IPL 2016: Top 10 bowlers so far

IPL 2016: Top 10 bowlers so far

Tags: Indian premier league 2016, Mitchell John McClenaghan, Mustafizur Rahman, Andre Dwayne Russell, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Published on: May 08, 2016

The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is more than halfway through. Here’s a good time to look at the top ten bowlers in the edition so far.

The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is more than halfway through. Here’s a good time to look at the top ten bowlers in the edition so far.

Mitchell McClenaghan: The Mumbai Indians pacer has topped the bowlers list, with 14 wickets in 10 matches at a strike rate of 16.5. McClenaghan has an average of 22.35, an economy rate of 8.12 with a best of 4 for 21.

Mustafizur Rahman: The Sunrisers left-arm seamer has been the most effective bowler in the edition so far. In nine matches, he has 13 wickets at a strike rate of 15.2. Rahman has an average of 15.61, an economy rate of 6.15 with a best of 3 for 16.

Andre Russell: After nine matches, Russell had 13 wickets to his name at a strike rate of 13.3. Russell is averaging 17.46 at an economy rate of 7.82 and a best of 4 for 20.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Another Sunrisers bowler who has been highly impressive. In nine games, he has 13 wickets to his name at a strike rate of 15.6. Kumar is averaging 20.84 at an economy rate of just under 8 with a best of 4 for 29.

Shane Watson: Bangalore may have struggled with the ball, but Watson has managed to pick up wickets regularly. He has 12 scalps from eight games. While his strike rate is 15.2, he is averaging 21, but a high economy rate of 8.26. Watson’s best thus far has been 3 for 24.

Dwayne Bravo: The Gujarat Lions all-rounder had 12 wickets to his name after nine games at a strike rate of 18.5. Bravo’s average has been 27.16 at a surprisingly high economy rate of 8.81. His best in the event has been 4 for 22.

Jasprit Bumrah: The Mumbai Indians pacer continues to impress. In 10 matches, he has managed 11 wickets at a strike rate of 20.7. Bumrah is averaging 28.18 at an economy rate of 8.15, with a best of 3 for 26.

Dhawal Kulkarni: After eight games, Kulkarni had 10 wickets to his name at a strike rate of 18. Kulkarni is averaging 21 at an economy rate of 7.00, with a best of 3 for 19. He has been an impressive bowler for Gujarat Lions.

Umesh Yadav: The Kolkata Knight Riders pacer had 10 wickets to his name after eight games at a strike rate of 14.4. Yadav has an average of 21.60 at an economy rate of 9 with a best of 3 for 28.

Amit Mishra: It is no surprise that the Delhi Daredevils spinner finds himself in the top ten. In nine matches he has taken 10 wickets at a strike rate of 18. Mishra has an average of 21.90, an economy rate of 7.30 and a best of 4 for 11.

--By A Cricket Analyst

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