Best bowling figures in IPL history

Bowler Figures
Versus Date
A Joseph (MI) 3.4-16-12-6 SRH 6 Apr 2019
S Tanvir (RR) 4-17-14-6 CSK 4 May 2008
A Zampa (RPS) 4-11-19-6 SRH 6 Apr 2019
A Kumble (RCB) 3.1-14-5-5 RR 18 Apr 2009
Ishant (DC) 3-13-12-5 KTK 27 Apr 2011
L Malinga (MI) 3.4-16-13-5 DD 10 Apr 2011
A Rajpoot (KXIP) 4-17-14-5 SRH 26 Apr 2018
J Faulkner (RR) 4-13-20-5 SRH 27 Apr 2013
R Jadeja (CSK) 4-17-16-5 DC 7 Apr 2012
A Mishra (DD) 4-11-17-5 DC 15 May 2008

Glossary: O-Overs, D-Dots, R-Runs, W-Wickets; CSK-Chennai Super Kings, DC-Deccan Chargers, DD-Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), KTK-Kochi Tuskers Kerala, KXIP-Kings XI Punjab, MI-Mumbai Indians, RCB-Royal Challengers Bangalore, RPS-Rising Pune Supergiant, RR-Rajasthan Royals, SRH-Sunrisers Hyderabad

About best bowling figures in IPL

The Indian Premier League has witnessed some amazing bowling performances since its inception in 2008, with the table above providing the top 10 best bowling figures in the tournament’s history.

West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph, who played one season for Mumbai Indians, has the best bowling figures in IPL with 3.4-16-12-6. His 6/12 came in a thumping win for MI over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2019.

Ravindra Jadeja has the best bowling figures in IPL for CSK with figures of 4-17-16-5, which came against Deccan Chargers in the 2012 season.

The list features two of the tournament’s most successful bowlers, Lasith Malinga of Mumbai and Amit Mishra, who has played for three franchises so far and holds the record for the most hat-tricks in the league. Mishra’s bowling figures feature tenth on the list. His 5 for 17 helped the now rechristened Delhi Daredevils secure a 12-run win over Deccan Chargers in the opening season of the tournament.

Malinga’s best bowling figures in IPL (3.4-16-13-5) came in the 2011 edition against Delhi, who were bowled out for 95 by Mumbai thanks to their pace spearhead’s heroics.

Former India captain Anil Kumble is another notable name who features fourth on the list with figures of 3.1-14-5-5 for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2009.