IPL 2022: Dwayne Bravo becomes the highest wicket-taker for CSK franchise
- CSK legend Dwayne Bravo took his 150th wicket against MI
- He is the hight wicket-taker for the team
- His nearest competition are Lasith Malinga Amit MIshra
Dwayne Bravo of the Chennai Super Kings took his 150th IPL wicket tonight in the 33rd match against the Mumbai Indians at DY Patil Stadium. Dwayne Bravo outplayed Daniel Sams to take Mumbai's seventh wicket. Dwayne Bravo, 38, is aging like fine wine and having a stellar 2022 season in which he has yet to go wicketless in a match.
Bravo's penchant for snatching huge wickets at important times has landed him in the wickets once more this season. He has twelve wickets in seven IPL 2022 appearances for CSK, making him the team's leading wicket-taker. The veteran maintained his strong form by taking two wickets against opponents he enjoys playing against.
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In 22 games against MI, the Caribbean all-rounder has 35 wickets at an economy rate of less than eight. During the powerplay, Mukesh Choudhary cannoned through the Mumbai Indians' top order, dismissing Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan for ducks. In the first three overs at the DY Patil Stadium, he dismissed Dewald Brevis for seven runs, reducing Mumbai to 23/3. Mitchell Santner exacerbated the situation by grabbing Suryakumar Yadav's prized wicket. Kieron Pollard was also dismissed soon, but Tilak Varma, a Mumbai teenager, produced a brilliant half-century to rescue the squad.
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Bravo presently ranks first on the leaderboard with 171 wickets. He already holds the record for the most wickets in T20 cricket, with 571 in 522 games, 120 more than nearest contender Imran Tahir.
Indian spinners including Amit Mishra and Piyush Chawla had opportunities to surpass Lasith Malinga's record, but they did not play enough games in the IPL 2021 to do so. Mishra appeared in four IPL 2021 matches for the Delhi Capitals, taking six wickets to bring his career total to 166. However, he did not sell at the IPL 2022 auction.
Bravo appeared in only six matches during CSK's terrible IPL 2022 season, but the veteran bowler picked up 14 wickets in 11 matches during their winning streak last year, receiving accolades from former captain MS Dhoni for his death-bowling performance.