List: Bowlers who Bowled Most Dot Balls in Death Overs in an IPL Innings

Jasprit Bumrah, on his spell of the first-ever five-wicket-haul in IPL against KKR in match 56 of IPL 2022, created a record of bowling 11 dot balls in the death overs. No other bowler has ever done this in a tournament that spans more than 15 seasons. Easily he is one of the best death overs specialists in IPL.

In his bowling performances of 10/5 in 4 overs, including a maiden, he bowled the 18th and 20th overs for his team, picking up 3 wickets and 11 dot-balls. While coming in to bowl the final over of the KKR innings, Bumrah was 9/5 and had the opportunity to pick his 6. If he had picked his 6, that could have ended the stint of Alzarri Joseph, who currently holds the best bowling performance in IPL.

This article will discuss the bowlers who have bowled 9 or more dot balls in death overs in IPL, i.e., the overs between 16-20.

Jasprit Bumrah (MI)11KKR20223
Ravindra Jadeja (GL)10RPSG20162
Imran Tahir (DD)9MI20153
Praveen Kumar (RCB)9RR20103
Brett Lee (KXIP)9CSK20090
Brett Lee (KXIP)9DD20092
Mohammed Shami (KXIP)9DC20192
Chris Morris (RR)9KKR20214
Mustafizur Rahman (DC)9PBKS20220
Sunil Narine (KKR)9MI20143
Sohail Tanvir (RR)9MI20084
Shardul Thakur (CSK)9RCB20210

Stats Insights

The Indian pace-head, Bumrah, also features in the list of bowlers who have bowled most dot balls in the tournament’s history.

Ravindra Jadeja is another bowler to bowl 10 dot balls in this phase of an innings.

Chris Morris and Sohail Tanvir were able to pick 4 wickets in death overs while bowling 9 dot balls in the same phase.

Read: Our top five list of the best-ever spell by a bowler in IPL

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