Most 4 Wicket Hauls in IPL

One of the most exhilarating moments for any bowler is securing a crucial wicket that completely shifts the momentum of the game. This pivotal play not only galvanizes the team but also sets a high benchmark for their performance.

On their exceptional days, some bowlers manage to deliver figures that can catch the opposition off guard. A select few have consistently excelled, racking up four-wicket hauls on multiple occasions.

Today, we’re diving into the records to spotlight the top 10 bowlers who have claimed the most 4-wicket hauls in the Indian Premier League!

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Most 4 Wicket Hauls in IPL 2024

This table showcases the remarkable achievements of the top 10 bowlers in the Indian Premier League who have secured the most 4-wicket hauls in their careers. It highlights not only the frequency of these impressive bowling performances but also the overall impact these players have had in their IPL stints. 

From Sunil Narine’s exceptional economy rate and high number of wickets to Lakshmipathy Balaji’s consistent performances, each player has uniquely contributed to their teams. This analysis provides a deeper understanding of their skills and the pivotal roles they play in securing victories, underlining the significance of their contributions to the league’s history.

Pos

Player

Matches

Overs

Runs

4w

Wickets

Average

Economy

1

Sunil Narine

162

624.1

4203

8

163

25.78

6.73

2

Lasith Malinga

122

471.1

3365

7

170

19.80

7.14

3

Yuzvendra Chahal

145

528.5

4056

6

187

21.68

7.66

4

Kagiso Rabada

69

261

2198

6

106

20.73

8.42

5

Amit Mishra

161

559.5

4125

4

179

23.84

7.36

6

Chris Morris

81

286

2295

4

95

30.79

7.61

7

Anil Kumble

42

160.5

1058

3

45

23.51

6.57

8

Ravindra Jadeja

226

591.1

4495

3

152

29.57

7.60

9

Andrew Tye

30

114

979

3

42

23.84

8.4

10

Lakshmipathy Balaji

73

252

2028

3

76

26.68

8.05

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Most 4 Wicket Hauls in IPL 2023

No

Bowler

Team

4-Wickets

Matches

Ovs

Wkts

1

Yuzvendra Chahal

RR

3

14

52.5

21

2

Mohammed Shami

GT

2

17

65

28

3

Mohit Sharma

GT

2

14

44.1

27

4

Moeen Ali

CSK

1

15

26

9

5

Mohammed Siraj

RCB

1

14

50

19

6

Naveen-ul-Haq

LSG

1

8

28

11

7

Mayank Markande

SRH

1

10

38

12

8

Harpreet Brar

PBKS

1

13

27.1

9

9

Varun Chakravarthy

KKR

1

14

52.4

20

10

Rashid Khan

GT

1

17

67

27

11

Mitchell Marsh

DC

1

9

20.1

12

12

Akash Madhwal

MI

1

8

25.3

14

13

Nathan Ellis

PBKS

1

10

38

13

14

Yash Thakur

LSG

1

9

31.5

13

15

Arshdeep Singh

PBKS

1

14

50.5

17

Most Wicket Hauls in IPL All Time

The mastery of taking wickets in T20 cricket is invaluable. This table highlights the IPL’s top performers in securing four-wicket hauls. Leading the pack is Sunil Narine, the ingenious West Indian spinner, with a remarkable eight four-wicket hauls, showcasing his mastery over the art of deception and variation.

 

Following closely are Yuzvendra Chahal and Lasith Malinga, each with seven hauls, demonstrating the effectiveness of both spin and pace in the T20 format. The list also features pacers like Kagiso Rabada with six, and seasoned spinners such as Amit Mishra with four, underscoring the importance of a well-rounded bowling arsenal in achieving T20 success.

