The Indian Premier League has seen batters dominate over the year but the bowlers have developed their skill set and have been successful in keeping the scoring rate down. Economical spells are highly valued in the IPL as they can influence the outcome of matches, control the momentum, and contribute to the success of a team. Bowlers who can consistently maintain a tight line and length, vary their pace, and execute their skills effectively.
Economical spells help in controlling the momentum of the game. By conceding fewer runs, a bowler can prevent the batting team from getting a high score. It also builds pressure on the batsmen to take risks and score quickly which can lead to batsmen playing aggressive shots and committing errors. In this article, we will list out the most economical spells bowled in the Indian Premier League.
List of players with the most economical spell in the history of the IPL
1. Ashish Nehra: 4-1-6-1
Ashish Nehra leads the charts for the most economical spell in the Indian Premier League. His ability to angle the bowl into the right-handers troubled a lot to the opposition batsmen. He has a brilliant record in IPL as well. His most economical spell came against Kings XI Punjab in 2009 IPL where he gave away only 6 runs in his 4 over, he also scalped a wicket and bowled a maiden over.
2. Yuzvendra Chahal: 4-1-6-1
Yuzvdendra Chahal comes 2nd on the list, he has been a consistent performer for different franchises in IPL. Chahal bowled a fantastic spell against Chennai Super Kings in the 2019 season, registering 4-1-6-1.
3. Fidel Edwards: 4-1-6-0
Fidel Edwards comes 3rd on the list, he has played very limited matches in the Indian Premier League but has been very impressive. In the year 2009, Edwards bowled a brilliant spell against KKR, giving away only 6 runs on his 4 overs, he also bowled a maiden but went wicket less in the match.
4. Lockie Ferguson: 4-1-7-2
Lockie Ferguson comes 4th on the list, Ferguson bowed a magnificent spell against RCB in the 2017 season where he picks up two wickets in the 4 over, giving away only 7 runs. There was also a maiden bowled in this match-winning spell.
5. Rahul Sharma: 4-0-7-2
Rahul Chahar comes 5th on the list of the most economical spell in the IPL. Playing for Pune Warriors in 2011 edition of IPL, Rahul Sharma produced an exceptional spell of bowling against Mumbai Indians giving away just 7 runs in his four-over spell.
IPL: Top 5 players with the most economical spell in IPL
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