A maiden over in T20 cricket is like a speck of gold dust. A maiden over in IPL not only restricts the batters but also plays a major role to pressurize the batter. This pressure can get better of batter and hence maiden overs are called the gold dust in T20s. Let’s look at the bowlers with most maiden overs in IPL.
List of players who have bowled the most number of maiden overs in IPL
5. Sandeep Sharma
Sandeep Sharma, the swing bowler ranks at number 5 in the list of bowlers with the most number of maiden overs. He has bowled a total of 8 maiden overs in 95 innings. Sandeep is famous for his niggardly and tight bowling in the power play and that’s where he has bowled most of his maiden overs. With metronomic accuracy, he has 110 wickets in his account.
4. Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan bowler is considered as the best bowler in the history of IPL. He was the savior of the Mumbai Indians. Lasith also has 8 maiden overs in 122 games which include 170 scalps as well. The bowling economy of 7.13 is best in this list of bowlers with the highest number of maiden overs in the IPL.
3. Dhawal Kulkarni
Dhawal Kulkarni, the Mumbaikar has played for several teams in his IPL career. In 92 games, he has 8 maiden overs and has 86 wickets. These 8 maiden overs make him sit at number 3 in the list of bowlers who have bowled the most maiden overs in the history of IPL.
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2. Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan, the left-hand swing bowler ranks at number 2 with 10 maiden overs. With an economy of 7.77, he has claimed 80 wickets in 101 games. He played for many franchises and mostly as the opening bowler. This makes it even more special as batters are always trying to cut loose in the early overs to give their team a good start.
1. Praveen Kumar
Pravin Kumar is the other opening swing bowler on the list. He ranks at number 1 in the list of bowlers with the most number of maiden overs in the IPL history. In 119 games, this swing king has 14 maiden overs in his career. He has picked a total of 90 wickets, most of them were picked by fooling the batter with the swing.
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