IPL 2020: Top 10 Indian Bowlers To Watch Out For

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IPL 2020 Will Witness The Presence Of Top Indian Bowlers:

IPL 2020 will see the involvement of top Indian bowlers such as Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami with different franchises.

Ashwin will represent the capitals of Delhi (DC), while Bumrah and Shami will appear for the Indians of Mumbai (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) respectively. Harbhajan Singh will not be part of this edition of the tournament, having opted out for personal reasons, depriving fans of the chance to enjoy seeing one of the IPL ‘s top spinners.

However, there are plenty of other Indian bowlers who are capable of entertaining fans with their performances, with an ability to emerge as match-winners on their day.

Top Ten Bowlers For IPL 2020:

1. Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)

The pacer with an unorthodox action was a top performer for MI. Skipper Rohit Sharma has shown confidence in Bumrah, helping him to perform in the most difficult circumstances supported by the quick-bowler. The pacer picked 82 wickets in 77 IPL matches at an economic rate of 7.55. So far, he has represented only the Indians of Mumbai.

IPL Record:

Matches: 77
Wickets: 82
Best: 3/7
4w/inn: 0
Strike rate: 21.12
Econ: 7.55

2. Ravichandran Ashwin (Delhi Capitals)

The off-spinner will represent Delhi Capitals (DC) in the coming edition, following a deal between the Franchise and Kings XI Punjab. Ashwin was previously a member of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad under MS Dhoni, where he made his presence known at regular intervals to account for wickets. The 33-year-old can certainly maintain the same impact for DC in the UAE, with his variations and immense experience.

IPL Record:

Matches: 139
Wickets: 125
Best: 4/34
4w/inn: 1
Strike rate: 23.39
Econ: 6.79

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SunRisers Hyderabad)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the top wicket-taker for SRH, accounting for 133 wickets in 117 matches. Bhuvneshwar picked up these wickets at an average rate of 23.71 and an economy rate of 7.24. The medium-pacer can certainly trouble the batsmen with its nagging line and length, as well as the ability to bowl an excellent yorker when the situation demands.

IPL Record:

Matches: 117
Wickets: 133
Best: 5/19
4w/inn: 2
5w/inn: 1
Strike rate: 19.63
Econ: 7.24

4. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings)

The left-wing orthodox spin bowler was extremely successful for CSK with its precision and accuracy. Skipper MS Dhoni typically includes Jadeja when a risky relationship needs to be broken, with the spinner having the desired effect more often than not.

IPL Record:

Matches: 170
Wickets: 108
Best: 5/16
5w/inn: 1
4w/inn: 3
Strike rate: 23.10
Econ: 7.57

5. Deepak Chahar (Chennai Super Kings)

The medium-pacer was a reliable performer for CSK, emerging as a game-changer by collecting wickets during the powerplay, resulting in some critical early dismissals. Chahar’s ability to swing the ball and create momentum away from the pitch makes him a handy prospect. The pacer has picked 33 wickets in 34 IPL games so far.

IPL Record:

Matches: 34
Wickets: 33
Best: 3/15
Strike rate: 20.84
Econ: 7.63

6. Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

The wrist-spinner was the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli, on the beating-friendly Bengaluru pitches. Chahal was a regular wicket-taker in the IPL, as can be seen from the 100 wickets in 84 matches with an average of 23.18.

IPL Record:

Matches: 84
Wickets: 100
Best: 4/25
4w/inn: 2
Strike rate: 17.87
Econ: 7.78

7. Mohammed Shami (Kings XI Punjab)

The KXIP pacer was one of the top franchise players in the previous edition of the tournament, accounting for 19 wickets in 14 games. Skipper KL Rahul will be confident about a similar success in IPL 2020 by Shami who is capable of bowling at a fast speed with precision and will be able to drive the ball further.

IPL Record:

Matches: 51
Wickets: 40
Best: 3/21
Strike rate: 25.80
Econ: 8.99

8. Jaydev Unadkat (Rajasthan Royals)

The left-armed medium-pacer bowler will make the ball travel both ways away from the middle, with its subtle variations making it difficult for the batsmen to score freely.

Unadkat proved his quality during the 2017 edition of the IPL, where he finished second-highest wicket-taker while representing Rising Pune Supergiant. The pacer is a key member of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) team, capable of being quite deadly on the UAE tracks.

IPL Record:

Matches: 73
Wickets: 77
Best: 5/25
5w/inn: 2
Strike rate: 19.55
Econ: 8.73

9. Kuldeep Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders)

The left-wing Chinese bowler did not enjoy a successful campaign in the 2019 edition of the tournament, but Kuldeep is definitely capable of making a comeback.

The bowler can run through the best batting line-ups of his day, with his crafty googlies and the ability to use the width of the crease effectively. The 25-year-old may well be enjoying the prospect of bowling on the spin-friendly UAE tracks, as the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have been looking to raise their first IPL trophy since 2014.

IPL Record:

Matches: 40
Wickets: 39
Best: 4/20
4w/inn: 1
Strike rate: 21.12
Econ: 8.33

10. Shreyas Gopal (Rajasthan Royals)

Last season, the leg-spinner took the spotlight after accounting for 20 wickets in 14 matches, including a hat-trick against the RCB. Gopal’s ability to produce a sharp turn and a deceptive flight could well prove to be a considerable advantage for RR on the UAE tracks.

IPL Record:

Matches: 31
Wickets: 38
Best: 4/16
4w/inn: 1
Strike rate: 15.50
Econ: 7.50

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