IPL Auction 2017: The 10 most economical bowlers in IPL tournament history

The 10 most economical bowlers in IPL tournament history

Here we go with the list of top 10 economic bowlers in IPL history.


Anil Kumble – Played 42 matches, Taken 45 wickets, Rate 6.67 per over

With not so good start in the year 2008, Anil Kumble the present Indian coach brings the best of Royal Challengers in a mid way 2009. With his captaincy, he bought Royal Challengers to play in finals taking 21 wickets at 5.68 runs per over, including 5 for 5 spell that makes difficult for Rajasthan Royals to play. After that, he has shown his impressive performance in the year 2010, 2011.[adToAppearHere]


Sunil Narine – Played 66 matches, Taken- 85 wickets, Rate 6.17 per over

Bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the year 2012 the off spin bowlers is the man of the series of IPL. His performance was seen in matches where team scored at 8.02 runs per over.



R Ashwin – Played 111 matches, Taken 100 wickets, Rate 6.55 per over

Ashwin has shown full of his strength in 3rd IPL edition. He was highlighted in 2011 world cup with match winning spells to Super Kings. Over a years he has improved his performance by bowling in death overs. In the last 2015 IPL season, he showed his tight bowling by not allowing to take runs with blank run overs making rare history in IPL.


Glenn McGrath – Played 14 matches Taken 14 wickets Rate 6.61 per over

After retirement from International cricket, getting home with third world cup title Glenn McGrath made a history of the best fast bowler in IPL. He had played with full impact even in not good situations (wife dealing with terminal illness) at home. He played against Royal Challengers Bangalore with match-winning 4 for 29 picking up 42 wickets. Although with most economical bowler at first season he was on the bench for much of the next season till the retiring from all cricket play forms.

Lasith Malinga – Played 98 matches Taken 143 wickets Rate 6.67 per over


Lasith Malinga remains the economical bowler of 9 seasons. The highest wicket taker of IPL season has taken Mumbai Indians for winning 2 IPL titles. Malinga’s superb bowling with quick wickets is the reason that he remains one of the IPL’s few single-franchise player. Maling’s wickets and tight bowling make him the important player for Mumbai Indians to win matches with other two fix players Harbhajan Singh and Keiron Pollard of Mumbai Indians.

Muttiah Muralitharan – Played 66 matches Taken 63 wickets Rate 6.67 per over


Muttiah Muralitharan played the first three season for Chennai Super Kings making hard for opposite teams to get IPL titles. He was bought up with $600000 in the inaugural auction, he totally justified the money amount with his outstanding bowling was features of his subsequent seasons with Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He got retirement at the year 2014.

Dale Steyn – Played 90 matches, Taken 92 wickets, Rate 6.72 per over


Although with snail walk performance in the matches, he comes up to prove himself playing for Sunrise Hyderabad last season. He has overall economical rate ho 6.72 in testament in first six seasons. In the year 2013 his performance lead the Sunrisers to playoffs in Madien seasons, with 19 wickets known to be rare feat for a fast bowler in the IPL.

Roelof Van Der Merwe – Played 21 matches, Taken 21 wickets, Rate 6.74 per over


The name might seem new to the list, this might be he never got to found his place in XI regularly for both the franchises. While he has less seen with bats but his orthodox left-arm bowling keeps things tight at one end. It must be appreciated that despite playing so many overs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Kolkata he has maintained his economy rate below 7.

Daniel Vettori – Played 34 matches, Taken 28 wickets, Rate 6.78 per over


There was not the good start for Daniel Vettori, even have to sit out when in the team of Delhi Daredevils. He has come up with his performance when played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. Getting them into finals picking up 12 wickets at the rate of 6.01 per over. After retirement also he continues to remain in crickets involving with Franchises as their coach.

Mustafizur Rahman – Played 16 matches, Taken 17 wickets, Rate 6.90 per over


In one season, he has proved to get more likes and go ahead of Dale Steyn and Trent Boult. Mustafizur Rahman finds himself in the list of most economical bowlers in IPL history. With his powerful bowling, he was named as one of the tournament’s emerging players of the season. He was one of the reasons to get first IPL title by Sunrise Hyderabad.

Post Author: Sumit Goyal

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