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.
|BOWLER||DOT BALLS||OPPOSITION||YEAR||WICKETS PICKED|
|Jasprit Bumrah (MI)||11||KKR||2022||3|
|Ravindra Jadeja (GL)||10||RPSG||2016||2|
|Imran Tahir (DD)||9||MI||2015||3|
|Praveen Kumar (RCB)||9||RR||2010||3|
|Brett Lee (KXIP)||9||CSK||2009||0|
|Brett Lee (KXIP)||9||DD||2009||2|
|Mohammed Shami (KXIP)||9||DC||2019||2|
|Chris Morris (RR)||9||KKR||2021||4|
|Mustafizur Rahman (DC)||9||PBKS||2022||0|
|Sunil Narine (KKR)||9||MI||2014||3|
|Sohail Tanvir (RR)||9||MI||2008||4|
|Shardul Thakur (CSK)||9||RCB||2021||0|
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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