It is, in cricket, common for a batsman to have a weak link in their batting. It might be a negative line or length the batsman tends to play along with. When you play the game for a long time, there is a high chance that your opposition can find weaknesses in your batting, thanks to the technological advancements present these days.
For instance, Indian batsmen, a decade back, had got the tendency to get dismissed to short deliveries. It played a big role in Indian cricket’s losses in overseas conditions. Things changed now as the modern-day Indian cricketers have evolved to take on the demons on the pitch more effectively than before.
Likewise, some bowlers have an edge over a type of players. For instance, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has the liking to bowl against left-handed batsmen. If you look at the list of his favourite Test victims, you will find his dominance against left-handed batsmen.
This article will discuss the bowlers who were able to pick the wickets of the same batsman multiple times in the Indian Premier League.
Bowlers to dismiss a batsman most number of times in IPL
|BOWLER||VICTIM BATTER||DISMISSALS||RUNS CONCEDED||INNINGS|
|Zaheer Khan||MS Dhoni||7||74||11|
|Sandeep Sharma||Virat Kohli||7||78||14|
|Amit Mishra||Rohit Sharma||7||87||17|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||Robin Uthappa||7||123||15|
|Sunil Narine||Rohit Sharma||7||137||18|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Quinton de Kock||6||44||8|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Rishabh Pant||6||47||12|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Glenn Maxwell||6||49||10|
|Mohit Sharma||Ambati Rayudu||6||52||12|
|Ashish Nehra||Virat Kohli||6||60||10|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Parthiv Patel||6||65||14|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Mayank Agarwal||6||72||9|
|Piyush Chawla||Ambati Rayudu||6||75||12|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Ajinkya Rahane||6||90||16|
|Pragyan Ojha||MS Dhoni||6||98||12|
|Zaheer Khan||Gautam Gambhir||6||109||12|
Interestingly the top two wicket-takers, Lasith Malinga and Dwayne Bravo, don’t feature in this list. Malinga has dismissed Brendon McCullum, Manish Pandey, & Shikhar Dhawan 4 times each. Virat Kohli has never got out to Lasith Malinga. On the other hand, the champion bowler, Dwayne Bravo, has picked Rohit Sharma 5 times – his personal best in the league.
Interestingly, Ashwin, who tops the bowlers’ list for dismissing most opening batsmen, has dismissed Robin Uthappa, a right-hander, most times in his IPL times.
Indian IPL stalwarts Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and Ambati Rayudu feature twice, thanks to their longevity in the tournament.
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