The economy Rate matters a lot for a bowler in the T20 format especially if it is the Indian Premier League due to the lack of support from the wickets in the tournament. If any bowler bowls on a tight line and length with variations then it becomes hard for the batsmen to hit the bowler. Very few bowlers have been able to keep the batsmen quiet in the Indian Premier League, let’s have a look at the Best Economy In IPL History.
The spinner who is soaring high with his outstanding leg spin, Rashid Khan tops the list of bowlers with the best bowling economy rate in Indian Premier League history. Playing 98 IPL games so far, Rashid Khan has scalped 124 wickets, conceding 6.49 runs per over. Rashid takes 18 balls to take a wicket in the event. 4 for 24 against Lucknow Supergiants in the 2022 IPL has been his supreme performance in IPL.
Former Kiwi all-rounder, Daniel Vettori finds himself in 2nd place on the tally with an economy of 6.56. In his four IPL seasons, Vettori played 27 matches and grabbed 21 wickets at a decent strike rate of 30.38 but he used to bowl in the right places and his economy of 6.56 brags about it.
Former Indian leg spinner, Anil Kumble gets 3rd position in terms of maintaining the best economy in IPL history (6.58). Having played 42 matches, Kumble bagged 45 wickets. Kumble could ball quick spin to trap the batsmen in this format and he would not ball any bad ball to leak runs. In the 2009 IPL, Kumble took 5/5 in Capetown against Rajasthan Royals which is one of the most economical stupendous bowling performances of all time.
Probably the best fast bowler of all time, Glenn McGrath occupies the 4th spot in terms of keeping the best economy in IPL. McGrath was a part of 14 IPL games, getting 12 wickets at a good strike rate of 27. McGrath could produce swing and bounce both to get under the batsmen’s skin. McGrath delivered 54 overs in his short IPL career of 3 years (2008-2010) and leaked only 6.61 runs per over. Concisely, the Aussie legend conquered the Indian Premier League too with his exquisite bowling.
Sunil Narine is the much-anticipated name on this list, Narine is probably the best T20 spinner of this generation. Being a mystery spinner, batsmen can not predict his deliveries. Despite playing more than 120 matches, Narine maintained an economy of 6.71 with 158 wickets. The Caribbean bowler has an impressive strike rate of 22.8, while his bowling average remains at 25.5.
List of Top 10 Players with Best Economy Rate In IPL History
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Rashid Khan has the best economy in the IPL (6.49).
Jayant Yadav had the best economy in IPL 2020 (6.14), however, he played only 2 matches.
A bowler’s economy rate is derived from the total number of runs conceded divided by the total number of overs.
Sunil Narine had the best economy rate in IPL 2022, 5.57 in 14 matches.
Nitish Rana has the best economy in IPL 2023 (4.25).
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