Being the batter-friendly tournament it is, the Indian Premier League (IPL) hasn’t seen many superior bowling performances frequently. Therefore, instances of six-wicket hauls are rare. It has happened only three times, and in this article, we look at those performances up close.
These performances are the best bowling figures in an IPL season. Cricket fans with in-depth knowledge of the game are good at making these predictions and are handsomely rewarded in IPL betting platforms during the IPL season.
Players with Six-wicket Hauls in IPL
Only three players have ever taken a six-wicket haul in the 16 seasons of the IPL. They are:
These three provided the best bowling performances in the history of the IPL.
Alzarri Joseph – 6/12 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
With figures of 6/12, West Indies’ pace sensation Alzarri Joseph produced the best-ever figures in the history of the IPL. Joseph, who won the 2016 under-19 World Cup with West Indies, showed what he is capable of, turning up for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 season of the IPL.
In the league stage match, he helped Mumbai clinch the win despite scoring a mediocre total of 136 on the board. In reply, Sunrisers were bundled out for 96. It is still the best individual figures by a bowler in the history of the IPL.
Sohail Tanvir – 6/14 vs Chennai Super Kings
Although Pakistan players no longer play the IPL, Sohail Tanvir, Shoaib Akhtar, and a few others have already created a sensation. One example could be Tanvir, who registered insane figures of 6/14 against Chennai Super Kings. It was the inaugural season of the IPL, and Chennai Super Kings were up against the Rajasthan Royals. Playing for Rajasthan Royals, Tanvir bowled his heart out as he helped the Chennai outfit bundle out for 109 in Jaipur. In reply, the Royals won the match with eight wickets in hand.
Adam Zampa – 6/19 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Adam Zampa had only begun his international career when he debuted his IPL in 2016. Fortunately for him, he was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiant, where he had the opportunity to play under the legendary MS Dhoni. He blossomed under him, and his peak performance came against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he registered 6/19 – the third-best individual bowling figures in IPL history.
Zampa learned from that stint and got better with time. He became the lead spinner in the Australian white-ball setup, with whom he won the T20 World Cup in 2021 and the ODI World Cup in 2023. He also had stints with Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021 and 2023 seasons.
Six wickets are very rare in white-ball cricket. Bowlers who have dismissed six players in a T20I or even an ODI deserve immense credit. Take a bow, Joseph, Tanvir, and Zampa!