“A dot ball in Twenty20 is like gold,” South African great Shaun Pollock once said, emphasising the difficulty of executing a dot ball in T20 cricket. The format, often criticised for being too batsman-friendly, is an extremely popular form of the game wherein a batsman can single-handedly turn a match on its head with a breathtaking cameo. But the game has evolved over the years, with bowlers having developed new skills, and they are now equally capable of winning games.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed numerous game-changing spells. It has also provided a platform for rookie bowlers to showcase their talent. A three-wicket haul in a 20-over game is considered a remarkable achievement, and the IPL has recorded just 20 five-wicket hauls in 12 seasons.
Here’s a look at the best bowling figures in the history of IPL.
1) Alzarri Joseph: 3.4-1-12-6 (Rajiv Gandhi…