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Hat-Tricks are a unique feat in any form of cricket but when it is achieved in T20 cricket, it becomes even more special as bowlers are given very less chance of succeeding in T20 cricket let alone pick up a hat-trick. So far we have seen 17 hat-tricks taken in the Indian Premier League with 14 bowlers getting the honor. We take a look at the top 5 bowlers who have picked up an IPL hat-trick and have at least played 25 matches in the Indian Premier League.
5 bowlers to pick most hat-tricks in IPL:
1). Amit Mishra (3 IPL Hat-tricks)
Of the 3 hat-tricks, Amit Mishra has picked in the IPL, perhaps the most special and most important one was the first hat-trick he picked in the first season of the Indian Premier League. Delhi were defending 15 runs in the last over and Virender Sehwag gave the ball to Amit Mishra took the chance became an instant hero by picking up the wickets of Ravi Teja, Pragyan Ojha, and RP Singh and grabbing his first IPL hat-trick.
2). Yuvraj Singh (2 IPL Hat-tricks)
Unlike Yuvraj Singh’s first hat-trick which ended in his team’s defeat, Yuvraj’s second Indian Premier League hat-trick came in IPL 2009 against the Deccan Chargers where he got the prized wickets of Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, and Venugopal Rao and helped his team to a 1-run win.
3). Pravin Tambe (1 Hat-trick in 33 matches)
In terms of the quality, this was perhaps the best Indian Premier League hat-trick where Pravin Tambe picked up the wickets of Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, and Ryan ten Doeschate to pick his first and only IPL hat-trick till date. Tambe’s hat-trick saw Rajasthan defend 49 runs from the last 5 overs and win a close match.
4). Jaydev Unadkat (1 Hat-trick in 47 matches)
The moneyman of IPL 2018 Jaydev Unadkat picked up the third hat-trick of the Indian Premier League 2017 and once again helped his team to win a close game. Defending 13 runs off the last over, Unadkat picked up Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to complete his hat-trick and win the game for his team. His hat-trick saw him register his best ever IPL figures (30/5) and pick his 100th IPL wicket.
5). Axar Patel (1 Hat-trick in 59 matches)
Unlike the previous hat-tricks in our selection, Axar Patel’s hat-trick against Gujarat Lions had a different flavor about as the left-arm spinner picked his wickets early in the innings and it was a broken hat-trick as well. Axar dismissed Dinesh Karthik and Dwayne Bravo in the 8th over of the innings and then came back to pick Ravindra Jadeja’s wicket on the first ball of the 11th over to complete his hat-trick.
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