Best Spinners in the IPL History
Spinners are a very important aspect of any bowling attack in any format of the game. The role of a spinner varies with the situation they are bowling in and their natural ability to take wickets or stem the run flow or both. The highest team total in the history of IPL was scored by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) versus Pune Warriors in IPL 2013 when Chris Gayle powered his way to 175 of just 66 deliveries. Royal Challengers Bangalore ended up with a score of 263-5 in 20 overs and it could be a good chance to earn some money on online IPL betting. The best spinner in the glittering history of IPL is Amit Mishra as he has taken the most wickets of all the spinners to have ever graced the tournament.
The 38-year-old Amit Mishra is an IPL legend in his own right. The Indian international has the most hattricks any bowler has taken in the history of the tournament. He is also the second leading wicket-taker in the tournament’s history.Amit Mishra also holds the record of having dismissed a single batsman the most number of times in the history of the tournament. He shares this record with fellow countrymen Zaheer Khan and Sandeep Sharma. These impressive numbers prove how consistently he has performed at the stage of IPL and is rightfully crowned as the best spinner in the IPL history. Amit Mishra has taken 160 wickets at the strike rate of 19.75 with an economy of 7.34 runs per over in IPL. The veteran spinner has represented Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, and Deccan Chargers in the tournament.
Ravichandran Ashwin has also lit up the tournament with his bowling and consistent performances. The Tamil Nadu-born cricketer has taken 138 wickets in 154 matches with a strike rate of 23.40 and an economy of 6.87 runs per over. He is known for his carrom ball which has been a nightmare of batsmen in the league. He was one of the standout performers for the Chennai Super Kings side that won the IPL back-to-back in 2010 and 2011. Ashwin has also represented Rising Pune Supergiant and Kings XI Punjab in the tournament’s history. Now on the roaster of Delhi Capitals, the Indian legend has still a lot of cricket still left in him.
Just like Amit Mishra, Yuzvendra Chahal has not been able to repeat his success on the international stage. When it comes to IPL, Yuzvendra Chahal becomes a menace for the batsmen. His ability to beat the batsmen with his variations and pace makes him the lethal spin bowler that he is today. The Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler has 121 wickets to his name in just 99 IPL matches. The Indian international has claimed his IPL wickets at an impressive strike rate of 17.60 and an economy of 7.67 runs per over. The Haryana-born spinner has also represented Mumbai Indians between 2011 to 2013 in his IPL career.
Next up in the list of the best spinners in IPL is none other than Sunil Narine. The West Indian mystery spin bowler made the batsmen’s life miserable at the crease. He has struggled with his action which has been reported multiple times during his career. He has struggled to regain his old form after remodeling his bowling action. To date, he has 127 scalps to his name in just 120 IPL matches with a strike rate of 21.93and at an impressive economy rate of just 6.77 runs per over. The Trinidad and Tobago-born spinner has also become a hard-hitting batsman and often opens the innings for his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
The 22-year-old Afghan sensation has already become a phenomenon in the world of cricket. The leg spinner has conquered the franchise T20 cricket and IPL has been no different. He has 75 wickets in 62 IPL matches with a strike rate of 19.68 and a phenomenal economy of 6.24 runs per over. His ability to beat the batsman with his variations and especially his deadly googly is the main reason for his success. Like Sunil Narine, he is cementing his reputation as a deadly low order batsman as well. He represents Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL).