In the early days of T20 cricket, a notion was in the air that spinners can not be successful in the shortest form of the game. Nonetheless, spinners have evolved themselves in such a way that now spinners are considered as an attacking option in T20s and IPL. Let’s look at the top 5 best spinners in IPL history.
List of top 5 best spinners in IPL history.
5. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine, the mystery spinner from the West Indies is at number 5. Right from word go, Sunil created havoc as batters were unable to read what was coming towards them. He went through a little slump after he revamped his action, but once again regained his stature as the most economical and most dangerous bowler of IPL. Sunil has 143 wickets in 134 matches of IPL. He helped KKR win 2 titles and will continue his service for them in IPL 2022.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is at number 4 in the list of top 5 best spinners in IPL. Ashwin has definitely transformed into a juggernaut in Test cricket, but he is not too far away from that status in T20 cricket as well. He has loads of variations and this off-spinner unleashes a leg-spin as well. Ashwin has 145 wickets in 167 games. He has been picked by RR which would be his 5th franchise.
3. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh was the driving force of the Indian spin department before the arrival of Ashwin. This off spinner ranks at number 3 in the list of top 5 best spinners in IPL history. Bhajji has 150 scalps in 163 games. He might not have the number of variations that Ashwin has, but Harbhajan was a master in the art of bamboozling the batters by a change in pace, trajectory, and whatnot.
2. Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla, the chubby leggie is considered as one of the greatest IPL bowlers. He was very clever and tactically above everyone. Piyush Chawla played a vital role in the title-winning season of KKR in 2014, well not only with the ball but with the bat in hand. Actually, he hit the winning runs off Mitchell Johnson’s dangerous bowling. This leggie has 157 wickets in 165 matches.
Amit Mishra is at number 1 in the list of top 5 best spinners in IPL history. Mishi Bhai has always attracted every franchise. This legendary leggie has played for 4 teams and has bagged 166 wickets in 154 games. He is also the all-time 3rd most wicket-taker in IPL. Not to forget he has 3 hat-tricks, which is the most by any bowler. This veteran bowler remained unsold in the Mega Auction 2022.
Top 5 best spinners in IPL history (Consolidated Table Version)
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