A bowler in known to play with the psyche of the batpsman. Reading his mind and thus delivering deceptive balls. Let’s see what has been happening in the bowler’s camp in the past decade of IPL. We could help you pick your IPL 2020 DREAM11 team bowlers and fielders from this list.
Said one to the other, “It’s so much fun to bowl”,
“To trouble the batsman, to coax and cajole”!
Most number of dot balls in IPL: The surest way to frustrate a batsman!
Harbhajan Singh – 1249 till date
Lasith Malinga – 1155 till date
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – 1124 till date
Amit Mishra – 1111 till date
Piyush Chawla – 1109 till date
Most number of maiden overs in IPL: The phrase originally meant to “sweep off” (to have an extraordinary overpowering effect) an unmarried women off her feet, lending it’s meaning to cricket, where the bowler has swept the batsmen off by not letting him score!
Dhawal Kulkarni – 8 maidens till date
Lasith Malinga – 8 maidens till date
Sandeep Sharma – 8 maidens till date
Praveen Kumar – 10 maidens (retired in 2018)
Irfan Pathan – 14 maidens (retired in 2018)
Bowler with the best economy rate in IPL: Mommy’s favourite boys!
Anil Kumble (2009 – 2010) – 6.57 in 42 matches
Muttaiah Muralitharan (2008 – 2014) – 6.67 in 66 matches
Rashid Khan (2017 – 2019) – 6.55 in 46 matches
Sunil Naraine (2012 – 2019) – 6.67 in 110 matches
Most expensive bowlers in a match (IPL): When pleasantries were served!
2013 – Ishanth Sharma (SRH) gifted away 66 runs to CSK Umesh Yadav (DD) was a treat to RCB for 65
2014 – Sandeep Sharma (KXIP) presented 65 runs to SRH
2018 – Basil Thampi (SRH) handed out 70 runs to RCB
2019 – Mujeeb (KXIP) bestowed 66 runs to SRH
Most wickets taken by a bowler in IPL : A terror on the field!
Lasith Malinga – 170 wickets till date
Amit Mishra – 157 wickets till date
Harbhajan Singh – 150 wickets till date
Piyush Chawla – 150 wickets till date
Dwayne Bravo – 147 wickets till date
Most number of hat-tricks in IPL : a rare event!
Amit Mishra – 2008 (DD vs DC), 2011 (DC vs KXIP), 2013 (SRH vs PWI)
Yuvraj Singh – 2009 (KXIP vs RCB), 2009 (KXIP vs DC)
Most number of catches taken by a player in IPL: a breed of grasshoppers I say!
Suresh Raina – 102 catches till date
AB De Villiers – 84 catches till date
Rohit Sharma – 83 catches till date
Keiron Pollard – 82 catches till date
Dwayne Bravo – 74 catches till date
Most number of stumpings by a player in IPL : when the castle goes crashing!
MS Dhoni – 38 till date
Robin Uthappa – 32 till date
Dinesh Karthik – 30 till date
Wriddhiman Saha – 19 till date
Parthiv Patel – 16 till date
Adam Gilchrist – 16 (retired in 2013)
Now for the most interesting and incredible Hat-trick of the decade : IPL
The only player to have dropped a catch of the same player for three consecutive balls :
Keiron Pollard – MI vs CSK (2013) When Keiron Pollard (MI) dropped Michael Hussey three times in three consecutive deliveries. None could ever beat this record we are guessing!
We are somewhat done with the list of accomplished batsmen, bowlers and fielders of IPL in the last decade. There is a reason for us to have delved into these records of IPL. We would like you to know that our next article would talk about our DREAM11 team.
Yes, the latest sponsor of IPL. This online fantasy game had taken the world by a storm on its advent. Imagine a team of your choice with players from the whole wild world! Dream11 gave people the opportunity to do the unthinkable and has thus risen the bar of entertainment. See you soon with our formidable line up of players!