No Indian bowler could break this veteran’s record in IPL even after 13 years

New Delhi. The best bowling analysis in an innings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in the name of Alzarri Joseph of the West Indies. The 26-year-old fast bowler took 6 wickets for just 12 runs in 3.4 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad while playing for Mumbai Indians in 2019. Through this performance, he had bettered the record made by Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir in IPL 2008 (6 wickets for 14 runs in four overs).

So far in IPL history, three bowlers have accomplished the feat of taking six wickets in an innings. Apart from Alzarri Joseph and Sohail Tanvir, only Adam Zampa (6/19) has taken 6 wickets in an innings in IPL. Australian spinner Jampa achieved this feat in the year 2019 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on behalf of Rising Pune Supergiants. The most economical bowling analysis in IPL is in the name of Anil Kumble.

Anil Kumble took 5 wickets for 5 runs
In terms of Indian bowlers, the record of best bowling analysis in IPL is in the name of leg-spinner Anil Kumble (5 wickets for 5 runs in 3.1 overs). Anil Kumble, popularly known as ‘Jumbo’, made this record on 18 April 2009 in Cape Town against Rajasthan Royals on behalf of Royal Challengers Bangalore. IPL 2009 was held outside India in South Africa due to general elections in India. Even after 13 years, no Indian bowler has been able to break this record made by Anil Kumble in ‘Pardes’. This is the most economical bowling spell in IPL history.

RR was piled on 58 in front of Kumble’s havoc
Batting first in this match held in Cape Town on 18 April 2009, RCB scored 133 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. Rahul Dravid contributed the maximum 66 off 48 balls and Kevin Pietersen contributed 32 runs off 30 balls. In response, in front of Kumble’s havoc, the Rajasthan Royals team was bundled out for 58 runs in 15.1 overs. Kumble dismissed Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Warne, Munaf Patel and Kamran Khan of the opposition team in the match.

No Indian bowler could perform better than this

Apart from Kumble, India’s Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Ankit Rajput, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakraborty, Munaf Patel, L Balaji, Jaydev Unadkat (twice), Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal have done the feat of taking 5 wickets in the innings. Despite this, no Indian bowler has been able to perform better than this bowling analysis (5/5) of Anil Kumble in the IPL.

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