Most Wickets in PSL

Most Wickets Bowlers in the PSL History

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is well-known for generating world-class bowlers each season. Several bowlers have dazzled the audience with their world-class skills. The finest aspect of PSL bowling skill is that it is still developing fast, and given the level of remaining PSL bowlers, future bowlers will be very motivated to compete with the present generation of bowlers. Here below is the list of bowlers taking the most number of wickets in the history of the Pakistan Super League – PSL.


Player Inn Wkts BF Ave Econ 5w
Wahab Riaz 76 103 4/17 21.29 7.59 0
Hasan Ali 63 81 4/15 23.07 7.83 0
Shaheen Afridi 50 70 5/4 20.77 7.63 1
Shadab Khan 60 65 5/28 24.23 7.26 1
Faheem Ashraf 49 64 6/19 20.71 7.94 1
Mohammad Nawaz 66 61 4/13 25.78 7.26 0
Sohail Tanvir 59 55 4/13 31 7.93 0
Mohammad Amir 58 54 4/25 29.59 7.38 0
Imran Tahir 37 53 3/7 17.83 6.94 0
Shahid Afridi 51 47 5/7 26.51 7.21 1



1). Wahab Riaz – 103 Wickets

Wahab, Peshawar Zalmi’s frontline bowler, has been with the squad since the start of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) flagship tournament. In 77 matches, Wahab Riaz took 103 wickets and is the only bowler to pass a hundred wickets milestone in Pakistan Super League. The left-arm pacer’s greatest bowling figures are 4/17.


2). Hasan Ali – 81 Wickets

Hasan Ali is the second bowler on the list, having played in the first five editions of the PSL with Peshawar Zalmi before joining Islamabad United for the sixth tournament. In 64 games, Hasan got 81wickets, the 27-year-best old’s bowling numbers are 4/15. Hasan also retains the record for taking the most wickets in a season. He achieved the milestone in 2019 after capturing 25 wickets in 13 games for Peshawar Zalmi.


3). Shaheen Shah Afridi – 70 Wickets

The Lahore Qalandar’s Skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi is back for another PSL season. Since the PSL’s inception, Shaheen Shah Afridi has been a prominent element of the Pakistans and Lahore Qlandars bowling lineup. In 50 games, the left-arm fast bowler has 75 wickets.


4). Shadab Khan Р65 Wickets 

Pakistan’s best all-rounder Shadab Khan is playing for Islamabad United since the first edition and comes at the number four position. Shadab Khan has 65 wickets playing a total of 61 matches in all of the Pakistan Super League editions.


5). Faheem Ashraf – 64 Wickets

The third-highest wicket-taker is Faheem Ashraf, a bowling all-rounder who previously played for two-time PSL champions Islamabad United. Faheem joined Islamabad United in 2018. For Islamabad United, he appeared in 39 games, taking 55 wickets at an average of 18.94 and a 7.84 economy rate. The right-arm pacer’s greatest bowling figures are 6/19.


6). Muhammad Nawaz – 61 Wickets

Mohammad Nawaz is the second-best spin bowler in the PSL, after Shadab Khan. Nawaz fared exceptionally well for Quetta Gladiators under the leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed, demonstrating his importance as a spinner for the club. Despite the fact that Shadab Khan is known as a PSL spin bowler, Nawaz has contributed significantly to his team’s triumphs. Muhammad Nawaz is recognized as a bowler who opens the innings, and he has done similarly for Pakistan in international cricket. The majority of his wickets came in victories, demonstrating his importance as a spinner in the league.


7). Sohail Tanveer – 55 Wickets

Sohail Tanveer, a left-arm bowler, was prominent in Pakistani cricket before Shaheen Afridi’s entrance. Amazingly, despite his inconsistent performance while playing for many PSL teams, he still managed to finish in the top 10. Sohail Tanvir has had two four-wicket hauls in the PSL. The majority of his Pakistan Super League wickets were taken in the UAE, demonstrating his bowling superiority outside Pakistan. He took over 40 wickets in Pakistan Super League matches won, demonstrating his importance to his team’s success.


8). Muhammad Amir – 54 Wickets

Despite being one of the greatest left-arm bowlers Pakistan has ever produced, Mohammad Amir’s career is being hampered by a well-known reason. Yet, he continues to perform well in all worldwide Twenty20 tournaments, including the PSL. He had a fantastic 2019 season, taking 13 wickets during the year. This was one of his greatest seasons in the Pakistan Super League, as he took the most wickets. Two four-wicket hauls are among his Pakistan Super League accomplishments.


9). Imran Tahir -53 Wickets

Imran Tahir is the third-best spinner in the Pakistan Super League, after Shadab and Nawaz. With his leg spin and googly, he is currently one of the best leg spinners in the world. What a diversity of bowling styles he has! Pakistan Super League 07 was his greatest season due to the fact that he got 16 wickets, the highest of any Pakistan Super League season. His devoted performance helped Multan Sultans reach the championship match.


10). Haris Rauf – 47 Wickets

Haris Rauf rose to popularity in the world of cricket as a result of his stellar performance while playing for the Melbourne Stars. He grabbed 16 wickets in Pakistan Super League 07, which was one of his greatest seasons. The majority of Haris Rauf’s Pakistan Super League wickets came in victories, demonstrating that he contributed to his team’s victories.



Leading Wicket Taker in PSL 8 2023


Player Inn Wkts BF Ave Econ 5w
Ihsanullah 4 12 5/12 7.66 5.87 1
Usama Mir 4 8 3/22 12.37 6.18 0
Abbas Afridi 3 8 4/22 10.25 8.33 0
Imad Wasim 4 5 3/16 20 6.66 0
Aamer Yamin 2 5 3/37 11 7.85 0
M Amir 4 4 2/30 26.75 7.64 0
Akif Javed 1 4 4/28 7 8 0
Rumman Raees 2 3 2/26 17 7.28 0
Tom Curran 2 3 2/42 24.66 9.25 0
Salman Irshad 2 3 2/38 26.66 10 0