Indian Premier League (IPL) is a tournament which is highly tilted in the favour of batsmen and doesn’t offer much to the bowlers. Shorter boundaries, just two fielders outside the 30-yard circle in the powerplay overs and prevalence of flat pitches are some of the conditions which make things hard for the bowlers.
But despite all the hurdles, if a bowler is able to maintain a good economy rate then there is no doubt about his talent.
Here we take a look at top five bowlers with best economy rates (who have bowled minimum fifteen overs) in IPL 2020.
Rashid Khan – 5.37
The 22 years old Rashid Khan has been a rock solid performer for his sinking team SRH. With 20 wickets in 16 matches, he is the highest wicket-taker for his team. He has bowled 64 overs at an impressive economy rate of 5.37. His best performance came in the match against Kings XI Punjab, where he picked 3 wickets while giving away just 12 runs in 4 overs.
Washington Sundar – 5.96
Royal Challengers Bangalore owes a lot of their success to the spinner and all-rounder Washington Sundar. Although he has not been very successful in claiming wickets with just eight of them in 15 matches, he has been very crucial in restricting the opponent batsmen. In the 50 overs that he has bowled in the tournament, he has given just 298 runs, which translates to 5.96 runs per over.
Jofra Archer – 6.55
Rajasthan Royals’ Archer is the only pacer in the list courtesy his dangerous bowling which force batsmen to play him carefully. The Englishman has bowled 55.4 overs so far and conceded 365 runs at an economy rate of 6.55. Archer also has 20 wickets to his name and has bowled 4 of the Top 10 fastest deliveries in IPL 2020.
Axar Patel – 6.61
The Delhi Capitals’ all-rounder has picked up only nine wickets in his IPL 2020 campaign but his excellent economy-rate of 6.61 has helped his side to secure their maiden IPL finals berth. Patel has conceded just 311 runs in 47 overs that he has bowled so far in the tournament. The 26-year-old spinner has a strike rate of 31.33
Chris Morris – 6.63
Bowling all-rounder Chris Morris has proved to be a great addition to his side RCB. He is not just an economical bowler (6.63 per over), but also a great striker with 11 wickets in nine matches. With a bowling strike rate of 17.27, he is one of the best in the tournament. His best figures came against Rajasthan Royals, where he picked four wickets for 26 runs.