Top 5 players with most wickets in a single season of IPL

Check out the top 5 players with the most wickets for their respective franchises in a single season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) happens to be one of the most lucrative leagues in cricket history. The league has two significant awards: the Orange Cap along the Purple Cap. The Orange Cap is given to the player who scores the most runs during the season, whereas the Purple Cap is given to the top wicket-taker. Bowlers who excel in getting wickets not only assist in the team's glory but also compete for the purple cap. 

Here are the top 5 bowlers who have accounted for the most wickets in every single edition of the IPL:

5. Mohammed Shami – 28 Wickets (IPL 2023)

Mohammed Shami (Source: BCCI/IPL)
Mohammed Shami (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Mohammed Shami is noted for his capacity to swing the ball quickly. Shami has played an important role in India's fast-bowling arsenal, delivering major developments with his superb bowling. The year 2023 had been a prolific year for the veteran India pacer Mohammed Shami. Before his heroics in the ODI World Cup 2023, Shami took the IPL 2023 by storm. The legendary India pacer stacked up 28 wickets in the 17 games he had played for the Gujarat Titans in that season. Shami had a brilliant average of 18.61 with two four-fers in that season.

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4. Lasith Malinga – 28 Wickets (IPL 2011)

Lasith Malinga (Source: BCCI/IPL)
Lasith Malinga (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Lasith Malinga is arguably the most dominant bowler in IPL history, and his performances helped shape the Mumbai Indians' legendary legacy. Malinga's finest performance came in 2011 when he won the Purple Cap by taking 28 wickets, the third-highest total in just one IPL season. The legendary bowler averages 13.39 in the tournament with one five-wicket haul to his name.

3. Kagiso Rabada- 30 Wickets (IPL 2020)

Kagiso Rabada (Source: BCCI/IPL)
Kagiso Rabada (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Kagiso Rabada has long been regarded as being one of the IPL's best bowlers. Despite almost losing out on the Purple Cap in 2019, Rabada won it in 2020. Rabada's astounding performance of capturing the most wickets in the competition (30 scalps) earned him the Purple Cap. His outstanding performance was vital in propelling the Delhi Capitals (DC) to the finals. The star South Africa quickly averaged 18.27 along with two four wickets hauls to his name.

2. Harshal Patel- 32 Wickets (IPL 2021)

Harshal Patel (Source: BCCI/IPL)
Harshal Patel (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Harshal Patel is the only uncapped player who is among IPL's most successful bowlers. He helped RCB reach the semifinals of the season. Patel's hat-trick versus the Mumbai Indians, a rare occurrence that season, bolstered his outstanding performance in 2021. This momentous feat garnered him a call-up to the Indian side, and the RCB spinner debuted versus New Zealand in the domestic T20 series immediately after the IPL. The veteran speedster averaged 14.34 in the tournament with one four-wicket haul and one five-wicket haul.

1. Dwayne Bravo – 32 Wickets (IPL 2013)

Dwayne Bravo (Source: BCCI/IPL)
Dwayne Bravo (Source: BCCI/IPL)

The sixth season of the IPL was record-breaking for the former West Indies captain had a spectacular performance, taking the most wickets in just one season. With 32 wickets, DJ Bravo helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reach the IPL finals in 2013, creating an everlasting impression with his outstanding performances. Bravo's dominance continued in future seasons, as he won the Purple Cap in 2015 after collecting 26 wickets. His contributions cemented his status as one of CSK's best match-winners.

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