Cricket has seen many ups and downs throughout its existence. Some part of it was beginning to fade away until the introduction of the T20 format. It got introduced in 2005 in international cricket and has become one of the best formats for the audience to watch. In 2008, the Indian Premier League (IPL) began, and it is still making waves everywhere. A spin bowler is one of the best players in a team, and the team generally depends on him to take wickets. We will look at the top ten Indian spin bowlers with the highest wickets in IPL history.
1. Amit Mishra
The Indian leg-spinner is the highest Indian wicket-taker in IPL history. Mishra has been a part of 154 IPL matches in which he took 166 wickets at an economy of 7.35. His best bowling figures are 5/17 and hold the record for most hat-tricks in IPL-three. The leg-spinner represented Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals now), Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Deccan Chargers.
2. Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla holds the second position on this list. The leggie has played 165 IPL matches and scalped 157 wickets at 7.88. Chawla's best bowling figures are 4/17. The Indian leg-spinner played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings).
3. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh is an Indian legendary spin bowler. The off-spinner scalped 150 wickets in 163 IPL matches at 7.07. Harbhajan hung up his boots in 2021. Bhajji's best bowling figures are 5/18 and represented Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders in his IPL career.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is considered the current specialist spinner for India in tests. The off-spinner known for his different variations has played 167 IPL matches and took 145 wickets at 6.91. His best figures are 4/34. Ashwin represented Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), Rising Pune Supergiant, and Delhi Capitals in his IPL career.
5. Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal comes at number five on this list. The right-arm leg spinner has been a part of 114 IPL matches in which he took 139 wickets at an economy of 7.59. His best bowling figures are 4/25. The former chess player represented Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in his IPL career.
6. Ravindra Jadeja
The left-handed Indian all-rounder has been a part of 200 IPL matches in which he took 127 wickets at an economy of 7.61. Jadeja has a five-wicket haul to his name, with the best bowling figures of 5/16. Sir Jadeja represented Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Lions, and Kochi Tuskers Kerela in his IPL career.
7. Axar Patel
Axar Patel bowls left-arm spin and is a left-handed batter. The Gujarat all-rounder took the field in 109 IPL matches and picked up 95 wickets at 7.22. Axar's best bowling figures are 4/21, and he boasts an IPL hat-trick. Patel represented Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), Mumbai Indians, and Delhi Capitals in his IPL career.
8. Pragyan Ojha
Pragyan Ojha is a former left-arm spin bowler who was a mainstay of the Indian Test team until 2013. The left-arm spinner played 92 IPL matches and picked up 89 wickets at 7.36. His best bowling figures were 3/11, and he also won the purple cap in 2010 while playing for Deccan Chargers. Ojha represented Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in his IPL career.
9. Karn Sharma
Karn Sharma is a leg-spin bowler who also played for the Indian cricket team. The leggie picked up 59 wickets in 67 IPL matches at 7.90. His best bowling figures are 4/16. Karn won IPL titles in three consecutive years for three different teams. He won 2016 with Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2017 with Mumbai Indians, and 2018 with Chennai Super Kings. Apart from these teams, he also represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in his IPL career.
10. Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya has played for the Indian Team in ODI and T20 matches. The left-arm all-rounder has been a part of 84 IPL matches and picked 51 wickets at 7.36. His best bowling figures are 3/14, and he won the man-of-the-match award in the 2017 IPL final against Rising Pune Supergiant. The older Pandya represented Mumbai Indians in his IPL career.