The most successful leg-spinners in IPL. Danish Kaneria, the former Pakistani Leg-spinner who was famous for his googly’s said ” Everybody has that art. Two or three people in the world can do what I do, Because of his help, his hand on me, I am going forward. That makes me down to earth and humble enough.” What Danish is trying to say is that leg-spin is an art and a leg spinner is an artist. The IPL has many successful leg-spinners who take important wickets for their team, a leg-spinner is a vital player of any team. So today we will be looking at the most successful leg-spinners of IPL.




SHANE WARNE 57 wickets:

To start off the list, we have a legend, Shane Warne. Shane Warne is considered by many, one of the greatest bowlers in the world, and we had the chance to see him play in the IPL. Warne played with the Rajasthan Royals for 4 seasons. IN the 3 seasons, he played 55 matches and took an outstanding 57 wickets. Warne was the captain of the Rajasthan Royals and under his guidance, he led the team to their first trophy, this was during the inaugural edition of the IPL.  Warne’s best bowling figure of 4/21 just shows the capabilities of this man. Even though Shane Warne’s career was filled with a lot of controversies, you cannot deny the act that this man is an absolute legend, and watching him bowl and trick the best batsmen was an absolutely wonderful sight to see.


Karn Sharma played for 3 teams in the IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surisers Hyderabad, and Mumbai Indians. Sharma did not play much with RCB, however, SRH and MI utilized him effectively and were able to get the best out of him. In 56 matches, Shamra took 49 wickets, with 4/16 being his best bowling figure. In the 2013 IPL edition, he and Amit Mishra combined to cause mass destruction against the opposition batsmen. Sharma took 11 wickets in 13 matches and conceding just 6.60 runs per over. In his first season with SRH, Sharma paid back the management faith in him by taking 15 wickets. He played a key role for the  Mumbai Indians as well. Currently, he is playing for Chennai, and it will be interesting to see his performance this season.


Amit Mishra’s 157 wickets in 147 matches, has to be one of the greatest stats by a bowler ever. Amit Mishra is known for his deadly leg-breaks and googlies.  Mishra is also the only bowler to have taken 3 IPL hat-tricks. Mishra is also the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament. , Mishra started his IPL career with Delhi Daredevils. He played 3 seasons with the Delhi Daredevils, where he took 42 wickets in just 31 matches. Mishra’s best season was with SRH in the 2013 edition of the tournament. He managed to take 21 wickets that season. Mishra has the fourth-highest number of dot balls in the IPL and is also on the list of the bowers with the most maiden overs in IPL history.  He is currently playing for Delhi Capitals and is continuing to bamboozle batsmen.



Piyush Chwala is the second leg-spinner to have featured in all the editions of the IPL, the first one is Amith Mishra. Piyush Chawla started his IPL career with Kings XI Punjab, but he is most famously known for wearing the purple jersey of KKR. In the inaugural edition of the IPL, Chawla was the fourth-highest wicket-taker. Chwala played 6 seasons with Kings XI Punjab, taking 84 wickets in 85 matches. In the 2014 edition of the IPL, Chawla played for KKR. H had a successful first season, as he took 14 wickets and also hit Mitchel Johnson for a six in the second last over of the final match, between MI and KKR. His was enough to see KKR lift the trophy for the second time. Chawla is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament’s history and is also ranked fifth in the list of bowlers with the most number of dot balls. He is currently with Mumbai Indians.


Chahal has been RCBS’s number one bowler for many years. In a bowling lineup that is considered to be pretty weak by fans and experts alike, Chahal has been their go-to man on many occasions.

He started his IPL career with Mumbai Indians, playing 3 seasons with them. However, Chahal did not have a successful time with Mumbai. He only managed to play one game with them. However, things changed since he joined Bangalore. In his very first season with RCB, Chahal took 12 wickets. In 2016, RCB’S best year, in terms of the team as a whole and also for the players, Chahal was just 2 wickets short of taking home the purple cap. Chahal is a vital player for RCB, just like Virat and ABD, and without his excellent service, RCB would not have been able to win as many matches. Hopefully, this is the year, the entire team clicks, and maybe that can win their first-ever IPL title.

These are some of the most successful leg-spinners in the IPL. After a couple of seasons, the list will be entirely shuffled, and we can see new names on this list, isn’t that the beauty of the tournament.