A single dot ball might not sound like a big achievement, but a series of them makes the batter do some silly things. Batters try to break this chain and most of the time get dismissed. Hence, dot balls are priceless in T20 cricket, especially when they come to batters in a barrage. Take a look at top 5 bowlers with the most dot balls in the IPL.
List of bowlers who have bowled the most number of dot balls in IPL.
5. Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga is at number 5 when it comes to most dot balls in IPL. Mumbai Indians had restricted opposition batters at a score well below the par score and for almost every time, Malinga’s dot balls played a crucial role. In 122 games, Malinga has 1155 balls and has 170 wickets with an economy of 7.14. He makes in the list of top 5 bowlers with most dot balls in IPL.
4. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine ranks at number 4 in the list of bowlers with the highest number of dot balls in the IPL. Almost for all his outings, he keeps the runs down and hardly shows the economy of above 7. This spinner has 1155 dot balls from 123 games which include 130 wickets.
3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been one of the best T20 bowlers of this generation. Bhuvi, during his stint at Rising Pune Super Giants and Sunrisers Hyderabad, has bowled 1204 dot balls and ranks himself at number 3 in the list of bowlers with most dot balls in the IPL. Along with the swing, Bhuvi uses slower balls and knuckle-balls to fool the batters.
2. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin has evolved over the years as a T20 bowler and the 1215 dot balls in his career agree to the fact. These 1215 dot balls make him the bowler with 2nd highest dot balls in the history of IPL. Ashwin has played for CSK, Rising Pune Supergiant, then went to Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals. For IPL 2022, he will play for Rajasthan Royals.
1. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh sits at the number 1 spot in the list of bowlers with the maximum number of dot balls. In 160 games, Harbhajan has 150 wickets and has bowled 1268 balls. The variations that Harbhajan had played a crucial role along with the flight and speed variations. Harbhajan played for CSK and MI. He has retired from the game.
Bowlers with most dot balls in IPL (consolidated table version)
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