Top 5: Most wickets against SRH in IPL (Overall)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) made its IPL debut in 2013. They had to do a lot of work to be as successful as the other legendary IPL teams. They came in as a replacement to the now-defunct franchise Deccan Chargers (DC). They were technically the same team and thus, had almost all the players who were playing for the Chargers in 2012.

Despite being new to the tournament, SRH didn’t take too long to adjust to the toughest T20 league in the world. They have reached the playoffs on 6 occasions, which is commendable because they made their IPL debut in 2013. Out of the 6 occasions, they have reached the finals twice and even managed to win the title once, that instance being in 2016. Thus, it is safe to say that SRH is one of the best teams in the league. Hence, it has never been easy to play against them owing to their superb capabilities. Thus, only a few good bowlers have been successful against them.

So which are those bowlers who have picked the most number of wickets against SRH?

Here, we will be looking at the top 5 highest wicket-takers against SRH in the league’s history.

5) James Faulkner (12 Wickets)

James Faulkner - RR

James Faulkner is one of the most underrated and one of the unluckiest all-rounders in the shortest format of the game. He was a rare breed of player who was equally good with the bat and the ball. However, the Aussie all-rounder had a good time in the IPL during the peak years of his game. However, he always saved his best for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. His best bowling figures came against them themselves. His 5/16 against SRH way back in 2013 is memorable even today.

Thus, he is fifth on the list of the most number of wickets picked against SRH by an indictment bowler in the league’s history. He has picked as many as 12 wickets in 8 games against them. The IPL teams for which Faulkner has played are Rajasthan Royals and the now-defunct Gujrat Lions.

4) Jaydev Unadkat (14 Wickets)

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Jaydev Unadkat – Rajasthan Royals

There was a time when Jaydev Unadkat was one of India’s best bowlers in the shortest form of the league. It is said that he was never able to achieve his full potential as a bowler. The pacer, however, does have good numbers to boast about, though. He is fourth on the list when it comes to the most successful bowlers against SRH in the league’s history.

He has picked 14 wickets in the 11 innings against them. His most successful stint against them was in 2017 when he was playing for the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant (RPSG). He was sensational for them as well. He now has been playing for the Rajasthan Royals since 2018.

3) Lasith Malinga (13 Wickets)

malinga leads the wicket taking chart in IPL

It is safe to say that Lasith Malinga is one of the greatest players to have ever played in this league. Seldom would you find a bowler as impactful as him? “Slinga Malinga” has the ability to pick wickets at any given time, and thus, you’d find him in almost every record list, which is closely related to the wickets column.

The Sri Lankan pacer has picked as many as 13 wickets in just the 9 games. This puts him third on the list of the most number of wickets picked by a bowler against SRH in the league’s history.

2) Mohit Sharma (14 Wickets)


Seeing his name on this list might shock one all. However, there was a time when Mohit Sharma was one of the best Indian bowlers in this league. Despite going for runs, he has a knack for picking wickets. He had picked a lot of wickets from 2013 to 2017, and that was when he was at his best. Thus, he is placed second on the list of the most successful bowlers against SRH.

The pacer has picked 14 wickets in 11 games against them. Sharma rose to prominence during a highly productive spell with Chennai Super Kings, during which he also broke into the Indian national side. The other two franchises he has played so far are the Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings) and the Delhi Capitals (DC).

1) Dwayne Bravo (21 Wickets)

Bravo CSK IPL Wickets

Dwayne Bravo is the most successful bowler against SRH in IPL history. His ability to keep picking wickets is what has propelled him to the top of the list. SRH’s middle and lower-middle order has always been vulnerable, and Bravo generally bowls most of his overs at the death has helped his cause. Not many SRH batters have been able to pick his slower deliveries.

The veteran thus has picked 21 wickets in just 15 innings against them, and his best figures against them have been 3/25.

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