It is generally considered that T-20 is mainly the game of batsmen where their bat does all the magic and bowlers have nothing much to do. Though, in the past few years, bowlers have also shown in this fast cricket format. They have managed efficiently to limit big shorts and as making the contest more exciting. In recent time IPL has become the most liked T-20 series, people from around the world see this tournament with curiosity. As the tournament around the corner here are some of the best bowling performances in the history of IPL that will show you the power of bowlers in this format.
1. Sohail Tanvir – 6/14 vs. CSK 2008, Jaipur
In 2008, wrong-footed Sohail Tanvir stroked the correct note against CSK (Chennai Super Kings) by picking up 6/14 at Jaipur. Sohail Tanvir confused CSK’s batsmen with his perfect line and length. The attribute of Tanvir’s bowling was the perfect control on his swing as well as the constant stump to stump line that managed to crumple the batting of CSK. The slaughter started with the first ball of the game that stopped the score of CSK to 108. The bowling figures of Sohail Tanvir (6/14) are the best bowling figure in the IPL history so far.
2. Adam Zampa – 6/19 vs. SRH 2016, Vishakhapatnam
In 2016, eighth edition of IPL during the match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa (RPS) took 6/19 against SRH. Zampa’s bowling figures of 6/19 are the second best in bowling figure in the history of IPL so far.
3. Anil Kumble (RCB) – 5/5 vs. Rajasthan Royals – 2009, Cape Town
On April 18, 2009, during the match between Royals Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals veteran -leg-spinner Anil Kumble stole the show with his incredible spell of 5/5. With his magical spell, RCB managed to bowl out Rajasthan Royals for just 58 runs while they were chasing the small target of 134. 58 is the lowest total of any IPL team in the history of IPL.
4. Ishant Sharma (Deccan Chargers) 5/12 vs. Kochi Tuskers Kerala – 2011, Kochi
In 2011, during the match amid and Deccan Chargers in Kochi, Ishant Sharma (Deccan Chargers) bowled the soul-crushing spell of 5/12 against Kochi Tuskers Kerala. In the first inning of the match, Deccan Chargers set the low target of 129 however with the mix of length deliveries and off-cutters Ishant Sharma clinched the game by his storm. 5 of Kochi’s top order batsmen got out for 0 that abridged the score of Kochi to 11/6 after the first 4 overs of their innings due to that Deccan Chargers managed to win the match by 55 runs.
5. Lasith Malinga- 5/13 vs. Delhi Daredevils 2011, Delhi
During the match between Delhi Daredevils vs. Mumbai Indians clash in 2011 at Delhi audience witnessed something extraordinary as Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) made it a one-sided match with his great bowling spell of 5/13. With his great blend of slowers one and Yorkers, Malinga unsettles the batting line of Delhi. This great bowling attack restricted Delhi to just 95 runs. Mumbai won this match with 8 wickets.