Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) are the only two bowlers to have picked 4 or more wickets in an innings 7 times each.
Most 4 Wicket Hauls in IPL
|Sr. No.||Player Name||4 wicket hauls**||Teams played for|
|3||Andrew Tye||4||GL, KXIP|
|4||Lakshmipathy Balaji||4||CSK, KKR, KXIP|
|5||Ravindra Jadeja||4||RR, KTK, CSK, GL|
|6||Amit Mishra||4||DC*, DC^, SRH|
|8||Imran Tahir||3||DD`, CSK|
|9||Munaf Patel||3||RR, MI, GL|
|10||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||3||RCB, PWI, SRH|
*Last updated after IPL 2019
- ** - All 5 wicket hauls also included
- * - Deccan Chargers
- ^ - Delhi Capitals
- ` - Delhi Daredevils are now known as Delhi Capitals
Bowlers like Sunil Narine and Lasith Malinga have been at the top of their game for quite a long time and become IPL legends in the course. It is no surprise that these two lead the list of the bowlers with most 4 wicket hauls in IPL.
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Incidentally, they have played for a single franchise in their IPL career. The support from the team owners have boosted their confidence and thus these bowlers have managed to maintain their longevity at the top. The only other bowler to have represented a single IPL franchise in this list is Anil Kumble, who represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has taken 4 or more wickets in an innings thrice.
Andrew Tye, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra have achieved the feat 4 times each while Kumble, Imran Tahir, Munaf Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have done it thrice. These bowlers form the list of the Top 10 bowlers with IPL most 4 wicket hauls.
1.Who took first 5 wicket haul in IPL?
Ans: The left-arm-seamer from Rajasthan Royals, Sohail Tanvir, picked up the first-ever 5-wicket haul in the IPL against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2008. It remained the best bowling figures in the tournament until 2019.