Wahab Riaz holds the record for the most wickets in PSL, with 107 in 83 innings. Not only fast bowlers but spinners also have the record of having the most wickets in the PSL, showing the variety and diversity of PSL bowlers. Among top spinners, Shadab Khan is the only spin bowler who has his name on the top 10 list of bowlers with the most wickets in the PSL.
With a large number of seemers and swing bowlers. Pakistan Super League offers some of the top bowling talents in the world. Some renowned 20-over batsmen, such as Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Alex Hales, and Colin Munro, are challenged against iconic PSL bowlers, like as Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Muhammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, and Shahnawaz Dahani.
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The best thing about PSL bowling talent is that it is still developing rapidly, and given the caliber of bowlers that PSL still has on hand; future bowlers will have a lot of motivation to compete with the current generation of bowlers in performance. This article will deeply analyze the top 10 PSL wicket takers with the most wickets in the league.
|Hasan Ali||PZ, IU||68||89||4/15||7.93||2016-2023|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||LQ||57||80||5/4||7.7||2018-2023|
|Sohail Tanvir||KK, LQ, MS, QG||61||55||4/13||7.93||2016-2022|
Wahab Riaz | 103 Wickets
The PSL bowler with the most wickets is Wahab Riaz, who is regarded to be a top-class bowler. Wahab Riaz was an iconic bowler for Peshawar Zalmi, taking the majority of his team’s wickets. The majority of his wickets for Peshawar Zalmi came in wins, showing his true bowling potential for his team. He was the captain of Zalmi and had an incredible bowling stat of 04 wickets for 17 runs while taking 32 wickets. He proved himself to be a nightmare for the Gladiators, grabbing more than half of his PSL wickets against them in his whole PSL career. His seasonal wickets in PSL are as follows:
Hasan Ali | 81 Wickets
Hasan Ali is one of the best bowlers in PSL history, and he also ranks among the best hitters in terms of strike rate. He was very brilliant with the ball in the PSL 04 (2019) season of PSL, where he took the season highest wicket, 25 for his team in PSL. His majority of PSL wickets came in won matches, showing his true dominance with the ball in the league. Due to his magical performance, he has also been awarded the Fazal Mehmood award and Maroon Cap in PSL. Hasan Ali’s seasonal wickets are as follows:
Shaheen Afridi | 70 Wickets
Shaheen Afridi is among the highest wicket-taker in PSL and replaced Wasim Akram as Pakistan’s new left-arm swing bowler. Nobody can dispute his ability to swing the ball in both directions in his first over of the innings; this is the caliber of bowler that the PSL is producing for world cricket.
He improved season by season in the PSL, hitting his peak in the 2022 season (PSL 7) when he claimed 20 wickets. He was announced as the best bowler of the season and awarded Fazal Mehmood Award and Maroon Cap for his outstanding Performance. Due to his performance, Lahore Qalandars retained him as their captain in PSL 2023 His wickets in each season are as follows;
Shadab Khan | 65 Wickets
Shadab Khan is currently viewed as one of the best bowlers in t20 cricket worldwide, but his emergence in this role has been fantastic. He astonished everyone with his bowling performance during the PSL 2022 season by taking 19 wickets, falling one wicket short of the season record for most wickets taken.
His supporters constantly applaud his ability to take wickets when it matters and his ability to score runs against tough opposition whenever he is called at the top order. All these characteristics make him one of the best spin bowlers in the PSL and one of the legends in the history of Islamabad United. How has been his wickets number in recent PSL years; Let’s find out;
Faheem Ashraf | 64 Wickets
Performing excellently for Islamabad United in the PSL is also another batting sensation, Faheem Asharaf. Yes, he is known as a batting all rounder, but with the ball, he performed more and also won Maroon Cap and Fazal Mehmood Awards in PSL 2018. Everyone was surprised by his slow progress in the PSL despite coming from a humble background, and he is still one of Pakistan’s top bowlers. In PSL 2022, he took 09 wickets in the season, one of the highest among all-rounders.
Mohammad Nawaz | 61 Wickets
Mohammad Nawaz is the second-best spinner in the PSL after Shadab Khan, who is number one. Nawaz performed very well under Sarfraz Ahmed’s Captaincy for Quetta Gladiators, which shows his utilization as a key spinner for the team. Even though Shadab Khan is regarded as a PSL spin bowler, Nawaz has his own effect and frequently assisted in his team’s victories. Muhammad Nawaz is renowned for starting the innings as a bowler, and he has performed in a similar sense for Pakistan in international cricket. His majority of wickets came in won matches, which shows his role as a key spinner in PSL.
Sohail Tanvir | 55 Wickets
Sohail Tanveer, a left-arm bowler, was in the limelight prior to the arrival of Shaheen Afridi in Pakistani cricket. He had ups and downs in his performance while playing for several sides in the PSL, but he was still able to rank in the top 10, which is amazing. Sohail Tanvir also has two four-wicket hauls to his name in the PSL. Most of his PSL wickets came in U.A.E., showing his bowling dominance outside Pakistan. He took more than 40 wickets in won matches of PSL, showing his role in winning matches for his team. His seasonal wickets are as follows:
Mohammad Amir | 54 Wickets
One factor, as we all know, is undermining Mohammad Amir’s career, regardless of the fact that he is one of the finest left-arm bowlers Pakistan has ever produced. However, he continues to play well in all global t20 competitions, including the PSL. Taking 13 wickets throughout this season, he had an excellent 2019 season. This was one of the best seasons he had in PSL, with the most wickets in the PSL. He has two four wicket hauls in his PSL career.
Imran Tahir | 53 Wickets
Imran Tahir is the third-best spinner in the PSL after Shadab and Nawaz. With his leg spin and googly, he is one of the top leg spinners in the world right now. What a variety he has in his bowling. PSL 07 was his best season because he took 16 wickets which are the most wickets by him in any PSL season. His dedicated performance helped his team to reach the final of his team Multan Sultans. His seasonal wickets are as follows:
Haris Rauf | 47 Wickets
Due to his outstanding performance, while playing for the Melbourne Stars, Haris Rauf rose to prominence in the world of cricket. In PSL 07, he took 16 wickets, which was one of the best seasons for him. Most of his PSL wickets came in won matches, showing that Haris Rauf helped his team win the matches. His seasonal wickets are as follows: