Most IPL Wickets Without a 5 Wicket Haul

Dwayne Bravo recently broke Lasith Malinga’s record to become the highest wicket-taker in IPL history with 183 wickets. Surprisingly, the West Indian cricket all-rounder has yet to achieve a five-wicket haul in his successful IPL career that spans more than 10 years.

A five-wicket haul, or 5-WI as it’s called, involves a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. It is considered a major feat, especially in the T20 format.

 Most IPL Wickets Without a 5 Wicket Haul

In this article, we look at the leading IPL bowlers with the most wickets without registering a five-wicket haul even once.

Bowlers with Most IPL Wickets Without a 5-Wicket Haul

Dwayne Bravo1575141838.3823.7316.984/22
Piyush Chawla164545.41577.8827.3920.854/17
Ravi Ashwin1756261546.9328.2324.434/34
Umesh Yadav1304601348.3528.6920.614/23
Sandeep Sharma1043851147.7726.3320.334/20
Vinay Kumar104353.31058.3928.2520.204/40
Rashid Khan873461046.4021.2819.963/7
Zaheer Khan99366.41027.5927.2721.574/17
Axar Patel118416997.2530.4825.244/21

#1 Dwayne Bravo

With 183 wickets in 157 innings, Dwayne Bravo leads this list of most IPL wickets without a five-wicket haul. He has been one of the most reliable bowlers season after season for the Chennai Super Kings.

His career-best bowling figures in IPL stand at 4/22. Despite frequently bowling in the death overs, Bravo has not been able to achieve a five wicket haul because it limits his chances of dismissing the entire batting order. Yet, as a cricketer, his record shines for its sustained consistency over a long duration.

Key Stats:

  • Cricketer with 157 IPL innings
  • 183 wickets
  • Best Figures: 4/22
  • Economy: 8.38
  • Strike Rate: 16.98

Check Also : Bowlers with Most 4-Wicket Hauls in IPL History

#2 Piyush Chawla

Veteran leg-spinner Piyush Chawla sits in second place among cricketers with 157 wickets taken across 164 IPL innings but yet to dismiss five batsmen in a single innings. He made his debut as a cricketer in the inaugural IPL season and has represented several franchises over the years.

Chawla has relied more on containment while bowling most of his overs during the middle phase. As a result, he has rarely got long bowling spells to take five wickets.

Key Stats:

  • 164 IPL innings
  • 157 wickets
  • His personal best bowling figure stands at 4/17
  • Economy Rate: 7.88

#3 Ravichandran Ashwin

IPL veteran Ravichandran Ashwin has delivered consistently for sides like CSK and KXIP, picking up 154 wickets from 175 innings.

As a crafty spinner, he has often kept things tight and brought important breakthroughs. But despite bowling a lot of overs upfront in powerplays, he hasn’t registered a 5-WI yet.

Key Stats:

  • As of 2023, he has had 175 IPL cricket innings.
  • 154 wickets
  • Best Bowling Figures: 4/34
  • Holds an economy rate of 6.93 in IPL.

Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav (134 wickets) and Sandeep Sharma (114 wickets) hold the next two spots and rely more on swing and seam than spin to dismiss batsmen, with the hope of achieving the elusive five-wicket haul in an innings. Both have multiple 4-wicket hauls but are yet to achieve the 5-WI milestone.

In conclusion, taking consistent wickets over many seasons displays quality but these leading IPL bowlers will hope to complete their record with a five-wicket haul before finishing their careers.


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