IPL 2023 started with a bang with the match between the 4 times champion Chennai Super Kings and the defending champion Gujarat Giants on 31st March 2023. In total 70 group matches will be played in home and away format, which is returning after 4 years since the interruption of Covid-19. From the first match, Bowlers have been spitting fire with their lovely bowling spells and winning matches for their teams. The contest for the Purple Cap has also commenced along with the 16th edition of IPL. This article will let you know about the players with the most wickets in IPL 2023.
Mohammad Shami has been sensational with the new ball and old ball both to date and has taken 28 wickets in 17 outings for Gujarat Titans, which is the most wickets in the 2023 IPL. The veteran pace bowler has not upset his team with the ball in his hand yet and strikes in every 13 balls in the ongoing season.
Afghan expert all-rounder, Rashid Khan finds himself in the 3rd position in terms of taking the most wickets in IPL 2023. Having played 17 matches for Gujarat Titans, Rashid has claimed 27 wickets at a decent average of 20.44, whilst his bowling strike rate is an impressive 14.88. Tagged as a high-profile economical bowler, the veteran spinner has leaked runs at a bit pricy rate of 8.23.
This season belongs to the leg spinners. Experienced campaigner Piyush Chawla gave important breakthroughs and broke crucial partnerships every time Rohit Sharma handed him the ball. The 34 years old from Uttar Pradesh snapped 22 wickets in 16 games for Mumbai Indians which is the 4th most in IPL 2023.
One of the finest leg-spinners in the Indian circuit, Yuzvendra Chahal gets 5th place on the chart of most wickets in IPL 2023. Finishing the last season as the Purple Cap winner, Chahal has promised to continue his terrific form this season too. Representing Rajasthan Royals on 14 occasions, the experienced campaigner has bagged 21 wickets at an impressive strike rate of 15.09. He was off to a destructive start in his first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad and kept giving regular blows to register 4/17 in his 4 overs spell.
The 6th bowler on the chart of most wickets in IPL 2023 is the new sensation of CSK’s bowling bunch, Tushar Deshpande. Boasting his smooth action and pace, the 29 years old from Mumbai has bagged 21 wickets in 16 games for his team. He may have struck in regular intervals but leak runs at a poor economy of 9.61.
The bowler who made his reputation in the cash-studded league by bowling unpredictable overs containing different deliveries like off break, leg break, and carrom, Varun Chakravarthy made his way to get a spot on the elite list of most wickets in IPL 2023 with 20 wickets in 14 games. Chakravarthy bamboozled the star RCB batting lineup of Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell in their first home game of the season, taking 4 wickets in 3.4 overs while giving away only 15 runs.
The spearhead of the Chennai Super Kings bowling unit, Matheesha Pathirana has taken the 9th most wickets in IPL 2023. Playing 12 matches in the event, Pathirana has scalped 19 wickets at a stunning bowling average of 19.52 and strike rate of 14.63. The Lankan star ripped through the Mumbai Indians batting lineup with his lit 3 for 15 in their group match of the season at the Cheapauk Stadium, one of the best bowling spells in the 2023 IPL.
List of Bowlers With Most Wickets In IPL 2023
|M Shami (GT)||17||17||28||18.64||13.92||4/11|
|M Sharma (GT)||14||14||27||13.37||9.81||5/10|
|R Khan (GT)||17||17||27||20.44||14.88||4/30|
|P Chawla (MI)||16||16||22||22.50||16.63||3/22|
|Y Chahal (RR)||14||14||21||20.57||15.09||4/17|
|T Deshpande (CSK)||16||16||21||26.85||16.23||3/22|
|CV Varun (KKR)||14||14||20||21.45||15.80||4/15|
|R Jadeja (CSK)||16||16||20||21.55||17.10||3/20|
|M Pathirana (CSK)||12||12||19||19.52||14.63||3/15|
|M Siraj (RCB)||14||14||19||19.73||15.78||4/21|
|A Singh (PKBS)||14||14||17||29.00||17.94||4/29|
|N Ahmed (GT)||13||13||16||23.06||17.68||3/37|
|R Bishnoi (LSG)||15||14||16||24.43||18.93||3/28|
|B Kumar (SRH)||14||14||16||26.56||19.12||5/30|
|A Madhwal (MI)||8||8||14||15.64||10.92||5/5|
|R Ashwin (RR)||13||13||14||26.28||21.00||2/23|
|J Behredorff (MI)||12||12||14||27.64||18.00||3/23|
|H Patel (RCB)||14||13||14||32.42||20.14||3/32|
|Y Thakur (LSG)||9||9||13||22.23||14.69||4/37|
|D Chahar (CSK)||10||10||13||22.84||15.69||3/22|
|T Boult (RR)||10||10||13||24.00||17.53||3/29|
|N Ellis (PKBS)||10||10||13||26.07||17.53||4/20|
|M Marsh (DC)||9||8||12||14.16||10.08||4/27|
|M Markande (SRH)||10||10||12||25.00||19.00||4/15|
|M Wood (LSG)||4||4||11||11.81||8.72||5/14|
Mohammad Shami has grabbed the most wickets in IPL 2023 with 28 wickets in 17 games.
Rashid Khan has taken the most wickets in IPL 2023 as an overseas bowler, with 27 wickets in 17 games.
Mohammad Shami claimed the Purple Cap in IPL 2023 (28 wickets).
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