IPL bowling records : best figures & most wickets in a series.
Sohail Tanvir One has to say that IPL is a tournament tilted towards batsmen, from flat pitches to shorter boundaries and powerplays and why not? it's devised for people to watch sixes flying as they dig into their dinner every evening but cricket always was and remains a game where bowlers can do more damage on their best days than batters. This brings us to couple of questions = who are the best bowlers in IPL and which bowler has got most wickets in a single series so far as we enter the sixth edition? following are your answers..

Best figures in IPL
Sohail Tanvir is the only bowler to take a six wicket haul in an IPL match, achieving the feat against Chennai Super Kings while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the very first edition which Jaipur team won against all odds. James Faulker (twice), Anil Kumble, Ishant Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Laxmipathi Balaji, Munaf Patel, Jaidev Unadkat, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Sunil Narine are only 12 other bowlers so far to take a fifer in Indian premier league twenty20 games..

Our following list is limited to bowlers who have taken at least 5 wickets in an innings.

Best bowling figures in IPL T20 matches.
Bowler (Team) Ovs Wkts Runs Versus Date
Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan) 4.0 6 14 Chennai 4 May 2008
Anil Kumble (Bangalore) 3.1 5 5 Rajasthan 18 Apr 2009
Ishant Sharma (Deccan) 3.0 5 12 Kochi 27 Apr 2011
Lasith Malinga (Mumbai) 3.4 5 13 Delhi 10 Apr 2011
Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai) 4.0 5 16 Hyderabad 7 Apr 2012
Amit Mishra (Delhi) 4.0 5 17 Hyderabad 15 May 2008
Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai) 4.0 5 18 Chennai 22 Apr 2011
Sunil Narine (Kolkata) 4.0 5 19 Punjab 15 Apr 2012
James Faulkner (Rajasthan) 4.0 5 20 Hyderabad 27 Apr 2013
Munaf Patel (Mumbai) 4.0 5 21 Punjab 10 May 2011
Laxmipathi Balaji (Chennai) 4.0 5 24 Punjab 10 May 2008
Dimitri Mascarenhas (Punjab) 4.0 5 25 Pune 12 Apr 2012
Jaidev Unadkat (Bangalore) 4.0 5 25 Delhi 10 May 2013
Rohit Sharma (Hyderabad) 2.0 4 6 Mumbai 6 May 2009

Most wickets in IPL
RP Singh, the left arm medium pacer, was the surprise leader in list of most upto the 2011 edition but now Lasith Malinga has taken over and extended the lead too. Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Irfan Pathan and Piyush Chawla also feature.

Most wickets in an IPL series
The race for purple cap, which leader of wicket takers in the tournament gets, has always been intriguing but who's the bowler with most wickets in one series of Indian Premier league? Answer is RP Singh in 2009 Lasith Malinga in 2011 edition as Mumbai Indians dominated (didn't I say bowlers win cricket matches?). RP Singh won it in 2009, Sohail Tanvir in 2008 while Pragyan Ojha in 2010.
Most wickets by a bowler in one IPL tournament or series.
Bowler (team) Wkts Mts Ovs Runs Eco. Best IPL year
Dwayne Bravo (Chennai) 32 18 62.3 497 7.95 4/42 2013
Lasith Malinga (Mumbai) 28 16 63.0 375 5.95 5/13 2011
James Faulkner (Rajasthan) 28 16 63.1 427 6.75 5/16 2013
Morne Morkel (Delhi) 25 16 63.0 453 7.19 4/20 2012
Sunil Narine (Kolkata) 24 15 59.1 324 5.47 5/19 2012
Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai) 24 19 70.0 456 6.51 3/14 2013
Mitchell Johnson (Mumbai) 24 17 64.0 459 7.17 3/27 2013
RP Singh (Hyderabad) 23 16 59.4 417 6.98 4/22 2009
Mohit Sharma (Chennai) 23 16 53.5 452 8.39 4/14 2014
R Vinay Kumar (Bangalore) 23 16 60.1 493 8.19 3/18 2013
Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan) 22 11 41.1 266 6.46 6/14 2008
Lasith Malinga (Mumbai) 22 14 55.3 350 6.30 4/16 2012
Sunil Narine (Kolkata) 22 16 64.0 250 5.46 4/13 2013
Munaf Patel (Mumbai) 22 15 54.2 358 6.58 5/21 2011