoulders above any other bowler in the IPL. Malinga is only one of five bowlers with more than 100 IPL wickets.
Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla are the three Indians with 111, 110 and 109 wickets respectively with Harbhajan boasting of a sub-7 economy rate. Dwayne Bravo completes the top 5 with 105 wickets in just 91 games. Malinga also stands apart because of his 8 maiden overs. Only Irfan Pathan has more maiden overs (10) amongst the top 25 wicket-takers at the IPL.Published 06 Apr 2016, 21:13 IST