Bowling a dot ball is difficult for any bowler in the T20 format. In order to deliver a dot ball, a bowler needs to have three factors in his bowling art which are speed variations, delivering a bowl at a good line, and hitting a bowl at the proper length. By utilizing all these factors, any bowler can easily deceive a batter in the t20 format of cricket. In the case of IPL, there are many bowlers who have bowled dot balls and restricted batters of the opposition to scoring a big total. In this article, we will have a look at the top 10 bowlers who have bowled the most dot balls in IPL history.
Top 10 Bowlers Who Have Most Dot Ball in IPL History
1. Buhvenshwar Kumar
Buhvenshwar Kumar is among the leading bowlers in IPL history who have bowled the most dot balls. If we look at his dot balls, he has bowled 1415 dot balls in 145 IPL matches with an outstanding 7.29 economy. His dot balls and maiden overs helped Sunrisers Hyderabad to set some amazing records in IPL.
In addition to this, he has taken 154 wickets and ranks among the top 10 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in IPL.
2. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine is one of the most experienced bowler in IPL who started his career in 2012 for Kolkata Knight Riders. He has several bowling records to his name, the most prominent of which are the highest number of wickets in IPL and the highest number of 04 wickets hauls (07).
Since his IPL debut for KKR, Sunil Narine served as the backbone of the KKR bowling unit. In total, 147 IPL innings, he has 1391 dot balls to his name and ranks at number 02 position on the list of bowlers who have bowled most dot balls in IPL.
3. Ravi Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin represented 05 IPL teams; Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, and Rising Pune Supergiants. He is a very economical bowler with a healthy economy rate of 6.93 and is also among the top 10 bowlers with the most wickets in IPL. In addition to this, he has taken 04 man of the match awards in IPL.His dot balls have been a massive benefit in his bowling career. In total, he has bowled 1382 dot balls in his IPL career.
4. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh not only had an excellent international career for India, but he also achieved success in the IPL. In total, he took 150 wickets in 163 IPL matches with a 7.08 economy rate.
If we look at his dot balls in IPL, he has bowled 1268 dot balls in his career and ranks at the number 04 position. Harbhajan Singh represented 03 IPL teams Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Mumbai Indians.
5. Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga was an integral part of the Mumbai Indians bowling unit from 2009 to 2019. He is the Highest Wicket Taker for Mumbai Indians with 170 wickets in 122 IPL matches. In total, he has bowled 1155 dot balls with a 7.14 economy rate. Lasith Malinga is among those IPL bowlers after Sunil Narine and Kagiso Rabada who have taken 6 four-wicket hauls. He also served as Mumbai bowling mentor from 2018 to 2021.
6. Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra is considered an underrated IPL bowler, but his name appears on almost all of the list of Indian premier league records. In total, he has represented 03 IPL teams; Deccan Chargers, Delhi Capitals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He took 12 Man of the Match awards in IPL which are the most number of awards by a front-line IPL bowler. If we look at his number of dot balls, he has bowled 1154 dot balls in 154 IPL matches with a 23 bowling average. Moreover, he has 04r times four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul in his IPL career.
7. Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawala played for 04 IPL teams; Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, and Kolkata Knight Riders. In total, he played 165 matches and took 157 wickets with a 7.88 economy rate. He is among the most experienced players on the list of those IPL players who have played more than 150 IPL games. If we look at his dot balls, he has 1151 dot balls to his name in IPL history.
8. Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the most capable bowlers from Mumbai Indians in IPL. He is a dot ball king for Mumbai, having bowled many dot balls on winning occasions. In total, he has bowled 1109 dot balls in 119 IPL games. In addition to this, he has 142 wickets to his name in IPL and ranks among the top 10 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in IPL history.
9. Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav represented 03 IPL teams; Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has bowled 1105 dot balls in his IPL career. In total, he took 135 wickets in 133 IPL matches. In addition to this, his fast bowling stats are quite promising in IPL. His highest bowling speed is 151.54 Kmph which he bowled in IPL 2012.
10. Praveen Kumar
Despite the fact that Praveen Kumar left the IPL in 2017, his name appears on numerous records lists. His most famous IPL accomplishment is bowling the most maiden overs (14). Apart from maiden overs, he has 1076 dot balls to his name and ranks at the number 10 position on the list. He is still remembered as one of the best swing bowlers for India with a solid performance at both the international and IPL levels.
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|Player||No. of Dot Balls||Season|
Most Dot Ball in a Single Match in IPL
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|Bowler||No. of Dot Balls||Teams|
|Deepak Chahar||20||CSK vs KKR|
|Munaf Patel||19||RR vs KKR|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||18||RCB vs CSK|
|Dwayne Smith||18||GL vs KKR|
|Dale Steyn||18||DCH vs RCB|