Delhi Capitals’ fast bowler Kagiso Rabada bowled brilliantly in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and has named a special record. Rabada’s tally of 29* wickets in the ongoing tournament is the highest for a Delhi Capitals bowler in all 13 seasons and also the 2nd highest number of scalps bagged by a bowler in IPL 2020. No another bowler has bagged more wickets than Kagiso Rabada in a single IPL edition.
On Sunday, while playing against SunRisers Hyderabad, he took 4 wickets for 29 runs in his 4 overs quota. Rabada also took three successive wickets in this match, but he did not get a hat-trick. Actually, it happened in the 19th over of the second innings when captain Iyer handed over the ball to Rabada.
Rabada dismissed Abdul Samad (33) off the third ball of the 19th over at the hands of Keemo Paul. Just after that, on the fourth ball, he sent Rashid Khan back to the pavilion for 11. He was then on a hat-trick but the next ball he threw, was given wide by umpire. However, on the very next ball, the fifth ball, he dismissed Shreevats Goswami for zero. In one sense, he took three consecutive wickets, but it was not a hat-trick due to throwing a ball wide in the middle.
With 26* wickets this season, Kagiso Rabada (25 wickets in IPL 2019) has bettered his joint-record with Morne Morkel (25 wickets in IPL 2012).
Most Wickets in a Single IPL Season For Delhi Capitals (Previously Delhi Daredevils):
- Kagiso Rabada (IPL 2020): 29*
- Morne Morkel (IPL 2012): 25
- Kagiso Rabada (IPL 2019): 25
- Anrich Nortje (IPL 2020): 20*
After taking four wickets against SunRisers Hyderabad, he has a total of 29 wickets to his name this season. With this, he has now come second in the IPL season in terms of maximum wickets. IPL’s record of highest wickets in a season is named after Dwayne Bravo. He took a total of 32 wickets in the year 2013 and he is number one. Now Rabada has come in at number two and has left behind Lasith Malinga and James Faulkner.
The Top 5 bowlers to Have Taken The Most Wickets in an IPL Season-
- Dwayne Bravo (2013) – 32 wickets
- Kagiso Rabada (2020)– 29 wickets
- Lasith Malinga (2011) – 28 wickets
- James Faulkner (2013) – 28 Wickets
- Jasprit Bumrah (2020) – 27 wickets
On the basis of Rabada’s lethal bowling, DC made it to the final of IPL 2020. In this match, Delhi had scored 189 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs and gave Hyderabad a target of 190 runs to win. In response, the Hyderabad team was able to score 172 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by 17 runs.
Delhi Capitals has made it to the finals for the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Now on November 10, Delhi Capitals will face the defending champions, Mumbai Indians in the final contest of the league.