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Sandeep Sharma has completed 100 wickets in IPL by dismissing Mandeep Singh of Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.
Punjab fast bowler Sandeep Sharma, playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL, has become King of Powerplay. In the match against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday night, he bowled brilliantly and took 2 wickets, including one wicket in the first 6 overs of the Powerplay. With this wicket, he has also completed a century of wickets in the IPL. Apart from this, his name has also become a unique record.
Ever since he started playing IPL, he has taken the most wickets in Powerplay. Sandeep started playing IPL in 2013 and so far he has hunted 48 batsmen in Powerplay. Which is the highest since 2013. Apart from him, Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Sunrisers Hyderabad has also taken 48 wickets in Powerplay but he has been playing IPL since 2009. Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan is the only bowler to take more than 50 wickets in Powerplay. He has 52 wickets in the powerplay. But if we talk about Sandeep Sharma, after his debut ie since 2013, no bowler has taken more wickets in the IPL than in Powerplay.
Completed a century of wickets in 87 matches
Sandeep Sharma has completed 100 wickets in IPL by dismissing Mandeep Singh of Kings XI Punjab on Saturday. He is the 15th and sixth Indian fast bowler to do this feat. He has 101 wickets in 87 matches. Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has taken the most wickets in IPL history. He has taken 170 wickets. He is followed by Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra who has taken 160 wickets. The highest wicket-taker in the IPL is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has taken 136 wickets. Umesh Yadav was followed by 119, Ashish Nehra 106, Vinay Kumar 105 and Zaheer Khan took 102 wickets. Sandeep has got 101 wickets.
Sandeep’s record for 8 maiden overs
The most difficult task for a bowler in T20 is to get a maiden over but Sandeep Sharma has thrown the maiden over 8 times in his IPL career. Sandeep is at number 5 in the list of bowlers with the highest number of maiden overs. The maximum 14 maiden overs have been done by Praveen Kumar, while Irfan Pathan has done 10 and Dhawan Kulkarni, Lasith Malinga and Sandeep Sharma have done it 8-8 times.