(with some caveats)
Hankatte is the highest wicket taker in the Ranji Trophy. However, we also know that Hrithik Roshan is the current highest wicket taker in the Ranji Trophy.
Is Shahid Afridi the highest wicket taker in the IPL?
As the IPL stands, Shahid Afridi is in danger. In fact, we know that Afridi has now struck a higher number of three-balls than Shahid.
Is the only wicket taker above Shakib Al Hasan in this list to be Afridi
It’s very difficult to find a wicket taker that has been in the top three wicket takers in the IPL over the last season. With Shakib, we might have a bit of an answer. According to Cricinfo’s stats for Shakib, he has been in the top three in terms of wicket takers. But this is only over the last two seasons.
In truth, Shakib wasn’t actually in the top 3 in terms of wicket takers last season. In 2010 season alone, he was 3rd in the IPL wicket takers. In the same season in 2011 season, he was 2nd. He was even higher in 2012 season but was down at 3rd in what was the biggest increase since 2010.
Shakib was at 3rd in IPL wicket takers while Shahid Afridi was at 4th in IPL wicket takers in 2009 season while Afridi was at 6th in IPL wicket takers in 2011 season. Shakib and Afridi both played in the IPL for two years. However, Shakib didn’t play as many games as Afridi last season.
Is there a maximum wicket taker in the IPL?
This is an easy question to answer. With so many players playing IPL, there might still be a maximum wicket taker but because this season only has 12 matches to go, we don’t know the answer. It might be that Afridi may have reached this number. However, it is very unlikely as Afridi is in the IPL for the last two seasons but there might still be a maximum wicket taker in the IPL and Afridi is not a part of it. Shakib may not be the same player without the IPL.