Who Was the Highest Wicket Taker of IPL 2023?

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023

We witnessed some sensational spells throughout season 16 of the IPL. Some youngsters impressed the cricketing fraternity, while some experienced campaigners continued their dominance. Both spinners and pacers got rewarded when they bowled the right areas. But who was the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2023?

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10 Highest Wicket-Takers In IPL 2023

Underlying are the 10 top wicket-takers of IPL 16:

1. Mohammed Shami

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Mohammed Shami
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Mohammed Shami was the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2023. The Gujarat Titans’ bowler claimed the purple cap for the first time in his career. Shami took 28 wickets in his 17 outings with the ball. His best spell in the competition had figures of 4 for 11. Shami went for 8.03 runs per over and gave 18.64 runs on average for a wicket.

The fast bowler dismissed a batter every 14 balls and took a couple of 4-fers. He usually bowled 2 to 3 overs in the powerplay and was incredibly hard to get away. He swung the ball both ways at pace to trouble the batters. Shami also executed his yorkers well at the death to control the flow of runs.

2. Mohit Sharma

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Mohit Sharma
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Mohit Sharma returned to the Indian Premier League after a break of two years. He didn’t get an opportunity to play in the first 3 matches. His inclusion in the 4th game made an immediate impact for Gujarat as he returned with figures of 2 for 18. He performed consistently well and stood up to the big occasions.

In the 2nd qualifier, where a win was a must for the Titans, Mohit bowled an exceptional spell of 5 for 10 in just 2.2 overs. It paved his team’s way towards the final. He was expensive in the final as he went for 36 runs in 3 overs. But he took 3 wickets and almost bowled his team to victory in the final. However, Ravindra Jadeja smashed him for a 6 and 4 to turn things around.

Overall, he took 27 wickets in just 14 games. His economy rate of 8.17 was quite brilliant, as he mostly bowled in the second half of the innings. The most impressive stat for him was his strike rate of 9.81. He averaged just 13.37 with the ball. His best figures were 5 for 10, and he got 2 four-fers and a five-fer.

3. Rashid Khan

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Rashid Khan
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Among the spinners, Rashid Khan was the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2023. Like Shami and Mohit, he also represented Gujarat Titans. The leggie picked 27 wickets at an economy rate of 8.23. He struck once in about 15 balls and gave 20.44 runs for one wicket. The Afghan’s best bowling figures were 4 for 30, and he also took a hat-trick in the competition.

4. Piyush Chawla

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Piyush Sharma
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If someone told you before this IPL that this man would be on this list, you would be surprised. The veteran denied all the odds by picking 22 wickets in 16 innings. He gave just 8.11 runs per over and took a wicket every 16.63 balls. His bowling average in IPL 2023 was 22 and a half. 3 for 22 were Chawla’s best bowling figures.

5. Yuzvendra Chahal

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Yuzvendra Chahal
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The purple cap winner of the last year’s IPL was the 5th highest wicket-taker of IPL 2023. The wrist-spinner took 21 wickets in 14 matches. His economy rate and average were 8.17 and 20.57, respectively. Chahal dismissed a batter in almost every 15 balls. He took three 4-wicket-hauls with a best of 4 for 17.

6. Tushar Deshpande

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Tushar Deshpande
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Chennai Super Kings had a highly-inexperienced pace attack this year. Deepak Chahar got injured in the early stages of the league, and CSK looked out of sorts. In this situation, Tushar Deshpande stepped up to lead the bowling lineup. He held the purple cap for a significant period in the league phase.

Tushar’s 16 outings with the ball brought 21 wickets. His strike rate of 16.23 in the league was quite terrific. But he was highly expensive as he went for almost 10(9.92) an over. He also conceded about 27 runs for a wicket. His best IPL 2023 spell had figures of 3 for 45. Despite that, he had a significant role in CSK, claiming their 5th IPL title.

7. Varun Chakravarthy

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Varun Chakravarthy
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Varun is the 4th wrist-spinner on the list of the 10 highest wicket-takers of IPL 2023. His consistent performances in the league earned him a spot in India’s squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to replicate his IPL success at the International level. It resulted in a decline in his form, but he made a great return this year.

Chakravarthy was the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2023 for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He made 14 appearances with the ball to get 20 wickets. His best bowling figures were 4 for 15, and that was also his only 4-wicket haul. He also had an impressive economy rate of 8.14. The mystery spinner took 15.8 balls and gave 21.45 runs to get a wicket.

8. Ravindra Jadeja

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Ravindra Jadeja
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Fans will remember Ravi Jadeja for hitting a 6 and 4 on the last 2 balls of IPL 2023 to give his team their 5th title. But he made great contributions with the ball, too, in the same league. He picked up 20 wickets in 16 innings while going at only 7.56 runs per over. His bowling average was 21.55, and he took a wicket almost every 17 balls. Jadeja’s best bowling figures in IPL 16 were 3 for 20.

9. Matheesha Pathirana

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Matheesha Pathirana
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Matheesha Pathirana was undoubtedly the find of this year’s IPL. The teenager was called “Junior Malinga” before this season, and he showed everyone why he deserves that name. The fast bowler has a slingy action, and he bowls as quick as 150 kph. He can regularly bowl in excess of 145 clicks, and he has got a brilliant slower ball as well. But what made Pathirana stand out was his pin-point yorker, which made him a go-to-choice for Dhoni at the death.

The 19-year-old mostly bowled 3 overs straight towards the end of the innings. That’s why his economy rate of 8 is remarkable. He took 19 wickets in 12 matches with a best of 3 for 15. He took a wicket every 14.63 balls and conceded 19 and a half runs to get a breakthrough.

10. Mohammed Siraj

Highest Wicket-Taker of IPL 2023– Mohammed Siraj
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Mohammed Siraj is the last man on this list who was also the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2023 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He bowled in 14 matches to grab 19 wickets. The seamer went for only 7 and a half runs per over in the league. His average and strike rate were 19.73 and 15.78, respectively. Siraj’s best spell in IPL 2023 had the figures of 4 for 21.

Highest Wicket Taker of IPL 2023– Top 10 List

Following is the tabular summary of all the discussion in this article:

PlayerTeamMatchesWicketsEconomy RateBest FiguresAverageStrike Rate
Mohammed ShamiGujarat Titans17288.034/1118.6413.92
Mohit SharmaGujarat Titans14278.175/1013.379.81
Rashid KhanGujarat Titans17278.234/3020.4414.88
Piyush ChawlaMumbai Indians16228.113/2222.516.63
Yuzvendra ChahalRajasthan Royals14218.174/1720.5715.09
Tushar DeshpandeChennai Super Kings16219.923/4526.8516.23
Varun ChakaravarthyKolkata Knight Riders14208.144/1521.4515.8
Ravindra JadejaChennai Super Kings16207.563/2021.5517.1
Matheesha PathiranaChennai Super Kings121983/1519.5214.63
Mohammed SirajRoyal Challengers Bangalore14197.54/2119.7315.78

The Bottom Line

Mohammed Shami was the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2023, with 28 scalps in 17 matches. The 3 top wicket-takers were all from Gujarat Titans. The top 10 wicket-takers included 3 each from the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. Whereas the remaining 4 were one each from the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals.

Punjab Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Delhi Capitals didn’t have a bowler among the top 10 IPL 2023 wicket takers. These 10 names include 5 pacers and as many spinners. Only one of those 5 spin bowlers is a finger spinner, while the other 4 are wrist spinners. That only finger spinner is Ravindra Jadeja, and he also had the best economy rate on this list.Highest Wicket Taker of IPL 2023– Top 10 List

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