Trent Boult became the second-highest wicket-taker in the powerplay in the history of the Indian Premier League, during Rajasthan RoyalsIPL 2024 Qualifier 2 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Starting the match on level terms with fellow Royals’ pacer Sandeep Sharma on 59 wickets, Boult dismissed three SRH batters, all in the first six overs, to solely move into the second spot with 62 scalps. 

The Sunrisers’ experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the way with 71 dismissals in the powerplay with Deepak Chahar and Umesh Yadav rounding off the top five.

Though Boult picked up 3/45 in his four overs against SRH, the Royals fell short by 36 runs in the Qualifier 2 game at Chennai to signal the end of their journey in IPL 2024.

Boult was in great form in IPL 2024, providing excellent starts for the Royals with the ball. The left-arm pacer finished the campaign with 16 wickets from 16 games averaging 27.68 at an economy rate of 8.30.

In fact, 12 of those 16 wickets taken by Boult this year came in the powerplay, the highest by any bowler in the initial phase of IPL 2024. Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Mitchell Starc was second with 11 dismissals in the first six overs of the competition this year.

The New Zealand pacer was also the pick among bowlers for most wickets in the first over this season, sending back seven batters with the new ball. With that, his tally of first-over wickets swelled to 29, the highest by any bowler in the history of IPL. 

The 34-year-old pacer also had the rare distinction of dismissing Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma twice in the first over this year.


Most wickets in powerplay in IPL



Wickets in powerplay

Bhuvneshwar Kumar


Trent Boult


Sandeep Sharma


Deepak Chahar


Umesh Yadav


Ishant Sharma