 

Rank

Player

Mat

4w

Overs

Runs

Wickets

Best

Avg

Eco

1

Sunil Narine

169

8

652.1

4,402

172

5/19

25.59

6.74

2

Lasith Malinga

122

7

471.1

3,365

170

5/13

19.79

7.14

3

Yuzvendra Chahal

153

7

558.5

4,321

200

5/40

21.6

7.73

4

Kagiso Rabada

77

6

293

2,471

116

4/21

21.3

8.43

5

Amit Mishra

161

5

559.5

4,125

173

5/17

23.84

7.36

6

Andrew Tye

30

4

114

979

42

5/17

23.3

8.58

7

Lakshmipathy Balaji

73

4

252.1

2,028

76

5/24

26.68

8.04

8

Kuldeep Yadav

78

4

268

2,168

81

4/14

26.76

8.08

9

Chris Morris

81

4

286.4

2,295

95

4/23

24.15

8

10

Mohit Sharma

108

4

363.3

3,079

129

5/10

23.86

8.47

11

Jasprit Bumrah

128

4

489

3,583

158

5/10

22.67

7.32

12

Ravindra Jadeja

234

4

618.1

4,707

156

5/16

30.17

7.61

13

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

167

4

622.4

4,680

174

5/19

26.89

7.51

14

Anil Kumble

42

3

160.5

1,058

45

5/5

23.51

6.57

15

Arshdeep Singh

59

3

204.2

1,804

67

5/32

26.92

8.82

16

Imran Tahir

59

3

219.2

1,703

82

4/12

20.76

7.76

17

MM Patel

63

3

225.5

1,698

74

5/21

22.94

7.51

18

Andre Russell

119

3

266.5

2,485

105

5/15

23.66

9.31

19

HV Patel

100

3

340.1

2,950

124

5/27

23.79

8.67

20

Sandeep Sharma

119

3

443.2

3,474

130

5/18

26.72

7.83

Most 4 Wicket Hauls in IPL History

No.

