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Five bowlers who have more wickets in IPL than international cricket

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South Africa v India - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
Mohit has had greater success in the IPL

Several players make their name in the IPL before going to play for their country. While there are also players who are superstars for their country before coming to the IPL to ply their trade. But it is not often that players fare much better in IPL than they do for their cricket.

Even more rare is to see players having better records in the IPL than they do in international cricket. However, there have been bowlers who have played more consistently in the IPL than they have for their country and as a result have a better record. As a result, there are bowlers who have more wickets in IPL than international cricket. In this list, only bowlers who have played more than just a handful of games have been considered.

Here are five bowlers who have more wickets in IPL than international cricket:

Mohit Sharma

Mohit Sharma walked away with the Man of the Match on his ODI debut, was an integral part of the Indian bowling attack that helped India reach the semis of the 2015 World Cup but still has more wickets in the IPL than he does in international cricket (both ODIs and T20Is combined).

While he has represented India in both ODIs and T20Is, the emergence of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and the evolution of Bhuvneshwar Kumar has meant that he hasn't played for India since October 2015. In total, he has played 26 ODIs and eight T20Is picking up 34 wickets in international cricket in total.

However, in the IPL, the right-arm pacer has been far more prolific picking up 83 wickets in 75 matches for Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab.

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