Spinners play a substantial role in weaving the magic with the ball, thanks to their lovely bowling variations that came in handy when the team is desperately searching for a wicket or crucial breakthroughs. We have often seen spinners setting up traps to dismiss the batters.
When they bowl deliveries right into the batsman’s arc, it is highly likely that they get belted for sixes. However, if they pitch the ball at the right line and length, they can cause problems for the batters and end up taking wickets.
Spinners have played their part in the Indian Premier League for their respective teams and took wickets when it mattered the most. Let’s learn more about the names of six spinners who bagged the most wickets in an IPL season.
1. Rashid Khan
Gujarat Titans pulled off a masterstroke by signing Rashid Khan in IPL 2022 mega auction. Since then, he has been a vital performer with the ball and bat. He finished the IPL 2023 season as the second-leading wicket-taker with 27 wickets, which is the most by a spinner.
2. Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore released Yuzvendra Chahal ahead of the IPL 2022 auction. Rajasthan Royals purchased him in the auction. Chahal ran through a breakthrough season wherein he won the Purple Cap for bagging 27 wickets in IPL 2022.
3. Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir who possesses a truckload of experience as a spinner took the most crucial wickets for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019 season. He finished the season with 26 wickets, which was the most by a spinner in that season.
4. Sunil Narine
Kolkata Knight Riders largely benefitted from the services of Sunil Narine ever since they bought him. He has been an integral part of KKR’s set-up for more than a decade. He took 24 wickets in IPL 2012, which was the most by any spinner during that season.
5. Harbhajan Singh
Popularly known as Turbanator, Harbhajan Singh played for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in his career. Harbhajan Singh took 24 wickets in IPL 2013 season for Mumbai Indians, the most by a spinner in that season.
Updated as of May 31, 2023*