Player

Mat

4w

Wickets

Best

Avg

Eco

1

Sunil Narine

168

8

170

5/19

26

6.73

2

Lasith Malinga

122

7

170

5/13

19.79

7.14

3

Yuzvendra Chahal

152

7

199

5/40

21.47

7.7

4

Kagiso Rabada

75

6

115

4/21

20.77

8.38

5

Amit Mishra

161

5

173

5/17

23.84

7.36

6

Andrew Tye

30

4

42

5/17

23.3

8.58

7

Lakshmipathy Balaji

73

4

76

5/24

26.68

8.04

8

Chris Morris

81

4

95

4/23

24.15

8

9

Mohit Sharma

106

4

127

5/10

23.99

8.47

10

Jasprit Bumrah

126

4

155

5/10

22.74

7.32

11

Ravindra Jadeja

232

4

156

5/16

29.86

7.59

12

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

166

4

173

5/19

26.86

7.51

13

Anil Kumble

42

3

45

5/5

23.51

6.57

14

Arshdeep Singh

57

3

66

5/32

26.54

8.79

15

Imran Tahir

59

3

82

4/12

20.76

7.76

16

MM Patel

63

3

74

5/21

22.94

7.51

17

Kuldeep Yadav

76

3

77

4/14

27.23

8.06

18

Andre Russell

118

3

102

5/15

24.11

9.32

19

HV Patel

98

3

118

5/27

24.61

8.71

20

Umesh Yadav

147

3

143

4/23

30.04

8.5

21

YA Abdulla

11

2

15

4/31

20.46

8.81

22

A Madhwal

12

2

18

5/5

21

9.33

23

Sohail Tanvir

11

2

22

6/14

12.09

6.46

24

Yash Thakur

14

2

20

5/30

22.8

9.36

25

Umran Malik

26

2

29

5/25

26.62

9.39

26

Wanindu Hasaranga

26

2

35

5/18

21.37

8.13

27

Mitchell Marsh

42

2

37

4/25

21.48

8.51

28

M Markande

35

2

34

4/15

29.44

8.7

29

S Aravind

38

2

45

4/14

23.08

8.2

30

NM Coulter-Nile

39

2

48

4/14

22.91

7.7

31

Yuvraj Singh

132

2

36

4/29

29.91

7.43

32

SB Jakati

59

2

47

4/22

30.87

8.02

33

James Faulkner

60

2

59

5/16

30.13

8.69

34

KV Sharma

76

2

70

4/16

26.52

8.17

35

CV Varun

62

2

69

5/20

26.08

7.6

36

Deepak Chahar

77

2

76

4/13

28.39

7.99

37

Mohammed Siraj

85

2

82

4/21

31.15

8.68

38

RP Singh

82

2

90

4/22

25.97

7.9

39

Jaydev Unadkat

99

2

95

5/25

32.26

8.98

40

Mohammed Shami

110

2

127

4/11

26.86

8.43

41

Sandeep Sharma

118

2

125

4/20

27.64

7.86

42

Rashid Khan

115

2

145

4/24

21.21

6.73

43

DJ Bravo

161

2

183

4/22

23.82

8.38

44

Harbhajan Singh

163

2

150

5/18

26.86

7.07

45

Piyush Chawla

185

2

181

4/17

27.13

7.96

46

Shoaib Akhtar

3

1

5

4/11

10.8

7.71

47

Odean Smith

6

1

6

4/30

29.66

11.86

48

Mark Wood

5

1

11

5/14

16.27

8.95

49

G Coetzee

6

1

9

4/34

25.66

10.26

50

Umar Gul

6

1

12

4/23

15.33

8.17

51

PC Valthaty

23

1

7

4/29

29.28

8.14

52

Karanveer Singh

9

1

12

4/54

26.75

9.44

53

Makhaya Ntini

9

1

7

4/21

34.57

6.91

54

KP Appanna

14

1

9

4/19

31.77

7.94

55

A Chandila

12

1

11

4/13

22

6.2

56

CRD Fernando

10

1

17

4/18

17.29

7.53

57

Bradley Hodge

66

1

17

4/13

17.82

7.76

58

Darren Sammy

22

1

11

4/22

31.81

8.89

59

KR Sen

12

1

14

4/20

27.64

9.63

60

Samuel Badree

12

1

11

4/9

29

7.41

61

Mukesh Choudhary

14

1

16

4/46

28.18

9.69

62

Naveen-ul-Haq

13

1

17

4/38

22.88

8.33

63

BA Bhatt

17

1

12

4/22

33.08

8.04

64

David Wiese

18

1

16

4/33

27.5

8.91

65

AD Mascarenhas

13

1

19

5/25

18.73

6.93

66

Glenn McGrath

14

1

12

4/29

29.75

6.61

67

Lungi Ngidi

14

1

25

4/10

17.92

8.29

68

Nathan Ellis

15

1

17

4/30

28.47

8.8

69

Mohsin Khan

17

1

22

4/16

18.72

7.49

70

VY Mahesh

18

1

21

4/36

23.76

8.83

71

Rohit Sharma

249

1

15

4/6

30.2

8.01

72

Daniel Sams

16

1

14

4/30

37.35

8.71

73

Mohammad Nabi

20

1

13

4/11

34.69

7.13

74

M Pathirana

17

1

29

4/28

17.62

7.84

75

Adam Zampa

20

1

29

6/19

19.24

7.99

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a 4-wicket haul in IPL cricket?

Ans: A 4-wicket haul in IPL cricket occurs when a bowler takes four wickets in a single match. This is a significant achievement because it typically means the bowler has had a major impact on the game, often leading to their team’s victory.

  1. Who has the most 4-wicket hauls in IPL history?

Ans: As of the latest records, Sunil Narine holds the record for the most 4-wicket hauls in IPL history, with a total of 8. His performances include exceptional bowling spells that have significantly contributed to his team’s successes over the years.

  1. Can both spinners and pacers achieve 4-wicket hauls?

Ans: Yes, both spinners and pacers can achieve 4-wicket hauls. The list of top performers includes a mix of both, with spinners like Sunil Narine and Yuzvendra Chahal and pacers like Lasith Malinga and Kagiso Rabada all featuring prominently.

  1. How does a 4-wicket haul affect a player’s team in a match?

Ans: A 4-wicket haul can dramatically change the course of a match by rapidly taking out key players from the opposing team. This not only boosts the morale of the bowler’s team but also puts significant pressure on the opposing team, often leading to a strategic advantage and potential victory.

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