Full list of Bowlers with the Most Hat Tricks in IPL History

Three wickets in three consecutive balls should be a rare feat, more so in a batsmen-dominated league like IPL. However, it’s not that rare, as 16 bowlers have achieved this feat in the 13 IPL editions. The inaugural edition saw three hat-tricks with Lakshmipathy Balaji being the first hat-trick hero of IPL. Surprisingly, some part-timers also managed to earn their place among hat-trick takers.   

Here’s a complete list of IPL hat-trick heroes across all seasons.

Bowler 

Number 

For

Against

Year 

Amit Mishra 

03 

Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad 

Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors

2008, 2011, 2013

Yuvraj Singh

02

King XI Punjab

Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers

2009

Lakshmipathy Balaji

01

Chennai Super Kings

Kings XI Punjab

2008

Makhaya Ntini

01

Chennai Super Kings

Kolkata Knight Riders 

2008 

Rohit Sharma 

01 

Deccan Chargers 

Mumbai Indians

2009

Praveen Kumar

01

Royal Challengers Bangalore 

Rajasthan Royals

2010

Ajit Chandila

01

Rajasthan Royals

Pune Warriors

2012

Sunil Narine

01

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kings XI Punjab 

2013

Pravin Tambe

01

Rajasthan Royals

Kolkata Knight Riders

2014

Shane Watson

01

Rajasthan Royals 

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

2014

Axar Patel

01

Kings XI Punjab

Gujarat Lions 

2016

Samuel Badree

01

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Mumbai Indians 

2017

Andrew Tye

01

Gujarat Lions

Rising Pune Super Giants

2017

Jaydev Unadkat

01

Rising Pune Super Giants

Sunrisers Hyderabad 

2017

Sam Curran

01 

Kings XI Punjab

Delhi Capitals

2019

Shreyas Gopal

01 

Rajasthan Royals

Royal Challengers Bangalore

2019

1. Amit Mishra:

An outstanding performer in IPL, the veteran leg spinner has a record for the second-highest total wickets (160) and most hat-tricks (03) in the tournament. His first hat-trick came in 2008 against Deccan Chargers while representing Delhi Daredevils. He repeated the feat in 2011 against Kings XI Punjab again for Delhi Daredevils. Come 2013, Mishra yet again claimed three wickets in three balls on the trot against Pune Warriors when playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

2. Yuvraj Singh:

The man with the golden arm, Yuvraj did it twice, in the same IPL season. The first came against Royal Challengers Bangalore when he dismissed Uthappa, Kallis, and Mark Boucher in three consecutive deliveries spreading across two overs. The second time, the then Kings XI Punjab’s skipper repeated the performance against the now-defunct, Deccan Chargers. Yuvraj was in red hot form with the bat also, finishing the season as the highest run-getter for KXIP with 340 runs.  

3. Lakshmipathy Balaji:

The former India pacer, L Balaji was the first-ever hat-trick hero of IPL. In 2008, against KXIP at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Balaji bowled a superb spell to get rid of Irfan, Piyush Chawla and Yuvraj Singh in 3 balls. His bowling figures were impressive, with 24 runs for 05 wickets. 

4. Rohit Sharma:

Rohit’s heroic innings with the bat are the stuff of legends. But in 2009, he did the unthinkable. He dismissed Abhishek Nayar, Harbhajan Singh, and JP Duminy in successive balls to complete a hat-trick. He was playing for Deccan Chargers against the team he captains currently, Mumbai Indians. Note that, Deccan Chargers went on to win their maiden IPL title in that season. 

5. Andrew Tye:

The Aussie pace-man made history in 2017, becoming the first bowler in IPL history to take a hat-trick on debut. He was representing Gujarat Lions against Rising Pune Super Giants. 

Bowers can sway the tide of a match with a hat trick. We look forward to seeing who joins this famous roll call!

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