Top 5 Wicket-Takers Of IPL 2021. It’s been an enthralling second half of IPL 2021 thus far. While CSK and DC have continued to dominate the season, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have had a tough time so far. Contrary to everyone’s expectations, Kolkata Knight Riders have moved up to the top half of the table after registering two consecutive wins in two matches.
The pitches have been much on the slower side. The stickiness of the surface has made it hard for the batsmen to take on the bowlers right from the onset. The fast bowlers who possess different variations have enjoyed bowling here.
Out of 8 matches played in the second leg thus far, only one high scoring game has been played between Rajasthan and Punjab. The teams possessing a good bunch of different variety of bowlers are likely to be more successful going ahead in the tournament. In this article, here’s a look at the top five wicket-takers in the tournament this season.
Top 5 Wicket-Takers Of IPL 2021
Arshdeep Singh: 13 wickets in 8 matches
The left-arm seamer made his debut for Punjab Kings in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. He has become an integral cog in Punjab’s bowling unit. He bowls in the powerplay, middle overs and also in the death overs. Arshdeep Singh has always come good in pressure situations and picked wickets for the team.
Averaging 15.69, he has managed to pick 13 wickets in 8 matches this season. In the recent high scoring encounter against Rajasthan Royals, he picked his maiden five wicket-haul in IPL and helped Punjab restrict RR to 185 in the first innings. Arshdeep returned with figures of 5 for 32 in 4 overs in that match.