Hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League are known to be fairly rare as there have only been 20 hat-tricks in the 14 seasons that have been conducted to date. Though this may seem a little underwhelming, fans and experts who follow every IPL update understand that the league has always had the reputation of being batsman-friendly, and bowlers achieving a big feat such as a hat-trick is no lesser than achieving the highest possible bowling honor in the game of cricket. So even as you follow the latest sports news today, you can roll back the clock and reminisce about some of the best hat tricks of the tournament, expressed through this full list of hat tricks in IPL history.
The Indian spinner is legendary when it comes to the Indian Premier League. His efforts with the ball have never gone unnoticed, and a testament to this is his three hat-tricks that sent the cricketing world into a tizzy every single time. The first of the three hat-tricks by the bowler came in the year 2008 against the Deccan Chargers. The second was in 2011 against the Kings XI Punjab, and the third was in 2013 against the Pune Warriors India.
The only other player to take multiple hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League other than the legendary Amit Mishra is the former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. The southpaw was known as a fierce striker of the ball. But, he also showed stellar performances with the ball when he took two hat-tricks in a single year. In 2009, he stumped the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Deccan Chargers.
The Chennai Super Kings bowler was the first hat-trick taker in the Indian Premier League when he struck gold in 2008 against the Kings XI Punjab. The bowler ended up taking a total of 5 wickets that evening.
The South African bowler is part of the elite list of hat-trick takers in the Indian Premier League. He represented the Chennai Super Kings while taking his hat-trick against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural season of the league.
A surprise name in the list of elite bowlers in the Indian Premier League, the Hitman who often finds himself amid runs took a hat-trick against the Mumbai Indians in 2009, when he was representing the Deccan Chargers. Many years later, one finds this IPL update funny as his only hat-trick is against the team that he led to a whopping 5 Indian Premier League titles.
Another Indian fast bowler who is part of the elite league is Praveen Kumar. He struck gold in 2010 when he struck against the Rajasthan Royals and justified his auction price.
The Sri Lankan bowler took a hat-trick in 2012 against the Pune Warriors India and became a part of this elite list of bowlers.
The Caribbean bowling wizard who made his mark in the IPL with the Kolkata Knight Riders added another feather in his cap when he took a hat-trick against the Kings XI Punjab in 2013.
The domestic circuit veteran proved his mettle in the global T20 league when he claimed a hat-trick against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014.
After a fantastic Test series in 2016, he proved his talent in T20 as well by taking a crucial hat-trick against the Gujarat Lions.
The West-Indian bowler became an overnight sensation when he took a hat-trick against a dominant Mumbai Indians in 2017.
The Australian bowler was in red-hot form in 2017, and he solidified this by taking a stunning hat-trick against the Rising Pune Supergiant that year itself.
Being a bowler who is often trolled, he surprised his critics by taking a hat-trick against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017.
The Indian Premier League debutant from England surprised viewers by taking a hat-trick for King’s XI Punjab against the Delhi Capitals in 2017.
A surprise find for the Rajasthan Royals, the bowler proved his worth by taking a hat-trick against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019.
The most recent hat-trick taker achieved his feat against the Mumbai Indians when he helped his team get over the line with a stunning performance in IPL 2021.