Who is your favorite bowler among foreign players in Indian Premier League? Here is the list of Best Overseas Bowlers in IPL as of 2017.
T20 is known to be a game of Batsmen, but these ten bowlers have always dominated the battle. We have shortlisted Top 10 best overseas bowlers in IPL as of 2017 which is the tenth season of Indian Premier League. This list is based on highest wickets taken by foreign players in the tournament.
Top 10 Best Overseas Bowlers In IPL
1. Lasith Malinga
Played only six seasons of IPL but still manages to top the list of highest wicket takers in IPL. He has taken 143 wickets in 98 matches at an average of 17.80. He has four, 4-wicket hauls to his name and one five-wicket haul. Best bowling figures are of five for thirteen. Easily the best bowler in IPL history.
2. DJ Bravo
Bravo is one of the best all-rounders in IPL. As a bowler alone he has taken 122 wickets in 106 matches at an average of 22.58. Best bowling figure in an innings is of 4 for 22.
3. Dale Steyn
One of the best bowlers the world has ever seen. He has played 90 matches and sent 92 batsmen back to the pavilion with a bowling average of 25.06, making him one of the best overseas bowlers in IPL.
4. Sunil Narine
The bowler who can change scenarios in seconds for his team. Sunil Narine has Played 66 matches and took 85 wickets at an excellent average of 19.04. He also has Six, four wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul to his name.
5. Albie Morkel
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Albie Morkel is one of the highest wicket-takers when it comes to the T20 circuit. He has Played 91 matches in Indian Premier League and took 85 wickets at a bowling average of 27.75.
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6. Shane Watson
Watson is the most successful all-rounder in IPL history. He’s been amazing throughout the years in IPL as a bowler alone. He took 81 wickets in 86 matches with a bowling average of 26.95. Best bowling figures are of 4 for 29.
7. Morne Morkel
Morne has played seven seasons so far and took 77 wickets in 70 matches with a bowling average of 27.12. Best bowling figures are of 4 for 20.
8. JH Kallis
Kallis is without any doubt the best all-rounder the cricketing world has ever seen. He played 98 IPL matches and took 65 wickets at a bowling average of 35.27.
9. M. Muralitharan
The highest wicket-taker in world cricket. He played only 66 matches in Indian Premier League and took 63 wickets at a bowling average of 26.92. He also ranks high on the list of most economical bowlers in IPL with an economy rate of 6.67.
10. Shane Warne
Warne has only played three seasons of IPL, but still, he was able to gather 57 wickets in only 55 matches, with a bowling average of 25.38.
These ten are best overseas bowlers in IPL as of season 2017. After the end of season 10, this list will be updated again. The list is based on highest wicket taken by a foreign player in all seasons of Indian Premier League.