IPL 2022 came to a close with a new title champion after two months of nonstop cricket action. Gujarat Titans won the championship in the final match in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, defeating Rajasthan Royal. The competition saw a fantastic battle between the ball and the bat. In the middle of the onslaught of runs, bowlers sparkled with many excellent performances to help their side reverse the tide. As the IPL 2022 draws to a close, we look back at the season’s top wicket-takers.

Yuzvendra Chahal: The Rajasthan Royals may have lost out on their second IPL title, but they played outstanding cricket throughout the competition. Rajasthan Players won both the Orange and Purple Cups. Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg spinner, won the Purple cap for taking the most wickets in IPL 2022. Chahal took 27 wickets in 17 games for an average of 19.51 runs per over and an economy of under 8 runs per over. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, the leggie also pulled up a hattrick and a five-wicket haul.

Wanindu Hasaranga: Wanindu Hasaranga, a former RCB teammate, came a close second to his former colleague in the battle for the Purple Cap. Hasaranga took 26 wickets with an average of 16.53 in 16 games, with a high of 18/5 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Kagiso Rabada: Kagiso Rabada of the Punjab Kings took 23 wickets at an average of 17.65 in 13 games. Rabada’s season-best bowling figures of 4 for 33 came against the Gujarat Titans.

Umran Malik: Umran Malik of the Sunrisers Hyderabad has been named the IPL 2022 Player of the Year. Umran was named in the Indian squad for the home T20 series against South Africa, based on his strong performance in the tournament. Umran finished the IPL 2022 season with 22 wickets in 14 games, bowling at a rate of close to 150 km/h.

Kuldeep Yadav: With his new team, Delhi Capitals, Kuldeep Yadav has reclaimed his form in the IPL. In 16 games, the Chinaman took 20 wickets at an average of 19.95.

Mohammed Shami: Mohammad Shami, who led the Gujarat Titans’ pace attack, took 20 wickets in 16 matches at an economy rate of 8 runs per over.

Josh Hazlewood: The Royal Challengers are a team from the United Kingdom. Josh Hazlewood of Bangalore finished the IPL 2022 season as the seventh highest wicket-taker with 20 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 18.85.

Rashid Khan: Rashid Khan may not have replicated his stellar performances in the IPL, but he was still among the top ten wicket-takers for the season. Rashid took 19 wickets in 12 games for the Gujarat Titans, averaging 6.59 runs per over.

Harshal Patel: Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore took 19 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 21.57 and an economy of under 8 runs per over.

Prasidh Krishna: In the IPL 2022, Prasidh Krishna impressed with his ability to pick wickets at crucial moments in the game. Krishna took 19 wickets in 17 games this season.