Top 5 Bowlers With Best Bowling Figures In IPL History

Best Bowling Figures In IPL

Throughout the history of IPL, batsmen have always been the dominant force, making this fast-paced format known as the graveyard for bowlers. However, it’s important to note that not every bowler fits this narrative in the tournament. A truly exceptional bowler is someone who can bowl with precision and control, even in challenging conditions, and can guide their team to victory by getting them out of trouble. This requires a deep understanding of the pitch and the ability to bowl strategically.

In the IPL’s rich history, we have witnessed numerous instances where bowlers have not only managed to control the batsmen with their accurate bowling but have also consistently taken wickets, even in adverse conditions. So, let’s now take a closer look at the top 5 bowlers who have achieved the best bowling figures in IPL history.

5. Ishant Sharma

Ishant has excellent high-arm action and is capable of consistently bowling at speeds close to 140 mph, which troubled the Australian team consistently in the 2008 tour. Australian captain Ponting proved helpful to Ishant and dismissed him six times in seven Test matches. On 17 February 2008, Ishant also became the first Indian to bowl the ball at a speed of 152.6 km/h (94.8 mph) against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

4. Anil Kumble

He didn’t create any lateral magic off the surface like Shane Warne, nor did he create waves around the batsmen like the wily old fox, Muralitharan. Yet he remained second behind the magical pair of Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan with 619 Test wickets. In the process, he gained considerable goodwill among fans and his teammates for being extremely aggressive and competitive on the field, as well as being composed and polite without any errors.

3. Adam Zampa

Following his remarkable hat-trick in the Matador BBQ One-Day Cup, Zampa garnered attention from T20 franchises, ultimately joining Melbourne Stars for the 2014/15 season. While excelling in shorter formats, his Shield cricket performances lacked distinction. Despite an impressive economy rate, his BBL figures, notably a 7.19 economy rate, raised eyebrows.

2. Sohail Tanvir

This left-handed batsman caused quite a commotion when he stepped onto the field with his unique jumps and delivery of his non-dominant foot. Defying expectations, his left foot led the way while bowling, leaving batsmen puzzled by his precise lines and unconventional technique. Batsmen were also left to contend with his repertoire of slow balls.

1. Alzarri Joseph

Luckily for West Indies, Alzarri Joseph has a cool head. Not the kind that curbs a fast bowler’s aggression, the kind that keeps him in good shape even after success at a young age. Joseph quickly gained fame. He led the team that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2016 and was also the fastest bowler in the competition.

PlayerOverRunWicketEconomy Rate
Alzarri Joseph 3.41263.27
Sohail Tanvir 41463.50
Adam Zampa 41964.75
Anil Kumble3.1551.57
Ishant Sharma 3.01254.00
Lasith Malinga 3.41353.54
Ankit Rajput41453.50
Ravindra Jadeja 41654.00
James Faulkner 41654.00
Amit Mishra 41754.25
Andrew Tye41754.25

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