IPL 2020, where players have the opportunity to show their credentials that what they are capable of. The bowling department is equally important as the batting department and the bowlers can certainly make you win or lose the match. While there are still four matches left in this year’s IPL, but there have been some breathtaking bowling performances. To make such bowling performances, we look at the bowlers who have performed best for their respective teams at the end of the group stage.
See also: IPL 2020 – Top 3 Indian batsmen
There is a special bowling award dedicated to the player with the most wickets at the end of the competition, the purple cap award. It was 2017 when the award was won by an Indian player, Bhuvneshwar Kumar who won his second consecutive award back then. At the moment, the bowling chart is being led by another overseas player but there are still matches left and any bowler can go up to the top. The top three Indian bowlers this season so far are.
Number 1: Jasprit Bumrah
The most dominant and impactful Indian bowler without any doubt. Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t won the award previously but is on song to win the award for the first time. The part of the most successful IPL team, Mumbai Indians, Bumrah has played its part in almost each of Mumbai’s title win.
Jasprit Bumrah has taken 23 wickets in 13 games (one less than then regular 14 matches) and is currently second on the list of most wickets. With an average of 15.73 and an economy rate of 6.96, Bumrah is one of the key players for Mumbai this season. With a deadly bowling combination with Trent Boult, the bowling can tear away any opposition. And It might be a matter of time when we see Bumrah finishing the IPL 2020 as the leading wicket-taker.
Mumbai Indians will play next with Delhi Capitals on November 5 at Dubai in the first qualifier of the event. The winner goes straight to the final.
Number 2: Yuzvendra Chahal
The leading spinner in the wickets chart, Yuzvendra Chahal is the most wicket taker spinner in this year’s IPL so far. With 20 wickets to his name at an economical rate of 7.16, Chahal remains the spinning wizard for RCB. On slow, turning UAE pitches, Chahal’s spin-effect can cause the spinning-effect on the opposition and he can spin the opposition single-handedly.
Coming in the crucial stages and in the middle overs, Yuzvendra Chahal always stepped up for the team when needed. Taking wickets when the captain needed, restricting runs when the team required, that is Chahal IPL performance so far. And he remains the top force if RCB want to go all the way to lift the title.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet Sunrisers Hyderabad on November 6 in the eliminator. The loser of the match will go home while the winner will then play the loser of the first qualifier to have a shot to go to the final.
Number 3: Mohammed Shami
The third on our list is Mohammed Shami. Kings XI Punjab are out of the competition but not before putting up a comeback fight at the later part of the event. Mainly supporting the team when needed, Shami has rocked back the opposition at the start and the back end of the innings.
With 20 wickets to his name and featuring in all the matches for KXIP, Shami remained the leading wicket-taker for the franchise. With sheer pace with the new ball, Shami has often dented the opposition and provided his team the needed start but the team failed to qualify for the playoffs after having several chances of getting qualified. 3/15 remained his best figures in the competition.