Bowlers in a T20 tournament like IPL are always underrated, considering their massive role in winning the matches. With the new insertion of the impact player rule, every team can have an extra bowler and batter on their playing side.

Dwayne Bravo, the current CSK bowling coach, picked 32 wickets in the 2013 IPL edition, the record Harshal Patel equaled in 2021. Will anyone overcome this special milestone this year? We will have to wait and watch!

This article will list the top ten bowlers who pick the most wickets and currently holds the Purple Cap in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League.

Most Wickets in IPL 2023

PLAYERWICKETSMATCHESBEST BOWLING4-WKTSECONOMYSTRIKE RATE
Mohammad Shami (GT)28174/1128.0313.71
Rashid Khan (GT)27174/3018.2314.88
Mohit Sharma (GT)25145/1037.8410.12
Piyush Chawla (MI)22163/2208.1116.63
Yuzvendra Chahal (RR)21144/1738.1715.09
Tushar Deshpande (CSK)211645/309.9216.23
Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)20163/2007.5617.10
Varun Chakaravarthy (KKR)20144/1518.1421.45
Mohammed Siraj (RCB)19144/2117.5215.78
Matheesha Pathirana (CSK)19123/1508.0014.63

Check: Most Runs in 2023 IPL

Stats Insights

Mark Wood, the English fast bowler, picked the first 5-wicket haul of the tournament in LSG’s opening game against Delhi Capitals, almost reaching the top five best bowling figures in IPL ever.

It could be the year of fast bowlers, with the Indian pitches offering good support for someone pitching it hard. The firing Gujarat duo of Mohammed Shami and Alzarri Joseph looks like a real threat to the defending side’s opposition.

Yuzvendra Chahal, the Purple Cap winner last season, has started the season with a match-winning 4-wicket haul against the Orange Army side.

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And then there are a few emerging cricketers, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, and Fazalhaq Farooqi, on the hunt for the podium finish.

It will be interesting to see which bowler finishes at the top of the wicket-taking spree. Meanwhile, you can look into the bowlers who have picked the most wickets in the powerplay overs ever in IPL history.

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