IPL 2021: All-time best bowling figures in the history of Indian Premier League
T20 is often called just a batsmen’s game. But even in this shortest format of cricket, bowlers have won their team on many occasions. There are many such matches in the history of IPL in which bowlers have led their team to victory with their spell. So let’s have a look at the top three best bowling performances in the history of the Indian Premier League:
3. Adam Zampa (6/19 vs SRH in 2016):
Adam Zampa announced himself to the IPL in style as he took a 6forr in just his second match in the league in 2016. He was vital in restricting Sunrisers Hyderabad to a total of 137/8 in 20 overs. However, the SRH bowlers made even this total look tough as Rising Pune Supergiants could only manage 133/8 in their innings, and lost the thriller by 4 runs. Zampa’s figure thus remains the best bowling performance in a losing cause.
2. Sohail Tanvir (6/14 vs CSK in 2008):
It was a hypnotizing spell in the inaugural season of IPL in 2008! Sohail Tanvir helped Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings with some crazy bowling on the display. He took 6 wickets in 14 balls along with 17 intermittent dot balls. He led his team to an 8-wicket victory.
1. Alzarri Joseph (6/12 vs SRH in 2019):
The Mumbai Indians bowler has the best bowling figures in an IPL match. The Windies pacer picked up six wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 edition in his debut season, breaking an 11-year-old record held by Sohail Tanvir. Joseph only played three matches before suffering an injury and did not pick up a single wicket in the other two matches he played, but he made a difference when his team needed it most.II was defending a low total of 136 and Joseph’s spell helped the team bundle SRH out for 96.