The IPL is filled with moments of batters smashing big hits and slogging huge scores, making the lives of bowlers hell. Such scenarios might discourage a bowler, but they step up again and go about doing business as usual.

A bowler’s sheer ability to outfox batters with their craft earns them a bunch of wickets. In the process, these bowlers crush elusive milestones that they had once dreamt of.

On that note, here are the top 10 fastest bowlers to reach 50 wickets in the IPL.

Fastest to 50 IPL Wickets

PlayerMatches Taken to 50 Wickets
Kagiso Rabada27
Sunil Narine32
Lasith Malinga33
Khaleel Ahmed35
Imran Tahir35
Mitchell McClenaghan36
Amit Mishra37
Anrich Nortje38
Mohit Sharma39
Jason Holder39

Key Insights

Kagiso Rabada holds the record for being the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in the IPL. The South African pacer reached the milestone in 27 IPL matches, going past Sunil Narine’s 6-year-old record of 32 matches (2014). Rabada achieved this extraordinary feat during the 2020 IPL season and is the only bowler to take fewer than 30 matches.

Rabada is also the fastest to 100 wickets in the league, taking 64 games to attain the landmark number.

Khaleel Ahmed is the fastest to 50 IPL wickets among the Indian bowlers. The left-arm fast bowler took 35 IPL matches to scalp 50 wickets.

Over 15 bowlers have reached the 50 IPL wickets milestone in 40 or fewer matches, with only 4 being spinners.

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