Best Leg Spinners in IPL History

Best Leg Spinners in IPL:Have you ever wondered why every IPL team desperately hunts for top quality leg spinners in the player auction? Their ability to take crucial wickets in the middle overs makes these magician spinners an invaluable asset.

Over the last 16 years, the Indian Premier League has had some really good leg spinners who have confused the best batsmen with their clever tricks and different types of balls. They have been able to fool the batsmen with their quick googlies, accurate leg breaks, and small changes in speed. These leg spinners are very skilled and have a lot of different ways to try and get the batsmen out!

Best Leg Spinners in IPL History

In this article, find out the names of the best 5 leg spinners in IPL history who have left their mark on the tournament.

Best  Leg Spinners in IPL History

Leg spin bowlers have always been key in T20 cricket and IPL. Let’s look at some of the best leg spinners in IPL over the 16 seasons.

1Amit Mishra157
2Yuzvendra Chahal150
3Imran Tahir82
4Rashid Khan139
5Piyush Chawla156

#1. Amit Mishra – 157 Wickets  

Amit Mishra is considered the best leg-spinner in IPL history, leading with an impressive 157 wickets in 154 matches. He’s been consistently taking wickets for both Delhi and Hyderabad.

Mishra even holds the record for achieving three separate hat-tricks in the IPL for his teams, showing his excellent bowling skills. His best performance was in 2008 for Delhi, where he took 5 wickets for 17 runs.

With a good economy rate of 7.34, Mishra has confused the best batters by changing up his bowling style. Overall, he’s earned the reputation of being the top leg-spinner in the history of the IPL.

#2. Yuzvendra Chahal – 150 Wickets

India’s No.1 leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who has also embarked on his IPL journey, is second with 150 wickets so far in list of best leg spinner . For RCB, he has regularly taken wickets on batting pitches.

Chahal has an economy rate of 7.59 in 161 games. His best figures of 4/25 show how he can restrict batters in the middle overs.

In IPL 2023 with RCB, Chahal will aim higher on spin Indian pitches, continuing his quest for success in the IPL.

#3. Imran Tahir – 82 Wickets 

Veteran South African Imran Tahir played only 59 games, but made impact. Tahir took 82 wickets for Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiant.  

His joyful celebrations after every wicket made Tahir a fan favorite. In IPL 2019, he topped wickets chart and won Purple Cap.

#4. Rashid Khan – 139 Wickets

Afghan leggie Rashid Khan has been a key player for Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2017, always delivering.    

Rashid has taken 139 wickets in just 109 matches with a economy rate of 6.16. His performances have shaped several SRH wins.  

Rashid has all varieties – sharp googlies, accurate leg breaks and pace variations.   

#5. Piyush Chawla – 156 Wickets  

Experienced Piyush Chawla completes top five with 156 wickets in IPL. He has played for Punjab, Kolkata and Chennai over 16 seasons. 

Chawla’s best figures of 4/17 and economy of 7.87 prove his consistency. With CSK buying him in 2023 auction, he will strengthen their spin.  

As IPL continues to favor batters, leg spinners provide crucial breakthroughs. They can deceive even set batsmen with trajectory and pace variations.  

The likes of Mishra, Chahal and Rashid have mastered leg spin beautifully. Their success means franchises hunt for quality leggies in every auction.

Final Thoughts

In T20 cricket, leg spin is integral as batters play aggressive shots. Over 16 IPL seasons, the tournament has seen world-class leg spinners.     

While Mishra and Chahal continue to shine, young leggies like Rashid Khan have emerged as game-changers too. This ensures a good future for leg spin in next decade of IPL.

Who is leading leg spinner wicket-taker in IPL history?

Leg Spinner Amit Mishra tops with 157 wickets in 154 IPL matches.

Which leg spinner has best IPL bowling figures? 

Amit Mishra registered great figures of 5 wickets for 17 runs for Delhi Daredevils.

Who won Purple Cap for most wickets in IPL 2019?

Imran Tahir topped wickets chart in IPL 2019 with his brilliant leg spin for CSK.

How many wickets does Yuzvendra Chahal have in IPL?

Chahal has taken 150 wickets in 161 matches in his successful IPL career.


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