T20 cricket has always been considered the batsman’s game. With bats getting heavy, boundaries are becoming shorter. It is very tough for a bowler to succeed in T20 cricket. Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed several great bowlers outsmarting batsmen with their brains, tactics and bravery.
Earlier teams used to invest heavily in batsmen in IPL auctions. But with evolving tactics in T20 cricket, bowlers now get a lot of attention in IPL auctions. A great bowler is worth the gold in an IPL franchise. IPL teams rely heavily on them to give important breakthroughs and economic spells. Find out the top death-overs specialist in IPL history.
Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh for MI, Rashid Khan for SRH, Sunil Narine for KKR, and Yuzvendra Chahal for RCB are some of the top names which come to mind when we hear about a team heavily dependent on bowlers to give impactful spells.
In this article, we will look at the top ten players who have picked the most wickets for a single franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League.
No surprises, legendary MI pacer Lasith Malinga finds his place in the first position on this list. Among all pacers on the list, Malinga has the best economy rate (7.1). He also has the best bowling average (19.8) among all pacers.
Among spinners, KKR legend Sunil Narine has the record for most wickets taken for a single franchise in IPL. Narine has a great chance to replace Malinga in the first position on this list.
Rashid Khan has the best economy rate (6.3) and best bowling average (20.6) among all spinners for a single franchise in the history of IPL. He carried the SRH bowling lineup with his impactful spells.
DJ Bravo has the worst economy rate (8.4), and Ravindra Jadeja has the worst bowling average (27.5) among all bowlers on this list. Bumrah and Bhajji for MI, Chahal for RCB, and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) for SRH are other big names present in this list.
Looking at the age of all bowlers, Bumrah might end up at the top position in this list after 4-5 years.
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