The Indian Premier League has seen batters dominate, the bowlers have got a hammering over the years. Cricket pitches are prepared to favour batsmen, offering even bounce and true surfaces, which allows for better stroke play and run-scoring opportunities. Batsmen have developed various techniques, strategies, and innovative shots over the years to maximise their run-scoring rate in the match.
Batsmen often showcase their power-hitting skills and aim to score runs quickly and have been successful on plenty of occasions. The batsmen have also found ways to hit the ball in unconventional ways which has increased the scoring rate. In this article, we will list out the most expensive spells bowled in the Indian Premier League.
List of players with the most expensive spells in the history of the IPL
1. Basil Thampi: 0-70 runs vs RCB
Basil Thampi leads the charts for the most expensive spell in the Indian Premier League. Indian fast bowler Basil Thampi holds the record for the most expensive spell in the history of IPL. Thampi conceded 70 runs in 4 overs against RCB in the 2018 edition of IPL.
2. Yash Dayal: 0-69 vs KKR
Yash Dayal comes on the 2nd spot on the list, he finds his name on the unwanted record list. While chasing a mammoth total of 205, KKR needed 29 runs off the last over. Rinku Singh hit 5 sixes of the last 5 balls and took Kolkata Knight Riders to an unlikely victory.
3. Mujeeb Ur Rahman: 0-66 vs CSK
Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes 3rd on the list of the most runs conceded in a IPL spell, playing for Kings XI Punjab, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was hammered in the 2019 edition of IPL. He gave away 66 runs of his 4 overs.
4. Ishant Sharma: 0-66 vs CSK
Ishant Sharma comes 4th on the list of the most expensive spells in the Indian Premier League. He received a bashing at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 edition of IPL and conceded 66 runs in his spell.
5. Arshdeep Singh: 1-66 vs MI
Arshdeep Singh comes 5th on the list of the most runs conceded in a spell of 4 over in the Indian Premier League. Arshdeep Singh leaked 66 runs in his 3.5 overs. Singh missed his length and was punished on a surface which assisted the batters.
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