The year 2008 brought in a revolution in the Indian cricket scenes with the introduction of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The inaugural season of now one of the most successful league in the world was played first time in the year 2008.
The IPL has brought in a new revolution to the Indian cricket. Thanks to the IPL, many new talents are coming through and many deserving players are getting the success they deserve.
The 1st edition was quite a exciting one, however there are boys or kids who were too little to even what is IPL at that time. As such, many people don’t remember or know any massive achievements from the inaugural season.
Today in this article, we will take a look at Top 5 most wicket-taker in the IPL 2008 season.
Manpreet Gony, who started his career with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, performed brilliantly in the tournament and was given a place in the Indian team on the basis of this, but he could not continue his excellent performance further. Manpreet Gony took a total of 17 wickets in 16 matches at an economy rate of 7.38 for Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural IPL season and was the fifth highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
Shane Watson is counted among the most successful players of the Indian Premier League, who performed well for the Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season of this tournament and also made his team the champion. Watson was an all-rounder in the first season, taking 17 wickets in 15 matches at an economy rate of 7.07 and scoring 472 runs in the same number of matches at a strike rate of over 151.
In the first season of the Indian Premier League played in 2008, Sreesanth also performed brilliantly for Kings XI Punjab. India’s fast bowler Sreesanth took a total of 19 wickets at an economy rate of 8.63 in 15 matches for his team in that season and he was the third highest wicket-taker in that season with so many wickets.
Under his captaincy, Shane Warne, who made Rajasthan Royals the champion in the very first season of the Indian Premier League, also performed well with the ball. Shane Warne was the second highest wicket-taker for his team that season. Shane Warne made a valuable contribution to the team by performing brilliantly in the initial season of IPL and during that time he took a total of 19 wickets in 15 matches at an economy rate of 7.76.
Sohail Tanvir was the highest wicket-taker in the IPL 2008
Sohail Tanvir performed exceptionally well for Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League and was the highest wicket-taker in that season as well as captured the Purple Cap. Tanvir played only 11 matches for Rajasthan in IPL 2008 and in those matches he took 22 wickets at an economy rate of 6.46. Sohail Tanvir made his team the IPL champion on the basis of his wonderful performance.