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Top 10: Most Expensive Bowling Figures in IPL History

Over the years, the IPL has seen some fierce battles between bat and ball. However, on some occasions, batters got a free pass against particular bowlers, smashing them for runs and boundaries for fun.

And, as you know, T20 games often witness high-scoring thrillers thanks to the rumbling from batters. In the process, bowlers have faced the heat, ending up with unwanted bowling figures.

In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 most expensive bowling figures delivered by bowlers in IPL history.

Most Expensive Bowling Figures in IPL

PlayerBowling Figures (Overs)ForAgainstVenueYear
Basil Thampi0/70 (4)Sunrisers HyderabadRoyal Challengers BangaloreBengaluru2018
Yash Dayal0/69 (4)Gujarat TitansKolkata Knight RidersAhmedabad2023
Reece Topley1/68 (4)Royal Challengers BengaluruSunrisers HyderabadBengaluru2024
Ishant Sharma0/66 (4)Sunrisers HyderabadChennai Super KingsHyderabad2013
Mujeeb Ur Rahman0/66 (4)Kings XI PunjabSunrisers HyderabadHyderabad2019
Arshdeep Singh1/66 (3.5)Punjab KingsMumbai IndiansMohali2023
Kwena Maphaka0/66 (4)Mumbai IndiansSunrisers HyderabadHyderabad2024
Umesh Yadav0/65 (4)Delhi DaredevilsRoyal Challengers BangaloreDelhi2013
Sandeep Sharma1/65 (4)Kings XI PunjabSunrisers HyderabadHyderabad2014
Anrich Nortje0/65 (4)Delhi CapitalsMumbai IndiansWankhede2024

Key Insights

Basil Thampi holds the record for registering the most expensive bowling figures (0/70) in the IPL. Representing Sunrisers Hyderabad, the pacer leaked 70 runs without picking a single wicket against RCB in 2018.

31 of the 69 runs conceded by Yash Dayal came off in an over, making it one of the most expensive overs in the league. Bowling the last over against KKR, Rinku Singh slammed 5 consecutive sixes after Umesh Yadav took a single off the first ball.

37 runs conceded by Prasanth Parameswaran and Harshal Patel in a single over in the IPL. This is the most runs leaked by any bowler off one over in the league.

More than 150 bowlers have given away 50 or more runs in their spells at least once in the IPL. Among them, 8 have conceded 50+ runs in 5 or more innings.

18.66 is the worst economy rate among the bowlers who have conceded 50 or more runs in a spell. Mitchell Marsh (Pune Warriors) and Harshal Patel (RCB) leaked 56 runs in their respective 3 overs against RCB and Kings XI Punjab. Coincidentally, both instances unfolded at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in 2013 and 2014.

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