IPL 2023: Punjab Kings pacer Kagiso Rabada becomes fastest to 100 IPL wickets

The Punjab pacer has played for the first time this season in the match and picked up the dangerous Wriddhiman Saha to reach the milestone. He is also the fastest player in IPL to get to 100 wickets, on the 64th inning.

Rabada, who has played for Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings in the IPL so far, thus becomes the 20th bowler to reach three figures of wickets in the IPL.

Rabada made his IPL debut for Delhi Capitals in 2017 and played for them till the IPL 2021 season. Punjab Kings acquired the Proteas speedster last season for INR 9.25 crore and so far he has been a vital part of the Punjab zigsaw.

Kagiso Rabada IPL Career

Kagiso Rabada so far has played 65 matches in IPL and has 100 wickets to his name. The South African bowler has 4+ wickets on 6 occasions, with his best bowling figure being 4/21.

Kagiso Rabada IPL Wickets by Years

Year Team Wickets Best Bowling
2017 Delhi Capitals (DC) 6 2/20
2018 DC
2019 DC 25 4/21
2020 DC 30 4/24
2021 DC 15 3/36
2022 Punjab Kings (PBKS) 23 4/33
2023 PBKS 1*

Kagiso Rabada: First South African to 100 IPL Wickets

The 27-year-old has also become the first South African bowler to pick up 100 IPL wickets. The closest Proteas player to him is Dale Steyn, who picked up 97 wickets in the tournament.

Rabada is also the 5th overseas player to cross the three-figure mark in the IPL wickets tally.

Fastest 100 Wickets in IPL

Kagiso Rabada – 64 Innings

Lasith Malinga – 70 innings

Harshal Patel – 81 innings

Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 82 innings

Amit Mishra, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra – 83 innings

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