Piyush Chawla – who is making his debut for the Chennai Super Kings – went past veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh to become the third-highest wicket-taker in the history of the league. Chawla reached this feat during the tournament opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Saturday at the Shiekh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Chawla got the big wicket of MI skipper Rohit Sharma to reach the feat.Also Read - IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad And Bowlers Guide Chennai Super Kings to Top of Points Table With 20-Run Win Over Mumbai Indians

At the top of the list is Sri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga (170) – who pulled out of the tournament. Following Malinga is leg-spinner Amit Mishra – who has 157 wickets. Chawla now has 151 wickets, while Harbhajan has 150 scalps to his name. West Indies cricketer Dwayne Bravo – who has not been picked for the IPL opener – with 147 wickets is at the fifth spot in the highest wicket-taker list. Also Read - IPL 2021 Points Table Today Latest After MI vs CSK, Match 30: Chennai Super Kings Claim No.1 Spot After Win Over Mumbai Indians; Shikhar Dhawan, Harshal Patel Still in Lead in IPL Orange Cap, Purple Cap List

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Lasith Malinga – 170
Amit Mishra- 157
Piyush Chawla – 151
Harbhajan Singh- 150
Dwayne Bravo- 147

From KXIP to KKR, Chawla has played in many franchises in the IPL. He would look to perform well and win the trust of his skipper MS Dhoni during the course of the league. He was CSK’s most expensive player in the last player auction as he was roped in from KKR.

Earlier, Harbhajan pulled out of the tournament citing ‘personal reasons’.

After winning the toss, CSK opted to bowl first. They got off to a good start removing MI openers Rohit and Quinton De Kock out early. Jadeja has already picked up two wickets as MI is reeling at 126 for five at the end of 15 overs.

Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya are in the middle and would look to finish well for the defending champions.