Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most followed cricket league in the world. For Indian players, it’s a way to get an entry into the national team and so everyone wants to give their best performance. For a bowler, grabbing a five-wicket haul or taking a hat trick is like scoring a century. In Cricket, when a bowler takes three wickets in consecutive deliveries, it’s called a hat trick. IPL cricket game, although a 20-20 overs cricket game has seen few hat tricks been taken by bowlers. The chances of a bowler achieving this feat are always low because he just gets four overs to bowl.
There a total of 17 instances of hat tricks in IPL cricket game in past 11 editions. Laxmipathy Balaji was the first one to take a hat trick in IPL History and the latest one being Sam Curran (IPL 2019 edition). In that year, he played from Chennai Super Kings, the most successful team in IPL history with a win percentage of 59.9%.
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Here is the list of bowlers who have taken hat tricks in the IPL Cricket game from 2008 edition to current season –
|Laxmipathy Balaji (CSK)
|Amit Mishra (DD)
|Makhaya Ntini (CSK)
|Yuvraj Singh (KXIP)
|Rohit Sharma (DC)
|Yuvraj Singh (KXIP)
|Praveen Kumar (RCB)
|Amit Mishra (DC)
|Ajit Chandila (RR)
|Sunil Narine (KKR)
|Amit Mishra (SRH)
|Pravin Tambe (RR)
|Shane Watson (RR)
|Axar Patel (KXIP)
|Samuel Badree (RCB)
|Andrew Tye (GL)
|Jayadev Unadkat (RPS)
|Sam Curran (KXIP)
Sam Curran’s Un-noticed Hat-trick
IPL cricket game has seen many impossible things happen. Playing against Delhi Capitals in the league match at Chandigarh, 23 runs were required off 21 balls with 7 wickets in hand. You can’t lose T20 game from there, right? But Delhi Capitals did. It was the worst ever IPL collapse as Sam Curran and Mohammed Shami produced some breathtaking pace bowling. Curran claimed 4 for 11 from his 2.2 overs. Sam Curran admitted that he didn’t know about the hat-trick. The last ball of 18th over he took the wicket of HV Patel and then in the last over, he took two wickets in first two deliveries, which eventually ended the game for Delhi, scoring him a hat trick. It was also the first hat trick of 2019 edition.
Rohit Sharma’s Hat Trick
Have you ever seen a non-regular bowler taking a hat trick? Rohit Sharma, who is a pure batsman, claimed a hat trick in the 2009 edition. Playing against Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma took two wickets in the last two deliveries of 16th over and then a wicket in the first ball of 18th over.
A Hat Trick of Hat tricks for Amit Mishra
It looks like IPL cricket game is made from Amit Mishra. He is the only bowler in IPL to take more than two hat tricks. In fact, Amit Mishra has taken three hat-tricks. He took a hat trick in 2009, 2011 and 2013 edition of IPL.
These hat tricks can help you choose the best bowlers for your dream team who are sure to grab you more points and in turn make you win leagues against your friends.