We regularly witness expensive spells in T20 leagues like the IPL. As a result, the opposition team set a very high target for the chasing team, making it challenging to recover the lost position. Sometimes it has a very negative effect on the bowler and makes recovery difficult.
As everything depends entirely on luck, any renowned bowler can even bowl expensive spells.
It’s important to remember, too, that expensive spells are not always a sign of a bowler’s embarrassing season. In truth, some of the most dangerous bowlers in IPL history have had expensive spells. We can say that famous fast bowlers are separated from average bowlers by their ability to bounce back after an expensive spell and keep on bowling.
Top 10 Most Expensive 4 Overs Spell in IPL
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Basil Thampi | 70 Runs
Basil Thampi represented Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 season of the IPL. He performed excellently throughout the 2018 season, except for one game in which he recorded the most expensive IPL spell by conceding 70 runs in four IPL overs in SRH Vs. RCB match during the 2018 season. He recorded an economy rate of 17 which is the most expensive in IPL by any bowler.
Basil Thampi was unable to recover from his expensive spell, and RCB went on to win the game by a score of 14 runs.
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Ishant Sharma | 70 Runs
Although being one of India’s top bowlers this century, Ishant Sharma had an unlucky bowling performance in the IPL. This bowling performance came in the form of an expensive spell that he bowled in the 2013 IPL season.
He conceded 65 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad in a match against Chennai Super Kings. He bowled really well in the first overs of the game, but his latter bowling was very expensive. As a result, Chennai Super Kings won that match by a massive margin of 77 runs.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman | 66 Runs
Mujeeb Ur Rahman played for Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 season of IPL. He bowled an expensive bowling spell of 66 runs versus Sunrisers Hyderabad in 04 overs of IPL 2019. His expensive spell changed the show’s dynamic and enabled the Sunrisers to score 212 runs. As a result, Kings XI Punjab lost this match by 45 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s performance in this game was so poor that he could not deliver a single maiden and take a single wicket.
Umesh Yadav | 65 Runs
Umesh Yadav represented Delhi Daredevils in the 2013 season of the IPL. He bowled an expensive bowling spell for Delhi Daredevils in the 2013 season. He conceded 65 runs in 04 overs with an economy rate of 16. Even though Umesh Yadav is the 11th highest wicket taker in IPL, he had a bad day when he set this record.
The fact that RCB had a very good batting line-up during that time, including Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, and AB De Villiers, can also be considered. This was a close match, but RCB won it by 04 runs.
Sandeep Sharma | 65 Runs
Sandeep Sharma played for Kings XI Punjab in the 2014 season of IPL. He bowled an expensive spell in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He conceded 65 runs in 04 overs with a bowling economy of 16. This was one of the most thrilling matches in IPL history. Sunrisers posted a total of 205 runs in 20 overs. Sandeep Sharma was the costly bowler condensing 65 runs in 04 overs.
In reply, Kings XI Punjab chased that target easily in the last over. Hence, Sandeep bowled badly in this match, but his team won that match; excellent recovery by Kings XI Punjab.
Sidharth Kaul | 64 Runs
The majority of you likely have no idea who Sdharat Kaul is, yet he’s on the list of IPL players with expensive spells. S Kaul played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2020 season of IPL.
He bowled an expensive bowling spell of 64 runs in 04 overs at an economy rate of 16. Despite bowling an expensive spell, he managed to claim two wickets. But he could not save his team from the defeat by Mumbai Indians and lost the match.
Josh Hazlewood | 64 Runs
Josh Hazlewood is one of the best fast bowlers from Australia who represented RCB in the 2022 season. He bowed an expensive spell of 64 runs in 04 overs with an economy rate of 16. He did well in the opening innings but struggled in the last few overs.
Not only did he perform poorly, but so did the other bowlers, and Kings XI Punjab defeated them.
Jasprit Bumrah’s Most Expensive Spell in IPL
Jasprit Bumrah bowled his most expensive bowling spell against Chennai Super Kings in 2021 at Delhi. He conceded 56 runs in four overs with an economy rate of 14 per over. He succeeded in taking only one wicket of Moeen Ali in that game.
Three times Bumrah has conceded more than 50 runs in a spell against CSK, RCB, and Dehli Capitals.