Top 5 bowlers from the UAE segment of IPL 2014

Top 5 bowlers from the UAE segment of IPL 2014

The IPL has been played before in the UAE. During the 2014 general elections in India, the first 20 games of the IPL were played in the UAE.

4. Mohit Sharma: 7 wickets at an economy of 6.84

Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma. (Photo Source: IANS)

The shrewd and street smart Mohit Sharma had a good start to the 2014 season.  The pitches of UAE assisted him and he picked up a 4 for 14 against a strong Mumbai Indians line up. His variations and the slower ball were very effective for him.

Mohit Sharma played his first IPL season in 2013 for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and put in an exceptional performance to pick up 20 wickets. He bettered his performance in the 2014 season by picking up 23 wickets and emerging as the highest wicket-taker of the season. This run of form even helped him find a spot in India’s World Cup squad for 2015. He continued putting in consistent performances up till the 2017 season and has a total of 91 wickets in the IPL. However, since the last few seasons, his pace has considerably dropped and his variations have become more predictable.

Nevertheless, Sharma will be turning up for a new franchise, Delhi Capitals this year and with the conditions suiting a player like him, he will look to make the most of this opportunity and look to win games for the Capitals.