IPL Stats: Top 11 records in 11 years of IPL history
#2 Most wickets
T20 cricket is not all about the runs and the big shots. Wickets is an important aspect and teams look out for bowlers who have wicket-taking abilities. In 11 seasons, 12 bowlers have taken 100 wickets or more while a couple of bowlers might well break the 100-wicket barrier this season.
Lasith Malinga leads the wickets tally with 154 wickets and is the only player with 150+ wickets in the IPL. Amit Mishra and Piyush Chawla are not too far behind either as they have taken 146 and 140 wickets respectively. Dwayne Bravo and Harbhajan Singh are the other bowlers with over 130 wickets.
#3 Most Hattricks
Hat-tricks are rare to come by and the IPL has seen 17 hat-tricks till date with the first one coming back in the first season (2008) and the most recent one in 2017. Lakshmipathy Balaji was the first player to register a hat-trick in the IPL while Jaydev Unadkat was the last (at least for now).
Amit Mishra leads the hat-trick tally with three and all three have come while he was playing for different teams – Delhi Daredevils (2008), Deccan Chargers (2011) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (2013). Yuvraj Singh is next on the list with a couple of them and both of them came in the same season. There’s a surprising name on the list and that is Rohit Sharma who took a hat-trick back in 2009.
2008, 2009 and 2017 are the three seasons which have seen the most hat-tricks and each of those editions have had three hat-tricks each.