New Delhi. In IPL-2023 (IPL 2023), the name of Afghanistan’s young fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq (Naveen-ul-Haq) has been in discussion for wrong reasons only. Naveen was embroiled in controversy when he did not let go of Virat Kohli’s hand during the handshake after the Lucknow Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore (LSG vs RCB) match. There was also a scuffle between the two. It is believed that he did this after being upset with Virat’s sledging during the match. His spoiled image was also confirmed by the post made by Naveen on social media. Earlier, he has also got involved with Pakistan’s veteran players Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Amir. Amidst this image of ‘Bad Man’, Naveen’s brilliant performance in IPL has remained ignored.
Naveen-ul-Haq, playing for Lucknow Super Giants, has so far taken seven wickets for 98 runs in four innings in five matches. During this, his bowling average was 14.00, economy 6.12 and strike rate 13.71. Among those who bowl 15 or more overs, Naveen’s economy (runs spent per over) rate is the best in IPL-2023. Not only this, Naveen is also among the top bowlers of this season in terms of bowling average and strike rate.
best economy rate
Apart from Naveen, among bowlers who have bowled more than 15 overs in IPL 2023, the economy of Noor Ahmed (6.94), Akshar Patel (6.81) is below 7 and Naveen is the best in this. In terms of bowling average this season, only Mitchell Marsh (12.41), Mohit Sharma (13.25) and his own team’s Mark Wood (11.81) are better than him. In terms of wickets, Naveen is currently the third number bowler of LSG along with Avesh Khan (7-7 wickets), Mark Wood (11) and Ravi Bishnai (12) have taken more wickets than him.
Played 7 ODIs and 27 T20s for Afghanistan
23-year-old Naveen-ul-Haq, who bowls with action like Jasprit Bumrah, has played 7 ODIs and 27 T20 matches for Afghanistan so far. In ODIs, he has taken 14 wickets at an average of 25.42 and his best performance is four wickets for 42 runs. In T20Is, Naveen has taken 34 wickets at an average of 20.70 and his best performance is three wickets for 21 runs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 11, 2023, 16:09 IST