Punjab Kings fast bowler Arshdeep Singh produced a stellar show with the ball en route to picking up a maiden five-wicket haul in the IPL. Against Rajasthan Royals in Match 32 of the IPL 2021, left-arm pacer Arshdeep finished with 5/32 to bowl RR out for 185. Moreover, at one stage they looked set to go past 200.
Arshdeep became the third-youngest bowler to grab a five-for in the IPL. At 22 years and 228 days, Arshdeep went a place above Ishant Sharma. Ishant Sharma had achieved his maiden IPL five-wicket-haul at the age of 22 years and 237 days by claiming 5/12 against the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011. Ahead of Arshdeep are Jaydev Unadkat and Alzarri Joseph.
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However, in this article, we will discuss the 4 youngest bowlers to take a five-for in IPL history. SportzPoint.com is here with all the details for you.
#1. Jaydev Unadkat | 21y 204d
Rajasthan Royals(current) seamer Jaydev Unadkat is the youngest bowler to take a five-for in IPL. Very few fans may remember that the left-arm fast bowler from Saurashtra. Jaydev Unadkat achieved his maiden five-wicket haul in IPL way back in 2013. He was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) back then. And he recorded figures of 5/25 against Delhi Daredevils at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Virat Kohli’s heroics powered the visitors to a score of 183 runs in the first innings. Unmukt Chand and Ben Rohrer played magnificently for Delhi as they took the home side near the target. However, Unadkat’s brilliant bowling performance denied Delhi the win. He had dismissed Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag before he came back and sent Chand, Kedar Jadhav, and Morne Morkel back to the pavilion. Bangalore won that match by 4 runs.
#2. Alzarri Joseph | 22y 168d
The West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph comes at 2nd spot of the youngest bowlers to take a five-for in IPL. He takes a hattrick against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a match of IPL 2019. Despite a batting failure, Alzarri Joseph’s sensational six-wicket haul guided Mumbai Indians to a massive 40-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL). Arshdeep becomes the second youngest bowler after Unadkat to takes a five-for in IPL overtaking Ishant Sharma.
The 22-year-old Caribbean, not only helped Mumbai win. But, he also rewrote the record books after registering the best ever bowling figure in the league’s history. Defending a paltry total of 137, debutant Joseph was the key architect behind Mumbai’s exceptional win. As the pacer shattered the Hyderabad batting line-up which fell like a pack of cards.
#3. Arshdeep Singh | 22y 228d
The Punjabi young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh took that record to a mini crescendo, enacting the second part of his 2021. Punjab Kings fast bowler Arshdeep Singh produced a stellar show with the ball and picks up a maiden five-wicket haul in the IPL. Against Rajasthan Royals in Match 32 of the IPL 2021, left-arm pacer Arshdeep finished with 5/32 to bowl RR out for 185. Although, at one stage they looked set to go past 200.
This is his maiden IPL fifer to underline his rapidly improving career graph. Rajasthan Royals were at the receiving end of the 6’3” Arshdeep in Dubai. Though they avoided a major batting collapse unlike Royal Challengers Bangalore the previous night against Kolkata Knight Riders.
#4. Ishant Sharma | 22y 237d
Ishant Sharma bowled a dream spell against Kochi Tuskers Kerela which helped Deccan Chargers register an easy win in IPL 2011. Sharma harassed Kochi with his seam and bounce. If Parthiv Patel was stunned by the exaggerated seam movement, Raiphi Gomez was a victim of indifferent bounce, Brad Hodge failed to negotiate Sharma’s inswinger, Kedar Jadhav was beaten for pace and Mahela Jayawardene was beaten by the steep bounce. Jayawardene gave a mistrustful look at the wicket. The scores of the top six batsmen read: 0, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0. It was bizarre. There were no real demons on the wicket. The fiends were all in the minds.
Kochi was dismissed for 74 in the 17th over. Ishant bowled only three overs, but his initial maneuver never let Kerala get back into the game. Deccan Chargers won the match by 55 runs as Ishant Sharma takes 5/12 in his three overs.