On Saturday evening, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 kicked off with a match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. CSK may have lost, but all-rounder Dwayne Bravo equaled Lasith Malinga’s IPL wicket-taking record and is only one wicket away from being the IPL’s all-time leading wicket-taker.
Bravo took three wickets in the match against KKR, but it was not enough for CSK to win.
Bravo took three wickets against KKR, tying Lasith Malinga’s IPL record of 170 wickets. Bravo is currently the joint-highest wicket-taker in the history of the lucrative competition, alongside Malinga.
The top five wicket-takers in IPL history are as follows:
Lasith Malinga – 170
Dwayne Bravo* – 170
Amit Mishra – 166
Piyush Chawla – 157
Harbhajan Singh – 150
Malinga, who spent his entire IPL career with the Mumbai Indians, last played for the team in 2019. He was unable to participate in the 2020 season owing to personal issues and eventually declared his retirement from all forms of cricket. The former Sri Lankan fast bowler is now the Rajasthan Royals’ fast bowling coach.
Easier To Win IPL, Harder To Defend It: Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo, who retired from international cricket last year, is showing no signs of slowing down as he prepares for another season with the Chennai Super Kings.
“We always aim to make everything fit together. We try to defend the trophy whenever we win it. The IPL is the toughest T20 event in the world, and defending our crown is always a struggle.”
“It’s simpler to win, but it’s more difficult to defend. I believe we have the appropriate team. We’ve regained a good balance. We have a wonderful blend of veteran and young players. As a result, we’ll do everything we can to keep the title.”
If the former West Indian all-rounder hits the field against LSG on Thursday, he will be aiming for the best bowling accomplishment in IPL history.