IPL 2021: 5 Bowlers With The Best Economy Rates In The Tournament So Far

The 14th season of the Indian Premier League is all set to start from the 9th of April. Just like each year, fans are excited to watch the matches. Though like last year, the matches would be played in closed doors and no spectators will be allowed. The last year’s tournament was played in UAE due to Covid-19 restrictions and this year, it will be played back in India. Six of the stadiums have been finalized where matches will be played. The first match of the 14th season will be versus Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Just like every year, eight teams will be competing against each other to win and score high on the points table. There won’t be a home ground for any of the teams as every match will be played at the non-home stadium of the two teams. The decision is taken so that there won’t be any biasness in the stadiums.

Since the very first season of IPL in 2008, we have seen players evolving. Things have changed a lot in years. Unlike earlier times, Batsman does not play slow, instead, they start playing aggressively from the first over of the match to make big numbers. It has become a tough job for bowlers too to stop the batsmen as batsmen have got better with time. We have seen a ton of bowlers getting destroyed by batsmen. Though some bowlers have performed exceptionally well in past and took great wickets. We have listed five bowlers who had the best economic rates in the Indian Premier League


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5. Roelof Van Der Merwe – Roelof Van Der Merwe comes fifth when talking about the best economy rates. Roelof is a South African player and has played for the Bangalore team in IPL. The player has played two seasons for them and played the next two for the Delhi team. In his IPL history of four seasons from 2009 to 2013, Merwe has bowled 73.5 overs and given 498 runs which makes an average of only 6.74 runs per over. This is one of the lowest in IPL so far.

4. Muttiah Muralitharan – The former Sri Lankan cricketer comes fourth in the list. Muralitharan played three initial seasons of the Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings and the next two for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. In his five seasons IPL history, he has played 66 matches and bowled 254 overs. Out of the 254 overs, the played conceded 1696 runs with an economy of 6.67 runs per over. Muralitharan was one of the most successful bowlers in the history of cricket. In 2014, he retired from the IPL and became the bowling coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team from the next season.

3. Glenn McGrath – Glenn McGrath, the former Australian player comes 3rd on the list. McGrath has one of the best economies in the Indian Premier League. McGrath played only one season of IPL in 2008 where he played for the Delhi Daredevils team. In his IPL career, he bowled 54 overs in 14 matches where he conceded 357 runs which makes an economy of 6.61 runs per over. He also gave his career one of the best performances against the Bangalore team where he took 4 wickets for 29 runs.

2. Anil Kumble – The former Indian legend and second highest wicket-taker, Anil Kumble is 2nd on the list. He played on the behalf of Bangalore team in the first three seasons of the tournament. Kumble played 42 matches in total in which he bowled 161 overs. The player gave away 1058 runs which come to an average of 6.57 runs per over. Kumble also took five wickets in a match against Rajasthan Royals in the second season of the tournament.

1. Rashid Khan – One of the youngest players in the IPL. He plays for the Afghanistan team and has numerous records to his name. The player has 62 matches in IPL where he bowled 246 overs and gave away 1537 runs. He has the best economic rate so far of 6.24 runs. He has also taken 65 wickets in his IPL career of four years. Rashid Khan plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the IPL.

So which one of the above-mentioned players are you a fan of?

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