Who is the Best Bowler in IPL?


Evaluating the best bowlers in the IPL was way more difficult than analyzing the batsmen's results. Eco+Avg along with Dot percent seemed like a safer measure to test a bowler's implementation of plans on the ground, where only SR+Avg was sufficient to investigate batters' results. The deciding categories through with the best bowlers have analyzed are Overall, powerplays, middle overs, at death, top 20 hitters, top 20 anchors, while defending, bowling first, and the big stage.

Due to the spread of coronavirus within the country, the fourteenth season of IPL2021 is postponed. Since the matches are due, we can’t analyze the new changes made in the data. We will continue looking for the figures from the 13th season of the IPL which was in 2020. Well, who was the best bowler in IPL 2020? Since the IPL was held in the UAE, we all predicted the top wicket-takers to be more spinners. However, seven fast bowlers are among the top ten wicket-takers this season, contradictory to our standards. It demonstrates the fast bowlers' dominance in the huge event.

When debating the best bowler in IPL history, several names come to mind. We have attempted to provide you with a decent assessment of all of these big names:

Lasith Malinga

When asking, who is the best bowler in IPL, this name speaks out loud, a Sri Lankan bowler known for his lethal Yorkers. The Mumbai Indians' talented bowler has taken 170 wickets in 122 games, with a bowling average of 20, responsible for winning many victories of IPL champions. Being the top wicket-taker with taking 40 wickets in his IPL career, referring to him as the best bowler in the IPL isn't an exaggeration.

Piyush Chawla

From 2008 to 2013, Piyush Chawla was a member of the Kings XI Punjab team in the IPL. Later in the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings. The bowler has more than 150 wickets to his name and a 7.81 economy figure. He was picked by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL auction in February 2021, ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. It’s sad that being an efficient player, this bowler hasn't had the respect he deserves for his bowling abilities.

Dale Steyn

Despite being one of the most impressive bowlers to have competed in the IPL, this bowler did not have the good fortune to win the trophy. The player has a remarkable career, having taken 96 wickets in 92 matches at an average of 24.73 and a strike rate of 21.93. The player has played for Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Steyn is a hard-hitting all-around fast bowler who can reach speeds of over 150 km/h (97.3 mph) while bowling for Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2010 IPL.

Harbhajan Singh

This bowler is undoubtedly counted as one of the world best bowlers. The famous bowler spent ten years with the IPL champion Mumbai Indians (MI) and later switched to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). In 160 games, the bowler has taken 150 wickets with an economy rate of 7.05 and a strike rate of just about 23, making him one of the best bowlers in IPL.

Jasprit Bumrah

This Mumbai Indians bowler is capable of bowling in a variety of styles. Bumrah has 82 wickets in his 77 games as a bowler. If the IPL is really about finding Indian talent and providing them with a voice, the Mumbai Indians must take credit for Bumrah's meteoric rise. Like his Mumbai Indians teammate, Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga, he earned a reputation for having an uncanny ability to reach the blockhole. In the limited-overs game, he has developed into an invaluable asset for the Indian team. With an average speed of 142 km/h, he is considered one of India's best bowlers.

Ravichandran Aswin

This player from Tamil Nadu has played for CSK, Kings XI Punjab, and Delhi Capitals. Ashwin bowls a variety of combinations and flights the ball, allowing it more opportunities to spin and dip on the batsman. He bowled leg-breaks and googlies in the 2013 IPL too. In 139 matches, he has 125 wickets to his name and has been the most prolific wicket-taker in the middle overs. He was also the top wicket-taker of the 2010 season, with 13 wickets and the best bowling figures in t20 tournament for Chennai Super Kings, and he was named player of the tournament.

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine has proven to be a valuable member of the Knight Riders' squad. He, according to KKR CEO and MD Venky Mysore, is on par with Andre Russell in terms of all-around skills. He began off as a pinch-hitter for the team and worked his way up to becoming one of our best openers. He is one of the most desirable players in the IPL due to his power-hitting with the bat and tricky combinations with the ball.  In the powerplay overs and even at the death, Narine has been hugely successful. When it comes to batting, Narine began opening the innings for KKR in 2017 and has since developed into a fantastic striker of the ball. Sunil has a strike rate of 168.34 in the IPL and has scored 771 runs. His latest adventures for Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League remind us why KKR hasn't let go of him since 2012.

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