The first edition of Indian premier league was played in 2008. IPL is the most expensive and most watched league in the world. IPL has seen many occasions where many new records were made.
IPL has proved to be a great platform for the budding cricketers to get known to national fame. Some of them have gone on to getting selected in the International team.
Thanks to the IPL, many players have scored unprecedented runs since 2008 till 2020. They have breached the 4000 runs mark in such a short period of time. In this article, we will see the top five bowlers with the best economy rate:
1. Rashid khan (6.24)
Rashid khan is the most unpredictable batsman in the IPL. He has many variations in his arsenals. He poses a threat to whoever is playing in the opposition.
Talking about his IPL experience, he became the part of IPL in 2017 when Sunrisers Hyderabad picked him up for 4 crores. Everyone knew that he is going to be the best ever pick by SRH considering the credentials of Rashid khan.
In 2018, Rashid khan played a significant role in helping the team to reach the final. He was the one who took a total of 21 wickets becoming the second highest wicket taker in the tournament.
He has been retained by the Sun risers Hyderabad since then.
He is also the player who has the best economy rate 6.24 in the IPL history.
2. Shaun pollock (6.54)
Shaun Pollock did not have much of an association with the IPL. He was in the IPL for the Inaugural season only. In that edition, he played a total of 13 matches where he took 11 wickets with the average of 27.36.
He also got the chance of captaining the Mumbai Indians in the absence of Sachin tendulkar and Harbhajan singh. He had already announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2008. Later he was made the coach of Mumbai Indians.
He is the bowler with the second best economy rate of 6.54.
3. Mohammad nabi (6.54)
Mohammad Nabi has been associated with the Sun risers Hyderabad since 2017. Despite being the all- rounder, he did not have much of an opportunity to prove his mettle in the IPL.
Yet, he was not the player to be missed. Sunrisers Hyderabad retained him because he was the player to rely upon when all the hopes were lost. His all rounder skills can turn the match any time. SRH considered him as a valuable player and kept him in its arsenal.
Mohammad Nabi is the bowler who has the third best economy rate of 6.54.
4. Jayant yadav (6.56)
Jayant yadav has not played much of International cricket but he has a name in domestic cricket.
Delhi Daredevils hired Jayant yadav for his services in 2015. He was later traded to the Mumbai Indians in 2019. Though he did not get many chances to play. He only played 14 matches where he took a total of 6 wickets at the average of 48.16.
Despite playing less matches, he has the best economy rate of 6.56.
5. Anil kumble (6.57)
Anil Kumble was welcomed by the Royal challenger Bangalore in 2008. He was India’s famous leg spinner who played a significant role in India’s Test victory.
Anil took 5 wickets in the 2009 IPL edition when he bowled 5 bowlers in an innings against Rajasthan Royals. He stayed with RCB for 3 years and then announced retirement from all forms of cricket ahead of IPL auction 2011.
Anil kumble is counted among the players who has the best economy rate of 6.57.