Overseas Bowlers with IPL Hat-Tricks: Best Bowling Spells

Bowlers generally don’t have a great day in T20 cricket, especially in a tournament like the IPL, where talented players across the world play. For foreign bowlers, it is difficult to contain the batters, as they are not familiar with the conditions. However, some bowlers made their mark in the tournament and in the IPL betting platforms.

Bowlers like Makhaya Ntini, Sunil Narine, and Rashid Khan are some of the foreign bowlers who have made their mark in the IPL by taking hat-tricks.

 IPL Hat-Tricks by Overseas Bowlers

The following is a list of overseas bowlers who have picked up a hat-trick in the IPL:

Makhaya Ntini vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 2008

Makhaya Ntini, the South African fast bowler, bowled a superb spell when the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) took on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 18th May, 2008. His four-wicket haul restricted the Kolkata Knight Riders to just 149 runs. In this spell, Makhaya Ntini picked up a hat-trick, taking the wickets of Sourav Ganguly, Debabrata Das, and David Hussey. CSK won the match by ten wickets, and Makhaya Ntini was named the player of the match for his 4/21.

 Sunil Narine vs Kings XI Punjab – 2013

Sunil Narine, the mystery spinner, was at his best when the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) took on the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on 16th April, 2013. Bowling first, KKR restricted KXIP to just 157 runs, thanks to a sensational hat-trick by Sunil Narine, who picked up wickets of David Hussey, Azhar Mahmood, and Gurkeerat Mann. Despite the valiant efforts with the ball by Sunil Narine, KKR lost the match by four runs.

 Shane Watson vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2014

Shane Watson, a talented Australian all-rounder, showed his worth with the ball when the Rajasthan Royals (RR) played against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on 8th May, 2014. SRH batted first and could only manage 134 runs as Shane Watson picked up a hat-trick. The hat-trick included wickets of Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, and Karn Sharma. Unfortunately, a superb spell from Watson could not take RR over the line, as SRH won the match by 32 runs.

 Andrew Tye vs Rising Pune Supergiants – 2017

Andrew Tye, a strong T20 bowler, showed his class when the Gujarat Lions (GL) took on the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) on 14th April, 2017. RPS batted first and managed to reach 171 runs and could have scored more had Andrew Tye not picked up five wickets. Andrew Tye’s five-wicket haul consisted of a hat-trick, where he picked up wickets of Ankit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, and Shardul Thakur. GL won the match comfortably by seven wickets, and Andrew Tye was named the player of the match for his 5/17.

 Samuel Badree vs Mumbai Indians – 2017

Samuel Badree, one of the most talented T20 bowlers, bowled a superb spell when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) took on the Mumbai Indians (MI) on 14th April, 2017. Batting first, RCB scored a below-par 142 runs on the back of a brilliant half-century by Virat Kohli. MI had a terrible start, as Samuel Badree picked up a hat-trick in the third over of the innings. The hat-trick included the wickets of Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Rohit Sharma. Despite the hat-trick and a four-wicket haul by Samuel Badree, MI won the match by four wickets.

 Sam Curran vs Delhi Capitals – 2019

Sam Curran, a brilliant all-rounder from England, made a great impact on the game when the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) took on the Delhi Capitals (DC) on 1st April, 2019. KXIP batted first and posted 166 runs on the board, as David Miller and Sarfaraz Khan scored crucial runs. DC looked set to chase down the total, but it was Sam Curran who changed the course of the match with a superb hat-trick. Sam Curran’s hat-trick consisted of the wickets of Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, and Sandeep Lamichhane.


Rashid Khan vs KKR – 2023

Rashid Khan, the magician with the ball, showed why he is considered one of the best T20 bowlers when the Gujarat Titans (GT) took on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 9th April, 2023. GT batted first and scored 204 runs thanks to quick-fire half-centuries by Sai Sudarsan and Vijay Shankar.

KKR looked to comfortably chase down the total, but Rashid Khan had other ideas and picked up a hat-trick, where he managed to pick up the wickets of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Shardul Thakur. KKR went on to win the match as Rinku Singh smashed five sixes of the last five balls.

 Probable Bowlers to Take Hat-Tricks in IPL 2024

            The following is the list of bowlers who could take a hat-trick in the IPL 2024 season:

  • Rashid Khan
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Trent Boult

 Concluding Thoughts

Bowlers usually get smashed all around the park, especially in T20 cricket, where the batters have complete freedom to go after the bowling. Talented bowlers find a way to make an impact, irrespective of the batters and the surface on offer. Some overseas bowlers have found success and picked up hat-tricks to make a big impact on the match. IPL fans will hope that they get to see more hat-tricks by their favourite bowlers in the IPL 2024.