IPL has become one of the most popular events in the game of cricket in the cricket crazy nation India, rather it has become like a religion. The pace, excitement and suspense involved in this T20 form makes fans await it eagerly. Though IPL is regarded as a batsmen friendly event, the contribution of bowlers cannot be denied in any case.
Here is a list of top 10 most successful bowlers in IPL till date, considering factors like economy rate and wickets taken:
10. Anil Kumble
When we talk of economy rate, the veteran spinner Anil Kumble is one of the most successful players in IPL. The seasoned bowler was the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second edition of IPL, during which he registered an outstanding economy rate of 6.57, along with getting 45 wickets in 160.5 overs. He also recorded his career best figures in IPL, of 5 for 5.
9. Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn is a match winning bowler, whose bowling is a combination of pace and consistency, making him perfect for the IPL format of the game. He bagged 78 wickets in 266 overs, along with an amazing bowling average of 6.34. He is a part of the IPL team, Sunrisers Hyderabad.
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
The next name on the list of most successful IPL bowlers is Ravichandran Ashwin, who is acclaimed with giving a commendable performance with the new ball. He has an economy rate of 6.53 and took 64 wickets in 67 matches.
7. Akshar Patel
The Kings XI Punjab player Akshar Patel is the next name to make it on the list of most dominant IPL bowlers till date. He recorded an excellent performance in his 2014 stint, during which he recorded an economy rate of 6.13 in 17 matches.
6. Vinay Kumar
Next among the most successful bowlers in IPL till date is the Kolkata Knight Rider player, Vimal Kumar, who has made an exemplary show taking 91 wickets in 86 matches from 2008 to 2014.