Sunil Narine becomes First Overseas Spinner To Take 150 Wickets In The History Of IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Sunil Narine became the 9th bowler in Indian Premier League (IPL) history to take 150 wickets when he picked the scalps of Lalit Yadav against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 41st match of the IPL 2022.

Narine is one of the most valuable players in the Kolkata Knight Riders team and Sunil Narine has earned more than 700 million Indian rupees through the IPL. Also Mystery spinner Narine has made several records in IPL, let’s take a look at his some of records.

Born on May 26, 1988, Sunil Narine made his ODI debut on December 5, 2011 against India. Then on March 27, 2012 he was played his first Twenty20 match and Played the first Test on June 7 of that year.

Windies Mystery spinner, who join the IPL in 2012, has been a consistent contributor to the Kolkata team so far. Narine is known as the flagship trump a card of the Knight Riders.

He was also used by the Kolkata team as a opening batsman. He gave a great start and put a lot of pressure on the opposition team.

Looking at his IPL history. he has made several records, including :

Fastest Half Century In IPL 2017, Narine Hit his half Century mark off 15 delivery against RCB

He  won the IPL most Valuable Player title two time for KKR ( 2018 edition he scoring 357 runs and taking 17 wickets in 16 games)

2nd best bowling economy in KKR. ( he bowled 516.2 (up to 2021) overs and given 3482 runs with a economy of 6.74 ) it’s Sixth Best in IPL history.

In his first season for KKR, Narine made the world sit up and take notice with 24 wickets. He followed up with 22 wickets and 21 wickets. Narine revived his KKR career in 2021, playing a key role in their run to the final, snaring 16 wickets in 14 matches.

Here’s a reminder of his IPL Bowling performance year by year,

2012 : 24 wickets, best bowling figures – 05 wickets for 19 runs , 2013 : 22 wickets, best bowling figures – 04 wickets for 13 runs , 2014 : 21 wickets, best bowling figures – 04 wickets for 20 runs 2015 : 07 wickets, best bowling figures – 04 wickets for 19 runs , 2016 : 11 wickets, best bowling figures – 03 wickets for 26 runs , 2017 : 10 wickets, best bowling figures,  03 wickets for 39 runs . 2018 : 17 wickets, best bowling figures, 03 wickets for 18 runs, 2019 : 10 wickets, best bowling figures, 02 wickets for 19 runs, 2020 : 05 wickets, best bowling figures, 02 wickets for 28 runs, 2021 : 14 wickets, best bowling figures, 04 wickets, for 21 runs.

With a remodeled action, Narine is still one of the toughest spinners to face in IPL 2022 and the West Indies star had said he wants to represent KKR in the future as well and finish his career at the popular franchise.

“Yeah I have always told Venky Mysore that hopefully, I don’t play for any other franchise, I have loved my stay at KKR so hopefully I start and finish her,” Narine told KKR.

“I think it’s a great achievement. You don’t see many overseas players stay with one franchise. Luckily, I am one of them and hopefully, I can continue to be with them in the future.”

Sunil Narine becomes the 9th bowler overall to get to the 150-wicket landmark. He is also the 6th spinner to pick up at least 150 wickets in the IPL.


Dwayne Bravo – 181 in 158 matches , Lasith Malinga – 170 in 122 matches , Amit Mishra – 166 in 154 matches , Yuzvendra Chahal – 157 in 122 matches , Piyush Chawla – 157 in 165 matches
R Ashwin – 152 in 175 matches , Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 151 in 140 matches , Harbhajan Singh – 150 in 163 matches , Sunil Narine – 150 in 143 matches

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