With Indian Premier League 2020 recording the highest average of sixes across all editions, the bowlers have faced rather an uphill task to tame the batsmen. Despite that, IPL 2020 has witnessed some incredible bowling spells that have left the opposition batsmen stunned.
Here we take a look at the three best bowling spells in IPL 2020 after the completion of three weeks:
Jasprit Bumrah (4-0-20-4) vs RR
Mumbai Indians (MI) frontline bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, returned to his blazing form in the 20th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 against Rajasthan Royals (RR).
The pacer completely dominated the RR batting unit by picking up four wickets in his quota of overs and conceding only 20 runs. His fiery spell guided MI to a 57-run win at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Bumrah got rid of Steve Smith, the Royals’ captain, to open his account in the wickets’ column. Then he castled Rahul Tewatia, who could have done a lot of damage in the death overs. Apart from the dangerous duo, Jasprit also accounted for the wickets of Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal. The 26-year-old is currently second in the list of leading wicket-takers in the tournament with 11 scalps.
Kagiso Rabada (4-0-24-4) vs RCB
Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer Kagiso Rabada, who is known for his pace, wreaked havoc against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the match no. 19 of IPL 2020. Rabada clinched four wickets against RCB in four overs, conceding 24 runs with an economy of six to help DC win the game by 59 runs.
Rabada bowled his heart out against RCB – where he dismissed Virat Kohli (43), Washington Sundar (17), Shivam Dube (11) and Isuru Udana (1).
In the process, the South African pacer also equalled the record of fast bowler Vinay Kumar in IPL of clinching at least a wicket in 19 matches in a row.
Ravi Bishnoi (3-0-29-3) vs RCB
20-year-old Ravi Bishnoi produced a masterclass of an over to help Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad on 201/6 in the match no. 22 of IPL 13. After reaching 160 for no loss, SRH fell off to 175/5 in just three overs courtesy of some exceptional bowling by the spinner.
It was the young Bishnoi who initiated the KXIP fight back as he dismissed SRH openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow in the same over after the duo had stitched a 160 run stand for the first wicket.
Bishnoi again wreaked havoc and sent Abdul Samad back in the dugout after he tried to go for the big slog. SRH lost 5 wickets in a span of three overs and got reduced to 175/5.
However, KXIP lost the match by 69 runs as they were bowled out for 132 runs in just 16.5 overs.