Top 5 most economical bowlers in IPL

Top 5 most economical bowlers in IPL

Twenty20 is a batsman’s game. But one good over with the ball can definitely change the game. Here we have a look at the top 5 most economical bowlers in IPL so far. For this the minimum criteria we have selected for qualification in this category is a minimum of 100 overs bowled by the bowler. Presenting you the top 5 most economical bowlers in IPL in reverse order.

5. Anil Kumble (Royal Challengers Bangalore) [Econ. Rate: 6.57]

Anil Kumble bowls

Fifth in the list is the retired spinner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Anil Kumble. In the three seasons he played for the Bangalore outfit, Anil Kumble has bowled with an economy rate of 6.57 and has accounted for 45 wickets in the 160.5 overs he bowled. Kumble has also take 2 four wicket hauls and a five wicket haul in IPL in the three seasons he played with best figures of 5-5.

4. Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) [Econ. Rate: 6.54]

Lasith Malinga takes a return catch

Fourth in the list is the paceman of Mumbai Indians, Lasith Malinga. He has bowled 282.2 overs in IPL so far and has bowled with an economy of 6.54, which is superb given that he is a death bowler. He is also the only bowler to have taken more than 100 wickets in IPL so far. Mumbai will definitely expect a lot from him in the seventh edition as well.

3. Dale Steyn (Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers, Sun Risers Hyderabad) [Econ. Rate: 6.34]

Dale Steyn had M Vijay out for a duck

Third in the list is Dale Steyn, the new ball specialist of Hyderabad outfit. He has bowled 266 overs in the IPL so far and has taken 78 wickets at an economy rate of 6.34 from 69 matches. He has constantly rattled the top order of any team and his team will again expect him to do so in this edition.

2. Ravichandran Ashwin (Chennai Super Kings) [Econ. Rate: 6.34]

Ajinkya Rahane was bowled by R Ashwin

Second in the list is the reliable offie of Chennai Super Kings, Ravichandran Ashwin. He has the same economy rate as of Dale Steyn but is ahead as he has played less number of matches than the paceman. Ashwin has bowled at a rate of 6.34 and has taken 64 wickets from the 67 matches he has played. Ashwin will come handy on the slow and low pitches of UAE, where the first leg of IPL will be played and all eyes will be on him as he has rediscovered his magic during the recently concluded World T20.

1. Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) [Econ. Rate: 5.47]

Sunil Narine struck twice in the 16th over

Topping the list is Sunil Narine, the economical spinner of Kolkata Knight Riders. Instrumental in the victory of the outfit in 2012, Narine has bowled 123.1 overs in IPL so far and he has taken 46 wickets so far at an economy rate of 5.47 in the 31 matches he played. He has also taken three 4-wicket hauls and a 5-wicket hauls at a strike rate of 16. Narine will be the most important trump card in the Kolkata outfit, if they want to regain the IPL title yet again.

Stats updated till last match of IPL 6.