Indian Premier League is the toughest league for bowlers than for batters. Even the best international bowlers don’t bowl at the same in IPL. Bowling a dot ball in IPL is much more complicated than bowling in other format. In this article, we will see bowlers who bowled the most dot balls in IPL history.
1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the leading fast bowlers in the Indian cricket team. He bowled the most dot balls in IPL history. His presence on the list is no surprise as he can swing the ball and has much more variations than any other bowlers in the world. He has played 133 matches and bowled 1415 dot balls in IPL history.
2. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin is one of the best off-spinners in the world. He is the leading spinner in the Indian test team. He is known for his dot ball bowling ability and has more variations. He bowled 1384 dot balls in IPL and currently playing for Rajasthan Royals.
3. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine is like a guard for Kolkata Knight Riders for many years. He is like the head of the bowling department and leading the bowling side over the years. He has played 136 matches and bowled 1382 dot balls in IPL.
4. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan led the Indian bowling attack for many years. He is one of the best off-spinners ever to play the sport. He conquered a fourth place in the list by bowling 1312 dot balls in 163 matches. He is undoubtedly the best spinner in IPL.
5. Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. He started his IPL career in 2009 with Mumbai Indians and finished his career with Mumbai Indians in 2019. He has played 122 matches and bowled 1217 dot balls in his career.
6. Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra is the leading wicket-taking spinner in the history of IPL. He reached the sixth position on this list by bowling 1183 dot balls in his career. He had taken 166 wickets in 154 games. In 2021 he played for Delhi Capitals and didn’t play the last season.
7. Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla debuted in 2008 and played 165 IPL games. He has played mainly in Kolkata Knight Riders and later switched to Chennai Super Kings. In 2022 he played for Mumbai Indians. He has bowled 1167 dot balls in his career.
8. Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar has played 119 matches in IPL. He has picked 90 wickets in IPL and bowled 1148 dot balls in his career. He played his last game with the Gujarat Lions franchise. He was one of the best swingers of the ball in the past. He played IPL from 2008 to 2017.
9. Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav is the third player from KKR on the list. He was known for his costly spell, but surprisingly he appeared on this list. He has bowled 1040 dot balls in IPL so far. Out of his 123 dismissals, he made 87 dismissals for KKR alone.
10. Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is the youngest player to enter the list and the most deserved one. He is the leading pacer of the most successful franchise and has been phenomenal over the years. He has bowled 1083 dot balls so far. He could reach the top position on the list if he continues this domination.