IPL 2020: Here’s why RR pacer Jofra Archer is the most lethal bowler in IPL 13

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Rajasthan Royals‘ bowler Jofra Archer has been ruthless in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2020 as the pacer has been consistently fired searing thunderbolts. He notched the fastest delivery of this season, which was bowled at 153.62 KPH.

The speedster has not shied off from crossing 90mph even in the conditions which rarely favoured pace and as a matter of fact, Archer has bowled the top eight out of ten fastest balls bowled in the IPL 2020 so far.

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Australian pacer Pat Cummins is ninth on the list with highest speed of 151.70, while South Africa tearaway Anrich Nortje‘s 151.12 kmph ball ranks tenth in the tally.

Notably, RCB’s Navdeep Saini is the fastest bowler among Indians, with his top speed being 149.34. However, he is placed at 31st position in the tally.

Top 10 Fastest Balls in IPL 2020:

POS PLAYER Speed (km/h)
1
JofraArcher
153.62
2
Jofra Archer
153.36
3
Jofra Archer
153.23
4
Jofra Archer
152.55
5
Jofra Archer
152.26
6
Jofra Archer
152.13
7
Jofra Archer
151.93
8
Jofra Archer
151.75
9
Pat Cummins
151.70
10
Anrich Nortje
151.12

 

Interestingly Archer has not only bowled maximum fastest balls as he also tops the ‘Most Dot Balls’ tally. The Englishman has so far managed 101 dot balls from 32 overs.

Most Dot Balls in IPL 2020:

POS PLAYER Mat Inns Ov Runs Wkts Dots Avg Econ SR
1
Jofra
Archer
8 8 32 210 12 101 17.50 6.56 16.00
2
Rashid Khan
8 8 32 171 10 85 17.10 5.34 19.20
3
Anrich Nortje
8 7 28 202 8 77 25.25 7.21 21.00
4
Jasprit Bumrah
7 7 28 222 11 76 20.18 7.92 15.27
5
 Trent Boult
7 7 27.2 219 11 70 19.90 8.01 14.90

 

Talking about Archer’s overall performance in IPL 13, the 25-year-old has bagged 12 wickets in eight matches so far at an economy rate of 6.56. He has been useful with the bat as well – having scored 88 runs at a strike rate of 220.