Over the years, the batsmen have dominated in the Indian Premier League and the bowlers have taken a beating. We have seen load of fours, sixes and franchises getting past the 200 run mark has become common in this day and age but the bowlers have found ways to negate this and have managed to keep the scoring down with the variaty of new deliveries. Some use the sligy action while the others use slower bouncer or a wide of the crease yorker.
The bowlers have toiled hard and developed a few tricks of their own, they have mastered the art of delivering dot balls which is crucial in the T20 format. Some variations they have developed have which made it hard for the batters to read, Dot balls are like gold dust in T20 cricket, dots help to build scoreboard pressure on the batsmen, which leads to a wicket. Let’s have a look at the players who have bowled the most dots ball in the Indian Premier League.
List of the most dot balls bowled by a player in the IPL
1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 1406 dots in 146 matches
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been one of the finest bowlers when it comes to deats and bowling with the new ball, he leads the charts of the most dot balls bolwed by a player, he has bowled a staggering 1406 dot balls in 146 match and has also managed to pick up 154 wickets.
2. Sunil Narine – 1391 dots in 148 matches
Sunil Narine comes second on the list of the most dot balls bowled in the Indian Premier League. Narine has bamboozled many batters with his spin, he has been one of the hardest spinners to score runs against and been the most effective bowlers in the middle overs in the history of the league. The mystry spinner has picked up 152 wickets in 148 matches and has bowled 1391 dot balls.
3. Ravichandra Ashwin – 1387 dots in 184 matches
Ashwin has been the best off spinner in the Indian Premier League from teh time he made his debut for the Chennai Super Kings, He has bowled 1387 dot ball and has taken 184 wickets which is the highest in this list of bowlers. Ashwin has developed the carrom ball and lots of variations which have helped him bowl dot balls.
4. Harbajan Singh – 1268 dots in 163 matches
Harbhajan Singh comes four on the list of the most dots bowled in the IPL, he has been a very clever bowler and had one of the most lethal doosra in the game, Harbhajan has bolwed 1268 dots in 163 matches.
5. Lasith Malinga – 1155 dots in 122 matches
Lasith Malinga was the most impactful bowler of his ear, he has dominated T20 cricket and was the most dangerous bowler in the IPL as well. His slingy action was very hard to pick and he bowled some lethal yorkers. Malinga managed to bowl 1155 dots in the 122 matches he has player. Malinga also developed a slower ball towards the end of his career which was equally hard to pick.
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