The IPL is considered the most challenging among all the T20 leagues, and it is due to the balance of competition between bat and ball. So any achievement done by an individual would be widely appreciated by the millions of audience watching across the globe, who would gradually become superstars of the game.

One such accomplishment that would greatly satisfy a bowler is taking wickets because of the quality of the batters who play in this league. Here, we are not talking about players who have scalped 1 or 2 wickets, but 150 of them.

To add some spice, we will rank them based on the number of matches they took to achieve this exemplary milestone. So here is a list of the fastest bowlers to pick up 150 wickets in the IPL.

Fastest to 150 IPL Wickets

PlayerMatches Taken to 150 Wickets
Lasith Malinga105
Yuzvendra Chahal118
Jasprit Bumrah124
Dwayne Bravo137
Bhuvneshwar Kumar138
Amit Mishra140
Sunil Narine143
Piyush Chawla156
Harbhajan Singh159
Ravichandran Ashwin175

Key Insights

These above-listed bowlers are the only ones to have picked up 150 or more wickets in their IPL career.

19.79 is the IPL career bowling average of former Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga in the league, and this is the lowest for any bowler with a minimum of 100 IPL wickets.

Malinga’s bowling strike rate is 16.62 and is only bettered by Kagiso Rabada, whose strike rate is 14.85, which is the best for a bowler with at least 100 wickets in the IPL. It is to be noted that Rabada was the fastest to breach the 50 IPL wickets (27 games) and 100 IPL wickets (64 games) landmarks.

Malinga was the first bowler to reach the 150-wicket milestone in the IPL, and he did it in the 2017 edition. He was also the first entrant to the 100-wicket club (back in 2013).

Yuzvendra Chahal has the most wickets in the IPL with 188 scalps and counting since making his debut in the 2013 edition. (Check out Chahal’s year-by-year IPL performance here.)

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